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The worst thing about censorship is ███████ - 024 - Various Games #3

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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About OpiumHerzone of us since 3:54 AM on 04.10.2013

German Blogger, writing the series "The worst thing about censorship is ███████ " (go check it out!) since I like to write about that topic and am invested in it a whole lot. Also writes some other stuff sometimes. Likes to listen to very strange bands and has the ultimate goal in life to taste every soft drink there is at least once.
Pure Gonzo - and while I thank god for Jim Sterling sometimes, I thank god for Hunter S. Thompson every day.

I'm a bastard. Don't trust me. Always keep asking, don let yourself get fed bullshit - not even by me.

I like good games. Yes, that's quite general, but I don't really like confining myself to certain genres. I like interesting approaches, invention and creativity. But I can enjoy a straight-up shooter as much as a "Bastion". It just has to be done well and appeal to me on some level.

Want to know anything else? Just leave a comment under a blog or write a message. Same goes for corrections (please), as English isn't my native language and thus isn't nearly perfect.

Censorship Blogs so far:
001: The System (Part 1)
002: The System (Part 2)
003: The stupid publishers
004: How Germans get uncensored games
005: Bioshock Infinite
006: Call Of Duty
007: Grand Theft Auto
008: Dead Space
009: Manhunt
010: Sniper Elite V2 (again)
011: Fallout
012: Various Games #1
013: Nazis
014: Mortal Kombat 9 on Steam
015: Contra
016: Halo
017: Saints Row
018: All the other stuff
019: Command & Conquer
020: The Lanzarote Convention
021: Various Games #2
022: Half-Life
023: The Legend Of Zelda
024: Various Games #3
025: Various Games #4

026: What system would you prefer
027: South Park - The Stick Of Truth
028: South Park - The Stick Of Truth (Part 2)
029: Various Games #5
030: Wolfenstein
031: Resident Evil (main series)
032: Resident Evil (spin offs)
033: Various Games #6
034: Turning Point: Fall Of Liberty
035: Blacks and women
036: Pokemon
037: Left 4 Dead
038: Left 4 Dead 2

039: 2015 Predictions
040: Dying Light
041: Coca-Cola
042: Pillars of Eternity
043: The Order: 1886
044: Mortal Kombat X

Stuff I also wrote and you should read:

~ Punish the individuals - not the scene they move in
~ My consoles don't fight each other - what's your excuse?
~ But what about the men?
~ Fake gamer girls and the damage they do
~ The Raid On Castle DToid
~ My little guide to german music (NVGR)
~ You should buy Goat Simulator - no, seriously...
~ Gravelord Nito, I love you more than Vanilla Coke
~ Let's clear up the console wars, shall we?

... und Pan spielt die Fl�te.