AFP (via Google) reports that a federal court in Brazil has banned the sale of Counterstrike and Everquest because the games’ violence encouraged ‘the subversion of public order, were an attack against the democratic state and the law and against public security.’

Exactly why those games were singled out is still unclear. The ban does not prohibit the play of the games, only their sale.

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