Government decision shuts down LAN

According to readmore, the famous German LAN event Convention-X-Treme has been cancelled by the organisation following a controversial decision by local authorities.

The event was due to take place in Karlsdorf-Neuthard, a municipality in the state of Baden-Württemberg, from August 28 to 30.

However, it has now been confirmed that the event has been cancelled after the local authorities decided not to allow the so-called 'killer games' Counter-Strike: 1.6 and Warcraft III to be played at the LAN party. Since the organisation had no way to control this, it ultimately decided to cancel the whole event.

This decision follows Germany's strict rules on violent videogames after the school shooting in Weinnenden in March, which cost the lives of 16 people. Earlier this year, several of ESL's Intel Friday Night Games had already been cancelled for the very same reasons.

The Convention-X-Treme organisation has confirmed that it is currently looking for a different location to host to the event. In the meantime, everyone that had paid to attend the event will be refunded.
Wtf "killer games", it's just a game for god sake, stupid germans and their politics I would like to headshot that german right now
2009-07-03 14:50
15 replies
im sure talk like that would help spoonhead
2009-07-03 14:52
how would you feel about those games if your kid was shot by some retard at school?? i bet you wont be talking like that anymore then :) some people just dont realise that its just a game :)
2009-07-03 15:09
10 replies
still the same retard. games dont make ppl kill they were already fucked up *fact*
2009-07-03 15:37
6 replies
word !
2009-07-03 15:54
As HD+ already stated, games don't make people go on a rampage. Just look at the number of gamers out there and the ones that went haywire it's probably around 0.0001% that go slaughter people.
2009-07-03 16:08
well said man, i agree with u
2009-07-04 01:48
Word for sure.
2009-07-04 02:59
2009-07-04 08:17
I agree with you, people have to understand it!
2009-07-08 17:18
what the fuck??? quite stupid.....
2009-07-03 17:19
why do u think only retard peoples play CS, so u think i am a retard right?!
2009-07-04 01:47
man u shouldn't blame the Game, u should blame the parent or his brain
2009-07-04 02:20
They don't allow you to play paintball, so you think CS would "rescue"?
2009-07-04 20:33
2 replies
lol, are they allowed to play waterball then?!
2009-07-05 15:09
1 reply
Yeah, or dodgeball?
2009-07-07 16:30
Estonia FrispeN
Finaland has lot more to worry, dont understand the germans decision
2009-07-03 14:53
3 replies
2 massacres, and the other one's killer was a battlefield 2 player :)
2009-07-07 17:43
2 replies
So what? Maybe he was crazy before playing and playing battlefield didn't influence anything!
2009-07-08 17:21
1 reply
Yeah? Did i state that it was battlefield's reason? Im not blaming the games about what they did, but still, if he wouldn't have played ever battlefield etc. I guess he wouldn't have written "Headshot ;D" in the message about the killing? Still, I know the backgrounds and Im not saying that the game caused it.
2009-07-09 10:55
they seriously think its a game that causes kids to shoot people down? :/ check the kids education first, that will give them a clue!
2009-07-03 14:57
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I agree if someone is not right in the head then that game will not make any difference to him. Saying its a games fault is like an easy way out for them, just blame someone else for the job they havent done. By that I mean teachers and school staff really dont notice at all when someone is acting strange or they just dont want to notice?? :/
2009-07-03 15:05
3 replies
What about the parents? They should be the first ones to notice "changes" to their children. Parents have a huge responsibility (though there are things they can't predict).
2009-07-03 16:10
2 replies
Yes sure, but I was more talking about things outside of home cus if something like this happened the parents have obviously already missed something, I hope you understand my thought.
2009-07-03 16:35
1 reply
Yes, I do now. Cheers :)
2009-07-03 17:40
german FAIL :D
2009-07-03 14:57
omg pretty political idiots
2009-07-03 14:58
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Copyright: Germany
2009-07-04 02:18
2009-07-03 15:11
it's all just for buisness of goverment! Even if game doesnt cause that kid killed 16 ppl, goverment will say it's games' fault, then after canceling all LANs there wont be any person who again done so cruel thing, they (goverment) will say it's better now because of them... and they will get votes of ppl I hope you understand what I mean
2009-07-03 15:15
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2009-07-03 15:55
If it's like u said, sounds a little cruel making a business in a tragedy, lame politicans
2009-07-04 02:25
ok...that's more than stupid... with all the respect for the government..a big.. GO FUCK YOURSELF!
