In Greece, use a Game Boy, go to jail
(thanks Jonathan Stone) is a CNET.com article on the situation facing gamers in
Greece mentioned the other day (story
) where playing or owning
electronic games has been outlawed. According to the report, the law, which is
apparently intended to prevent online gambling, has already resulted in tens of
thousands of dollars in fines for playing games in public, and "A test case
is to come before the Greek courts next week, and the Greek gaming community is
already planning protests in the event that the defendant is convicted."
The Greek Internet Cafe Union
is still collecting virtual signatures on their online petition protesting this situation.