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But none of it compares to Greece. We should thank our lucky stars we get to play our favourite games at all – that's right, Greece recently had  an outright ban on computer games. All of them. In fact, technically it still does. 

It all stemmed from a typical political scandal whereby a member of the leading political party was caught on video inside an illegal gambling establishment. After media uproar, all possible methods of gambling were scrutinised and blocked, resulting in all computer games on PC or otherwise being banned.

Of course, this didn't sit well with a lot of people and the law was questioned by the EU before eventually being suspended, with instruction given to the authorities not to inforce it due to it being 'unconstitutional'.

So next time you buy a duff game, at least be grateful that you can.

6 comments

  • Cogglesz - October 18, 2009 9:47 a.m.

    My girlfriend is from Greece and so i went with her on holiday last year, i wondered why i never seen any game specialist stores that sell only games.
  • FETALJUICE - October 3, 2009 5:01 a.m.

    Loved the Mortal Kombat stuff. Shit, I love my games brutal but that stuff shown in Manhunt 2 was GRISLY as hell!
  • dimomarg - October 2, 2009 5:27 a.m.

    madness? THIS IS ATHENS!!! but no matter what these idiots do... I doubt they will notice steam.... lol
  • Satu - September 30, 2009 11:12 p.m.

    Probotector? Honestly? That sounds like a pro-bot detector. Also, did the Germans never consider that killing robots and aliens is as wrong as killing humans if they are self-aware? Apparently not... oh I can see the rest of this comment descending into murky territory, so I'll just cut it off there.
  • loonyman978 - September 30, 2009 10:44 p.m.

    How old is this article? and only one comment?! ah hell, second!
  • nightcrawler31 - September 17, 2008 7:46 a.m.

    lol mortal combat FIRST!

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