Germany to ban violent video games

No more games where the primary goal is the “realistic” killing of people

Germany is working to ban all violent video games. All 16 German states have approved the ban and are waiting for the German parliament to pass the law. As well as criminalizing games “where the main part is to realistically play the killing of people or other cruel or inhuman acts of violence against humans or manlike creatures,” the law would also make illegal the development of video games in the country. Historically, Germany has been critical of video games and drawn links between the industry and real-life violence. Earlier this year, a German teenager killed over a dozen people—his moves were allegedly inspired by the game Counter-Strike.

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