2009-07-03 15:25
2 replies
ahahahah, right! +1
2009-07-03 18:01
2009-07-07 17:44
2009-07-03 15:29
2 replies
Made in Germany
2009-07-04 02:25
1 reply
hahaha best laughs of the day
2009-07-07 17:44
Stupid law.
2009-07-03 15:36
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Portugal J0n1p3r
2009-07-04 00:00
Sounds like Norway tbh :/
2009-07-03 15:38
3 replies
think so,
2009-07-04 01:14
Has anything similar happened in NO?
2009-07-04 13:02
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No i just meant that this is something that the norwegian government could do. Everything is bad for u bla bla bla.
2009-07-04 18:22
omg stupid
2009-07-03 15:41
2009-07-03 15:42
3 replies
germanerds?lol, they are doing this because of some NERDS u got to say. some DUDE get into a school and kill 16 innocent people! that wouldnt mess with ur head if were in Portugal?im not saying that this game make Criminals, but i guess they are doing this, because they think its the right. ofc they are wrong... People got to understande that this is just a game of SKILL, not to do with violence, PARENTS GOT TO BE AWARE OF WHATS IS GOING ON WITH THEIR KIDS, and dont this game became their lifes, u know what i mean?:D peace
2009-07-03 17:23
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yes, so if the game dont make criminals, why he made this? The games are not the cause of evil/crims/etc... in this world, people, yes, are.
2009-07-03 18:15
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if the game didn't made him like that, then the parents have the main responsibility of this crime
2009-07-04 02:28
Sad news.
2009-07-03 15:47
killing is the least important thing in wc3 rofl... cs i can understand their thinking tough incorrect its the easy way out for them but wc3 was just stupid even if it was tetris they would cancel... fucktards
2009-07-03 15:48
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think again with governments eyes! when four or more squares hit each other in a line, they explode!! that might make people want to blow each other away??
2009-07-07 17:47
Everyone who's saying "games don't breed killers" or "games don't kill", well the games do make certain unstable people tick and go off. As someone above said, that if your own kid was shot and killed by another kid you might just have to change your opinion.
2009-07-03 15:55
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Bull-fucking-shit. A game does not make unstable people go off and games certainly don't make normal people unstable. If my kid got shot because of some unstable fucker I would not blame the games he played I would blame this kids horrible horrible parents and the fucked up society that, as we can see in this case, rather looks away and blames something else instead of addressing the real problem.
2009-07-03 16:08
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i agree. as the americans say "DONT BLAME THE GAME, BLAME THE PLAYER", but instead, parents just want to get away of their responsabilitys, because its easy to blame the game... JUST TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS i say.
2009-07-03 17:25
In some cases parenting is not the real problem. Some people are mentally unstable and you don't even know it, you won't notice it either. How do you know? Your kid hasn't gotten shot has he? And I was just throwing words out, I am not saying GAMES ARE THE PROBLEM but I am sure they can make someone out there tick and go off...
2009-07-03 19:18
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EVERY person that went apeshit in Germany had social problems, no friends, no attention from their parents, they were real outsiders that not many people liked. That is as much a social issue as it is a parenting issue. Games don't make people go off it's not like he played some death match, grabbed his father's guns and decided to go to his school and continue his game.
2009-07-04 00:14
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Not just aiming this at the German shootout.
2009-07-04 12:09
Poland qater-
Ah,really stupid..They want to blame cs for all what is baaaaad -_-'
2009-07-03 16:02
I'm embarrassed about such people who saw TV-talk shows like "Does killergames breed a generation of mass murderer?", doesn't played just one of that kind of games but nevertheless denounce someone who plays it. They don't even noticed that the victems of school amok run themselves probably played it as well.
