THE BRONX - Video gamers across the world are putting down their controllers to honor those killed in the Newtown, Conn. school shooting.

The 24-hour video game cease-fire was started by Antwand Pearman, a Bronx resident. The 29-year-old father of three created an online video on his website on GamerFitNation.

The video urged gamers to put down the controllers from Dec. 21 to Dec. 22 in honor of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims.