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Brazil Bans Six Games

In response to a recent shooting linked by the media to videogames, Brazil's Justice Ministry has issued an order banning several game titles. The ministry labeled Doo...
In response to a recent shooting linked by the media to videogames, Brazil's Justice Ministry has issued an order banning several game titles. The ministry labeled Doom, Mortal Kombat, Requiem, Blood, Postal and Duke Nukem, as being too violent for sale. Police were ordered to remove all copies of the named titles from store shelves, and vendors failing to comply have been threatened with a fine of nearly $11,000 a day. "The games are considered violent and [and are] affecting people who play them, particularly children,'' said a government spokesperson, "[Duke Nukem] may have motivated Mateus da Costa Meira to stage the cinema shooting on November 3 in Sao Paulo." Police in Brazil believe the shooter was reenacting a scene from the game. The ministry plans to issue a ruling on other games considered violent someitme in next 120 days.

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