Far Cry and Crysis developer Crytek has threatened to uproot its operations in Germany and set up camp in another country if a proposed move to outlaw violent games comes to fruition.
Germany has had so much bad history with violent games, most notabaly Mortal Kombat. I think its utterly stupid to ban violent games and it's really nice and brave of Crytek to do it but the stupid goverment will likely ignore them.
but allow movies with sexuall themes , killing,s0cking ,blood drinkin .......
ALI europeans associate sex with love and violence with death.
Great point. They have so many violent movies (Modern German low-budget gore-fests) but when it comes to games... Also, they don't care about age restrictions or adult content. Sex, profanity and drinking are not problem for them. Only violence and only in games.
even tough im am german and a developer i can only backup this decision. My Country simple dont want our industry here so maybe we should leave ?
You can make your games, here. We'll buy and play them!
or like David Jaffe, you can join or set up a company in Utah and continue to enjoy your home
You can get hard core porn everywhere. But you can't buy Dead Rising or Gears of War
i dont get it germany loves the porn business, i mean every german channel shows a porn movie at night but not violence thats just stupid.
maybe its right, germany's always been completely anti-violent, i mean just look at their past!! lol douches....
Why are you comparing porn with someone getting massacred with a chainsaw using a control pad for crying out loud? They want to protect what children play and it's their damn country. Let them.
I think that the Germans would not have any issue with violent video games if David HasselHoff was behind them.
Bubbles for Crytek! I seriously can't blame them; Germany is already crossing the line when completely banning blood in videogames. A total ban of violent videogames will not only lead to frustrated consumers, but would be a limitation of the freedom of expression. I can understand age restrictions to some degree, but to make the act of BUYING violent games a crime is nothing short of rediculous.
Sadly germany hasn't learned that no matter how much reform there is, and how retroactive they become...no one will forget nazism, and they can never cover it up. All most all governmental plans, and or actions are taken because of nazism, they want to cover it up. make it like it never happend cause they are ashamed of it. They think they are looked down upon by the international community...when really they arent.
Why is Germany so afraid of violence now? Is it because US wiped out the Nazis. I think it is retarded to ban violent videogames in a place with so much historic violence anyway.
isn't Uwe Boll from Germany? Why not ban his life?
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