Scottish hotel bans videogames for Christmas

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


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.