Wolfenstein ‘encourages kids to shoot Nazis’

PARENTS are worried that a new computer game where players battle Nazis could encourage anti-Nazi attitudes.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order features graphic scenes of Nazi murder, Nazi dog murder and giant Nazi robot murder which could influence the thinking of impressionable teenagers.

Teenager Nathan Muir said: “When I started the game I could go either way about the Nazis – they did have cool uniforms – but by the end, I’d killed hundreds and was hungry for more.

“I watched Saving Private Ryan and, God help me, I was dementedly cheering the Allied forces like a football fan. I’m so afraid of what I’ve become.”

Video games expert Susan Traherne said: “It is a proven fact that games like this desensitise children to the shooting of Nazis and even create neural links between Nazi death and pleasure.

“How can these children function in the Britain of today, with violent urges rising every time a fellow bus passenger innocently says that foreigners should be rounded up and put into camps?”

Gamer Wayne Hayes said: “As an adult, I’m perfectly able to tell the difference between a computer game and reality.

“If I met someone with Nazi views in real life, I wouldn’t shoot them. Like anyone else, I’d stare at the floor until they left, then mutter vague disagreement.”