With an apparent official crackdown against violent games underway in Germany, gamers have petitioned their government to back off.
German GamePolitics reader "Christian" explains:
In Germany citizens are able to post petitions in an official internet forum of the Bundestag. These petitions are "accepted" when 50000 German citizens electronically sign the petition. When petitions are accepted, the German government has to review, respect and discuss the petition’s postulation.
German gamer Matthias Dittmayer adds:
Yesterday 300 [German gamers] had signed [the petition]. Today it’s over 9000… With more than 50000 at August the 28th our parliament have to deal with the topic. We have no public decision concerning the national level. Just a right that they have to listen to the demand.
As I post this, more than 25,000 German gamers have signed the petition.