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#1 11 years ago

The german government plans to forbid all, killergames (like the politicians call it). What are your opinions.

(sorry for bad english)




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#2 11 years ago

Doubtful to happen at best, do you have a link to a article?




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#3 11 years ago
Mihail;3530090Doubtful to happen at best, do you have a link to a article?

In one federal country they are already discussing changing the laws so that violent videogames and games like paintball would be illegal and as it seems not only for children but for everyone. Nothing definitive yet, but it's in the parliament, so I guess they are serious about it.

The whole thing makes of course little sense and is a catastrophe for the few German game-companies we have here.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/e98b3a9a-851c-11db-b12c-0000779e2340.html




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#4 11 years ago

In the so-called "free" countries this will probably never happen...a tighter age restriction maybe...but they're not gonna out right BAN any and all violent games from being sold in Germany.

Anyway - if they do what's to stop someone from buying them online or in another neighboring country? And if they're gonna ban violent games then they must essentially ban ALL violent media (TV, movies, music, and such) but that's not gonna happen...




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#5 11 years ago

A move backwards for freedom of expression




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#6 11 years ago

Yeah that would really suck.




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#7 11 years ago
Mihail;3530090Doubtful to happen at best, do you have a link to a article?

Agreed. I don't think that this will be happening anytime soon. Public outcry will be too great. It may be just overly gory games, or OTT on the whole illegal thing (eg GTA).




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#8 11 years ago
VOP2288;3530105 Anyway - if they do what's to stop someone from buying them online or in another neighboring country? And if they're gonna ban violent games then they must essentially ban ALL violent media (TV, movies, music, and such) but that's not gonna happen...

The two-year prison sentence for playing, buying or developing illegal videogames, I guess. They won't ban anything else except videogames and paintballing because the majority of the people thinks that TV is alright while a PC turns you into a chaotic massmurderer.




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#9 11 years ago

I hate the way Germany's going about "solving" this problem. They're blinded by statistics and court-cases, more so than any other country. And unless someone quite high in society see's that VG's are no different than movies or TV, the restrictions are only going to get worse. For instance, I live in the UK, thats like a stones throw away from germany (give or take a few hundred miles) what impression is this going to have on us?




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#10 11 years ago
Fear-No-Evil;3530285 For instance, I live in the UK, thats like a stones throw away from germany (give or take a few hundred miles) what impression is this going to have on us?

I agree. I, for one am worried that we could head this way too.

The whole thing is just so pathetic. It's just another example of humanitie's need to use something as a scapegoat. People can be so damn ignorant.