Uzbekistan bans 34 games, citing threat to "civil peace"

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    ZLoth
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    From NeoWin:

    Uzbekistan bans 34 games, citing threat to “civil peace and inter-religious harmony”

    A total of 34 video games have been banned outright in Uzbekistan, effectively rendering import and distribution of the titles illegal in the country. The list is odd, to say the least, with individual games from major franchises being banned, but leaving their sequels and the like untouched.

    Although video game bans were a growing issue in the past, the practice is largely reduced nowadays, with countries such as Germany and Australia, well known for their banning and censoring of violent video games, rarely getting in the way of newer games anymore.

    FULL ARTICLE HERE


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    With distribution increasingly shifting from physical media toward downloads, how does this even work? It ends up being a symbolic gesture on paper.

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    It’s an authoritarian country, mostly Muslim. They could always do a North Korea and block out unwanted internet through what I’m assuming will be a state run ISP. China does a less drastic but fairly similar thing, they even crack down on VPNs.

    Carmageddon has a negative viewpoint on Uzbekistan? And… 3D Sex Villa 2? Yeah, I can see that one upsetting religious people.

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    Here are the IP ranges for the Uzbekistan ISPs. So, you can implement IP blocks to prevent access to the download services if they don’t prevent the downloads.

    And, oh yeah, prevent the use of VPNs as well.


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