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Submitted by Valay 624d ago | news

Some Germans Want to Burn Video Games in Front of the Reichstag

Kotaku: "There's a movement afoot in Germany to hold a mass burning of "killerspiele,"—thei r word for violent video games—in front of the Reichstag in Berlin on Jan. 27. Leni Riefenstahl died eight years ago, so if this really happens, someone else will have to film it." (Industry)

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unchartedxplorer  +   624d ago
Put some sense into those Germans , Austrians!
TheGrimReaper  +   624d ago
The last Austrian who put his weird kind of sense into the German people led us to WWII xD

But you are right, these people (in this case some Germans) need some sense put into them.
Tetsujin  +   624d ago
Another vote down for kotaku, and no click from me.
Captain Tuttle  +   624d ago
Why? What's wrong with the story?
TheGrimReaper  +   624d ago
Read my comment below
Kotaku's article is wrong in some parts.
Just saying "Germany is extremely serious about banning anything that conjures up memories of its Nazi past" is ridiculous!
IIC0mPLeXII  +   624d ago
Yeah because when I want to look toward non violence I think of Germany. With their rich history of peace and understanding, they should definitely take a stand on fake, animated violence.
TheGrimReaper  +   624d ago
As almost every "first" world country, right? -.-"
kostchtchie_  +   624d ago
exactly mate
BitbyDeath  +   624d ago
I always find it funny how Spartans are remembered and praised as opposed to Hitlers' reign.

You can't have it both ways.
ferelinstincts  +   624d ago
Some Men just wanna watch the world burn...
IIC0mPLeXII  +   624d ago
I was born in it....molded by it.
DarkBlood  +   624d ago
shush you and your nolan batman quotes :P
thebudgetgamer  +   624d ago
When Germans start getting together and burn things I get a little nervous.
TheGrimReaper  +   624d ago
I am german and I need to visit a foreign website to be informed about this?
Yes this will be a "mass burning" of games... /s

And wtf Kotaku???
"Germany is extremely serious about banning anything that conjures up memories of its Nazi past—video games like Wolfenstein's reboot have been pulled simply for the stray appearance of a swastika."
-> Yes this is the reason every Indiana Jones movie is banned...

To set things straight:
Games are mostly banned because of their amount of violence in germany.

The Swastika is forbidden because it is a symbol against democracy and humanity and therefore it is anticonstitutional! As any symbol of anticonstitutional organisations...

The Swastika is allowed in any sort of arts.
But in germany games are NOT a sort of arts. This is why these symbols aren't allowed in games.

And these people aren't gamer, they are a group of people who formed a registered association called "Verein
gegen Killerspiele e.V.". Roughly translated: "Association against killergames", while killergames is any type of game which allows killing people.
EDIT:
The website gameoasis even tells us their opinion:
"Wir sagen: macht doch mal die verdammten Augen auf, denn nicht Killerspiele töten Menschen, nein es sind Menschen welche Menschen töten!!!!"
In English: "We say: Open your damn eyes, cause killergames are not killing people, people are killing people!!!"
/EDIT
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And yes, this idea is stupid! Very stupid! But I don't think stupidity is related to nationality...
In the US you can blame weapons for massacres, our politicians only have games which they can blame and apparantly enough idiots who believe this bullshit -.-
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TheGrimReaper  +   624d ago
the comments on the original google group ( https://groups.google.com/f...

condemn this action because of the reference to the NS past.
And most of them don't belive that this is legit.
Time will tell...
rainslacker  +   624d ago
Thank you for taking the time to present facts about this story. I always find it interesting to see how other cultures do and react to things. Also on the plus side I don't have to visit Kotaku to get only half the story.
Fairchild Channel F  +   624d ago
"It tells me, that goose-stepping morons like yourself should try *playing* games instead of *burning* them!"

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