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Uzbekistan Ban Lends New Angle to Violent Video Games Debate

Helen Liutongco writes: "The list itself is a bit of an oddity; it contains the usual suspects such as Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, but also weirdly specific and seemingly undeserving titles like Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. Strangest of all, the unreleased Left 4 Dead 3 is included as well (although it’s likely just another typo in a list full of them)."

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garyanderson197d ago

I'd love to hear how they came up with the list.

SaveFerris197d ago

Not good news for gamers in that country.

xtheblackparade196d ago

Well, the wikipedia page on the country says only 16% of the Uzbeks are non Islamic or non Christian and instead follow a different religion OR are atheist. So seeing as most games in the list are not in line with the Islam/Christianity I can imagine it gets a ban, there's just no support for those games. Different culture, different standards.

I'm glad I live in the EU, but I don't think everyone should live to our standards, let them do whatever they please because there's no right or wrong in culture.

DasTier196d ago

What about cultures that stone women to death for being the victim of rape?

xtheblackparade196d ago (Edited 196d ago )

I think that's got to do more with the legal system in said country. And that's an extreme, there's always exceptions. I'm talking about people who are willing. Christians and Muslims cannot abide by western atheist standards, because it's in conflict with the religions. So they are willingly accepting some rules. When the majority of a population in a country is not willing, that's a whole different story.

Fist4achin196d ago

Glad I'm not in Uzbekistan...

TheColbertinator196d ago

Uzbekistan is threatening our gaming industry.

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