Monday, 10 November 2008


Alan Simpson has added his name to a group of MPs calling for the Government to rethink regulation on violent video games.

The call has come as the controversial game Kaboom gains national media attention.

The game, which operates from a website, allows players to replicate the actions of a suicide bomber.

Lobbydog agrees with the Nottingham South MP that the game would be offensive to people whose families have been hit by suicide bombings - the whole thing is in bad taste.

But tackling internet based Kaboom is very different from regulating video games sold over the counter.

You cannot regulate the internet like you can a video-game shop because it operates above national boundaries.

MPs need to be clear about the difference if they are to come up with creative ideas on how to tackle the likes of Kaboom.

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