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Scottish hotel bans videogames for Christmas

Wednesday, 11th November 2009 08:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Now Modern Warfare 2′s out of the way, we’re back to the real deal: some hotel in Scotland’s decided games aren’t conducive to promoting “traditional family values” and has banned them over the Christmas period.

Managing director Stephen Leckie, said children should not be “glued” to game consoles during the holiday,

“As a father-of-four, I’m well aware of the role that computer games play in youngsters’ lives and they undoubtedly have a place,” he said.

“However with Christmas holidays being the ideal opportunity to spend quality time with our families, we’re asking our younger guests to set their consoles and games aside for just a few days of the year and, instead, sample some new activities which they may never have tried before.”

Sounds positively sinister. More on the BBC, should you be bored enough.

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  1. Syrok

    Do people take their consoles with them on holidays?

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Blerk

    “Quality time with families” is the reason God invented video games!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    It’ll be a Rock Band xmas for my family… but then I wont be staying at a hotel. :)

    #3 5 years ago
  4. satsugai

    Family? Oh, wait you mean the awkward people we’re related to? No thanks.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. fear_itself

    Christ have you seen the place? It’s enormous. One of those hotels where you see drunken Scots stumbling around the corridors at 2 in the morning looking for their rooms.
    Doesn’t sound like much of a family Christmas to me.

    Hang on, no, it sounds exactly like a normal family Christmas.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. rainer

    Must be a UK thing, people still call them “computer games”.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. BillyBatts

    This guy’s probably just stopped calling them, “games for the television.”

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Freek

    And you are going to be checking this how exactly? Monitoring what people do in their hotel rooms? Seems slightly illegal to me.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. messy

    wooo time for some domestic.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. scuz

    lol! so watching tv together is okay? bunch of meddling CUNTS

    #10 5 years ago
  11. DarkElfa

    Hey, if that backwards motherfucker wants to ban games for his own family, it his choice but he needs to keep his nose out of other people’s rights to run their family their own way.

    #11 5 years ago