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10 Countries Who Banned Videogames For The Worst Reasons

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As a fairly new medium, video games were often met with skepticism due to their content. Allegations of violence, sexuality or racism are amongst the most popular reasons why some conservatory countries took the banhammer and totally squashed some video game titles. But there are some other cases, where the censorship happened due to totally absurd reasons. Regardless of the motivation that got them banned, the following list encompasses 10 of the most interesting situations where different countries decided to proscribe videogames. Narrator: Davide Arbisi http://www.fraghero.com http://www.facebook.com/fraghero
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IronLover 64 (7 months ago)
Now do worst 1st and 2nd world country’s to be a gamer #5: Canada because things cost twice as much compared to the USA
TheNameIsJagz (1 year ago)
What about Turkey banning Minecraft for being inappropriate for children?
T Wood (1 year ago)
Fallout 3 didnt get banned in Australia, I got my Fallout 3 collector edition on day 1 of the release!
Billy McGee (1 year ago)
haha a game made mexico look bad??? ummmm ok
The Peacemaker (1 year ago)
What about Mortal Kombat being ban in Japan
Itmum Rhythm (1 year ago)
Is cod mw2 banned in Brazil???It also represents Brazil in a negative way.
Superdog (1 year ago)
How can you avoid interpreting the shit hole in a bad way? The country was left in debt after the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics just made everything worse then you have all the worker's rights issues and the fact the government doesn't give 1 fuck about their people and the country has a massive gang problem I'd say MW2 got it kinda correct.
The Peacemaker (1 year ago)
Itmum Rhythm Brazil is always worried about their image and not about the people who are in desperate need for help
Keith DeMons (1 year ago)
Brazil represents Brazil in a negative way.
im da bes (1 year ago)
When mma came up, i realized i was drinking an energy drink.
Connor Roberts (1 year ago)
I'm pretty sure Juarez is among one of the world's most dangerous cities so that ban seems to be built a bit on delusion.
Mr_pain531 (1 year ago)
I have no country 😡
Hey i am are Danish we cant stell play That game 🇩🇰
Swann 89 (1 year ago)
game's & reality are separate, when are stupid people going to realize this? probably never lol.
Josh C (1 year ago)
the ban with fallout was due to "chems" sharing real world names of drugs. (specifically one I believe) The one that topped the cake is what we now know as Med-X which was originally Morphine. Thankfully Bethesda is amazing enough to literally change these name(s) SPECIFICALLY for Australia couldn't imagine a world without fallout to be honest, hope this helped. Much love. From, Australia ❤
Issa Beganović (1 year ago)
I hope you have ways to bypass this like a VPN or something. Australia still bans the most games incl. digitally with Steam. But, you're very lucky if you don't live in Western Australia. In almost all of the countries you are allowed to possess the game for personal use as long as it's one copy and you are older than 21, but Western Australia kept the ban fully integrated. You get caught with these games, it's like smuggling cocaine, you get 10 years and 200 grands in fines. What a bunch of moral pussies.
Superdog (1 year ago)
Dunno why Bethesda tried using real names for drugs when Fallout 1 and 2 all used the Fallout Drug names.
Kobe Edwards (1 year ago)
I'm writing this comment before I watch the video but anyways I'm expecting: Germany Germany Germany Germany (Continued)
JULIAN 4321sc (1 year ago)
kobe edwards Australia too...
Soggy Chips 89 (1 year ago)
I'm Australian and I have fallout 3 wait no it's aloud here in wa I think and is band over south
Soggy Chips 89 (1 year ago)
What was the first battlefield 4 film tell me pls
Sea2gim (1 year ago)
csgo is not banned in brazil cuz neymar plays it XD
R_Bang_Rampage (1 year ago)
3:15 This thing always happen in Thailand. They alway blames video games for no reason.
R_Bang_Rampage (1 year ago)
Ethan Peterson it not about video games it about person because that kid should think about violence must be only in video games not in real life
Winter Peterson (1 year ago)
Well, GTA is one of the most non- child friendly games in the world, and that kid did confess to killing the driver so that he could see is it was as easy in real life as in GTA, so they had good reason.
Gerardo Palacios (1 year ago)
Hanzo Shimada (1 year ago)
this proves the world is full of pussies and assholes,like ppl need to stop trying to ban stuff and say it's "bad" for us,we have a say in our own lives.
Lokendra Rawat (1 year ago)
favela was also in mw2
Lokendra Rawat (1 year ago)
+daniel roa yea in cs also
daniel roa (1 year ago)
Web Tips and in many other games
Ajay Pandey (1 year ago)
Fun fact Fallout 3 was also banned in India for Featuring a Mutated 2 Headed Cow Known as Brahmin. Why you ask BECAUSE COWS ARE CONSIDERED HOLY IN OUR COUNTRY AND BRAHMIN IS THE NAME OF AN UPPER CAST. THAT'S FUCKING WHY! Don't even get me started on the Porn ban.
Mathew Philbee (1 year ago)
R Fryddie (1 year ago)
dying light banned in germany :(
Lazarous hcizirG (1 year ago)
in Australia it was only 1 drug called morphine and so it had to change to Med-X because Australia has a huge drug thingy going on.
