Different local governments in Germany have decided to BAN all “killer” games at LAN events.
How the hell are they going to enforce this? Police each and every LAN party with spotters watching each and every screen? Check PCs on the way in for copies of “killer games”? Raid every LAN event and arrest anyone daring to play a game where someone may virtually die?
The ban isn’t country-wide yet incidentally, so I’m guessing some regions will suddenly experience a rise in demand for large halls with adequate power supplies.
There aren’t any “different” local governments involved; GotFrag may be referring to earlier incidents where public PC gaming competitions were cancelled due to political pressure directly after the school shootings in Winnenden and Wendlingen. Apparently they were also open to minors.
This particular incident is new because the party was restricted to adults anyway, yet the communal administration (the “local government” in question) said they couldn’t play games such as Counterstrike or Warcraft 3 (USK 12!). The latter proves that the communal politicians are completely clueless about the games in question, as usual – they were apparently just scared of the “War” in the title.
This is also not a “BAN” as the equally clueless GotFrag hack wrote. The LAN party was to take place in a building rented from the municipality, that’s why they could impose arbitrary restrictions on its use, including not playing certain games.