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 started this blog in 2013 and consider this series to be now in Season 2. Fuck yeah! After getting frontpage-famous I'll continue to take stuff from my colleagues at Schnittberichte and recycle that stuff for your enjoyment.
This episode is about Turning Point: black people and women
And sometimes also about black women. Back in the day one of the things that liked to get censored were black and female characters. This mostly hit action and beat em up games, since you, well, had to beat them up as enemies there. This was considered to be problematic in the western world which led to some censored versions for both the US and EU.
One of the most famous examples would be Final Fight. No, I'm not aiming at the Ivy controversy. In Final Fight 2
two female enemy types were exchanged with male enemies.
That said, just like with religious censorship, stuff like this really isn't a topic anymore. It would most likely cause a little outcry to just remove black or female characters because it would be deemed racist/sexist.
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