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Bully Them All You Want

Posted by Anthony Dickens

US Judge rejects a ban on Rockstar's latest smack-em-up "Bully" known in the UK as "Canis Canem Edit".

The US lawyer Jack Thompson attempted to get the game "Bully" banned from sale in Florida saying it was nothing more than a "Columbine simulator".

The lawyer has a history of hate towards video games and seems to think they are the root of all evil. Thankfully for the gaming world, a US Judge rejected his proposal and the game will launch for PS2 on schedule this week in both the US and the UK.

"On Wednesday, the judge ordered the game's publisher Take-Two to give him a copy of the game, along with someone to play the game for him to watch before he made a decision. ''You did not see the game, You don't even know what it was you saw." Mr Thompson criticised the decision to have an employee take him through the game, arguing he could have avoided making violent choices."

Jack Thompson really misses the point, he doesn't get it at all. GUNS are the problem in the United States, not games.

[via news.bbc.co.uk]

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User Comments (4)

ReInstall

#1

ReInstall said:

Agreed, but there should be a system that stops kids from picking up these games. Banning for everyone isn't the answer, parents need to understand the content before letting their kids buy and play them.

antdickensAdmin

#2

antdickens said:

It should be just as strict as movies, yeah. BBFC rating are there for a reason, they are the law. They just need to put more effort into making sure the stores enforce it.

The_Stig

#4

The_Stig said:

The game is now being banned in UK, Currys and PC World, isn't going to sell it, but like anyone buys from them anyway......

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