Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Panamanian politician looks to end video game violence

Alcibiades Vasquez Velasquez, a Panamanian politician, has made it clear that he believes violent video games have no place in Panama.

And by violent, he means just about every game ever played.

Proposal 111 in Panama's National Assembly seeks to seize all sales of video games that demonstrate violence and Velasquez has signed his name on the bill.

This wouldn't be the first time Velasquez has caused controversy. Last year, he made an attempt to ban Halloween from schools in Panama, claiming the holiday only prompted violence in children.

Should the bill pass, gaming franchises such as Grand Theft Auto, Gears of War and just about every other game you can think of won't be seen in Panama for much longer.

[Source: Kotaku]