NEWS - Tuesday, December 10, 2002
Honduras to ban violent gamesAccording to an Associated Press report, the Honduran Congress has voted unanimously to pass legislation that will ban the sale and distribution of "violent" games if the law is signed by the president. The games specifically mentioned in the law are Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, Turok, House of the Dead, Duke Nukem, Shadowman, Quake, Killer Instinct, Doom, Legacy of Kain, Street Fighter, and Perfect Dark. The law is said to be one part of the governments effort to stem growing crime in Honduras. It will not go into effect until next June, in order to give retailers six months to clear their stock of the affected products.