New Zealand bans mass shooting game
A video game has been banned in New Zealand after the country’s chief censor said it appeared to glorify the Christchurch mosque shootings on March 15 that killed 51 people. The game was available for several weeks and required players to goes on a shooting spree in a scenario that mimics a live-stream. It included several direct references to the March 15 shooting, while the main character was named Brenton Torrent. The suspect in the Christchurch shootings is called Brenton Tarrant. New Zealand’s chief censor David Shanks said the game was classified as “objectionable”, which makes it illegal to share, host or download it.