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Germans go PS4 crazy

Germany's PS4 launch was dangerous chaos


Germany people were trampled
Dec 02
Clearly PS4 lust has been germinating in the country for some time, because Germans went crazy for the PS4 launch last week. It's like store owners were poking them with electric cattle prods outside the gates as if they wer... read
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Crytek

God of War: Ascension director joins Crytek


Working on 'unannounced project'
Dec 02
Todd Papy, as some may recall, recently left his position at SCEA Santa Monica (where he worked as game director for God of War: Ascension) without revealing what he'd be up to next, except that he'd be relocating to Ger... read
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ATLUS

Etrian Odyssey Untold rated for release in Germany


NIS America likely to publish Atlus RPG in Europe
Oct 13
Perpetually angry European Atlus fans needn't worry too much about Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennim Girl. The Nintendo 3DS dungeon crawler has been processed by the USK, Germany's software ratings board, in... read
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Dead Rising 3 won't be released in Germany


No zombies for the Germans
Oct 10
Germany's rating board, the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle, has denied Dead Rising 3 for the country. The news was revealed by Games Welt, and we've since confirmed it with Microsoft. "Dead Rising 3 will not be re... read
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eBay Germany <3 Wii U

eBay Germany supports Wii U's lack of restrictions


It's a deep burn
May 27
Whoever manages eBay Germany's Facebook page must be a huge Nintendo fan -- or at least is a master at capitalizing on current gamer worries and frustrations. It's apparent that Xbox One is charting a dark path, and the jury'... read
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Microsoft returns to gamescom this year


With new Xbox, we're sure
May 08
I'm still kind of mad about Microsoft not showing up to gamescom or Tokyo Game Show last year. It was like going to a party where you expected one of the regulars to show up, but the whole experience just ended up being awkwa... read
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eShop After Dark

Nintendo of Europe's 18+ eShop restriction is no more


Come one! Come all! To Nintendo's House of Smut and Sadism!
Mar 21
Nintendo has been trying its best to prove that its hardware is not just for children, but then things happen and it's back to the kiddie corner. The most recent roadblock has been a nonsensical eShop restriction that prevent... read
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Nintendo blames Germany for dumb Wii U eShop restrictions


18-rated games locked until 11pm each night
Dec 10
Nintendo has confirmed German law as the reason for a stupid restriction that stops European eShop customers buying 18-rated games like ZombiU during the day. Because Nintendo of Europe is based in Germany, all of Europe is l... read
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Europe: 18-rated Wii U eShop games locked until 11pm


Adults forced to wait up to buy games
Dec 07
Reports around the Internet, including NeoGAF, have revealed an irritating age restriction on the European Wii U eShop. Regardless of whether you have a child account or not, you're unable to purchase 18-rated games until 11p... read
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Soundtrack Cologne bringing the VGM party to Germany


To health and game music, prost!
Oct 28
You can be sure a lot of beer will be consumed as Soundtrack Cologne 9.0 is preparing to bring some esteemed videogame music legends together for a round of panels and an exclusive concert over the weekend of November 15-18 a... read
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LucasArts or Sierra: You could like both, but, more often than not, people tended to prefer one over the other in the golden age of adventure games. Though King’s Quest VI was my introduction to the genre (and the Windo... read feature

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German group threatens to sue over Diablo III's DRM


Jul 24
A German advocacy group, the Federation of Consumer Organisations, is threatening legal action against Activision-Blizzard over the "always-on" DRM requirements in Diablo III.  The group demands that Diablo III's pa... read
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Some German politicians want their own version of SOPA


Jan 31
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... read
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[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 expe... read feature

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Shock: Dead Island banned in Germany at last


Nov 29
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 ... read
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German gamers returning Battlefield 3 over spying concern


Nov 01
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 ... read
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Guess which games were banned in Germany in October


Oct 29
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... read
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The difficulties of creating a game in four days


Sep 22
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... read
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DOOM and DOOM 2 are no longer pornography in Germany


Aug 31
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 ... read
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Study says gamers play less videogames than expected


Aug 31
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... read
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The first two Gears of War games might come to Germany


Aug 18
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... read
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'Killerspiele' do not make war sexy to gamers


Aug 15
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.... read
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Half of Germany's adult population plays videogames


Aug 11
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 ... read
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German TV channel to broadcast ESL Pro Series start


Aug 10
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... read
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Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood wins big at BIU Awards


Aug 09
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... read
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Epic is happy with Gears of War 3 being rated in Germany


Jul 22
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... read
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Amazon Germany gets Ocarina of Time 3D bonus Zelda bag


May 02
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... read
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Sony sues PS3 hacker for 1,000,000 euros, hacker defiant


Feb 26
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... read
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Sony sends police to raid PS3 hacker's house


Feb 24
The next round of Sony vs. The World continues with news that the company sent German police to the home of Graf_chokolo, a well known contributor to the PS3 hacking scene. The cops took everything related to console hac... read
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Bulletstorm gets heavily censored German version


Feb 09
Those dicktits at the Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle have rated a heavily censored version of Bulletstorm, a variant that more or less loses the entire point of the game.  The German edition will not feature ... read






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