Leo - TheRedSquirrel (1 year ago)
Listen I live in Australia and fallout 3 isn't banned and no, the content wasn't limited because my friend has played the game, and owns it, and experiences all the same things as overseas
Asjee Ognayon (1 year ago)
how about strategy games that is banned in some countries in asia
Krager (1 year ago)
But I live in Australia, and I bought Fallout 3 from EB games? (GameStop) I'm getting skeptical about your list Frag...
ClaspingMocha (1 year ago)
it's had it's content limited, just like the europe and australian versions of south park the stick of truth
Sean Gaiter (1 year ago)
who ever gave you that info is a retard
Sean Gaiter (1 year ago)
you do know that fallout was never banned in Australia lol
Andre lopes de barros (1 year ago)
Oh Brazil,what happened to you? (I'm Brazilian,don't judge)
Tanner T (1 year ago)
the reason you play video games is so you can escaped reality an have a good time but nowadays with all the libtard cucks in offices from countries around you cant even do that what a dumb fuckin world .
Stoikiy Muzhik (1 year ago)
You can play Deadrising 3 in germany. I own it but dont ask why it works :)
Hanzo Shimada (1 year ago)
Piratebay Do what you want cause a pirate is free, you are a pirate ;)
DevilMacouda (1 year ago)
EA MMA has been sold in Denmark, even though it was banned.
EmporerAaron (1 year ago)
You also forgot the Mercenaries series. The first one was banned in both North and South Korea because the game takes place there and your trying to take down a North Korean Dictator. The second one was banned n Venezuela because it took place there and also featured taking out a dictator.
FragHero (1 year ago)
good suggestion
wols frosty (1 year ago)
+FragHero manhuntis bannd in my country algeria too
theman6915 (1 year ago)
dark wo
wols frosty (1 year ago)
i dont think we do but it seems i cant finde the game anywher
Amine Lagab (1 year ago)
hey am Algerian !! i didn't know that we have laws against games ?!
FragHero (1 year ago)
Wow. very interesting. thanks for letting us know
Carlos Jiménez (1 year ago)
Brazilian people are stupid banning counter strike but not banning Max Payne. Lol Max payne goes much deeper into the Brazilian corruption than counter strike will ever do.
Diego Melo Saes (1 year ago)
I don't know if Counter Strike is still banned. I bought it on steam around 3 years ago and it's still on sale. We have one of the biggest Counter Strike gamer's community on earth.
Trihardingsloth (1 year ago)
i would love a manhunt 3 with next gen graphics :P
So, Brazil gets offended cause CS has a map on a favela. I guess they never played or heard of Max Payne 3...
Halo 12 (1 year ago)
Javi O. S Or r6
Ostemaden (1 year ago)
I'm Danish, and there is a reason for why advertising for energy drinks was made illegal here. When energy drinks started to become more mainstream, there were many underaged children who just bought and drinked energy drinks like regular soda, and there were multiple incidents of children dying by heart attack because of it. It's still legal to sell energy drinks, I can just go over to my local store right now and freely buy some if I want, but you can't advertise for them.
Theo K (1 year ago)
Ostemaden their parents' fault, not the energy drink
Noah Denzer (1 year ago)
all these countries you say are "conservative" are some of the more liberal countries in the world
Lache Lakin (1 year ago)
I am Aussie but I have fallout? Oh no I here the cops wish me luck!
Issa Beganović (1 year ago)
Are you older than 21 and live in the east?
Justin Martinez (1 year ago)
ClaspingMocha u
Dagriel Dagr (1 year ago)
ClaspingMocha yeah it still has the exact same gore violence drugs and everything the only difference is the drugs are not called chems they are called like "stims"
ClaspingMocha (1 year ago)
i never even knew it was banned so i just guessed
ClaspingMocha (1 year ago)
yeah, well i did just guess that it's what they did.
Lord Tacanka (1 year ago)
Koshish Shrestha (1 year ago)
I feel bad for those gamers who were born on those countries
BlackNWhite _ (1 year ago)
GTA V is banned in Saudi Arabia for inappropriate scenes and language
Erik The Dread (1 year ago)
Does FragHero know what a country is? The city of Juarez was the only place in Mexico that banned the video game set in Juarez. Mexico, as a country, didn't ban the game. Thus, you have at best a list of 9 countries banning games.
TheFernow (1 year ago)
Mommy! They took my game :(
BlubGamer555 (1 year ago)
no minecraft?
Taryn Prince (1 year ago)
If your a fan of free steam games ,I have a feeling you will enjoy a video i have on my channel...Your welcome in Advance
Taryn Prince (1 year ago)
i dont know why,but i have a feeling this list will contain something about Australia......just a feeling
IVEY_DEVINE (1 year ago)
fuck all these stupid country's
Beev (1 year ago)
by this point i really wouldnt call video games a "new medium"
Erik The Dread (1 year ago)
Everything is relative. Compared to printed media (books, newspapers, magazines), everything else is "new" media. TV isn't much older than video games.
sniper fox (1 year ago)
hi Love you
The unhappy One (1 year ago)
Good for the person you're talking to 😞
AIDS ETERNAL (1 year ago)
as a Brazilian I can say that stupid ban was lifted long ago.
TCM1211 (1 year ago)
dude didn't you already do one of these?
knight westcoast (1 year ago)
censorship is against freedom and is stupid.
Dank Memes (1 year ago)
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