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Dead Space 2 delayed in Germany due to censorship


Jan 18
// Jim Sterling
Oh Germany, you so censorship! The German release of Dead Space 2 has been delayed due to the country's ever-vigilant social nannies getting upset again. The inclusion of a "friendly fire" multiplayer option has caused the st...
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Captain Obvious: Splatterhouse denied rating in Germany


Nov 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
Game Captain is reporting that the gore-soaked Splatterhouse has been denied classification by the German classification board and, thus, will not be published in Germany. Hard to imagine that what is being marketed as o...
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Call of Duty: Black Ops getting stupid German censorship


Oct 04
// Jim Sterling
Call of Duty: Black Ops is undergoing a number of heavy edits when it releases in Germany. Among the cuts is a soundtrack omission, with Rolling Stones' Sympathy for the Devil getting snipped because it's 100% about Worl...
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Keep a dungeon once more with 'Dungeons'


Sep 08
// Josh Tolentino
Hey PC gamers! Remember Dungeon Keeper? Remember using your Hand of Evil to slap your imps and working really hard to summon Horny? Good times! It's too bad that we never got a Dungeon Keeper 3, and with EA having farmed out ...
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Germany and England get Strong Bad for free


Mar 22
// Matthew Razak
German and British people, it's time for free stuff! The fine fellows at Telltale Games are giving away free episodes of Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People in both of your respective countries. Residents of either c...
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Doom makes everything better, even billboards


Dec 09
// Jordan Devore
Usually when I see stuff like this roll into our happenin' tips line, I think to myself "nah, this is exactly what they'd expect us to talk about. Forget it." However, I'm willing to make a few exceptions. Gaming cakes? Barf!...
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Sega won't release Aliens vs. Predator in Germany


Nov 11
// Jim Sterling
Germany hates videogames, is the message the German government seems to want to communicate. Every sensational crime committed in the country gets pinned on "killer games," and a ridiculous amount of titles have been banned o...
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German Modern Warfare 2 won't let you kill civilians


Nov 08
// Jim Sterling
Modern Warfare 2 may be one of the biggest, most mainstream games ever to be released, but it's also been the most controversial. Aside from the whole PC debacle, Infinity Ward has also generated much debate over the infamous...
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German group's 'game burning' protest was a huge failure


Oct 19
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Last week, we told you about the German group attempting a modern-day book burning by having people bring in their violent videogames and toss them into the garbage. The Action Alliance believes that videogames are the root o...
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German group hosts modern book burning for 'killer games'


Oct 15
// Jim Sterling
This is simply depressing. The pathetic treatment of videogames in Germany has already jumped the shark several times, with the German authorities aping their intolerant forefathers and banning anything they don't like in the...
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Latest Wolfenstein pulled from German store shelves


Sep 22
// Jim Sterling
Yep, Germany's at it again! Despite being approved for release in the oppressive Nanny-state, it seems that the German version of Wolfenstein has now been recalled, with Activision pulling the Raven-developed game from store ...
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German principal: Games turn kids into homicidal maniacs


Sep 21
// Jim Sterling
Last Thursday, there was yet another attempted shooting rampage in Germany. Fortunately, nobody was killed, which is of course why no major news outlet run the story. Despite the fact that no lives were lost, however, one par...
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Check out this bloodthirsty Fairytale Fights trailer


Sep 03
// Jim Sterling
PlayLogic has sent over a brand new trailer for its hilarious new hack n' slash, Fairytale Fights. The game promises to be an irreverent, thoroughly brutal game that rapes your childhood, and for that I salute it. The trailer...
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EA: German game restricitions are censorship


Aug 24
// Jim Sterling
Most people who aren't German politicians will tell you that Germany's reaction to so-called "killer games" is childish and ludicrous. Gamers, the gaming press and developers have all voiced dismay over Germany's tr...
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Germany is now Europe's biggest game market


Aug 17
// Jim Sterling
Despite being one of the most inhospitable game markets in Europe, ban-friendly Germany has somehow taken over the United Kingdom to become Europe's biggest. Yep, the country that invented the term "killer games" an...
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Crytek president and co-founder Cevat Yerli has issued a very substantial threat to his home country, stating that Germany's biggest PC developer will be forced to relocated if the country's authorities ban action games. Germ...

