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Took long enough! Left 4 Dead 2 uncensored in Australia

It's sad that Australian gamers are only now getting an uncensored version of Left 4 Dead 2, but at least we finally have some closure. After resubmitting the cooperative zombie shooter for classification, Valve is now able to sell an R18+ ...   read

 
 
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Left 4 Dead 2 on PC is finally reclassified as R18+ in Australia

As a former Australian resident, one thing I don't miss there was the lack of an R18+ rating for videogames; despite the fact that the R18+ rating has now been introduced, there have still been cuts to games like South Park: The Stick of Tr...   read

 
 
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Evil Within CENSORED in Japan, Gore Mode DLC unlocks Western version

So Japan gets the ability to cattle prod moaning, ass-up anime girls and the rest of the world doesn't (quite). Meanwhile, we get a gross out Evil Within, while in Japan it has been edited down. I assume the same people mad about not hearin...   read

 
 
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Criminal Girls' sexual punishment will only be mildly censored

A lot of people were upset after NIS America announced it had "edited certain aspects" of Criminal Girls: Invite Only for Western release. The "c" word (censorship) was thrown around nobly as it always seems to be when erotic Japa...   read

 
 
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Sexual punishment probably scrubbed from Criminal Girls western release

Criminal Girls: Invite Only, a touched up version of the 2010 PSP game Criminal Girls, is coming to Vita in North America and Europe next year, NIS America announced. Criminal Girls involves guiding seven girls through hell and, in th...   read

 
 
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Russia brands Sims 4 18+ because of same-sex relationships

Look, The Sims can get villainous. You play god and can deprive a simulated individual of basic necessities or trap them in a swimming pool or whatever. But Adults Only? Due to a backwards 2012 law that restricts the promotion of same-sex r...   read

 
 
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It won't be easy to release console games in China with all the censorship rules

China has lifted the ban on foreign console sales, opening up a potentially huge market (if not per capita, then by volume). There's money to be made, but Chinese regulations aren't going to make it entirely easy. Games in Asia picked up on...   read

 
 


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South Park: The Stick of Truth censorship 'not that big a deal,' says Matt Stone

Speaking to The Guardian about South Park: The Stick of Truth's censorship in Europe and Australia over a scene involving anal probes, series co-creator Matt Stone said "It's not that big a deal. It doesn't change things that much, but we ...   read

 
 
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South Park

South Park: The Stick of Truth will be censored in Europe

[Update: The PC version of The Stick of Truth will be censored in the following regions: Germany, Austria, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.] Eurogamer has had a look at a document that claims Ubisoft has cut seven scenes in Sout...   read

 
 
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Censorship in Germany: How they changed your fav games

[Dtoid community blogger OpiumHerz shares his experiences gaming in Germany. Want to see your own blog appear on our front page? Go write something! --Mr Andy Dixon] Salida dear readers, My name is Jim and I am German. I've been writing a b...   read

 
 
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  Watch Video In case you missed yesterday's episode of Podtoid, or you're one of those people who won't do anything for more than ten minutes, here's a brief excerpt in which Jonathan Holmes shocks the rest of the cast with news of Nintendo's fascist removal of cartoon buttocks from Chibi-Robo!: Photo Finder.   read

 
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Stick of Truth

Anal probes and abortion kept South Park from AU rating

Over at IGN, three reports have been obtained detailing the difficulties Ubisoft had with securing a ratings classification for South Park: The Stick of Truth by the Australian Classifications Board, before finally receiving an R1...   read

 
 
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Day One: Garry's Incident developers censoring criticism

Wild Games Studio, the company behind Day One: Garry's Incident, is currently caught up in a controversy surrounding criticism of its game on YouTube. Immensely popular PC game critic John "TotalBiscuit" Bain has accused the studio of tryin...   read

 
 
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Russia funding patriotism

Russia to fund games 'conducive to patriotic education'

The Russian government is taking videogames seriously. Russia's culture minister Vladimir Medinsky, who also heads The Russian Military History Society, is taking charge on the government's videogame project. The first production, slated fo...   read

 
 
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EA censors its own support number on its forums

[Editor's note: As I indicated in the third paragraph, I assumed that blocking the phone number on the forums has likely been a long-standing practice. As ZiggyMoff posted in the comments, Valve does something similar -- replaces the phone ...   read

 
 
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The War Z devs silence dissent, alter Steam store page

Following accusations of lying about its game, The War Z developer Hammerpoint has compounded its guilt by silencing dissent any way it can. On both their official forums and the Steam board, anybody criticizing the game has been eradi...   read

 
 
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Nintendo blames Germany for dumb Wii U eShop restrictions

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 locked out of ad...   read

 
 
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The DTOID Show: Bring on the uncensored violence!

That's right, folks - I'm back in the studio after a week-long vacation, and I've got my party shoes on! You know, the orthopaedic ones with extra arch support? (I have fragile bones.) Anyway, on today's show, we've got a trailer for the u...   read

 
 
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Ladies and gentlemen, it finally happened! After years of censorship and outright bans, Australia has finally approved an R18+ age rating for videogames, allowing adults to choose their own entertainment.  "The R 18+ cat...   read

 
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ESRB censors the red on Risen 2 box art

The ESRB has made Deep Silver remove a red stain from Risen 2: Dark Waters' box art. This stain will go from red to turquoise, owing to the North American rating board's stance on cover imagery that could represent blood.  Deep Silver'...   read

 
 
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Lollipop Chainsaw will be censored in Japan

Apparently Lollipop Chainsaw is getting the censorship treatment in Japan...unless you're willing to buy the premium version of the game. Two different versions of Suda 51's latest will be released in order to tone down the game's violence ...   read

 
 
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Twisted Metal delayed and censored in Europe

Twisted Metal is suffering a few localization problems, resulting in the car-on-car violence being delayed in Europe. The game is now due out in March for PAL gamers, although a solid release date is yet to be confirmed.  In North Amer...   read

 
 
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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 admit that some ...   read

 
 
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SOPA -- the online piracy bill that threatens to censor the Internet -- has earned the support of a number of game companies, including Nintendo, Sony and Electronic Arts. One publisher quietly supporting the bill was Microso...   read

 
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The Jimquisition: Sony, Nintendo, EA and SOPA

The Stop Online Piracy Act may sound innocuous, but it's a nasty little proposition that gives corporations uncontested rights to control what you enjoy on the Internet. Naturally, being a horrible thing, EA can't wait to climb aboard, alo...   read

 
 
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