British Prime Minister worried over knives in video games

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is uncomfortable with the number of knives in violent video games, and hopes developers will begin to reconsider content in response to fatal stabbings that occurred late last year, The Sun reports this week.

Brown is advocating a new zero-tolerance policy for individuals found carrying blades with an intent to do harm. This action comes in response to knife-related fatalities in the UK, specifically three tragedies that occurred over the last weeks in December. Along with this zero-tolerance message, Brown expressed concern over the number of video game characters who wield knives, and asks the industry to address its "responsibility to society."

It's worth noting that though Brown wishes for the industry to reconsider the level of violence in games, he does not wish to introduce censorship or interfere on a State level.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.