German secretary of the Interior compares action games with child pornography
German secretary of the Interior in Bavaria Joachim Herrmann compares ego shooters with child pornography and illegal drugs.
Secretary of the Interior in Bavaria, Germany, Joachim Herrmann
Herrmann calls these games “Tötungstrainingssoftware”, which means “software for execution training” in English.
Herrmann: “This ‘Tötungstrainingssoftware’, which is used by the US army to train soldiers for combat operations, should not do any business in Germany. […] ‘Killer Games’ are in conflict with the moral values of our society which is based on peaceful cooperation. When you look at their corruptive impact, they are in the same category as illegal drugs and child pornography, which are rightfully banned.
“[…] these games are one of the reasons for juvenile delinquency and gun rampages.”
It is not hard to imagine that the German gaming community is shocked and offend by the secretary’s theories.