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    Germany propose total ban on violent videogames

    It's going to be sad day for German gamers if this new bill gets pushed through Parliament.

    Check out the Headline for more info.

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    This really grates with me, i don't understand why people feel they can blame video games, films, or whatever for children learning bad behaviour. Whatever happened to the responsibility that parents have to teach morals and responsibility to children? It seems recently that people become more and more willing to blame something if it takes the responsibility from themselves.

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    I heard about this a few weeks ago. It doesn't look good for Crytek. The games they make they'll have to shut up shop and move somewhere else.

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    if this is the case, then why are violent movies and violent books still being produced or written? Surely the medium is the same?

    The BBFC is in charge of regulating the content ratings for films in the UK, and has only just started regulating the content of games.

    Does Germany have a similar system, where the legislation is there, or is there's similar to the PEGI system, where there is no laws against it.

    I also completely agree with kasavien. Too many times are people scapegoating the responsibility onto something else, because they cant just accept it. What gives parents the right to complain that video games are violent, when the children themselves are out of control, due to lack of discipline?

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    Yeah, a complete ban is ridiculous. It's the parent's responsibility to make sure their 12 year old isn't playing the likes of Call of Duty.

    What next, burning books?

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    why not change the guns into custard pies?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    What next, burning books?
    If 'Merikans are around I am sure they will, they have driven over 'offensive' CDs before.

    Free speech in the constitution, only when it suits the individual.

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    I agree with most of the comments above... THIS IS STUPID!

    Age rating are on there for a reason, ****ing parents ****ing up their children and then ruining it for the rest of us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    ....

    What next, burning books?
    Nah, the germans would never do that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    What next, burning books?
    Hmmm - some form of deja vu is coming over me... a lesson from history perhaps?

    It'd be far more useful if they culled moustache wearers - that's where we went wrong in the last century with Germany..
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    Quote Originally Posted by dangel View Post
    Hmmm - some form of deja vu is coming over me... a lesson from history perhaps?

    It'd be far more useful if they culled moustache wearers - that's where we went wrong in the last century with Germany..
    What was that film, Fahrehnheit 4.. about burning books...good film.

    Europe's going to end up like that film V for Vendetta! Scary!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    What was that film, Fahrehnheit 4.. about burning books...good film.

    Europe's going to end up like that film V for Vendetta! Scary!
    If it's does - it'll be us first. We've already got far more cameras watching us than anyone else and a government convinced that to defend freedom we need to er.. remove freedom. But anyway.. back on topic
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