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Violent games are no longer banned in Germany

The German government has decided no longer to ban the distribution and sale of violent games in Germany.

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scruffy_bear2648d ago

That's awesome news about time, good news for all you Germany gamers

bootsielon2648d ago

Considering that today is Draw Muhammad day XD

darkmurder2648d ago

OMG ITS GONNA BE THE FOURTH REICH!!!!

Good for Germany to finally allow these games to be sold, I hope they now take steps to realise that another Hitler will never appear and not have to punish the people accordingly by being a nanny state.

MisterNiwa2648d ago

Fourth Reich? Really? Sorry but I will glady take your bubbles from now on.

Geez.

darkmurder2648d ago (Edited 2648d ago )

That was sarcasm you goose, theyve had this in place to stop having a Hitler like character rise again because they believed violence in video games and movies would cause it when clearly it has no relation.

SaiyanFury2648d ago

Germany now has a "sort of" conservative leader who wants more freedoms for her people. She must believe in some sort of freedoms of the industry. Bailing out Greece is wrong, but uncensoring games is a good step towards freedom for the people.

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MisterNiwa2648d ago

This is wonderful news to my ears.

PirateThom2648d ago

Fantastic.

It was a stupid ban.

Serg2648d ago

It sure was, especially considering the EU, there are no import restrictions between the countries, 10 of my 12 games are from the UK or USA.

Though I'll still import the games, because of the horrible localization and the unbearably giant USK logo, plus the games are cheaper in the UK.

coolcut1352648d ago

1 small step for man , 1 giant leap for gamerkind
the only problem is now the loaded shotgun pointed at the head of gamers which could be triggered by the outcome of the Californian court case against violent video games

Redlogic2648d ago

what case is this? I'd like to read about it.Have a link handy?

Darkstorn2648d ago (Edited 2648d ago )

@redlogic-

coolcut is referring to this Supreme Court case: http://www.nytimes.com/2010...

My take:
1. This law actually isn't that far reaching. It simply makes it punishable to sell 'M' games to minors without their parents.

2. It WON'T pass. Even Scalia and Thomas have enough sense to vote against the legislation.

dizzleK2648d ago (Edited 2648d ago )

just hope kagan doesn't get her mitts on it if shes sworn in-

http://www.infowars.com/sen...

“In a 1996 paper, “Private Speech, Public Purpose: The Role of Governmental Motive in First Amendment Doctrine,” Kagan argued it may be proper to suppress speech because it is offensive to society or to the government,”reports World Net Daily.

Darkstorn2648d ago

In terms of regulating media, I'd be more afraid of the conservatives on the court (Scalia, Thomas) than the civil libertarians (Stevens, Breyer). Again, this bill will not become law.

And that 'book banning' accusation of Kagan was made by Mitch McConnell...hardly an unbiased representative of Kagan's views.

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