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Galeria Kaufhof pulls violent games after school shooting

German retailer Galeria Kaufhof has pulled violent games and DVDs from its shelves in the wake of a recent school shooting that left 15 dead. The store will no longer stock films or games sold with an 18-plus rating at all. “I think (Kaufhof’s decision) is a complete overreaction … it borders on impulsive hysteria,” […]

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  • German Foundation wants violent games banned after school shooting

    GamePolitics has learned that Hans-Dieter Schwind, the president of the German Foundation for Crime, wants a ban on violent games after yesterday’s shooting rampage by teenager Tim Kretschmer. Bavarian interior minister Joachim Herrmann is also demanding discussion on a ban on “so-called killer games” to be renewed, and in Strasbourg, European representatives have voted in […]

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  • German school shooter was, of course, a Counter-Strike Player

    A German teenager who killed 16 people in a shooting rampage was a Counter-Strike fan, according to reports. An acquaintance of Tim Kretschmer has said the two of them would play Counter-Strike together in person and online. Speaking with the Associated Press, the unidentified teen said that Tim was a quiet, reserved person who “was […]

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