A recent shooting in Germany has raised the ire of many politicians and officials, and they're turning to video games as a scapegoat after it was revealed that the shooter was a fan of Counterstrike
and played Far Cry 2
the night before the rampage. First, a major retailer decided to drop mature-rated games altogether
, and then the Minister for Social Affairs suggested restricting "addictive games,"
such as World of Warcraft
, to adults only. Despite an unfavorable reaction from gamers
and game developers
alike, the chief of Germany's national police union has now spoken out against violent games as well
, saying, "The world would be no poorer if there were no more killergames."