Playstations are poisonous, the West is all about lung cancer.

I’ll make this short, since it’s not really all that detailed anyway.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez stated on his radio show that the Playstation console is poison and that “some games teach you to kill.” He also said that games featuring bombs and cities were sold by capitalist countries to promote violence that would increase weapons sales in the future.

“Those games they call ‘PlayStation’ are poison,” Chavez said. “Some games teach you to kill. They once put my face on a game, ‘you’ve got to find Chavez to kill him.'” (Mercenaries 2: World in Flames was set in Venezuela but Chavez was never featured in it.)

And, he said that Western countries promoted drugs, alcohol and cigarettes which lead to hell, aka capitalism.

I don’t know about you, but when I think of South America I think of hot women, drugs, and awesome parades and parties, so I think the South has a bit of the drug/alcohol thing going on for itself already.

From GamePolitics.com:

Chavez suggested that Venezuelan should be churning out educational games.

In October, Venezuela’s parliament gave the go-ahead to a ban on videogames that grants the country’s consumer protection society full power in determining what titles would be outlawed in the South American country.

[via GP and IGN]

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