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Posts tagged “germany”

Germany relaxes ban on Nazi symbols in video games

After decades of banning swastikas and such symbols of Nazis and other "unconstitutional organisations" from games, German authorities will now potentially allow them - if they serve an artistic or educational purpose. This "social adequacy" clause has allowed these symbols to be used in other artistic mediums but wasn't previously applied to video games (which only became art, as we all know, through BioShock Infinite…

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South Park’s German Version Delayed Due To The Nazis

Here's a very odd thing. South Park: The Stick Of Truth will not be available in Germany or Austria on Friday after all. Because Ubisoft left the swastikas in. A note on the German Steam page for the game states, "The Stick of Truth contains an unconstitutional symbol which means that we are unfortunately not able to release the game on the German and Austrian…

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German Censors Approve New Action Game

Are you a German teenager? Then do we have some good news for you! After a short seventeen year-long wait, you are now legally allowed to buy a copy of Doom. And, indeed, Doom can now be stocked in normal shops, not just ones ominously deemed 'adults-only' - which was basically putting the game right up there with porn. As of yesterday, Germany's Federal Department…

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Germany Moves To Ban Violent Videogames

Game Politics reports that Germany's sixteen Interior Ministers have asked the Bundestag to ban the production and distribution of violent video games. This would mean violent videogames could not be purchased at retail or online in Germany, and that companies like CryTek would have to leave the country to continue production of their games. (That, or come up with creative solutions. Perhaps replace all the…

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