(Edited by MichaelPalin (1195), Jan 25, 2008)Counter Strike and EverQuest banned in Brazil
MichaelPalin (1195), Jan 23, 2008
On October 07, a judge in Brazil passed a ban on Counter Strike and Everquest and is being enforced since January 17. According to the judge Carlos Alberto Simoes, both promote "the subversion of public order" and are "an attack against the democratic state and the law and against public security". In the case of Counter Strike, an added reason for the ban is the existence of a mod that portraits fire-fights between drug dealers and police officers in Rio de Janeiro, and is considered a way of teaching players war strategies.
Other games like Carmaggedon, Grand Theft Auto and Postal 2 have also been banned in Brazil before.
Sources: 1, 2, 3
EA Brazil said that they're not responsible for that mod and that they're waiting for a judicial note to take the proper measures.
I wonder why it took so long for some bastard judge to complain about CS. As for Everquest, I don't know, it doesn't seem that popular around here. But that CS is map is damn fun, I gotta tell ya...
(Edited by Indra was here (15038), Jan 23, 2008)Re: Counter Strike and EverQuest banned in Brazil
Indra was here (15038), Jan 23, 2008
Well we can add Brazil to the now trilogy of we like to ban games countries: Germany und Australia.
Er, I do suspect there was actually a case before the judge sanctioned the ban...?
Indra was here Wrote:
You forgot the UK.
I don't get it. I thought Brazil didn't have stupid people. :(
Try looking on the moon. Although, from what I've heard there were some sightings too.
Well that sucks, but I can't say I'm overly surprised. Of course if playing Counter Strike really helped teach me war tactics, I'd be a friggin' general by now.
Oh, and I believe you mean Postal 2 has been banned in Brazil, not Portal 2. :)
Well, if he meant [i]Portal 2[/i], I do not see an entry for it on Wikipedia, or either the game was recently released.
(Edited by Adam Luoranen (78), Jan 25, 2008)Re: Counter Strike and EverQuest banned in Brazil
Adam Luoranen (78), Jan 25, 2008
Yes, I'm pretty sure he meant Postal 2, which got banned in lots of places.
Although, it would be awesome if there were a Portal 2 out already. :)
Steely Gaze Wrote:
Now for the big prize, name a game I have played recently!!, XD
Arabic: مَهْزَلَه، موقف مُثير للسُّخْريه
Chinese (Simplified): 闹剧
Chinese (Traditional): 鬧劇
Czech: fraška, komedie
German: die Posse
Greek: φάρσα, γελοιότητα
Latvian: farss; joks
Norwegian: parodi, farse
Portuguese (Brazil): palhaçada
Portuguese (Portugal): farsa
Hebrew: בדיחה עלובה
My own translation :)
I think for Turkish I'd suggest: saçmalık
Why does the dot over the I hide under the C?
Игги Друге Wrote:
Now there's a question you don't hear everyday...