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SiThLoRd><1000
09-06-2002, 12:46 AM
Have any of you people heard about the Greeks?!?! Holy Crap! They banned all video games, cell phone games, etc. because they could be "Illegal Gambling." I just heard about this issue. They have a link at jediknightii.net about info and a petition you can sign. That is so much bullsh*t!!!! What the f*ck is the world coming to. Your comments...

Eets
09-06-2002, 12:49 AM
My comment? This belongs in the swamp. ;)

:eets:

SiThLoRd><1000
09-06-2002, 12:52 AM
I know. But alot of people talk here. I'll post it there too...

SiThLoRd><1000
09-06-2002, 12:53 AM
Did not realize it was already done. Oops. Hehe...

Kyth'emos
09-06-2002, 12:53 AM
UH, they didnt ban cell phones. But if you are caught playing games on it you are in trouble. Second I doubt it would last long but sgning an online petiotion isn't gonna do anything. Thirdly I dont live in or plan to visit greece so I could not care less.

SiThLoRd><1000
09-06-2002, 12:57 AM
I'm saying what I read off Msn and other various sites. Cell phones was on the list. But they may of been mis informed. Also, how can you say that??? That is robbing honest innocent people of such great things. And what if such ideals spread? Think about it...

Kyth'emos
09-06-2002, 12:59 AM
Like I said it wont last... besides I could use a good reason to spend less time on the computer. I really dont think it would be so horibble, it would just take a little (OK alot) of getting used to.

SiThLoRd><1000
09-06-2002, 01:04 AM
Hehe, true Kyth...true

pik-ard
09-06-2002, 01:04 AM
i doubt america, england, and pretty much every country would follow greeks ban if video games... because video games = money, and money = good economy, and good economy = more for the gov to steal; so really, theres nothing to worry about:D

Boba Rhett
09-06-2002, 01:08 AM
Think that's weird? Microsoft is holding a contest for their new game AoE and guess were they're sending the winner. That's right, to the one place on earth were you can't play games! :D :lol:

SiThLoRd><1000
09-06-2002, 01:13 AM
Originally posted by pik-ard
i doubt america, england, and pretty much every country would follow greeks ban if video games.=

I did not say that. I'd said what if these ideals caught on... (most likely the dominant world powers ould never socomb to such things, hopefully at no time even if for a small ammount of time...)

SiThLoRd><1000
09-06-2002, 01:14 AM
Hehe, that was a g1. I had forgotten about that. Duh... :lol:

ShockV1.89
09-06-2002, 01:46 AM
They banned cellphones that can play games.

http://www.gamespydaily.com/news/fullstory.asp?id=3939

That really blows, but its way too extreme. I doubt it'll last long, but even if it does, that would never fly in the USA or most European countries...

ShockV1.89

Ratmjedi
09-06-2002, 02:18 AM
That is one *ucked up rule. I think we should ship video games over there so that they don't have to be robbed like that.
:duel: :lsduel:

XERXES
09-06-2002, 03:06 AM
that is ridicilious

warm regards,
XERXES

NerfYoda
09-06-2002, 03:34 AM
Making it illegal will only create more criminials & fill up their jails &/or work them out their hard earned money by fines. Making it illegal will get more people to do it, what with the whole "thrill" in breaking the law.. especailly a silly one like this one.

Darth Groovy
09-06-2002, 05:26 AM
:wstupid:

Not only that, but they will create yet another black market for the kids in Greece. Can you say Prohibition anyone? :rolleyes:

fat_101
09-06-2002, 07:23 AM
does sound really stupid and i cant see it lasting long.

forget the pertition(<- spelt wrong) send a peacekeeping suppy drop from u.n to greece full of games :p :D think of those poor souls ;) no jedi outcast.

FATTEH

p.s im really tired here so forgive bad spelling :(

leXX
09-06-2002, 07:24 AM
It is one of the most ridiculous laws I have ever heard of! Of course it can only lead to crime. :mad:

Kstar__2
09-06-2002, 08:22 AM
it could be that that rule was made by people who don't understand a f*ck about computers, and thought: if we can't nowone can

well, even if so, it is the most stupid law in history

Pad
09-06-2002, 08:52 AM
i think its ridiculous!

but i dont think that law is gonne do anything. even if its forbidden ppl will go on playin and playin.
cant u remember when u were a litlle kid and mommy told u not to do that. wouldnt u do it behind her back?

ShockV1.89
09-06-2002, 09:44 AM
lol I just realized, this gonna spawn a whole new breed of "hardcore renegade gamers."

"Yeah, boy, I'm an l33t d00d! I'm from Gr33ce and I st1ll play! j00 can't handle dat!"

For gods sake, toss that law out.

ShockV1.89

Nanodagiardino
09-06-2002, 01:57 PM
Whata BS. Gamblers will find other things to gamble on(wouldn't want to put NEW ideas into them, but things like games, races, events, pets, neighbors)... gamers will have a sad illegal life downloading illegal software from the net... a few poor unlucky sod will get cought and end up paying fines or going to jail even... and there will be black markets... and organized crime will flourish... etc etc... hope it doesn't last.

The Truthful Liar
09-06-2002, 02:15 PM
Heh, this is one of the stupidest confessions I've ever heard... "Can't distinguish the difference between games and gambling" - then I highly suggest that they have a change of government, because that's just blatantly sad.

Also yeh... there are things like kazaa etc... people will resort to internet warez and pr0n at worst. This kind of resolution will NOT help nor resolve anything.

*tsk tsk tsk*

Kstar__2
09-06-2002, 03:41 PM
[HUGE sarcasm mode]
[Devil mode]
[speaking to bush]

lets also make a plan to be able to make an assault to greece, just like u did with the netherlands

[/HUGE sarcasm mode]
[/Devil mode]
[/speaking to bush]

SiThLoRd><1000
09-06-2002, 06:25 PM
Lets see what those greasy officials over there think now. Nano, Does this effect you? (I noticed your location was Italy but maybe somewhere else)

BCanr2d2
09-06-2002, 10:27 PM
From the country that supposedly bought us democracy - in the main it is the British version thereof that most of the world uses - how can they even think of something like this?

How I'd love to live in Kas, Turkey, where a Greek Island is very visible, open up a LAN gaming centre for them........
BTW, Kas is a very good place to visit, well out of the way......

Darth Knight
09-06-2002, 11:51 PM
no just imagine it...you are in jail and you are with people that murderd, raped, and stole....they ask you what you are in for.....you say i was palying online chess....LOL....wtf that is so crazy

Lunatic Jedi
09-07-2002, 03:18 AM
This law won't even last a few months. With a law this stupid, people will inevitably keep on playing games, and that will result in overcrowded jails, with more of the taxpayers money flowing into it.

I just don't understand it... how can video games be linked to gambling? It makes no sense at all! :mad:

Guardian Omega
09-07-2002, 12:46 PM
Only one way: You gamble on who's gonna win at that videogame, but nobody does it.