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News Germany considers banning violent games

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 8 Jun 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. D3s3rt_F0x

    D3s3rt_F0x New Member

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    Lets ban violent, movies, books, art and pictures as well now shall we.
     
  3. Icy EyeG

    Icy EyeG Controlled by Eyebrow Powers™

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    Germany's rating system may be strict, but apparently isn't effective. This is the easy way out, and it won't solve the problem: gamers will get the game, even if they have to resort to "European eBay import".

    On the other hand here's something I don't get: If a game is rated 18+ because it has sexual content, the parents will be all like "ZOMG I won't buy it for my kid". However, if it is a violent game with the same rating, they won't even bother, until something bad (and probably unrelated) happens. When it does, no one questions home education, only the game. I mean, how many people have played the game and haven't gone berserk?
     
  4. Arkanrais

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    Yay, more scapegoatism. Do anything but fix the actual problem. It is always easier to point a finger than to lend a helping hand.
     
  5. Tyrmot

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    ridiculous, absolutely
     
  6. NuTech

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    Good to see during this worldwide recession that a government is trying to reduce jobs.

    Just baffling. :eyebrow:
     
  7. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    That was already done in the 1940s.
     
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    I doubt games when you kill non humans (zombies + aliens) actually make you angry. I actually find it quite calming. I don't think it will do anything, seeing as you can order from anywhere else in europe.
     
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    Our german politics...I´m from germany, and our government just don´t know what to do. They think that Tim K., the boy who has done the killing spree in Winnenden, has done it cause of CSS. That he was maybe ill, had no friends und was beingt mobbed, that don´t care them! That was allways like this, and it will be allways like this....
     
  10. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    Can we ban war in Germany too?
     
  11. MB-Fan

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    I don´t know^^
     
  12. MB-Fan

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    If Counter Strike was the reason for war, i think they would.
     
  13. sear

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    One time I played a delightful game called Cooking Mama. I was so thrilled and entertained by its non-violent gameplay and sense of humour that I decided to become a chef right then and there. Unfortunately, I also began to love sampling my food; thus began a long downward spiral into obesity and, eventually, heart disease. I now have only weeks to live, according to my doctors. Before I go, I ask of you, our nation's finest, to ban the atrocious cooking game genre so that this never happens to anyone ever again.
     
  14. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    :hehe:

    Nice one!
     
  15. Icy EyeG

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    Perfect post. :D

    *Added to sear's reputation. May the relix be with you.*
     
  16. paisa666

    paisa666 I WILL END YOU!!!

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    great, take the easiest way to "solve" the problem -_-

    Obviusly there were even deeper reasons to do something like that, not videogames, Germany already has Violence in-game rules that are pretty hard. wich sucks big time for us the non psychopats :p(since it doesnt help in anything).

    BTW, watch this video, its the future of video games in germany :D

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mB6fq9Aadwk
     
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    I find it hard to accept that a country which perpetrated the Jewish Holocaust is now banning "violent" video games. Who are they kidding?? Sound like compensating for war guilt and the holocaust to me tsk tsk
     
  19. airchie

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    Another half-baked and ill-advised law brought about by clueless politicians who want to be seen to be doing something so they can stay in power as long as possible and keep riding the gravy train. :(

    No wonder the world's going to **** tbh :(
     
  20. Byron C

    Byron C *psst!* This guy is a loser!

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    I refer you to prohibition in the USA. This will not fix the problem, but will criminalise the innocent. This subject has literally been done to death, so I really don't think I can be bothered with a longer reply...
     
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