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Knights Templar Bundestag call for ban of “negative computer games”

Thursday, 28th April 2011 16:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

A branch of the Knights Templar Bundestag would like production of “negative computer games” banned, and a prohibition placed on negative games coming into Germany.

According to Golem.de, the order with a very large and formal name, the Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani Grand Priory of Germany from the North Rhine-Westphalia, Viersen (shew), is calling upon the government to “ban the manufacture and distribution of computer games with negative content.” The order would instead like to see the “production of computer games with positive and meaningful educational approach” and to have such games promoted in primary and secondary schools.

The Templars are of the opinion that “brutalizing computer games” games impact young people and negatively influence them, and used games such as Resident Evil and GTA as examples.

It was also suggested by the order that the ban on such titles, mainly developed on foreign soil, would also help the economy as it would provide German and European companies competition since these game makers could be creating “positive and educationally valuable computer games,” for the nation’s youth.

Back in May 2010, the German government decided not to ban the sale or distribution of violent videogames which was being contemplated since June of 2009. A petition with 73K signatures against the ban forced the issue to be taken up by the Committee on Petitions, and the government decided instead to support public education of PEGI ratings.

Thanks, Schindet Nemo.

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13 Comments

  1. KrazyKraut

    I am really sorry about my Country…in the name of all mental and healthy Gamers I apologize for these ppl. Shall the wicked souls of madness find rest.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Gekidami

    Tis but a ploy to get rid of Assassins Creed.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    Ban this filth and monstrosity.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Hunam

    To be honest, isn’t it about time Germany started you know, being a bit more artistically liberal with regards to blood and violence etc in the creative media. For such a great country it just seems a little backwards.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Syrok

    What’s up with the random Bundestag in the title? You have been tricked by the google translation. ;)

    Edit: To elaborate: The Bundestag is the German lower house. The Knights Templar order has send its demands to the enquete committee for Internet and digital society of the Bundestag.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Lord Gremlin

    Young people? And what about adult people who enjoy violent games? Like myself and some people I know?
    Bah, damn germans.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. joshua nash

    @2 i totally agree with you

    #7 4 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    And this is why i’m on the Assassins side.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. YoungZer0

    @4: I agree. The problem is that most of these cocksuckers still think that videogames are for children, and that violent videogames are also made for children. They think that a grown up man who plays videogames is a manchild.

    They seriously need to stop being fucking retarded. As banning shit only makes people angry. I’m still fucking annoyed only to be able to import most of the games because some dickless cunts who have no fucking idea about anything decide i shouldn’t play violent videogames.

    I can however enlist and go to afghanistan, but never should i play violent videogames.

    It’s a huge problem and embarrassing to say the least. Especially if you consider how people here handle sexuality.

    Just a moment ago i watched a video from a show that was aired on a kids channel that informed young boys as to how to hide an erection.

    I. Am. Not. Kidding.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    “I can however enlist and go to afghanistan ”
    But don´t forget, that´s not a war out there – at least for us, kind of..
    oh man… You gotta love to live in this country. It´s insane :)

    And yes, he really isn´t kidding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=809cb-56M14

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Hunam

    To be honest that’s a valuable life skill.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Schindet Nemo

    @9 Every nation has its sensibilities.
    Ze Germans heavily censors violence, Japan censors references to real people in games and the US censors nudity and sex.I’m against censorship of any kind but the German way of thinking isn’t really any worse than other’s.
    So @1 You don’t need to feel sorry. The We Dare “controversy” in the English speaking world was equally as retarded as this anti violence crusade.
    Personaly I’m glad to be Austrian so both the USK, the FCC and Abstergo can kiss my ass.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. albo88

    dont forget Germany is a Muslims country now so this stuff is normal

    #13 4 years ago

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