Close
Report Comment to a Moderator Our Moderators review all comments for abusive and offensive language, and ensure comments are from Verified Users only.
Please report a comment only if you feel it requires our urgent attention.
I understand, report it. Cancel

Games are "poison" says Venezuelan president

Mon 18 Jan 2010 12:09pm GMT / 7:09am EST / 4:09am PST
Politics

Chavez slams PlayStation for encouraging capitalism and violence

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has laid into the PlayStation, accusing it of leading children down the capitalist "road to hell" as well as encouraging violence.

Speaking in his weekly radio-TV show Alo Presidente, Chavez refered to the console as poison, reports AFP.

"These games they call PlayStation are poison. Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game. 'You've got to find Chavez to kill him'," said Chavez.

Games "promote the need for cigarettes, drugs and alcohol so they can sell them. That's capitalism - the road to hell," he added.

Instead of promoting these games, Venezuela should be making educational titles, he said.

In October, the country introduced a law that made the selling of violent videogames punishable with up to five years in prison.

It's not the first time Chavez has made clear his dislike of games and western toys in general. It's reported he once slammed Nintendo for promoting "selfishness, individualism and violence."

2 Comments

Alex Wright-Manning Talent Acquisition Manager, The Creative Assembly

172 2 0.0
Typical. First Nintendo and now Playstation get the boot put in. Bloody Xbox fanboys.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Alex Wright-Manning on 18th January 2010 4:02pm

Posted:4 years ago

#1

Ramesh Singh Professional Gamer / Team Advisor - Coach to Team Dignitas

4 0 0.0
ah another governmental person on the case of games being bad, who else is gonna jump on the band wagon :x

Posted:4 years ago

#2

Login or register to post

Take part in the GamesIndustry community

Register now