Wednesday, September 04, 2002
Thou Shalt Not Quake
Get this - the Greek government has banned electronic games - all of them - outright. In an effort to abolish electronic gambling (which was already illegal), they've decided that it was too hard for officials to differentiate between gambling games and everyday, harmless game-games, so they've outlawed them all. Whether you're playing the ponies on the net or just playing a harmless game of Collapse on your computer, you're in danger of 3 months in the slammer and a 10,000 euro fine.
I'm curious as to what Microsoft has had to say about this, since Windows ships with games and obviously they and other Corporate Giants have a stake in this. Internet cafe owners are already freaking out, as this threatens to wipe out their businesses altogether - obviously.