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6:15 PM on 01.31.2012

Some German politicians want their own version of SOPA

Members of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Social Union, which form one of the ruling parties in the German government right now, like SOPA so much that they want their own version of it for Germany. While they a...

Sven Wohl



Offbeat Hall of Fame: The bizarre Mega Man TV soundtracks photo
Offbeat Hall of Fame: The bizarre Mega Man TV soundtracks
by Tony Ponce

[Offbeat Hall of Fame is a showcase of the cool, often bizarre products and media from years past that celebrate videogames and gamer culture.]

I love videogame soundtracks. Audio is such an integral part of the gameplay experience for me that I've been known to purchase games based solely on their music. I also love television shows based on videogames -- well, in theory if not always in practice. However, when you start talking about soundtracks of videogame-based TV shows, you reach a critical juncture where terrible things can happen.

The Ruby-Spears Mega Man cartoon was really good, but it was also really bad for the same reasons. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the show and couldn't wait to discuss the latest episode with my friends come Monday. Beyond the catchy if lyrically barren theme song, I thought the BGM was pretty kickin', featuring the perfect pump-up jams for scrapping bots. So good was the score, in fact, that it was reused for the Ocean Group dub of Dragon Ball Z!

When I heard that the Mega Man soundtrack was receiving a physical release, I knew I had to have it, but it wouldn't be until recently before I finally got hold of a copy. Was it everything I dreamed it would be? It would have... if not for the fact that the music on the album isn't actually from the show!

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3:30 PM on 11.29.2011

Shock: Dead Island banned in Germany at last

In news that will surprise only people who have never heard of Germany before, it has come to light that Dead Island's been banned ... in Germany!  Deep Silver is not surprised, gamers are not surprised, and I doubt the ...

Jim Sterling

11:15 AM on 11.01.2011

German gamers returning Battlefield 3 over spying concern

It seems that German gamers are returning copies of Battlefield 3 to stores. They're concerned that required download software Origin enables EA to spy on users' activities. Eurogamer reports that German retailers Media ...

Dale North

1:00 PM on 10.29.2011

Guess which games were banned in Germany in October

When it comes to banning videogames or at least restricting their sales, there just is no country quite like Germany! There are several lists to take into consideration, so I'll try to make things simple and clear for you, de...

Sven Wohl

8:00 AM on 09.22.2011

The difficulties of creating a game in four days

This video gives you some insight into how the BigJam that took place in St. Oberholz, Berlin, went along. Here, the programmers gathered in a café in order to create a game, from scratch, in only four days. The video...

Sven Wohl

2:45 PM on 08.31.2011

DOOM and DOOM 2 are no longer pornography in Germany

Today is a very special day, for it is the day that Germans are legally allowed to buy DOOM and DOOM 2 in common high street stores. The two games were previously filed under Media Harmful to Young Persons, which placed ...

Jim Sterling

4:00 AM on 08.31.2011

Study says gamers play less videogames than expected

According to a poll done by the association BITCOM in Germany, gamers seem to be pretty sensible about the amount of time they spend with their favorite hobby. While 62% of those asked play videogames on a daily base, most of...

Sven Wohl

7:30 AM on 08.18.2011

The first two Gears of War games might come to Germany

After the pretty much unexpected "OK" from the German ratings board USK for the third Gears of War, there now seems to be a possibility to bring the first two games of the popular franchise to Germany too. According to the Ep...

Sven Wohl

5:00 AM on 08.15.2011

'Killerspiele' do not make war sexy to gamers

The university of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, has made public the results of one of its latest studies: Players of so-called 'Killerspiele' like Counter-Strike actually don't like the military or war more than those who don't....

Sven Wohl





9:00 PM on 08.11.2011

Half of Germany's adult population plays videogames

According to research done by Newzoo, half of the adult population of Germany plays videogames on a regular basis. The same applies to France and the United Kingdom, as all three countries combined have a total market of 153 ...

Sven Wohl

2:00 AM on 08.10.2011

German TV channel to broadcast ESL Pro Series start

ZDFkultur, a German digital TV channel, will broadcast the start of the ESL Pro Series on August 20. The season start will take place at gamescom and if the pilot is successful enough, the channel's administrators will consid...

Sven Wohl

5:00 AM on 08.09.2011

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood wins big at BIU Awards

The "Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware" (or "Federal Association of interactive Entertainment Software") has a yearly award for the best selling games on the German market of the past 12 months. The awards are s...

Sven Wohl

11:45 AM on 07.22.2011

Epic is happy with Gears of War 3 being rated in Germany

Gears of War 3 has received an official USK 18 rating in Germany, meaning Germans won't have to go across the border and import a copy of Zahnräder des Krieges 3 this time around. Epic Games president Mike Capps told Joy...

Maurice Tan

7:00 PM on 05.02.2011

Amazon Germany gets Ocarina of Time 3D bonus Zelda bag

Pre-order customers on Amazon Germany for The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will get a fancy Zelda-themed Nintendo 3DS bag with their order when it ships on June 17. So far it seems like Amazon.de is the only one throwi...

Dale North

9:00 AM on 02.26.2011

Sony sues PS3 hacker for 1,000,000 euros, hacker defiant

Alexander "graf_chokolo" Egorenkov has his home raided by German police this past week, after Sony demanded the seizure of his PS3 hacking equipment. It has been subsequently revealed that Sony plans to sue Egorenkov for 1,00...

Jim Sterling