Swiss Police Association Calls for Ban of The Darkness II

August 12, 2011 -

Some police in Switzerland hate fun. A Swiss police association has called for a ban on The Darkness II because the game depicts scenes where police are shot at and killed. And in other news, police have also called for the ban of every television crime drama ever made in the entire world.

"Politicians, game producers and sellers have been advised that such games be immediately removed from circulation," read a statement from the Swiss Christian Police Association."

"When police in England are the target of mobs running amok, it is important that police are not portrayed as the enemy," added Felix Ceccato, president of the association. "

Thomas Richter from the Swiss Institute for the prevention of Crime echoed the call for a band of the game.

Swiss game consumer association Gamerights, struck back at the call for a ban:

"Unfortunately it is not new that certain scenes in video games are taken out of context and deliberately portrayed as the total goal of the game", said Thomas Riediker, co-founder of the association. "Those against deliberately try to misinform, robbing games of their complexity and depth, portraying the most shocking and offensive view. Unfortunately that seems to be only partially effective."

Let's hope that cooler (and more reasonable) heads prevail in this matter.

Update: 2K Games tells Kotaku that there are no police or police shoot-outs in The Darkness II, which makes this call for a ban of the game even lamer than it previously was. Thanks to Uncharted NES for the tip on that.

Source: Kotaku


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Re: Swiss Police Association Calls for Ban of The Darkness II

Lets ban life because when you get down to it media emulates life!


Copyright infringement is nothing more than civil disobedience to a bad set of laws. Let's renegotiate them.

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Re: Swiss Police Association Calls for Ban of The Darkness II

I'm actually kind of surprised there are no cops in this game considering how many cops you got to mow down in the first game.

Re: Swiss Police Association Calls for Ban of The Darkness II

Wow, moral guardians telling blatant lies? What a shocking turn of events.

Re: Swiss Police Association Calls for Ban of The Darkness II

You see this is why you should actually play games before you call for a ban on them. Else you risk looking more like an idiot than you all ready do.

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Re: Swiss Police Association Calls for Ban of The Darkness II

Is GTA or Saints Row banned?

Re: Swiss Police Association Calls for Ban of The Darkness II

Update: Not only that, rumors of cop-killing are false, says the game's publisher, 2K Games, because there are no cops in the game. "Reported stories regarding police officers in The Darkness II were erroneous. To be clear, there are no police officers in the game," 2K Games said in a statement to Kotaku.

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