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Finland: Political Party Wants Games Screened for Violence, Sex

Posted Mon, Feb 04, 2008 by Aelryn

The crazy Fins are at it again!

The dominant political party in Finland is calling for all games to be screened for violent and sexual content before allowing them into the hands of the public.

The Finnish Christian Democratic Party (CDP) has issued a call for video games to be screened for violent and sexual content before being made available to the public.

However, as reported by Afterdawn, video games sold in Finland are already age-rated by the PEGI (Pan European Game Information) system. The Finnish Games and Multimedia Association (FIGMA) has raised objections to the CDP’s demand, saying:

[Additional content screening would] decrease the number of released games, cause delays in release schedules, and increase the price of video games.

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