Braid gets rated for a PlayStation 3 release!

Jul 31 // Jim Sterling
Here's what Blow had to say on the matter:  Well, my personal opinion is that it would be great if Braid were to come out on PSN. As for whether that is going to happen, and if so, when... I am going to have to refer the question to Hothead for comment. They are handling the potential publishing of the game through PSN, which involves an approval process, and I don't know where Braid is in that approval process right now and whether Sony will ultimately want the game.So, it seems out of the developer's hands, but it looks like Hothead is indeed working on this. We'll keep following the story and wait Hothead's reply. 
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Ze Germans have perhaps inadvertently revealed to the world that Xbox Live Arcade's critically acclaimed Braid is heading to the PlayStation 3. The Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle rating board spilled the beans just rec...

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Once again Germany needs the worlds help


Jul 12
// Matthew Razak
If you've been following my intrepid coverage of the situation in Germany (I've appointed myself Destructoid's German correspondent on weekends) then you know that the German government is attempting to ban the sale and produ...
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German gamers protest government's war on videogames


Jul 08
// Jim Sterling
They've had all they can stands, they can't stands no more. German officials have been having a field day in targeting the games industry over the past few years, banning products at whim like capricious Gods. It would seem, ...
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German officials ban Counter-Strike in public


Jul 06
// Jim Sterling
Looks like Germany's at it again. The fascist anti-videogame state has continued its persecution of videogames by now banning Counter-Strike from public view, demanding that it not be brought out at LAN parties in some areas ...
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Germany wants to stop the Austrian internet


Jun 20
// Matthew Razak
I'm not sure what Germany is thinking, messing with a country that spawned a man who can take down a Predator, a Terminator and be twin brothers with Danny DeVito, but Germany doesn't make sense on many levels so they're goin...
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Germany wants to ban all violent videogames


Jun 06
// Matthew Razak
Evidently no one informed Germany's 16 Interior Minister's that E3 was going on this week because I'm sure if they had known they would have waited for a time when their request to the Bundestag (Germany's equivalent of Parli...
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Bomberman used to promote anti-Nazi violence?


May 14
// Jim Sterling
A German ex-politician has been charged with invoking violent acts against fascists after producing an anti-Nazi poster with a picture of Bomberman on it. The poster shows Bomberman holding a bomb disguised as a cake, with th...
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Games are an evil military conspiracy, claims researchers


May 13
// Jim Sterling
Hating videogames in Germany has always been popular, but it's become a downright fashion statement ever since Tim Kretschmer's school shooting. Busybodies have been rubbing their hands with glee and condemning the so-called ...
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Guitar Hero: Van Halen confirmation?


Apr 18
// Matthew Razak
Van Halen is a rock band. Guitar Hero is a game that has rock bands in it. The two can thus go together, and when two things can go together and make money, Activision is there. Guitar Hero: Van Halen hasn't really been a wel...
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Videogames as bad as kiddy porn, claims Bavarian minister


Apr 03
// Jim Sterling
It's been approximately eight seconds since a politician said something stupid about videogames, so let's return to Germany, where people are still screaming and vomiting and crying over the scary games and their dangerous ef...
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German games: Double the age rating, double the hysteria!


Mar 31
// Jim Sterling
In the wake of Tim Kretchmer's gun rampage in a South German school, hysteria surrounding videogames is getting more and more ridiculous. As you can see in the above picture, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars is subject to som...
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EVERY violent rampage ever is linked to videogames now!


Mar 22
// Jim Sterling
I really don't want to take the easy route and make Nazi comparisons to modern day German officials, but their desire to ban certain forms of media really make Godwin's Law difficult to resist. The recent school shooting has ...
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Combat gun crime by restricting World of Warcraft in Germany


Mar 18
// Jim Sterling
In the wake of the recent shooting rampage in South Germany, there have been calls to raise the age rating of World of Warcraft, a game known for its extreme promotion of gun crime and simulation of school shootings. Restrict...
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Times Online: German school shooter copied Far Cry 2


Mar 15
// Jim Sterling
The Times Online, following the great news media tradition of linking violent acts to videogames, has noted that German school shooter Tim Kretschmer was a gamer, making sure to note "sinister" parallels with Ubisof...

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