Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Games Blamed for Society's Problems (again)

People have really got it in for games today!

* Manhunt 2 has been banned (for the second time). (Notice that despite the headline and parent's insistence, police said there was no evidence his killer was inspired by the first game). The Government has decreed that I can watch films like Saw and Hostel, but I am not allowed to play Manhunt 2.

* A Games violence study is launched. Despite the fact that there are far more violent films, books, comics etc., it seems that games are the favourite target for blaming as the cause of crimes and bad behaviour. Didn't we have crime before games started getting "realistic"?

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