Interview with psychologist and BPjM consultant Tobias Rothmund about the connection between violent computer games, aggressive behavior and the sense and nonsense of bans
Many an upcoming action highlight is already reserving a place on the BPjM’s index list. Most recently, the summer hit of 2010, Crackdown 2, has been reserved for the BPjM. A similar case will soon be made with the Gears of War series, whose two parts have now sold more than ten million copies internationally. As with part one, the USK refused to give the blockbuster "Gears of War 2" At the end of 2008 the labeling "from 18 years" – which again led to the indexing (announcement Federal Gazette No. 175 from 18.11.2008). The same threatens the third part, announced for April 2011, in which soldier Marcus Fenix finally puts an end to the Locust aliens. The reason for this are scenes of violence in which opponents are executed or cut up with a chain-saw bayonet – an action element that entertains gamers and shocks non-gamers.