Violent video games to be BANNED in Germany

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June 14th, 2009, 3:01 am #1

http://www.gamezine.co.uk/news/formats/ ... 301757.htm

This is the stupidest law i've ever heard of. This line makes me laugh and should be quote of the week
wrote:"spree killers have again and again played such before they did the crime." That's quite a statement; one we expect they'd like to support with the German school shootings on March 11th, which were linked to Counterstrike and Far Cry 2.
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jaymcee
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June 14th, 2009, 6:56 pm #2

The questions idiots like them have to ask is Do violent video games make people violent or do they just happen to attract violent people? Now any of us who have ever played the games and never committed an act of violence can tell you they happen to attract violent people. Reminds me of a comic strip I read where they show news people talking about an Xbox being in the same room a crime was committed and to work that angle into the story
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June 14th, 2009, 7:17 pm #3

wrote:[UPDATE] - It has been pointed out that our translation of the minister of Lower Saxony's comment is not entirely accurate, where "spree killers always played such games before they did the crime" should be changed to either "spree killers have again and again played such games." We apologise for the mis-translation.

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ReidE96
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June 14th, 2009, 9:32 pm #4

Reminds me of that BBC discussion following a violent sexual assault, where the criminal had watched violent porn on the internet. The discussion topic? "Should porn be banned?" Most views were extremely idiotic, and could generally fall into two categories: "YES, PORN IS THE SCOURGE OF THE EARTH AND SHOULD BE ILLEGAL!" or "NO WAY PORN SHOULD BE FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE". Idiotic suggestion, same as this. Shame there's so little common sense these days.
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June 14th, 2009, 9:33 pm #5

ya but this one might actually pass
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June 14th, 2009, 9:39 pm #6

....bang goes Germany being all good. Autobahn, best beer, but what's with this crazy idea?!
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June 14th, 2009, 10:10 pm #7

Parents don't wanna be parents anymore, so they need to have something to blame for their kids growing up to be psychotic killers.

The same thing happened here in America after the Columbine shootings, except guys like Marilyn Manson got blamed instead of video games. It's the same damn story every time; the only thing that changes is the scapegoat.
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June 14th, 2009, 10:17 pm #8

yeah i remember reading something a while back about a kid shooting both his parents in the head with their gun because they took away his copy of halo 3. Guess who got blamed? not the sleepwit of a child, not the parents who kept a loaded gun in their house in the reach of a 13 year old child, but HALO 3 MADE THE KID KILL HIS PARENTS
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June 14th, 2009, 10:36 pm #9

Ahhh, yup, that sounds about right [sarcastic eye roll...]. The whole idea that video games make people go out and shoot people is asinine. Yes, probably in very rare cases, there is one weirdo that actually thinks video games are real and goes on a killing spree, but I believe the majority of people are capable of rationalizing the difference between real and make-believe. And honestly, if parents don't like the level of violence in video games, then DON'T BUY THEM FOR YOUR CHILDREN! It's that simple.

In the words of Stephen Colbert, "It would be funny if it just weren't so sad."
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June 15th, 2009, 3:00 pm #10

It used to be TV, now it's video games. Bad parents need their excuses, dontcha know?
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