2009-07-03 16:08
2009-07-03 16:14
Make a LAN just outside of Germany? :D
2009-07-03 16:17
BIG BIG AND BIG FUCKING POLITICIANS IN GERMANY ... I would'd like to ban them of this planet xD !
2009-07-03 16:18
well it's a fact that certain games might make unstable ppl go off. but it's obvious that's not the reason why lan got canceled. the government has to blame someone/something for that kind of tragedy. i play cs 2hrs a day and i am not able to even punch a person. its disgusting to hurt someone.
2009-07-03 16:26
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peace and love :D!
2009-07-08 17:25
*Breaking news*: 1 school kid planted the bomb in north hall while 5 other students went to defuse the bomb. Unluckily boy who planted the bomb made a big 1on5 situation clutch with 4 headshots and won the round. GOVERMENT: I think we need to close another lan
2009-07-03 16:27
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2009-07-03 16:40
ahhahaha nice
2009-07-03 16:45
nice one mate, ahahahaha.
2009-07-03 19:24
and would be nice if ESL-TV could sponsor it with live tv and hltv
2009-07-03 19:27
epic comment (:~
2009-07-03 23:58
Beautiful country with stupidest goverment
2009-07-03 16:29
That's just sad, some politicians will just never understand. How about in America? Is it because of violent games there too? How come the government doesn't doesn't talk about it too? Ban games? Cancel LAN events? Wanna know why? Because they they have a brain to understand that violent games isn't the cause to all of that, it can help a bit but wtf. Imo the best thing that could be done is control much more the purchase of so called "violent games" (i.e cs 1.6 +16/+18 age only)
2009-07-03 16:37
CS 1.6 can't be the reason why sm1 killed 16 people.If sm1 is crazy he can do that without having played cs1.6 or wow before. after all , many countries around the world such as Brazil has decided the same thing.. to ban these kind of games
2009-07-03 16:40
Ridiculous. CS is not about killing but about competition and skill. They are too dumb to understand this. Going this way: - Ban 99% of FPP games because playing them involves using virtual guns. - Ban 99% of car driving games because playing them requires speeding.
2009-07-03 16:52
Malaysia phyzell
This reminds us how the US banned the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes back in the 40's. As there were little analytical findings being made by researchers, current politicians would use absurd explanation to justify their own actions. If these politicians can prove their facts are precise, the EU would definitely endorse this move to the UN. But, this discrimination would less likely to happen if gamers have built their own national union/association to protect their gaming future. Support a shadow government i must say.. YES WE CAN :)
2009-07-03 16:50
they should make it that everyone over 16 years could play whatever he wants
2009-07-03 16:51
Sweden Vilseledd
Germany does it all wrong. Banning games is the wrong way to go. You have to give more support to the youngsters who is vulnerable and unstable. Imo German school system proved plenty of times that they cant control their students, why not start with that?
2009-07-03 16:57
now they should prohibit movies with killing scenes... FAIL!!!
2009-07-03 17:13
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+1 i agree with u. and plus, CS is a game for +16, so its parents fault if they play..
2009-07-03 17:27
1 reply
totally agree
2009-07-03 20:09
BAN CHURCH!!! THERE IS A DEAD MAN ON CROSS!!! Someone can go to school and hang his teacher and friends!
2009-07-03 17:17
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2009-07-03 17:24
2009-07-03 17:40
brilliant :D + 10000000000000
2009-07-03 17:45
=))) you are the best man hahahaha
2009-07-03 18:04
2009-07-04 02:33
then it will play clandestinely and illegaly stupid decision
2009-07-03 17:31
bad decision
2009-07-03 17:38
LOL ?!?!?1?!?!
2009-07-03 18:27
bad decision
2009-07-03 18:43
Imagine how many "killer gamers" are in the world, then if its right how German authorities said, then it would be a REAL WAR! They wont kill each other ingame but they would kill each other in real life. It's really disappointing for gamers these kind of stupid decisions.
2009-07-03 18:59
Imagine how many "killer gamers" are in the world, then if its right how German authorities said, then it would be a REAL WAR! They wont kill each other ingame but they would kill each other in real life. It's really disappointing for gamers these kind of stupid decisions.
