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PM worried about videogames

And knives and guns and Britney.

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British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has expressed concern about violence in videogames - particularly when it comes to characters using knives.

Brown, who is clearly unconcerned about tits in newspapers, made his comments in an interview with The Sun. "I am very worried about video and computer games," he said.

"No one wants censorship or an interfering State. But the industry has some responsibility to society and needs to exercise that."

In the rest of the interview, Brown revealed plans to crack down on those caught carrying knives and shopkeepers who sell them to teenagers.

As announced last year, the Government is conducting an inquiry into violent and sexual content in videogames and other media. It will be led by Tanya Byron off the telly.

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