Brazil Bans Counter-Strike, EverQuest

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News Posted: Mon, Jan 21 2008 5:38 PM

This might not be a bad idea considering the real-life murder related to Lineage II we wrote about earlier, but still ...

The South American nation famous for its ability to create great soccer
players, attractive swimsuit models and land that used to be
rainforests has brought the banhammer down upon two of the world's most
popular online games. Both Counter-Strike and
EverQuest,
each now nine-years old, were said to promote "the subversion of public
order, were an attack against the democratic state and the law and
against public security" by the judge enacting the ban.

Here's a question: why these two?  Did Sony and Valve not grease the wheels enough?  After all there are still plenty of violent games for sale in Brazil, right?




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ryan92084 replied on Tue, Jan 22 2008 6:39 AM

the reason is a little odd... as is the games targeted.

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Lev_Astov replied on Tue, Jan 22 2008 9:39 AM
Yeah, that is more than a little odd. I smell corruption. Surprise, surprise!

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M0R0NI replied on Wed, Jan 23 2008 9:06 AM
Smells big time! 
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