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Versagen: German Anti-Game Protest Falls Flat

October 21, 2009Written by Sebastian Moss


The German government hasn’t had the greatest of relationship’s with computer games, even going so far as to raid Crytek’s German operations with over one hundred flak-jacketed riot police and recently trying to pass a bill that could ban violent video games from being produced in the country, a move that could force beleaguered developer Crytek to leave Germany. However the German population doesn’t seem to mirror it’s leader’s views, with over 60,000 people petitioning against the ban and with Germany overtaking the UK to be Europe’s biggest game market.

However, every country has its crackpots, such as the German activist group ‘Aktionsbündnis Amoklauf Winnenden’, who announced that they were holding a game burning event, rather reminiscent of book burnings, and invited everyone to turn in their “killer” violent video games in the name of all that is good and pure. Unfortunately for the group, things didn’t turn out as spectacularly as planned, with only a few games being left in the massive container that was used.

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