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  • Vetus - December 2, 2014 6:17 p.m.

    About the video games ban in Greece...only the arcades were affected from this law for some years and the internet cafes for a few months. Any other kind of video games (in computers and consoles) were still legal. Therefore the thing about getting into jail for having a Game Boy is an urban legend that started as a joke. Still the law was retarted for banning arcades for the stupiest reason. The irony? Big casinos were still working. But nooooo: let's blame arcades for illegal gambling.
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  • minifin - December 2, 2014 4:07 a.m.

    Anyways Battlefield 3 was released in november 2011 not in 2009 and the "DLC" it wasn't a dlc it was in the base game... Really is it that hard to research right information?
  • Fran_Halen - November 27, 2014 10:45 p.m.

    It shows a scene from God of War 3 when it talks about God of War 2 being banned.
  • grimmreapo - November 27, 2014 11:22 a.m.

    why is it, that it's always the dumb people who have the authority to make decisions. what worse is that they have the authority to make decisions for entire countries. since when did all the dumb people rule the world?
  • runner - November 27, 2014 9:24 a.m.

    Thailand also banned Tropico 5 because it makes military dictatorship looks bad.(duh)
  • kagemaru-dreizehn - November 27, 2014 8:37 a.m.

    Im from Venezuela, and that law SUCKS. The crime are not low than before, all the opposite. Actually, was only a excuse because de game Mercenaries, but the politics are all ass-holes, so they screw up all the gaming industrie here.
  • Imgema - November 27, 2014 2:47 a.m.

    As a Greek, i'm ashamed for the scum that we allow to destroy our country. The video games ban law was just a minor thing compared to what these bastards do all these years, since today. But they still get elected so we deserve what we get i suppose.
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  • rxb - July 20, 2014 4:49 a.m.

    Good article Ashley. I think the Iran one me laugh because as you said US products are banned from being sold there anyway. The Venezuela case is pure crazy, fair enough somebody thinks it could help, but has the country become a peaceful South American paradise since the ban?
  • TheArbulu - July 18, 2014 2:03 p.m.

    Brazil actually has this law that labels videogames as "gambling games" (the term in full Portuguese is "Jogos de Azar" - "Bad Luck Games"), but that's not for banning but for tax purposes. While in Brazil it is now illegal to own casino slot machines, there was a time where entire estabilishments (called "Bingos", kinda like a casino, only not with hotels or shows or sports events integrated to them) were pulverized along the entire country. So in order to take some money back from the owners of such places, the government raised all taxes on purchasing and owning slot machines, as they were imported. Videogames fell under the same category because, well, their argument was "slot machines = a videogame...sort of...". Fast-forward to 2014 and slot machines are fully illegal now, but the law still exists and it affects videogame-related prices nationwide. A regular edition launch game can cost up to 90 dollars - and don't even get me started on PS4's price here....
  • g1rldraco7 - July 18, 2014 11:09 a.m.

    Ban hammer running wild and you know what people are always going to complain.

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