Venezuela seeks to ban games to stop crime

What would you do if your country was in the throes of a massive crime wave but lacked the means to stop it? If you are Venezuela, the answer is simple: ban some videogames.

According to a report on Reuters, Venezuela’s goal to ban violent videogames and toys is based on their plan to limit the spread of crime that has overtaken the country. Apparently, it is easier to ban videogames than hire a stronger police force or encourage citizens to take action.

According to Gamepolitics, a bill making this action possible has already passed the country’s National Assembly. For this bill to become law, it must be voted on yet again and then signed by President Hugo Chavez.

Let’s hope that Venezuelan gamers speak out against this provision; Pointing the finger, at anything in any instance, rarely solves anything.