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TiE23
01-16-2007, 09:25 PM
Well, some of you may have not noticed but some video game related problems have been happening in Germany on terms of violence. Basically from what I understand, the government there is on the edge to banning all games that involve harming humans or like-human creatures. So everything from WoW to FarCry will be banned or something.

But this, this might be the nail on the coffin...

http://kotaku.com/gaming/germany/germanys-latest-killer-game-final-fantasy-vii-229049.php


Germany's Latest Killer Game: Final Fantasy VII

TTwo 17 year old boys were arrested for murder this past weekend in the small German village of Tessin, after invading a couple's home and stabbing them both to death. The police caught up with them after they had kidnapped a 15 year old female friend, bound and gagged her, and then held a knife at her throat for an hour before giving themselves up. The murderers' names? Reno and Sephiroth.

At least that's what Torben B. and Felix D. called themselves as they carried out the grisly crimes, and when the police seized their computer they discovered a copy of Final Fantasy VII installed. You probably know the rest here. In Germany, Final Fantasy VII is now being labeled as a "Killerspiele"; a killer game.

Now we all know the worst thing that has ever come of FFVII is bad Sephiroth / Cloud fan yaoi, but people in Germany seem far worse than Americans when it comes to blaming whatever they can for their homicidally deranged children other than themselves. Nevermind the fact that Sephiroth is clearly painted as evil and the game contains less gratuitous violence than most German television commercials.

My suggestion for German gamers? Leave as soon as you can. The situation there is not getting any better. Michael Fahey

Edit: No, I'm in America.

Grey Master
01-16-2007, 09:28 PM
Too bad dude, seems that you will have to suffer for the stupidity of others..... :violin:

BongoBob
01-16-2007, 10:18 PM
God, that is so f***in retarded ><

Lorden Darkblade
01-16-2007, 10:42 PM
Dude....
That's just... I'm speechless, as always a lot will pay for the stupidity of a few.
I can't believe there is people like that in the world.... To actually do something like that....
Incredible...

Ray Jones
01-17-2007, 05:36 AM
Dudes. Calm down. It ain't even HALF that bad. I mean, here in Germany you don't really rely on a "source" like Bild.de when it comes to news. The whole article is based on this. This whole thing is bullocks. Nothing is banned, or forbidden. Prft.

Dagobahn Eagle
01-17-2007, 05:49 AM
Final ****ing Fantasy VII?!

Some people are just idiotic.

But yes, stay the Heck away from Bild. It's not usable even as toilet paper.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild#Criticism
http://www.bild.t-online.de/

A paper run by monkeys would be more serious and truthful than these guys.

jon_hill987
01-17-2007, 11:26 AM
The thing you have to remember about these nutters who kill someone after playing a video game is that they are nutters. Just because they got the inspiration for the scenario from the game does not mean that the game made them kill, they probably would have killed anyway. There are plenty of other sources of inspiration for a would be killer, they could have even come up with their own.

Tyrion
01-17-2007, 05:44 PM
God, that is so f***in retarted ><

Yup, and you're retarded. :xp:

Didn't FFVII come out around ten years ago? And as far as I remember, the battles were pretty clean (you didn't even get to see blood when Sephiroth killed Aeris...), or at least much cleaner than FPS' back then. So clearly this is a case of roleplaying taking to extremes, in which case I would propose a different ban: that of cosplaying. Because cosplaying clearly kills, not just human beings but your very soul.

BongoBob
01-17-2007, 06:26 PM
Yup, and you're retarded. :xp:

Didn't FFVII come out around ten years ago? And as far as I remember, the battles were pretty clean (you didn't even get to see blood when Sephiroth killed Aeris...), or at least much cleaner than FPS' back then. So clearly this is a case of roleplaying taking to extremes, in which case I would propose a different ban: that of cosplaying. Because cosplaying clearly kills, not just human beings but your very soul.

First off...you suck :xp:

Second off, I agree. Cosplaying needs to be killed dead :xp:

jebbers
01-17-2007, 10:51 PM
(you didn't even get to see blood when Sephiroth killed Aeris...)

ACKK! spoilerz! now the game is ruined for me!

Oh yeah thats right...I dont care.

maybe they just wanted to be called cool names. :giveup:

MrWally
01-17-2007, 11:02 PM
So if they had called themselves Sauron and Darth Vader would Lord of the Rings and Star Wars be banned in Germany?

Tyrion
01-18-2007, 02:34 AM
So if they had called themselves Sauron and Darth Vader would Lord of the Rings and Star Wars be banned in Germany?

I wonder what would happen if they called themselves Lord Cheney and Darth Bush? Would Star Wars and America be outlawed?

Dagobahn Eagle
01-18-2007, 07:24 AM
Tyrion, Tyrion, heard of spoiler tags?

I wonder what would happen if they called themselves Lord Cheney and Darth Bush? Would Star Wars and America be outlawed?:rofl:Eagerly hoping that the next killers name themselves George W. Bush and Bill O. Reilly. FOX "News" and GOP down in one stroke.

Jeff
01-18-2007, 02:27 PM
Sux2bthm. Seriously, that is not cool. People like this just don't understand video games.

Tyrion
01-18-2007, 07:59 PM
Tyrion, Tyrion, heard of spoiler tags?

I considered that, but I figure that since its been 10 years since FFVII first came out nearly anybody who's going to play it will have beaten it already.

TiE23
01-18-2007, 08:57 PM
Pfft, Aeris dies, so what?