Jail time for in-game killers

New legislation has been proposed in Germany that would make it a crime to commit “cruel violence on humans or human-looking characters” in games.

The move comes in response to a school shooting in November: 18-year-old Sebastian Bosse wounded 37 people before taking his own life. The shooting has drawn comparisons to another in 2002 where a German student shot and killed 16 people. In both cases the perpetrator was a Counter-Strike fan.