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Venezuela moves to ban violent games

Tuesday, 6th October 2009 09:40 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Venezuela is on the verge of banning all violent “video games and toys,” according to the AP. The move’s expected to come into force in the coming weeks.

Apparently parents are all for it, but, according to that piece, “critics argue the bill is little more than a public relations stunt by supporters of President Hugo Chavez to camouflage his government’s inability to deal with Venezuela’s rampant violent crime — the country’s most pressing problem according to public opinion polls.”

Hit the link for more, as well as Venezuelan kids shooting the shit out of arcade screens.

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8 Comments

  1. Freek

    So what happens when “surprise surprise” the crime rate is unaffected by this pointless law?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. rrod360lol

    Chicken and egg innit.

    If I lived in Venezuela I’d be making sure my lad was handy with an ak-47 if only for getting to school :)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    I like Chavez. I think he’s a cool guy. I wouldn’t mind seeing that film Oliver Stone did of him, as it seems quite interesting.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Jackrock

    The city of Caracas is the second most dangerous city in the world (the first is Ciudad Juárez en Mexico). Don’t know is banning violent games is going to reduce crime… The only thing these measures achieve is pissing gamers off and make them buying games abroad.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    The city of Caracas is the second most dangerous city in the world (the first is Ciudad Juárez en Mexico).

    Oh?

    More dangerous than Baghdad and Kandahar, eh?

    Ok then.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. mortiferus

    @G1GAHURTZ, dude, Baghdad and Kandahar are playgrounds compared to Caracas and Juares. Seriously.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Jadeskye

    Chavez is a madman but i think thats fairly obvious to all of us.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Scott McCoy

    How many people actually own consoles in Venezuela?

    #8 5 years ago

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