2009-07-03 18:59
we don't even have blood and and abscise hands which really sux when you play Left4Dead or something. On each game you have to furnish it with uncut patches :(
2009-07-03 19:01
The chikane is the killer, not a game. Normal intelligent people dont kill others cus of games, but because some1 hurt them. Parents, friends etc. Chikane started and abusing finished.
2009-07-03 19:18
Well I have to speak for myself, but I have several times got some sord of pissed by dieing all the times in cs :D:D It's not like I want to hurt anyone, but if you are like really mentally ill, perhaps that boost of "anger" can cause an disater.! Perhaps that's just me, but I don't know
2009-07-03 19:21
people who are talking about the 16 people dead should remember that there was told he played Far Cry night before
2009-07-03 19:23
like what happened with the Brazilian Government.
2009-07-03 19:32
the most ridiculous decision I've ever heard off if they would use their brains for just one second they would come to the conclusion that shutting down the LAN is just idiotic but it's a bit understandable, this year is the election in Germany and the stupid people believes the shit the policits are saying, that computer games would make a monster out of a peaceful person and so he welcomes the shut down of a "birthplace of evil" too much dumb people in the world :(
2009-07-03 20:02
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I hope a CS player wins in election so u can play again CS lol
2009-07-04 01:56
OMG what a stupid reason to cancel playing cs 1.6 & war3 on lan doesn't make you a murderer No seriously thoses who kill ppl after playing video games don't go on lan and DON't play those games, instead of cancelling such an event they should think about games like GTA, which is potentially much more dangerous than CS ( my guess is they don't because it makes much money, selling GTA 4 means giving money to the government, whereas playing on lan doesn't )
2009-07-03 20:05
now every boady want to make new things in this world , and when they stop playing the most famous game in the world ......! in cs 1.6 there are not blood like any other game ever in "barby" they want us to be pink boys !!!! ooommmmmggg
2009-07-03 20:21
lets play barby lan !!! "-_-
2009-07-03 20:22
Dumb Government!!! In that case, they should shut down pubs, bars, discos and every other place where alcohol is served...people are killed by drunkards more than "killer games"...for example: drunk driving, brawls when drunk, sex crimes, etc. Of course these crimes are not only caused due to alcohol, but these do happen right? but no ban on alcohol, then y ban gaming centres... Another point, why dont they find out how dangerous fire-arms are falling in the hands of young children...y cant they make strict and vigilant law against possesion of firearms... Ban action movies which show gore and bloody scenes which young kids tend to imitate..ther are endless other things to ban and they chose gaming...pfffttt!! if shutting down lancentres will stop such killings then its a good move...but i doubt it will work as more and more people will go out on the streets and play real-life cs as they dont have any place to play in their virtual world.. Dumb Government!!
2009-07-03 20:33
At first I was like .... But then I lol'd
2009-07-03 20:35
well, you probably didn't know that but selling cs hasn't been allowed in Brazil since the beginning of 2008... only some days ago this "law" was ruled out... at least they never forbade events from happening.
2009-07-03 20:48
they should take shooting out of the olympics.. im sure thats much more likely to lead to gun usage than cs and wc3 petty politicians.. how can such an efficient country be run by such stupid people.
2009-07-03 21:16
lool plees is it real that in brasil and germany they will block all cs lan even friendly,,,,?????? !!!!!
2009-07-03 21:43
i wish that c.s 1.6 will be one of olympc games !!!! 4.6 millon players in the world so what !
2009-07-03 21:44
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2009-07-03 22:28
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oky ! thanks
2009-07-03 22:34
lol they can install a pack without blood and change the skins of guns to nerf guns :D
2009-07-03 21:55
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ahahaaha that would ruin the originality of the game, then where's the fun, blood is a part of game
2009-07-04 01:58
bet that german kid has never played a shooting game for real in his life. dunno when will people realize its not about playing "killer" games, its about how parents raise their kids. obviosly that family was rich, the kid got whatever he wanted, otherwise he started screaming. even his ping pong coach (yes, the boy played it) said if he didnt win the match he was unbelievable. most of politicians are stupid (they want to shut down the internet LOL) btw politicians: osama doesnt play killer games.
