Germany moves against violent games

Strong new legislation considered

Sixteen German interior ministers are urging an all out ban of violent video games, the politicians asking the Bundestag to halt production and distribution of controversial releases.

The group are hoping they can push through new legislation before elections are held in late September, GamePolitics reveal.

Pressure to pass new laws against violent games have increased in recent months, in the wake of the horrendous Winnenden shootings back in March.

The laws - if passed - would not only prevent the release of games considered harmful, but would also put pressure on German firms not to develop such titles, even for export.

This move could of course impact studios like Crytek, who make most of their income from first-person shooters like Crysis. More on this as we get it.

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