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    Default EU vows to get tough on sale of "killer games"

    http://jurnalo.com/jurnalo/storyPage.do?story_id=41639

    Yes, yes, we've heard it all before, violence in video games makes us dangerous psychopaths. That aside, what do these people think they can do with this? Do they really think banning sales of such games to minors(much like alcohol and tobacco) will have any effect at all? It's not hard for a minor to get those things, for games it will be a million times easier, as they can simply download it.

    I can't see any effect a law like this will have, except cripple the producers, as people will stop buying the games.
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    Default Re: EU vows to get tough on sale of "killer games"

    They keep their hands off my MTW2 or I'll have to go on a shooting rampage and kill ever...um, oh my.
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    Default Re: EU vows to get tough on sale of "killer games"

    Thoughts:

    1. The EU is willing to get tough on Video Games....but not willing to make a simliar statement regarding Islamist dissidents (I might have simply have missed that, of course).

    2. The EU is willing to get tough on Video Games....but not willing to tell Putin to dial back the expansionists and back up the EU request (I might have simply have missed that, of course).

    3. The EU is willing to get tough on Video Games....but not willing to pressure China and/or the Pacific to join in with the EU any Global Warming counter-moves (I might have simply have missed that, of course).


    Priorities, priorities....


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    Default Re: EU vows to get tough on sale of "killer games"

    Quote Originally Posted by Seamus Fermanagh
    Thoughts:

    1. The EU is willing to get tough on Video Games....but not willing to make a simliar statement regarding Islamist dissidents (I might have simply have missed that, of course).

    2. The EU is willing to get tough on Video Games....but not willing to tell Putin to dial back the expansionists and back up the EU request (I might have simply have missed that, of course).

    3. The EU is willing to get tough on Video Games....but not willing to pressure China and/or the Pacific to join in with the EU any Global Warming counter-moves (I might have simply have missed that, of course).


    Priorities, priorities....


    Soon your EU will be as collectively useless as our Congress.
    Yes, because doing one thing rules out doing another, especially if all those other issues fall outside the authority of the people who decided this...

    I'll wait and see what they come up with, so far they're only talking about minors, and I don't really care about what they can buy or not
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    In 2010, if any of the EU Orgahs need GTA7, drop me a PM, I'll hook you up!
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    Default Re: EU vows to get tough on sale of "killer games"

    the only violence that games make me want to commit is against morons that want to take them away from me....


    Violent computer games.....you can take them from my cold dead hands!!!!
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    This is probably a good thing. I think they will only ban the really horrible games, like Manhunt, GTA etc. As long as they keep off my preferential genre, I don't mind.
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    The law may be passed or not, but I'm pretty sure it won't make a difference in reality, since it won't be enforced. 'cause it's reaaaally hard to ask your 2-years-older-than-you friend to buy it for ya..
    Plus, what, they gonna card you every time you go into a game store ?!
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    Default Re: EU vows to get tough on sale of "killer games"

    Quote Originally Posted by Lorenzo_H
    This is probably a good thing. I think they will only ban the really horrible games, like Manhunt, GTA etc. As long as they keep off my preferential genre, I don't mind.
    I've never seen the problem with games as GTA, generals are much more ruthless than a lone tug.

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    Default Re: EU vows to get tough on sale of "killer games"

    A good sign, in my opinion. Finally politicians seem to be realising that many computer games are aimed squarely at adults, and that like films they should be treated as such. Certain games simply shouldn't be played by underage people, but that doesn't mean a total ban is in order; this seems like a more mature approach.
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    Default Re: EU vows to get tough on sale of "killer games"

    Regulations on whether or not minors can buy them don't strike me as a particularly bad thing, especially since they're so easy to circumvent, but has there yet been any conclusive evidence that violent video games lead to violent behavior. I could even see them potentially as a a vent for violent feelings. This continued assumption without evidential support just makes me cringe every time it comes up.

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    Nice, this is what my EU tax money is going to...
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    Default Re: EU vows to get tough on sale of "killer games"

    Quote Originally Posted by Devastatin Dave
    They keep their hands off my MTW2 or I'll have to go on a shooting rampage and kill ever...um, oh my.
    DD wins the thread.

    While there's certainly a pause when you watch that ten-years-old playing GTA or whatever, I think age limits in general are way too high (what? Sixteen and can't play violent games? Seventeen and no sex movies for ya?) and therefore think this measure is total bollocks.

    In any case with all the torrents around the 'net people'll just move on from legal hard copies they can no longer acquire to torrenting, which is, well, not exactly healthy for the industry.

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