The German government has decided no longer to ban the distribution and sale of violent games in Germany.
That's awesome news about time, good news for all you Germany gamers
Considering that today is Draw Muhammad day XD
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.
Fourth Reich? Really? Sorry but I will glady take your bubbles from now on. Geez.
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.
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.
This is wonderful news to my ears.
Fantastic. It was a stupid ban.
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.
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
what case is this? I'd like to read about it.Have a link handy?
@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.
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.
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.
Great news for germans.
Only the Aussies left then.
I think anyways.
That's good to hear, But you know what's weird here in Aus they seem to ban Silent Hill Homecoming but decided to to release God of War 3 and some other games.
i think the difference between god of war and silent hill being released here is one of two things, the context of which the game takes place and the stylization of the violence. god of war in general is over the top, about 90% of the moves in the game cant be replicated in real life (hence why ninja gaiden II was released here uncensored as well as i believe), silent hill on the other hand is pretty much spot on as to what violence is in real life. god of war also takes place in an ancient greek setting, and ancient Greece was no disney movie in real life it was violent and tits galore. silent hill takes place in a random city with a thick fog in which fleshy twisted edgy monster come out and kill you with no real understanding as to why. atleast this is what i believe
Das ist Gut
Glad to see Germany lift this ban. Welcome back to mature gaming to any of those German players out there! =]
News is fake, the dutch page obviously misunderstood the topic at hand. The online petition that is at the core of the news was aimed against the POSSIBILITY of a new stricter law against so called "killergames" that was speculated after a school shooting case. The government representative, in response to the petition, then stated that there are currently no plans to change the laws regarding videogames. So the the news is false, there is no change at all in the German policy regarding violent videogames. The only positive part is that this also means it is not getting WORSE than it is already. But there was no lifting of "Bans" anywhere, though such a general ban did not exist in the first place. Games are "banned" on a case by case basis, and the bans are not that frequent. The norm is games simply getting a 18+ label instead of a ban. The el33tonline.com source does a way better job to describe the issue.
how can anybody disagree with this post? people who don't know the facts? the news isn't fake, it's just wrong. just as lumbo said, games can only be banned if there's a heavy humand rights abuse such as in games like manhunt. so stick to facts people and don't just press the disagree button if you don't know better...
yep, someone should change the title. Its just totally wrong
Good to read :).
Great news for Germany. Was a stupid law anyway for banning games. Come on its just a game. Now my friend from Germany dont have to import from UK. :)
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