That means Interior Ministers couldn't just pass the act, as Parliament State Secretary Dr. Herman Kues is convinced PEGI is better than ban.
It's a true victory for the videogames industry as a whole, not just for German gamers. It also allows Crysis developer Crytek to continue operating without the need to pack their bags and move their headquarters elsewhere.
“The German decision is a very welcome step as we encourage policy makers to better understand the reality of today's videogame market and give games the same respect as books, films or music," EA Senior VP Dr Jens Uwe Intat told .
"The decision of the federal government supports our belief that banning videogames is not an efficient way to monitor content," he added. Blaming games for society's ills is very naive at best - we're naturally an aggressive species - just look at Germa... oh wait.
73k strong petition defeats German violent videogame ban, no law
21 May 2010 | By Simon Priest