MPs call for violent video game ban

MPs have called for new restrictions on violent video games after the Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik claimed he “trained” on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

The Labour backbencher Keith Vaz, chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee and a longstanding critic of the video games industry, led calls for new powers to ban material rather than only apply age classification.
An Early Day Motion sponsored by Mr Vaz called on the Government to "provide for closer scrutiny of aggressive first-person shooter video games”.

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NastyLeftHook02283d ago (Edited 2283d ago )

games do not kill people, human beings kill other human beings.

chriski3332283d ago

That's just stupid ppl are violent by nature not video games

longcat2283d ago (Edited 2283d ago )

Genghis Khan killed his brother, causing a ban on violent cave drawings, thus making the mongol empire super peaceful.....true story

NYC_Gamer2283d ago

banning violent forms of entertainment won't stop people from doing harm to one another....

NastyLeftHook02283d ago

I think its actually therapeutic to be able to play a video game and take out your anger in the safety of your own home instead of doing something stupid and for no good reason attacking or killing someone.

Honestly, instead of resorting to getting violently drunk and harassing someone you can put on a game to calm your nerves. Journey is a perfect example of this, aswell as fighting games.

Oldman1002283d ago

Video games are not the root of the problem.

Kratoscar20082283d ago (Edited 2283d ago )

Violence will always exist, lets better ban Alcohol and Cigarrettes that they engendre more violence than all the games together.

They (Violente/Assasin people) always fault outside sources when in reality they are sick from inside and sometimes is more the result of how society works, alienating people that doesnt fit in the mold.

tigertron2283d ago

I'm a labour supporter but this guy is an idiot.

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