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Animal Crossing censorship ENRAGES adult players

Today, we received a furious email from an incensed Animal Crossing fan, absolutely horrified by the fact that a new  update to the game has censored "bad" words. For Christina and her friend, there was no greater joy than ma...   read

 
 
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EVERY violent rampage ever is linked to videogames now!

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 prompted a wave...   read

 
 
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Call of Duty stopped Rabbi being scared of Nazis

Remember when you were a kid and thought that a Nazi lived under your bed, so your parents had to scare it away? Maybe that was just me, but I know that at least one person still grew up with a fear of Ze Germanz, and that was Rabbi Micah K...   read

 
 
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Gametrailers takes huge dump on the ESRB

GameTrailers, by way of video podcast "Invisible Walls," has ripped the ESRB to shreds following the forced removal of Fallout 3 content from the site. Using the kind of language that has killed elderly women, editor-in-chief Sh...   read

 
 
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LittleBigPlanet getting moderated without warning: So much for creative freedom

If you're a big fan of user levels in LittleBigPlanet, the advice of the day seems to be this -- don't get too attached to them. Reports have been coming in of levels being "moderated" without warning. That's a polite way of sayin...   read

 
 
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German gamers take on politician who wants to ban 'Killer Games'

It's really easy to make Nazi references about the German government, but when its ministers seem so intent on repressing the freedom of media, it's hard not to wonder if fascism in German politics died with ol' Addy H. Bavarian Interior Mi...   read

 
 
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No Hitler in new Wolfenstein? That makes us Sadolf

With a brand new Wolfenstein on the cards, one could be forgiven for salivating at the thought of tackling the somewhat controversial Third Reich frontman, Adolf Hitler. Unfortunately, the Ron Mael lookalike will not be putting in an appear...   read

 
 
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Idiot pastor wants to have a videogame burning: Dark ages alive and well

Simply amazing. Yet another moron has come out of the woodwork to jump on the "games are evil" train and share his myopic, frightened views with the world. The real kicker here is that he suggests having a "game burning"...   read

 
 
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The GameTrailers conspiracy: Rampant Microsoft-loving shenanigans aplenty

The Internet was rife with accusations and outraged screams this weekend as it was suggested that GameTrailers had been caught red-handed favoring the Xbox 360 over the PlayStation 3 thanks to a GRID video that wrongly labeled 360 footage...   read

 
 
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BioWare removes 10-day validation from Mass Effect PC due to backlash

A few days ago we posted an article about the PC versions of Mass Effect and Spore containing some worrying copy protection methods that would require users to validate each game online every ten days. While I expressed concern that such a ...   read

 
 
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EU demands that games industry look after children better ... sigh

The European Union (known in some circles as The Nazi Party 2.0) has given the videogames industry two years in order to protect children better. Apparently, game companies are not doing enough to replace parents and teachers and now have t...   read

 
 
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German officials want retail demo units off during school

Germany has been looking at ways to combat truancy in its schools, believing that skipping school can lead to crime. Officials have decided that one cause of truancy could be videogame demos, and following on from this train of logic, it is...   read

 
 
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Destructoid Bot & Crossbones tee now $1 at NerdyShirts

One dollar one dollar one dollar one dollar! Okay, so only those of you who joined us in Mexico last week are going to get that joke. Anyway, unlike most of the awesome Mayan craftwork the villagers were trying to pimp to us, this is someth...   read

 
 
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Hitler, werewolves, vampires, and zombies come together at last in RPG form

Imagine an alternate reality in which Nazis, vampires, zombies, and werewolves fought together in World War II. This is the basic plot line for Operation Darkness, a tactical RPG heading to the Xbox 360 this June from Atlus. The official W...   read

 
 
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The demo is a lie: Turning Point developers promise the game doesn't suck

Last week, a personally anticipated game had a demo appear on Xbox Live. The game was Turning Point: Fall of Liberty, and the demo, unfortunately, was a disappointment, going some way toward dampening my interest in the title. Among the iss...   read

 
 
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Nazi Germany: German law tightens censorship on games to stranglehold status

Germany is very sensitive toward violence, doubtless thanks to the country's inglorious past. However, it doesn't seen so worried about the mass censorship that also went on during its most bloody era, since a new law has been passed to str...   read

 
 
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People WANT the government involved in rating games? Now that's just terrifying

A US consumer poll has revealed that 60% of those surveyed are in favor of government regulation when it comes to violence in videogames. 51% would like the government to directly regulate videogame content while 54% believe videogame viole...   read

 
 
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Uwe Boll snaps up unreleased game -- AGAIN! Zombie Massacre is the next victim

Okay, remember a few weeks ago when I covered an upcoming Wii game that sounded absolutely awesome, Zombie Massacre? Well, President of 1988 Games and producer of Zombie Massacre Benjamin Krotin has just emailed us with thanks for our cover...   read

 
 
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Uwe Boll snaps up film license for unreleased game: Facepalm ensues

Love him or hate him, one can't deny Uwe Boll's determination to make movies in the face of life itself telling him he can't. As if to further prove his dominion over the forces of common sense, Lord Boll has now decided to make movies of g...   read

 
 
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Comic-Con 2007: Do not feed the robots!

Aww Comic-Con, the time of year where the coolest of the cool and the baddest of the bad meet up to talk about bangin' bitches and back alley knife fights. Destructoid will be here just trying not to get a bottle broken over our head or sho...   read

 
 
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Codemasters at the Cabinet: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty first impressions

No caption will do that image justice. The Statue of Liberty, flying the Nazi flag. This is the powerful imagery that Spark Unlimited's Turning Point: Fall of Liberty uses to set the scene for a horrific nightmare scenario -- the death ...   read

 
 
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'Killer' games: EU does what it does best & talks garbage while doing nothing

Yesterday, justice ministers in the European Union (haha) promised that they'd tighten regulations on the sale of 'violent' videogames to minors, going to lengths, like many ignorant organizations, to distinguish videogames fro...   read

 
 
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