Petition helps repeal violent game ban in Germany

German officials have sided with last year's now 73,000-person strong petition signed by citizens against a measure to outright ban violent games in the country. Officials announced that, rather than alter current legislation, the German government will focus on educating citizens about the country's USK game ratings standard, reports GamesIndustry.biz.

"The decision of the federal government supports our belief that banning video games is not an efficient way to monitor content," EA senior VP Jen Uwe Intat said of the decision; and he added, "Besides, now we can sell more 'pew-pew' titles in the country, so win-win -- y'know?" Okay, he didn't really say that second part.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.