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  • SneakBean - July 18, 2014 5:28 a.m.

    No games are banned in Greece except Manhunt which (as you said) is banned pretty much everywhere. Just saying!
  • kyle94 - July 18, 2014 9:48 a.m.

    You didn't read it, did you? "The EU promptly slapped the government of Greece with an injunction for being dumb, and the ban was allowed to quietly lapse three years later."
  • Imgema - November 27, 2014 2:53 a.m.

    ALL games were banned in Greece for a while, in 2002. Braindead politicians wanted to ban gambling machines but they didn't know the difference between these and video games so they banned "all electronic games"... just to be safe. Generally, we never had problems with censorship in games but this law pretty much banned everything. Even if you had a PC with no games you were still an outlaw because Windows have solitaire and these other build in games... That's what protesters used against public offices saying, if we are illegal for having game boys, you should close the offices because you use windows, thus you are illegal too. This law is dead now but it did a lot of damage.
  • Cruddi - July 18, 2014 4:32 a.m.

    Anybody else think Dead Rising 3 being band in Germany is ironic because Carmagedon changed from humans to zombies and got a pass and in Carmagedon you were encouraged to aim for them for cash and time, where as dead rising 3 you're defending your self and trying to save people?
  • chriszewski - December 2, 2014 2:03 p.m.

    All Capcom needed was green blood and it might've passed.
  • Cruddi - December 8, 2014 3:53 p.m.

    True, like house of the dead and zombie revenge?
  • StrayGator - July 17, 2014 9:52 p.m.

    I wish there was a proper game that depicts Israel/IDF in a negative light - if only to see the response and learn whether we have a regulatory body for videogames. Only games to fit the bill so far are indie "Freedom Fighter Simulators" which are usually reskins of classic FPSs, nothing you'd find on Steam, Gamestop, etc.
  • brickman409 - July 17, 2014 9:31 p.m.

    What's going on in Brazil? most of these bans make at least a little bit of sense, but banning bully because it takes place in a school and banning Counter Strike for having a favela map but not MW2 even though it had something similar? wtf
  • TheArbulu - July 18, 2014 1:56 p.m.

    I remember this case, as I was working in a gaming mag here in São Paulo. There was a whole lot more context on this particular ban than GamesRadar lets off. Back at the same time, we were having issues with teenagers fighting for no good reason on school grounds, and the government felt a game like Bully would be a desservice, encouraging kids to keep fighting. Now, I know what you're thinking: Bully had an Over 18 rating (I think) and kids should not be playing this anyway - but while Brazil does have an age rating system specifically for videogames, it has little to no control over who buys what. But still, it was a dumb ban anyways, as most of school fighting cases were really over grudges and quickly solved, never escalating to things as serious as portrayed in the game. As for CS/MW, well, that was really stupid.
  • lordshinjuku - July 17, 2014 9:17 p.m.

    Wasn't there a game on the Sega CD I think it was night trap were u raid girls house. It was horrible didn't that get ban in the states
  • DirkSteele1 - July 18, 2014 6:20 a.m.

    Actually in that game it was your job to protect the girls from bad guys but it was completely misrepresented by the media at the time. Never let the truth get in the way of a good bit of outrage.
  • winner2 - July 17, 2014 9:01 p.m.

    I liked this list, it got more and more ridiculous as it went on. The last one in particular... Greece : ELECTRONICS BAD, NO ELECTRONICS Rest of world : What the hell are you doing?
  • Pengy - July 17, 2014 8:54 p.m.

    Playing as a Taliban sounds pretty damned fun, imo, since everywhere else you just mow down tons of dark skinned people. Nice to see some change in that. Maybe in another game we can play as atheists murdering gun-weilding religious nut jobs, too.
  • GOD - July 17, 2014 7:54 p.m.

    That list just got better and better. Great read. Also you can tell what countries don't like freedom of speech if they ban a game featuring them....
  • March-Cyanide - July 17, 2014 5:49 p.m.

    The lesbian thing was quite bizzare, game bans suck especially when it 's over history, a current event or just a social issue in society in the certain area.
  • _--_ - July 17, 2014 3:47 p.m.

    --im so hoping R* is developing a new manhunt game --one that has been in development for years --it would take the entire world by storm
  • GR_RyanTaljonick - July 17, 2014 4:26 p.m.

    dare to dream
  • _--_ - July 17, 2014 7:15 p.m.

    --did R* ever announce that 'new game announcement' they had spoken of? --did it just end up being --gta5 on 8th gen? --i thought they were announcing a new game to come out next year???
  • homestar99 - July 17, 2014 8:50 p.m.

    They're probably going to do their actual announcement after GTA V Next-Gen/PC goes Gold. All I know is that people are going to say Manhunt 3 or Agent and it's going to be neither. I really want it to be Manhunt or Agent, though.
  • _--_ - July 17, 2014 9:54 p.m.

    --yeah its not agent --but im not sure why it couldnt be manhunt --its about time for a proper R* sequel in that franchise --and out of their existing franchises --its the one that would draw the most interest and controversy --and that --is what R* is ALL about --but --it has been A WHILE since manhunt 2 --and --bully would probably do okay too --but --i dont know --im just not all that 'excited' about a new bully

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