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Corbs

I saw this just a little while ago. This would be an interesting approach.

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Stuffgamer1

Shame Germany doesn't have a Constitution to prevent this. I'm feeling sorry for German gamers right about now.

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Terra

Poor Germany, and poor Crytek. I wonder what'll happen to them.

I wonder if Germans will still be able to import what are classified as "Violent" video games still like they have before with Dead Rising.

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MrPinguy

This is very lame... i can't belive that a country from EU would do this kind of extreme aproach.
Are we back to the days of true censure? Big Brother is comming here? (Here in Portugal the Goverment is trying to implement a concept similar with "Newspeak", in the aspect of forced language changes instead of natural evolution, to see how wrong this is going to be.)
What next? Books "where the main part is to realistically read about the killing of people or other cruel or inhuman acts of violence against humans or manlike characters." Movies "where the main part is to realistically watch the play about the killing of people or other cruel or inhuman acts of violence against humans or manlike characters."?

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buddakeks

Thanks to the EU, we can import whatever we want from other EU-States. So i did with Madworld and House of the Dead. Its even cheaper than in Germany, because of the weak pound.
But nevertheless, i dont think this law is coming soon. They will have to define what "Killergame" (Killerspiel) exactly means. Mario is a Killergame, you "kill" Gumbas... The Conference, where this law was decided is not very representive. The biggest barrier will be the parliement. Its all panic action due the tragical happenings in Winnenden. And most important: Its election campaign. The best time for idiotic reactions.

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SeniorDingDong

After the state ministers for inner security (because Counterstrike is worse than global terror, you know...) decided to become nazi dickheads AGAIN I have not heard much more about their plan. I noticed resitance by german game companies, art and culture unions and lots of gamers of course.

It seems to be nothing more then a retarded election campaign after a school shooting (wich based on mobbing and isolation and thefted sport hunting guns from home)

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Kawaiipikachu

Violent Videogames are not the games to ban it's the games that cause negative psycholagel effects are the games to be ban.
Let's say we put up Mortal Kombat against Manhunt as an example.
Mortal Kombat is only excessively violent but man hunt on the other hand you are playing as a serial killer deciding the actions of the serial killer thous becoming the serial killer so infact manhunt causes this negative psychological effect makes it worthwhile to be banned.
But mortal kombat is nothing as it's only just a violent game.

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astarisborn94

Congraulation Germany, you have became an ******* to the hardcore gamers in Germany. Expect Super Smash Bros. Brawl to be banned too, plus the lost of many Virtual Console games in that region.

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KDR_11k

This isn't pushed by the states but their interior ministers unless something changed drastically. If we listened to those idiots we'd already have a new Führer.

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Adam

@ Smash Brothers Fan

Right, because hardcore = gratuitous violence.

Brawl is not going to be banned. Games "where the main part is to realistically play the killing of people or other cruel or inhuman acts of violence against humans or manlike characters" would be banned if this happens. Either you did not read the article before judging it (always great form), or you have never played Brawl.

I highly doubt anything on VC will be banned, either. The worst on the VC that I can think of would be the very cartoony violence of games like Contra where little men blow up and then disappear after being hit by blinking dots flying at them. Pac-man is about as violent.

As someone who doesn't play these types of games and doesn't live in Germany, I'm not really qualified to comment, but my two cents is we're better off without these games. Maybe it'll convince developers to make fun games with universally acceptable themes rather than continually striving to achieve the unachievable (realism in a video game) and to glorify violence. I think they'd be much better off just making the rating system stricter, though. This seems overboard.

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MoogleMuffins

Super Smash Bros. Brawl? Banned?

I highly doubt there gonna start banning games like that. If thats the case there won't be anything to play, it has no violence in, just silly big hammers, lighting bolts, breathing fire, more cartoony style. There's no blood, guts, or anything like that.

Anyway, shame for Germany they always seem to get scr**ed when it comes to gaming, at least it wasn't as bad as Greece when they banned ALL electronic games. Even innocent things like computor chess, how mad was that? Glad that only lasted a couple of months.

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mariofan5000

I HIGHLY doubt Brawl will get banned because it has cartoon violence and the violence in Brawl is VERY mild so German Gamers will still get to play Brawl.

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Nintendork

Correct me if i'm wrong, but wouldn't this send gaming addicts to kill as well?

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MoogleMuffins

Nintendork wrote:

Correct me if i'm wrong, but wouldn't this send gaming addicts to kill as well?

Thats a good point xD. If what they live for gets taken away, they are going to be a bit mad.

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Knux

It sounds like Germany is becoming a Nazi country again. I feel sorry for any German gamers out there.

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Adam

SuperSonic1990 wrote:

It sounds like Germany is becoming a Nazi country again. I feel sorry for any German gamers out there.

Yea, because the Nazis were very anti-violence. You're a genius for figuring this out. I hope you've warned the UN.

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Sean_Aaron

Well, the law isn't passed yet, but it will be interesting to see where the line is drawn; hopefully people will be able to import what they see fit. I don't think a free-for-all is required however -- look at the rape simulators in Japan, I hope we can all agree that those kinds of games don't need to be made!

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