Germany says no to violent games ban

Thursday, 20th May 2010 17:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The German government has decided not to ban the sale or distribution of violent videogames which was being contemplated back in June last year.

According to German website Game Captain, a petition with 73K signatures against the ban forced the issue to be taken up by the Committee on Petitions.

Parliament State Secretary Dr. Herman Kues, of the Federal Ministry for Home Affairs announced that “no changes to the current criminal code would be enacted”, and instead the government will support public education of PEGI ratings.

Good news there for Germany, and gaming in general.

Thanks, GamePolitics.



  1. raoullduke

    common sense prevails.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Thank god. -.-

    #2 5 years ago
  3. polygem

    good news indeed. it´s absolutely the right path to support education of ratings (especially for parents). banning something just doesn´t help. wow. really good news. never thought they will show some common sense in the end…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. perk1n

    Go Ballack!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mojo

    Go fuck yourself, violent games ban!

    #5 5 years ago

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