Venezuela to ban violent games?

James Batchelor

A proposal to ban sales of violent video games has passed the first hurdle in the Venezuelan National Assembly.

If fully approved, the new bill would outlaw the sales of violent games and toys in the country, according to a statement released by the legislative chamber.

This move has been made in an attempt to fight rampant crime that sees dozens of people murdered every week.

The bill must pass a second vote in the National Assembly and be signed by President Hugo Chavez in order to become law. A date has yet to be set for this second vote.

Venezuela is the latest country to try and ban violent video games. Germany recently moved a step closer to such a law when 16 of the country’s interior ministers petitioned the German parliament to ban both the production and distribution of such games.

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Tags: venezuela , violence in video games

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