Local loons want games banned

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Errol Naidoo It seems that we have our own local Jack Thompson and he is on a mission to get all games with violent content and music with violent lyrics recalled from local shelves immediately.

Apparently this entire nationwide recall is required because some 16 year old kid dressed up as Joey Jordison, grabbed himself a samurai sword and killed someone.

Error Naidoo, the leader of the Family Policy Institute, has petitioned for the removal due to a similar killing in the States after listening to one of Joey’s songs and then he adds in that someone in Thailand killed someone after playing GTA so all games should be removed as well.

What worries me, apart from the complete lack of logic or point, is that this group appears to be pretty well funded and will most probably waste a nice chunk of tax payers money with this utterly pointless and baseless request.

Good on you Errol, hopefully this raises enough money for your next photo shoot.

Source: GamePolitics

[Thanks PillsburyDeeboy for the tip]

Last Updated: August 27, 2008

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • SlippyMadFrog

    What a c*nt

    “He said there was no guarantee that removing violent music and games would prevent violent behaviour, but that it would “provide added peace of mind for families”.”
    So he is admitting that it would probably have no affect. It would only give precious piece of mind to some conservative families, how cute!

  • Syph1n

    Its clear you are not in sa anymore lazy. πŸ™‚ It was a 18 year old boy who killed a 16 year old. He had mask similar to corey taylor (lead singer of slipknot)

    This debate has been ranged on a few forums already. My opinion is that this is utter bullshit.

  • bokka1

    You have to love the first comment on the article:

    “South Africa… And they are worried about VIDEO GAMES?!

    Seriously, those guys have got more to trouble themselves with than games and good music!”

    I won’t even waste the ink on my keyboard to comment any further.

  • PillsburyDeeBoy

    The comments about South Africa on American blogs have always been funny – if you, as a South African, know to take them with a pinch of salt πŸ™‚ .

  • ocelot

    Error Naidoo? Really?

  • I was trying to gloss over the actual murder story as I feel it is completely unrelated to the game recall.

    I did here about it πŸ˜‰

  • Read the comments on GamePolitics, all so true. These n00bs (ErroR and friends) needa catch a wakeup. Luckily the new generation grew up with video games and understand what its about.

  • Jimmytheediblewyrm

    I read this yesterday sometime, then actually went and paid this clowns website a visit… yeah… amuzing reading on the whole…
    I really like the bit where he thinks he can remove my choice of what music i listen to…

  • Nduimiso

    Well with a name like error we can safely ignore this idiot

  • Vamp

    Well this is the easiest way these days to whore for publicity.
    Best just to ignore these idiots. Don’t worry Error, Someday your
    balls might drop and you’d resemble something in the line of a MAN.
    Grow up!

  • Tan365

    “Good on you Errol, hopefully this raises enough money for your next photo shoot”

    nicely done

  • StigSmash

    What a fail. Unfortunatly it has hit this country.

    Everyone is trying to blame the wrong people. Why not look at the parents and the friends. Everyone is very quick to blame TV, Video games and music. Where as they need to be looking at the parents first of all.

    One thing can be said though is for a change they are blaming different music. Marilyn Manson is usually who gets blamed. πŸ˜•

  • sabagamma

    You beat me to it! 😑

    Actually he is called Errol. πŸ˜€

    I say we ban the devil, first it was Hansie and now the karate kid. The devil has to be stopped! Onward Christian soldiers!!! πŸ˜‰

  • kabraal

    Some minister also made a comment that we need to ban violent video game during Cryril Ramaposa’s speech on crime. To blunt, in the RSA, I’d be surprised if 1% of our criminals even know what a video game is.

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