Germany to ban addictive video games?

BY Andrew Miesner / March 21, 2009

CSGerman politicians are once again trying to ban kids from playing addictive video games. The list of video games include World of Warcraft and of course Counter-Strike.

Mechthild Ross-Luttmann, the German Minister for Social Affairs in Lower Saxony is requesting a general age restriction for “addictive” video games. World of Warcraft which is currently available to kids in Germany will only be available to adults if this proposal goes through.

The German Minister believes video games are the “potential danger” that exists in a child’s bedroom. Andreas Rosenfelder, the author of Digital Paradise sees little connection between the addictive video games and school shootings. Several news reports have also proved that video games like Counter-Strike does not teach teen violence.


Source: SK Gaming