Salida dear readers,
my name is Jim aka "OpiumHerz" and as some of you may already guess by that nickname: I am german. With the blog series "The worst thing about censorship is ███████ " I want to simply give you a little insight in videogame censorship, which is still pretty much alive and kicking here in Germany (but I won't restrict myself to Germany exclusively).I'll try to post entries at least all two weeks or so. Feel free to comment for suggestions, corrections or critique.
This episode is about: various games (#2)
Hey, remember how I said in an earlier episode that Command & Conquer: Generals
got indexed? Well, gues what game got un-indexed October 2013? That's right, CC:G. The funny bit? The game got indexed because it "glorified war" according to the BPjM. Now violence is a thing of the time. What was once scandalous isn't anymore. I mean, Hitchcock's Psycho
was a scandal because it showed a toilet that flushed money down. But how can a game that glorified war a few years ago not do so anymore? It's not like that is something that changes over a few years. Funny, isn't it?
Oh, also something from the future: Beyond: Two Souls
will be censored. Sony Europe confirmed "that three minor aesthetic changes were made
". Whatever that will mean, only the future can show. But apaprently those changes were made "in order to meet the requirements of regional ratings boards in the PAL region, and with the full support of the development team who do not feel that the title has been compromised in any way.
Great, isn't it. At least the team is happy with it.
A really funny censorhsip happend to Tales Of Xillia
for the PS3. Every version except the japanese one. There is a scene where a bad guy dies and one of the heros is holding on to her. The bad guy doesn't want to be held and thus, while falling, gives the hero the finger. Not so cool outside of Japan.
LOOK WHO CAME: