Switzerland So Neutral It Won't Even Let In Violent Video Games

from the overdoing-it-a-bit dept

An anonymous reader sends in word that Switzerland appears to be following in the footsteps of Venezuela by getting close to banning all violent video games in the country (yes, even for adults). It's not quite there yet -- as the Swiss National Council has basically just given itself the right to put in place such a ban, but is still debating the actual extent of the ban. However, it appears that many expect all video games rated at a mature or adult level will likely be banned. I'm curious why none of the countries that ban such video games are also willing to ban R-rated movies as well.
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    PaulT (profile), 22 Mar 2010 @ 10:12am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: To what end?

    I can see where you're coming from but no, they're not required to authenticate. You do need to access servers to play games online via official servers and to record achievements, but I think that a lot of gamers would be willing to give up perks if it means the difference between playing the game at all or not (I'm sure that unofficial servers can be set up for online play if needed - they exist for WoW so I assume they will exist for console games).

    It's still DRM, but it's minimal and usually makes no difference to whether you can play the game once the console's hacked. Again, this may change in future generations but there's no way to stop a player using the current gen (and remember, DRM is typically removed from pirated copies of PC games, so it's useless there as well).

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