September 04, 2002

Games banned in Greece


In a terrifying move, the Greece government banned all electronic games, either running on game consoles, mobile phones or computers, according to CNET:

The blanket ban was decided in February after the government admitted it was incapable of distinguishing innocuous video games from illegal gambling machines.

Google has a cached version of the English translation of the law, according to, which seems to be down.

The ban seems to cover even innocent games like tetris, and those that come bundled on any operating system. It's really absurd! Whatever the motives behind such a law, the solution is just too drastic and abusive.

Posted by ovidiu at September 04, 2002 09:34 AM |
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