The shame of this (below) is that my own bloody MP has signed it!
“… players engage in gratuitous acts of violence against members of the public; notes in particular the harrowing scenes in which a London Underground train is bombed by terrorists …”
Both of these statements are wrong. Surely they aren’t saying this without having played it? Perhaps they should concentrate on more important things?
Not content with sticking it to News International, one of the few MPs to be admired – Tom Watson – has put in an amendment to this nonsense:
“… the game neither draws upon nor resembles real terrorist attacks on the underground; further believes that the game has an excellent user interface and challenges the gamers’ dexterity as well as collaborative skills …”
This idea of violent media = real violence is a dangerous and false one, in my humble opinion. If it were true then we should ban the Bible, Shakespeare and Schindler’s List for starters. I am no more likely to become an elite soldier or, indeed, terrorist having played this game than before it!