2009-07-03 22:39
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He actually did it was found on his computer but there were numerous interview with psychologists that repeatedly said that a game making a player a murderer is not very likely and a rather weak attempt to solve the problem. It is indeed a society problem. This kid was sort of an outsider in his school, nobody really liked him and the attention from his parents probably wasn't enough. I'm sure there was a shitload of other stuff that was on his computer but Counter-Strike and other shooters are simply the easiest to blame - they're about shooting people.
2009-07-04 00:10
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ok i lost my bet :D anyway like u have said, lame excuse lol
2009-07-04 00:15
i bet they think binladen is playing cs and always win after planting c4 ^^ give me a break:)
2009-07-03 23:34
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ahhahaahaahahah, can't stop laughing lmao
2009-07-04 02:02
I may have some understanding as to the whole "killer game" situation but stopping a LAN is the wrong attempt to a solution. There may be people that play these games because it allows them to shoot other people in the head. These person may not be mentally stable and may be dangerous but they don't go to a LAN. A LAN is either a place to have fun playing with friends and like-minded folk or to compete in a tournament, not to fuel your anger against manhood.
2009-07-04 00:18
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Yeah u r right many tournaments are hold in Germany and now we won't see any other one. Next decision in Germany will be removing CS from the peoples that have it installed
2009-07-04 02:05
They have good reasons to do that! but it's wrong :x
2009-07-04 00:59
Estonia FrispeN
don't hate the game, hate the player
2009-07-04 01:21
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2009-07-04 09:33
news kinda april 1st
2009-07-04 01:23
any1 having betting error ? i bet on 2 matches and won both of them.. but my balance is still 0..
2009-07-04 01:42
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This isn't the right topic to post ur problem man, it's a bigger problem we are talking about here
2009-07-04 02:07
its from 2 days now
2009-07-04 01:43
bad ;~
2009-07-04 08:52
I think media and movie do more damages than games.
2009-07-04 09:06
I belive that games are bad for kids, but i don't see any government to remove all that junk food, drinks and other shits, that we know it affects our health. We live in a vicious world. And that kid who killed 16 people(or smth) he had other problems. Coops found on his PC CS and he played a lot of hours of CS, he was known to be a hardcore gamer. Good knows maybe Get_right will get a gun at ESWC or other tournament and kill them all :-s.
2009-07-04 09:09
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To my info it was Farcry 2, he had even some clothes like in the game.
2009-07-04 10:29
actually he played Far Cry day before for 2 hours
2009-07-04 13:56
Video games doesn't make people psychoses, shitty parenting does!! that's IT!
2009-07-04 09:31
1 reply
shitty parenting and bad school system.!!:)
2009-07-04 09:43
idiots (; . normal people although playing cs dont kill other people -.-
2009-07-04 09:58
1 reply
no ??? fuck damn...
2009-07-04 12:31
Stupid and overprotective. Dot.
2009-07-04 10:29
2009-07-04 11:21
1 reply
Nice video lol
2009-07-04 13:57
2009-07-04 12:46
sry but if you say games are the reason, why not thinking about movies, songs, etc. ? Movies can be quite brutal but no one cares, its all about the games :E
2009-07-04 13:41
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They argue that in games you control. In movies, music, literature you are in a passive position of observing actions not taking them.
2009-07-04 21:05
OMG! Retards
2009-07-04 15:33
The game didn't shoot someone. The kid did AND is fucked up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! don't blame the game.
2009-07-05 06:14
hahahhahha lol
2009-07-05 13:32
just for curiosity, guns aren't banned in germany huh? lans are much more fuc**** dangerous
2009-07-05 18:20
The stupid germans should ban all guns in their country. That would solve the problem IMMEDIATELY. I'm surprised that no one has even mention abt it. Games dun kill, but real guns do.
2009-07-05 19:01
rofl stupid decision
2009-07-06 11:52
Germany M1n1M3
i newer saw somebody killing a man with a game. so there is no "killer game". its an "action game" or a "3d shooter". all this stupid polititions try to make more votes by banning such events and games. they dont even known or saw this games ever. dumb!
2009-07-06 12:24
wow 16 kills :( what a massacre, sad :((
2009-07-06 12:34
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