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VIDEO GAMES AND SHOOTING

EDM (Early Day Motion) 907: tabled on 27 October 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House notes with concern that the recent race shootings in Malmo, Sweden have been associated with the violent video game Counter-Strike; further notes that the internet-based, first-person shooting game that pits a counter-terrorist team against terrorists was previously banned in Brazil and in 2007 was associated with US College Campus massacres; recognises the potential impact of violent video games on those under 18 years; and calls on the Government to ensure the purchase of video games by those under 18 yearsis controlled and that parents are provided with clear information on the violent content of certain games.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.

After a motion has been tabled, other Members can table amendments to it. Amendments to this motion are shown below.

VIDEO GAMES AND SHOOTING (Amendment 1)
at end add `notes that the game belongs to the genre known as first-person shooters; commends the developers for their user interface, high quality design and game play that in multi-player mode fosters team working, collective problem-solving and mental agility; and believes the online gaming experience will be significantly enhanced with faster broadband speeds'.
Labour, West Bromwich East
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EDM 907A1: tabled on 24 November 2010