Germany moves to ban the distribution and production of violent videogames

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 June 2009 23:02 GMT


Germany’s 16 Interior Ministers asked the Bundestag to ban production and distribution of violent video games in the country, and are hoping the new sanction goes into effect before elections take place on September 27.

The ban comes on the heels of the recent school shootings that have occurred in the country, most notably the Winnenden shooting on March 11.

If passed, not only would German consumers not be able to purchase the games at retail, but German developers like Crytek would be required by law to outsource development of any game the law deems violent.

Or move its headquarters to another country.

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