Switzerland Moves To Ban Violent Games

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by luke_c, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. luke_c

    luke_c Big Boss

    Jun 16, 2008
    Land of England
  2. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    That's just stupid.

    I feel sorry for gamers in Switzerland. What the heck do those politicians have against violent games? They haven't been the result of any problems. You mind as well ban violent movies. [​IMG]
  3. Leo Cantus

    Leo Cantus So zeta slow!

    May 23, 2009
    Unlucky Switzerland gamers. You can get help commititing suicide but no you cant play violent games
  4. blackdragonbaham

    blackdragonbaham GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 12, 2009
    Gambia, The
    hyper dystopian dimension
    what a pity, the developement against virtual violence won't end,
    till we all play pokemon and edutainment games
  5. sjones900

    sjones900 GBAtemp Advanced Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    United States
    They need to read Stephen King's "Why We Crave Horror Movies", I think that might change a lot of minds over. Seriously if you don't have the cause and effect of what you might be doing then you never know if you might end up making a situation worse.
  6. Maitosuklaa

    Maitosuklaa Advanced Member

    Feb 16, 2010
    Go Switzerland, tell those legal adults what they can and cannot think! Freedom? Pff, overrated anyways.

    We need thoughtpolice and laws regulating -everything- you do, say and think.
  7. syko5150

    syko5150 GBAtemp Syko!

    Apr 25, 2009
    United States
    thats just dumb people can easily just order games from other countries people will still play violent games so banning them isnt really doing anything...
  8. apb407

    apb407 GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 27, 2007
    United States
    Neutral pussies =/ that really sucks
  9. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

    Nov 19, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    I can't even post my usual comment here. It's normally along the lines of 'like politicians are in any position to lecture us about violence'. But this is the Swiss, they're not exactly the most bloodthirsty warlords the world has ever seen.

    But seriously. This is kinda pathetic. Let people play what they want. I dunno about you guys but when I've had a terrible day and really feel like breaking someone's nose, a little violent media such as a few rounds on my preferred online shooter or a few bouts on Tekken allow me to vent my rage without having to give anyone a dolphin-style blowhole in their face with an ice pick.

    I am of course joking, I don't even have an ice pick. But you know what I mean. We've all had crappy days when we've wanted to punch our bosses or something. Would you rather I punched my boss in the face or punched a created character on Soul Calibur that looks like him?

    EDIT: Wait a damn minute! They want to ban 16+ games too?! Bull-fucking-shit. 18+ I can maybe understand for some of them, but 16+ is so pussified these days that it's hardly worth mentioning. What does that leave them with? The 'Imagine' series on DS. Which frankly is more offensive to gamers and humanity as a whole than any blood and gore fest. Not to mention they kill off more brain cells than a Gears of War curb stomp.
  10. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Former Staff

    Former Staff
    Aug 29, 2008
    Hiatus Hell
    All that blood and gore is gonna harsh my buzz, man...

    We have to ban it.

    Oh wait...wrong country
  11. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    switzerland is an area for peace and vacation (and banks) so violence is not tolerated...
    maybe they got the idea from aussies and thought it to be important
    i say ban porn, its more dangerous (and obscure) than violence though violence does affect the kids greatly (porn does worse)
  12. Porygonal

    Porygonal GBAtemp Regular

    Mar 13, 2010
    United States
    lol,Do you also mean pirating? [​IMG] Cuz they can just do that too,I mean,thats what I would do...
  13. Hop2089

    Hop2089 Cute>Hot

    Jan 31, 2008
    United States
    These are bigger wusses than the Australian Government, even Australia will allow violent games as long as it's suitable for a 15 year old.
  14. Pliskron

    Pliskron Banned

    Jul 22, 2009
    United States
    That sounds a little heavy handed. There's been this progressive movement away from personal freedom and responsibility in favor of government knows whats best for you. Reminds me of the censorship that was done away with in the 70's