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MOSCOW, December 27. /ITAR-TASS/. Contents of computer and video games should be regulated though no requirements are yet stipulated in law protecting children from negative information, head of Russian telecommunications and media enforcer Roskomnadzor Alexander Zharov told Itar-Tass.
Video games were not covered by legislation that had introduced special marks indicating age-suitability for information products, Zharov said.
To develop the law, the agency was asking major research institutes and universities, teachers, culture experts, doctors, child psychologists and sociologists to evolve the concept of information security that would deem video games subject to legislation, the official said.
“This is necessary as video content in games may be highly traumatic because of the power of a child’s involvement in a game and peculiarities of the child’s psyche,” Zharov said, adding that this was his opinion as “a human being and a father”.
Autumn 2013 release "Call of Duty: Ghosts", produced by Activision Blizzard, is now considered the most successful game ever, with revenue reaching a world-record $1 billion on the first day of sales. The latest release is advertised as a fierce fight for survival.
"Grand Theft Auto 5" follows, with launch day receipts of $800 million. Also premiered in the autumn, Russian reviews say this latest sequence in the criminal series contains erotic scenes, violent murders and torture.