Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Video Game Violence - Could Go Either Way

According to, the German government is close to passing a law banning the distribution and playing of all video games which feature violence against people real or fake.

"German ministers have today agreed to ban the production and distribution of all violent video games, with the law only having to go through parliament in the next few weeks. According to german website Chip Online and supported by Spiegel Online, ministers of the interior of all sixteen German federal states came together for a conference today in Bremerhaven where they agreed to forbid the production and distribution of all video games "where the main part is to realistically play the killing of people or other cruel or unhuman acts of violence against humans or manlike characters.""

The law might not pass, and if it does this way of thinking may not be adopted outside of Germany. The element of it that could go either way revolves around the idea that if 1st person shooter games are made illegal, they might become even more popular.

Watch this space, obviously.

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