Topic / Switzerland

Zune expands to new markets – brings movie rentals to Aussie gamers

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Big news from Redmond for gamers, and those who use their Xbox 360s as a media hub. Microsoft has decided to extend its Zune platform to more markets – despite the fact that the Zune player is only available (officially) in the United States. “The integration between Zune, Windows Phone 7 and Xbox LIVE is an exciting expansion in our entertainment offerings,” Craig Eisler, Corporate VP of Interactive Entertainment Business […]

Switzerland passes law banning ‘violent’ video games

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NEWS IN BRIEF: Any game with a classification rating of 16 or above in the PEGI system (Europe’s version of the OFLC for gaming, though they have an adult rating) will be banned from sale in Switzerland after a new law passed by the Swiss National Council. While no exact requirements has been made officially yet, but it is most probable that a ban on distrubution, production and sale of […]

Study applies international law on video games – WTF?

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Proving that anyone can create a study on any topic, two Swiss organisations have decided to test several video games and applied international law, including International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Criminal Law (ICL), to see if the games have violated any of the rules set in place. The organisations – Pro Juventute, a children rights group, and Track Impunity Always (TRIAL), an organisation focusing on international law – have […]