1. Post #1
    Internetianer's Avatar
    August 2009
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    So... This is a rant. A rant about the stupid game censorship in germany. An example of the useless censorship in germany is Team Fortress 2. They removed all the blood from it, and replaced it with oil. In germany its okay if you censore a game like this: "Game has gore, remove gore, let blood stay. Portal is also an example, they colored the blood grey. For no reason whatsoever.

    An example of acceptable censorship is Call of Duty: Black Ops. All they did was removing the gore (and swastikas, ill get to that later) and a part of a mission.

    Another thing that gets censored constantly is in WWII games: The Swastikas. They censore the word nazi too. A good example is Call of Duty 1/2. The game itself remained uncut, where as the swastikas had to go. That is due to WWII. Germany doesn't like what happened 1938-1944.

    Here you can see the censorship of TF2: http://www.schnittberichte.com/schni...ht.php?ID=4539 (right is cut, left is uncut)

    So... I think thats it.
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    I think if a ruthless dictator led your country into the Second World War and caused the genocide of 6 million members of an entire race, you'd not particularly enjoy people relating that back to you all the time.
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    October 2006
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    They're censoring blood?

  4. Post #4
    Internetianer's Avatar
    August 2009
    236 Posts
    They're censoring blood?
    yes :/

  5. Post #5

    February 2010
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    They're censoring nuclear power plants too.


    fuck Germany and Australia, stupid nanny paranoid governments.
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    I think if a ruthless dictator led your country into the Second World War and caused the genocide of 6 million members of an entire race, you'd not particularly enjoy people relating that back to you all the time.
    Yes blood is directly related to that era, and has no connection to anything else.
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    September 2009
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    Don't forget about Contra

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    October 2006
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    They're censoring nuclear power plants too.


    fuck Germany and Australia, stupid nanny paranoid governments.
    Australia? We're nowhere near as bad as Germany don't lump us in with them.
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    April 2007
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    I remember there was a time when we in Germany had a whole scene dedicated to blood/gore patches to uncensor games. This whole thing has gone silent since games now patch themselves online and prevent any and all tinkering.

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    March 2008
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    For some reason my TF2 is cencored like that too and I'm not even close to Germany. I'm Norwegian and live in Norway
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    February 2010
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    For some reason my TF2 is cencored like that too and I'm not even close to Germany. I'm Norwegian and live in Norway
    You can contact steam support and ask them to remove the block.
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  12. Post #12
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    I remember something about the latest Wolfenstein as well, the nazis were called Die Wülfe or something and all the swastikas got changed to something else.
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    February 2007
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    That is due to WWII. Germany doesn't like what happened 1938-1944.
    Um...
    Number one authority on German history right here folks.
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    October 2006
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    Germany should suck it up and deal with it.

    Every country goes through a dictator or two, but nooooo, Germany just can't get over it.
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    April 2007
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    I went to Germany once and they had porn magazines in a grocery store, they showed boobs on the front cover and everything
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    Dennab
    October 2010
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    I went to Germany once and they had porn magazines in a grocery store, they showed boobs on the front cover and everything
    well yeah, the europeans are less mindlessly prudish than brits or americans

    in britain for example we get shit like this which makes no sense

    what makes women's nipples so much more obscene compared to everything else?
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    You forgot to mention half life's robo grunts
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    I dunno, I just think it looks hilarious to see a Heavy explode into a bunch of crap and a huge amount of hamburgers.
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    October 2010
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    They also censor ragdoll physics, which just doesn't make sense.
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    They also censor ragdoll physics, which just doesn't make sense.
    Because ragdolls = full blown Nazism.
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    April 2010
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    Australia? We're nowhere near as bad as Germany don't lump us in with them.
    Australia bans everything, you should know that...
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    I remember something about the latest Wolfenstein as well, the nazis were called Die Wülfe or something and all the swastikas got changed to something else.
    oh god your avatar :neckbeard:
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    November 2009
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    tf2 german, you play with robots

  24. Post #24
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    October 2007
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    Australia bans everything, you should know that...
    Uh no, Australia doesn't ban everything.
    Australia bans most, if not every game rated M18+ because they DON'T HAVE A M18+ RATING.
    They stop at the American T for Teen / Pegi 13 rating.
    If a game falls in the Mature/18+ Rating, its banned.
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  25. Post #25
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    Don't forget about Contra

    Nintendo of America was the Germany of the 90s.

  26. Post #26
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    October 2006
    3,873 Posts
    Don't forget about Contra

    see that's weird , here in the UK they had like GTA and stuff , but we didn't have contra 2 or whatever , it was just "super probotector"

    in fact , I've even got the cartridge and the wii shop version.

  27. Post #27
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    June 2009
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    I'm glad my government doesn't give a fuck about violence in games
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  28. Post #28
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    June 2007
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    Yeah, living here fucking sucks if you're into video games.
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    I'm glad my government doesn't give a fuck about violence in games
    Amen to that.
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  30. Post #30
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    November 2009
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    An example of acceptable censorship is Call of Duty: Black Ops. All they did was removing the gore (and swastikas, ill get to that later) and a part of a mission.

    Another thing that gets censored constantly is in WWII games: The Swastikas. They censor the word nazi too. A good example is Call of Duty 1/2. The game itself remained uncut, where as the swastikas had to go.
    So what is Nazi Zombies called auf Deutsch in the censored version?

  31. Post #31
    Internetianer's Avatar
    August 2009
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    So what is Nazi Zombies called auf Deutsch in the censored version?
    "Überlebenskampf"
    "Survival"

    -.-
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  32. Post #32
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    man. Someone should inform whoever's job it is to do this that ignoring and blocking out something from the past doesn't make it go away.

    and also that blood/gore in a video game isn't going to spawn the second coming of Hitler.

  33. Post #33
    Internetianer's Avatar
    August 2009
    236 Posts
    It's a woman behind this "massacre", and she lives in Bavaria, and that was apparently the city Hitler was in, when he was in germany.

  34. Post #34
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    Uh no, Australia doesn't ban everything.
    Australia bans most, if not every game rated M18+ because they DON'T HAVE A M18+ RATING.
    They stop at the American T for Teen / Pegi 13 rating.
    If a game falls in the Mature/18+ Rating, its banned.
    Actually most of them get rated back to MA15+, thus making the bannings pointless because it's easier to get the ones that make it here legally.

    Shit like Postal and Mortal Kombat (that is, sensationalist gore games, and shit dealing with drugs in a realistic sense) get refused classification and really I like people exploding into bloody chunks and bangin' seven gram rocks as much as the next guy, but we're really not any worse off for missing them.

    Also note:
    In March 2011, Mortal Kombat was the first video game to be made illegal to import and put on the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service list of prohibited items. Any copy found at the border will be seized, and its recipient possibly receiving as much as a A$110,000 fine
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ames#Australia

    It's not actually illegal to own them, just for them to be sold within the country. Everything cept MK can be imported.

    Not saying it doesn't suck that the 'full price' of a game here is $100. Count your blessings, America, we're happy to buy shit at your prices.
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    Dennab
    February 2007
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    Actually most of them get rated back to MA15+, thus making the bannings pointless because it's easier to get the ones that make it here legally.

    Shit like Postal and Mortal Kombat (that is, sensationalist gore games, and shit dealing with drugs in a realistic sense) get refused classification and really I like people exploding into bloody chunks and bangin' seven gram rocks as much as the next guy, but we're really not any worse off for missing them.

    Also note:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...ames#Australia

    It's not actually illegal to own them, just for them to be sold within the country. Everything cept MK can be imported.

    Not saying it doesn't suck that the 'full price' of a game here is $100. Count your blessings, America, we're happy to buy shit at your prices.
    This. I'm starting to get a little sick of everyone parading Australia around to be equally bad/worse than Germany, when in reality it's perfectly fine for someone who knows what they're doing.
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  36. Post #36
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    June 2007
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    I rage every fucking time I see zombie movies getting sold uncut everywhere, while a game like Dead Rising gets banned right away. I mean, what the fuck? What's worse watching video game characters getting ripped apart than the same thing happening to actors?
    I could write pages of shit that annoys me about this stuff
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  37. Post #37
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    April 2006
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    I think if a ruthless dictator led your country into the Second World War and caused the genocide of 6 million members of an entire race, you'd not particularly enjoy people relating that back to you all the time.
    If they want to prove that they've modernised and moved on since those times, they can do so by lifting these silly restrictions on entertainment media.

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    A rubber duck. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!
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  39. Post #39
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    March 2011
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    In TF2 does the censorship carry over if you change the language to German? I remember trying to play it in German since I am learning and I thought it would be interesting but ended up switching back to English because I thought something was stupid.

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    In TF2 does the censorship carry over if you change the language to German? I remember trying to play it in German since I am learning and I thought it would be interesting but ended up switching back to English because I thought something was stupid.
    What was stupid?