Blind, Torture, Killerspiele


After a pair of killings by people who both own computers and use them to play games, the European Union is taking steps to restrict violent game content:

Brussels plans to publish a blacklist of banned games on a website called "InSafe" as well as developing closer relationships with game producers and Internet providers over the next few years. Europe-wide standards and under-age control are the long-term goal of the initiative.

"The protection of children knows no borders," said EU commissioner Franco Frattini.

Hey, how about the Internet? Does it know borders?

This doesn't go far enough for Bavaria's interior minister Günther Beckstein. He wants an outright ban of games with realistic killing scenes—dubbed "Killerspiele" ("killer games") in Germany—on the Internet.

Whole thing here.