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 #3
So as you might have already notice I was a bit offline, as far as blogging is concerned. That is of course due to the holidays coming closer and thus work getting more, and also because I recently moved and that was a bit stressful too. So for the last episode of this year, I'll present you some little tidbits again. Have fun with a big bundle of little informations for you guys. My christmas gift to you.
Because I love.
Not as much as myself, but still... #nobromo
The recently released Beyond: Two Souls
was censored for Europe. Two chapters were censored here. In "The Condenser" you fight someone and ram a metal pipe through his throat. In the european version it is shorter, so it doesn't pierce the throat completly. Instead it causes a wound in the front of the throat, then falls down.
The second censorship happened in the chapter "Dragon's Hideout". While a character is being tortured the camera simply moves away for some time and Jodie closes her eyes for a second (= blackscreen, since the scene is from her perspective). In a following scene you can decide to not answer the torturer's questions, which causes him to remove one eye from Ryan. Again, in the european version, the camera doesn't show it and Jodie looks away.
Don't be too happy though, Americans. There are rumors that the american and even the japanese version are censored too. Apparently the US version is censored in some scenes containing sex and/or rape and it's not too unlikely that the japanese version is censored in points of sex AND violence. Though that is just a rumor so far.
So then: have some happy holidays. And if you have a problem with "happy holidays", then happy fuck yourself.
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