Swiss Gaming Ban

The Swiss have apparently tightened their laws surrounding age restricted games so that youngsters need ID to buy them. It also means any game without a PEGI rating can’t be sold at all. Apparently there is now talk of an outright ban of all mature videogames. I would seriously hate to be Swiss. Even before this news I think I’d hate to be Swiss. It must be pretty scary for Swiss game developers.

It’s odd when you look at the countries that have strict and moronic policies towards games. In fact Switzerland kind of makes sense if you go with the alpine fresh, healthy skiing vision of neutrality. Germany and Australia less so.  Australia seem to ban anything that is even vaguely controversial and Germans having an aversion to blood just doesn’t sound convincing. Anyway all this censorship talk has got me angry I’m going to strafe a room full of Germans and pepper them with lead but I’ll be imagining they are Swiss censors.


About Simon Hill

I'm addicted to gaming and have been since I was a wee boy. Worked in the industry as a tester, designer and producer. I'm now a full time freelance writer and editor.