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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Vid games serving up cannibalism

Vid games serving up cannibalism

"Sex, guns and violence aren't the worst of it anymore - now video games are glamorizing cannibalism, a watchdog group said yesterday.

Among 12 titles to avoid, 'F.E.A.R.' and 'Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse' feature graphic scenes of characters feasting on human flesh, the National Institute on Media and the Family said yesterday.

'When a futuristic city is built on the unmarked grave of a murdered salesman, you just know he's gonna rise from the dead and gnaw on your brains,' reads a description for 'Stubbs.'

'It's something we've never seen before,' said institute president David Walsh, who warned that today's games are 'more extreme' and more easily available to underage kids than ever before.

Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) announced yesterday they would introduce legislation to prohibit retailers from selling video games rated 'mature' or 'adults-only' to teenagers.

The proposed bill 'will empower parents by making sure their kids can't walk into a store and buy a video game that has graphic, violent and pornographic content,' Clinton said." [more]

The 12 worst games according to the National Institute on Media and the Family:
1. Far Cry
2. F.E.A.R.
3. The Warriors
4. Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse
5. True Crime: New York City
6. Blitz: The League
7. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
8. God of War
9. Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
10. Urban Reign
11. Conker: Live and Reloaded
12. Resident Evil 4

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