Bad news for German gamers. (As I understand it, we’re huge in Baden-Baden.) A bill is about to be introduced to parliament, after having been rubber-stamped by all sixteen of the country’s interior ministers, that would ban the sale of all violent video games. What’s a violent video game? Any game “where the main part is to realistically play the killing of people or other cruel or unhuman acts of violence against humans or manlike characters.” Yikes.
And not only would the law ban the sale of violent video games there, it would also ban the development of violent video games there. Did you know that Crysis was developed by a German company, Crytek? Yikes.
This could all go down before federal elections in September. Yikes.
Now, why is this happening? Remember the school shooting from March of this year? It turns out that the kid was a big Counter-Strike fan. So, it stands to reason that violent video games will bring about the destruction of Western Civilization. Yikes.
Never mind that plenty of people enjoy these games without ever having a problem.