New Zealand bans mass shoot­ing game

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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.

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