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    Originally posted by ok100
    When a customer that wanted to play the game was entering the shop, was going to the owner and tell him a password phrase (like in spy movies) and then the owner would change the game to its illegal version. If the police was coming to for a search, he will press the remote control and the games will be legal again...


    Very sly.


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    What's really sad is the people signing the petition who believe that

    "u r soo ghey! LOlz!!11!!!1"

    Is relevant political social commentary. they should ban these folks and leave games as they are.

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    oh well... back to yoyos and hide and seek i guess

    geez... politicians are bad enough as it is without them being st00pid as well... i shudder to think wat sort of people Greece has to run the country...

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    Originally posted by phlegm_thrower
    oh well... back to yoyos and hide and seek i guess

    geez... politicians are bad enough as it is without them being st00pid as well... i shudder to think wat sort of people Greece has to run the country...
    The ancient Athenian forefathers, developers of democratic government, are not resting peacefully right now.

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    extra... extra... read all about it...

    "Athenian forefathers forwarded a petition to Zeus to strike their descendents with bolts of lightning for shaming their country"

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    Originally posted by ok100
    Yes, I am afraid it's true. They are going to ban all electronic games played in stores. They are NOT going to ban games for pc.
    they're banning all games, they just say they won't enforce the law in people's homes, but anywhere people are found playign electronic games in public they will be prosecuted. One of the first cases based on this law is two people caught playing counter strike on pcs in an internet cafe, they face 12 months jail and/or a 90k fine!!

    Craziness, this has to be the most ridiculous reason for a law I ever heard.


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    Originally posted by aversion
    One of the first cases based on this law is two people caught playing counter strike on pcs in an internet cafe, they face 12 months jail and/or a 90k fine!!
    Didn't you read page one of this thread? It only looked like they were playing counter strike. They were actually betting on race horses.


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    I was reading the news over the BBC, they sound a little young to be betting on race horses... plus, why not just bet on counterstrike? It's far more exciting!




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    Originally posted by aversion
    plus, why not just bet on counterstrike? It's far more exciting!
    Yeah, but then you always have someone saying "You only won the bet because you use the Rocket Launcher! U R soo ghey!!1!"

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    there's no rocket launcher in counterstrike

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    hmm who does play counter strike here?

    We can all get together and gamble on who is the best awp phreak? lol
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    sorry if i am not supposed to post this on fk.

    Why would they ban gameboy there is no real gambling with that?
    Only way to talk to someone else on it is if you have a 1 foot cord attached to both gameboys.

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    But then why would they ban pacman or any other video game?
    The problem they have is not with the games, it's with the gambling...the whole idea of removing an entire market because one section causes a problem is nuts.

    It's like saying "people use knives for cooking, cutting and stabbing, because of the stabbing part, knives are banned all together..."
    God i hate stupid bureaucracy...

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    Originally posted by aversion
    plus, why not just bet on counterstrike? It's far more exciting!
    Always play for slips at LAN parties using CS. Thats how I got 12 PCs.

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    wow when i went to greece they had something like that... its been for a while... i think that Greece is much better now than it was.

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    Originally posted by CNO
    Actually, Pokemon has a casino in it. In Celadon City, I believe.
    That's right!

    The government of Greece is making heroic efforts to humiliate the nation in front of the entire world, by banning all electronic games.
    Yeah, um very heroic.

    I guess its something to take the focus of their building of Olympic venues which they're behind in.

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    I think it was a joke Mo...

    As for the olympics, i heard a rumour that the IOC were considering reverting them back to sydney the greeks are so late...

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    Nope. It is true. It was in this morning's paper.

    The Greek Government is also going to see if it would be possible to start legal action against Microsoft unless they remove the games from Windows.

    Poor Greek friends.... I have a friend who we used to play FIFA back at uni and he beat me everytime. But venegeance is MINE now!

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    Originally posted by ]v[orpheus
    Yeah, um very heroic.
    Oh i know the law is real, i was talking about this...

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    Originally posted by tonytryout
    The Greek Government is also going to see if it would be possible to start legal action against Microsoft unless they remove the games from Windows.
    The whole windows is known as a big adventure game, so why not ban Windows completly? LOL

    Fredi

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    Originally posted by Subway
    Originally posted by tonytryout
    The Greek Government is also going to see if it would be possible to start legal action against Microsoft unless they remove the games from Windows.
    The whole windows is known as a big adventure game, so why not ban Windows completly? LOL

    Fredi
    And whether or not the machine will crash when you boot it is a huge gamble. Even more justification.

    As I said in the petition, video games are poised to become a larger industry than the movie industry, and for any nation to ban them outright is not just a bad PR move, but a stupid bit of politics which will hurt their economy as a whole. I mean, come on - do you think Windows or any other corporation will develop a special version of their software just to comply with an unpopular law?

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