German Interior Ministers Seek Ban On Violent Games

GamePolitics reports that “Germany’s 16 Interior Ministers have banded together to ask the Bundestag (Germany’s equivalent of Parliament) to ban the production and distribution of violent video games. Moreover, the ministers hope to see this accomplished before Germany’s new elections take place on September 27th.” Violent games became a national issue in Germany earlier this year after Far Cry 2 was scapegoated for a shooting. Germany-based game developer Crytek could be forced to move or outsource if the ban goes through. Spiegel Online has the original story (Google translation).

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