Keith Vaz, former UK minister and Labour MP for Leicester East, has called on the government to ban forthcoming Rockstar title Bully - on the grounds that it is expected to depict violence against schoolchildren. Speaking in parliament earlier this week, Vaz asked Commons leader Geoff Hoon: "Do you share my concern at the decision of Rockstar to publish a new game called Bully in which players use their on-screen persona to kick and punch other schoolchildren?"
Vaz continued: "Will you ask the prime minister to refer this video to the British Board of Film Classification? If they don't make any changes, will the government use its powers to ban this videogame?" Hoon replied that Rockstar has yet to submit the BBFC for rating, adding that the exact contents of the game - "disturbing as they sound" - are "not yet known."
News source: GamesIndustry.biz