Gaming - an extreme reaction?

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  1. jonf's Avatar

    jonf said:

    Default Gaming - an extreme reaction?

    This is on zdnet bit worrying if true

    Thousands of British tourists in Greece are unknowingly facing heavy fines or long terms in prison for owning mobile phones or portable video games. The Greek government has banned all electronic games across Greece, including those in home computers, Game Boy-style portable consoles, and on mobile phones.

    Law Number 3037, enacted at the end of July, explicitly forbids electronic games with 'electronic mechanisms and software' from public and private places, and people have already been fined tens of thousands of euros for playing or owning games.

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  2. marcode's Avatar

    marcode said:


    ye, read bout this yesterday, apparently its to stop online gambling, that was already banned lol... dumbass greeks...
  3. Spike2k1's Avatar

    Spike2k1 said:


    looks like i aint going to greece on my hols then!!
  4. ABCMan's Avatar

    ABCMan said:


    Originally posted by Spike2k1
    looks like i aint going to greece on my hols then!!
    you, me and most of the rest of the residents of any country with electricity does this mean that no plane scan fly to greece too as many have games in the seatbacks

    Still if i wanted to suck exahust fumes for my holidays i could camp besides the m25
  5. PimpMasterT's Avatar

    PimpMasterT said:


    when i went for the funeral i had to leave my pda with my cousin cause olympic airways wouldn't let me take it over!


  6. ABCMan's Avatar

    ABCMan said:


    why dont they just ban electricity and go back to the dark ages?
  7. Yazmon's Avatar

    Yazmon said:


    "They are taking it very seriously," he said. "It even affects the games that come with Windows. "
    So in other words, Greece have banned the sale of Windows on notebooks, its a step in the right direction!
  8. Danger Mouse's Avatar

    Danger Mouse said:

    Greek Government Ban All Electronic Games

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    *sry guys i meant 2 add this link 2 the bottom ov the other post on this subject but obv ive pressed new thread instead ov reply:rolls:
    Last edited by Danger Mouse; 5th September 2002 at 06:44 PM.
  9. yankee's Avatar

    yankee said:


    What the hell are they doing?!?!
    There will be a big reaction to it without a doubt.
  10. wonkyfox's Avatar

    wonkyfox said:


    Why do Govenments always take the arse backwards way of doing things??
  11. Luscious Linda's Avatar

    Luscious Linda said:


    I hope it don't filter down into Italy, I would be a little lost without my assortment of electronic games and gadgets
  12. ABCMan's Avatar

    ABCMan said:


    i've merged dangermouses thread with this one as its on the same subject