German commission wants to stop sale of banned games through Austria

Saturday, 20th June 2009 20:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The Commission for the Protection of Young Persons in Germany wants to ban the sale of online games in Austria.

A requested was submitted to the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons to block the sale of games banned in Germany from being sold through Austrian sites.

Banning these games would further “protect the youth from “social-ethical disorientation”, “brutalization of young adults” and “lasting empathy loss.”

Germany has gotten stricter regarding what it considers harmful content in the wake of school shootings in the country.

More over on Negative Gamer.

Via D’toid.



  1. JesteR

    Germany is crazy….

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Robo_1

    Fascists………….. oh.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Suikoden Fan

    yeah, germany to control austria again, next to invade poland!! and revive hitler to ask what games he played.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Umm… Surely Germany can’t tell Austria what to do?

    lol @ SF

    #4 5 years ago
  5. JesteR

    They cant tell Austria what to do but Germany can now ban access to websites.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    I see. Well, given most of them speak English anyway, they might as well order from the UK instead. ;)

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Robo_1

    Actually the more I think about this, the more appalled I am. What next, ban all videogame imports into the country, make it a crime to view none state approved media and internet, control bordering shops stocks, border and post checks…. Fuck me, welcome to China 2.0 :(

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    Get with the times Robo, its Iran these days, not China :p

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Suikoden Fan

    its the return of nazi’s!!!!! hitler’s illegitimate son had children and there here to get us all!!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. satsugai

    There’s always ebay. Or would they ban that aswell?

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Syrok

    “I see. Well, given most of them speak English anyway, they might as well order from the UK instead.”

    Doing that anyway, thanks to the third world currency that is the pound. ^.^

    #11 5 years ago
  12. David

    Don’t know what your talking about Syrok the pound is still stronger than the euro and still stronger than the American Doller.

    If you want to look at third world currency look at your own

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Syrok

    Ok, third world prices when it comes to games and electronic goods than. :P

    Edit: Or even less humoristic (?), the prices for games and other products are a lot lower in the UK than anywhere else in the Eurozone. Happy now? :)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. David

    Who am I to complain I’ve seen the stupid prices game shops charge and its stupid compared to the UK. 1 game in Europe costs more than in the UK even though the currency gap is not as big as it once was.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. lk

    isn’t this kind-of a trade barrier and illegal in the EU?

    #15 5 years ago
  16. freedoms_stain

    It’s not a trade barrier to bar illegal goods being trafficed into the country, even if the goods illegal status is utterly retarded.

    #16 5 years ago

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