There are 2,500 people living in The Centro Financiero Confinanzas, an unfinished skyscraper in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Despite being essentially squatters, they still have somewhere to play video games.
It seems like a familiar story: a baseball veteran gets to the end of his contract, can't sign another one, and finds new life, and love, in another country. In this case, it's EA Sports' long lost MVP Baseball 2005.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, he don't like video games. But the editors of Peruvian newspaper Peru21 didn't let that stop them using a recent arms deal to engage Chavez in a little involuntary Gears of War cosplay.
Twenty-six year-old gamer Guido Núñez-Mujica lives in Venezula, where the government has passed a new law that in effect criminalizes video games.
The Associated Press reports that the Venezuelan government's attempts to ban violent video games such as Counter-Strike, is weeks away from passing, though it isn't likely to affect widespread sale of pirated games.
There's a bill currently snaking its way through Venezuela's parliament that, if passed into law, will result in a total ban in the sale of violent video games in the country.