They don't have the First Amendment...South Korea bans Ghost Recon 2
Obviously they don't have the First Amendment in South Korea. On the other hand our capital isn't in quite the same precarious position as Seoul.
That nation's capital, Seoul, has an estimated 11,000 artillery pieces aimed at it by its northern neighbor, whose Stalinist dictator, Kim Jong Il, has said he could turn the city into a "sea of fire" any time he wanted.
Article here: South Korea bans Ghost Recon 2 - Xbox News at GameSpot
GR2 is a stealth/shooter game, in this episode the "ghost" commandos are running missions into North Korea. It isn't unusual for regulatory bodies in European countries, for instance, to ask game publishers to make small changes in violent games before releasing them there.
Here's a quote from this Wired article from July, '04: Still, the notion that games should be restricted is accepted elsewhere. New Zealand, Brazil, Germany and several other nations have outlawed some games. In Britain, the makers of the Resident Evil series were made to change the color of blood from red to green, while the creators of Carmageddon had to make the people you run over in your car look more like zombies than average pedestrians.
Gotta love that First Amendment people, you think free speech works the same all over the developed world? It doesn't, not even close. Britain is censoring games...that's sad. You may think the content in some of the games out there is despicable, but at least you have the choice not to play those games.
UPDATE: here's a new game that will surely get that "despicable" label from some people - Dealer: Chronic, Pills & Coke.