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German game ban considered

Possible tougher restrictions.

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A group of German politicians have drawn up a new piece of legislation which would strengthen the country's already tough rules on violence in videogames - and could see some titles banned outright.

The new bill has been presented by the states of Bavaria and Lower Saxony and will be debated in parliament next year. It refers to games which feature "cruel violence", including first-person shooters such as Call of Duty 3. According to the Financial Times, the bill could see developers and retailers penalised with prison sentences of up to 12 months.

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