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8:00 AM on 10.04.2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops getting stupid German censorship

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...

Jim Sterling





7:30 PM on 09.08.2010

Keep a dungeon once more with 'Dungeons'

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 ...

Josh Tolentino



Germany and England get Strong Bad for free photo
Germany and England get Strong Bad for free
by 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 country who own a Wii simply have to fill out a survey and they get the game.

The survey is all about fun things like videogames and other forms of entertainment so it's super easy to take. The running time is about ten minutes, but I bet you can finish it faster. I've got faith in your ability to speed read.

Once you've defeated the survey and its remains lay before you, you will receive the second chapter of the Strong Bad games, titled "Strong Badia the Free." They'll send it to you over the internet, so make sure you have your friend code at the ready.

Telltale offers free Wii Strong Bad game [CVG]

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4:00 AM on 12.09.2009

Doom makes everything better, even billboards

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!...

Jordan Devore

10:40 AM on 11.11.2009

Sega won't release Aliens vs. Predator in Germany

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...

Jim Sterling

10:00 AM on 11.08.2009

German Modern Warfare 2 won't let you kill civilians

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...

Jim Sterling

5:00 AM on 10.19.2009

German group's 'game burning' protest was a huge failure

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:20 AM on 10.15.2009

German group hosts modern book burning for 'killer games'

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...

Jim Sterling

4:20 PM on 09.22.2009

Latest Wolfenstein pulled from German store shelves

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 ...

Jim Sterling

8:20 AM on 09.21.2009

German principal: Games turn kids into homicidal maniacs

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...

Jim Sterling

3:40 PM on 09.03.2009

Check out this bloodthirsty Fairytale Fights trailer

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...

Jim Sterling

4:00 PM on 08.24.2009

EA: German game restricitions are censorship

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...

Jim Sterling





8:00 AM on 08.17.2009

Germany is now Europe's biggest game market

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...

Jim Sterling



Crytek: We will leave Germany if country bans games photo
Crytek: We will leave Germany if country bans games
by Jim Sterling

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. Germany's war on videogames has reached ridiculous levels, and Crytek isn't going to stick around for the genocide. 

"A ban on action games in Germany is concerning us because it is essentially like banning the German artists that create them," he explains. "If the German creative community can’t effectively participate in one of the most important cultural mediums of our future, we will be forced to relocate to other countries.

"The current political discussion will deprive German talent of its place on the global game development stage, and deprive German consumers of entertainment that is considered safe and fun around the world."

This is a brilliant move by Crytek and I hope it's a threat they sincerely pursue. Germany's authorities are going too far, planning a nationwide ban on any game that it deems too violent. Such social control is outright disturbing, and it's my sincere hope that the games industry withdraws all support from the country until its economy is damaged by a lack of creative studios and videogame purchases. 

The German government needs to know that it can't get away with such obnoxious trampling of freedom. I hope many more artists and consumers follow Crytek's lead and tell Germany to STFUAJPG.

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Braid gets rated for a PlayStation 3 release! photo
Braid gets rated for a PlayStation 3 release!
by Jim Sterling

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 recently, also revealing that Hothead Games would be bringing the port over.

Braid is nearly a year old, as is Castle Crashers, and the latter was already confirmed for PSN. If this turns out to be true -- and rating boards aren't often wrong with these unofficial announcements -- that would mean the PlayStation 3's digital platform would have arguably the two best XBLA games ever released. Quite a massive coup indeed. 

We've contacted Jonathan Blow for comment and you can hit the jump for his response! This is looking quite likely though, which is terrific news for any PS3 fans who haven't played the brilliant puzzle platformer.

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9:30 AM on 07.12.2009

Once again Germany needs the worlds help

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...

Matthew Razak