Canis Canem Edit backlash

Written by Ryan Garside

October 27, 2006 | 08:39

Tags: #ban #bully #canem #canis #edit #keith #vaz #world

Companies: #dixons

I thought, when I woke, might be the first day in a long time where there would be no news to report on the Bully/Canis Canem Edit saga. How naïve I am. Instead, I was greeted with a huge report in the business section of BBC 1’s Breakfast News and reports from the news on ITV. When will this silliness end?

The answer, unfortunately, is probably not for a couple of weeks. Yesterday, the BBC reported that high street retailers: PC World and Dixons will now not stock the controversial game.

MP, Keith Vaz, is also making sure his voice is heard. He reportedly made this rant:

"It has some very dodgy scenes which if watched by young people may have an affect of what their perception of violence is. It will definitely find its way into the hands of those under 15. They are borrowing these games, they are seeing these games, and there is no control."

Rockstar has come up with an interesting response, drawing comparisons with popular, school based fictional stories:

"Canis Canem Edit is in a rich tradition of other forms of entertainment that have taken a comedic and funny look at school life, whether it be Grange Hill or the Harry Potter books and films."

At the moment it is unclear whether Keith Vaz has actually played the game; if he hasn’t he won’t be buying it from PC World or Dixons that’s for sure. Watch out for our review of Canis Canem Edit in the coming week.

Aren’t there bigger issues for Vaz to worry about than a game revolving around a school? Let us know your thoughts on the Bully backlash in the forums.
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