Thursday, October 02, 2008

Game over

Call me insensitive, but I find it oddly comforting to know that America isn't the only country that freaks out and bans things after some whackjob shoots up a school:
An Internet game in which players roam a school and kill kindergarten students with a shotgun has been pulled from a Finnish children's gaming site one week after the country's worst school shooting.

"We have removed pages from our site that are not necessarily appropriate for younger family members," said in a statement on its Web site.

The game, "Kindergarten Killer," can be found widely on the Web.

Matti Saari, 22, last week killed 10 people at a vocational school in Kauhajoki, Finland, in the country's second school shooting in less than a year. Saari prefaced his rampage with boastful video clips on Web sites such as YouTube.
So why didn't they yank YouTube as well?

Look, the game sounds distasteful and it's probably not appropriate for little kids, but I doubt some stupid web-based game caused this guy to go on a shooting rampage.

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