ZDNet featured a news story titled Violent games blamed for German school attack. A man stormed his school, wounded 27 people, and then committed suicide. Due to this fascination with war simulation and video games, government officials are now calling for a ban on “killer games”. GamePolitics.com has also covered this news story.
Apparently it extends beyond video games. Banning paint ball and laser tag is also under consideration.
One official, however, seems to have a more rational opionion:
The opposition Greens warned against banning violent computer and war games.
Volker Beck, a leading Greens member of parliament, said it would be better to focus the debate on the proper use of computers and not jump to conclusions before it was clear what motivated [the killer].
Not jumping to conclusions? I wonder how many people will oppose this time around.