Mar. 19th, 2009

Fire away!

Mar. 19th, 2009 01:58 pm
valkyrieza: (Karev)
German retailer bans violent games after shootings

Berlin - German retailer Kaufhof will no longer sell violent video games and films, after a teenager - who was an avid gamer - shot dead 15 people before killing himself last week, the firm said Wednesday.

"On the basis of what happened in Winnenden, we have decided to take all the games and films deemed unsuitable for below 18 year olds out of our product range," Kaufhof spokeswoman Sonja Kittel said.
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I'm sorry, but when a kid does not distinguish the line between reality and fantasy he should be under supervision and receive medical help from psychiatrists. Also, his father trained on a shooting range and had some influence. You don't know how to handle a gun after playing "Crysis" or shoot a bow after playing a ranger on "Guild Wars". You have to go and train in real life with real people.

Violent games are not for everyone and the warning labels are there for a reason. A kid's mental state is not the responsibility of the manufacturers of said games. Partial responsibility is also with the retailers for making sure they do not sell adult games to kids.  Not to mention the parents, who do have to at least try to teach kids how to distinguish reality from fantasy.  

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