Blacks Ops facing censorship in Germany

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Guild McCommunist, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Guild McCommunist
    OP

    Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Member
    18,151
    10,463
    May 6, 2009
    United States
    The Danger Zone
    [​IMG]
    click to enlarge​

    If you're a Call of Duty fan living in Germany, prepare for censorship. PCGames.de (via The Big Download) is reporting that the upcoming Black Ops will ship with content cuts.

    Steam is also clamping down on those who might want to circumvent the cuts by downloading an international version. Anyone who purchases Black Ops at retail or online will have to get their version authorized, and Steam will not activate versions from the US or UK.

    However, an Activision rep has confirmed that German players will be able to purcahse the Austrian version. It is not clear at this time whether it will share the cuts found in the German version (via Joystiq).

    Black Ops will be out November 9.
    [/p]

    [​IMG] Source

    I'm still wondering what's gonna get cut. I don't know how much they cut from MW2 (especially with the controversy in the shooting innocent people thing) but I'm not a fan of major game censorship. Well, most gamers aren't. Sorry German Tempers.
     
  2. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

    Member
    7,973
    11,497
    Jan 28, 2009
    London
    World War II joke.
     
  3. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Predacon Commander

    Member
    1,187
    4
    Feb 10, 2009
    Canada
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    If any other country is likely to share the cuts, it's Australia. Censorship can be a bit extreme there, sometimes.
     
  4. MahouMaster

    MahouMaster GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    201
    0
    Apr 5, 2007
    I'm sure the people of Austria will keep that in mind.
     
  5. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

    Global Moderator
    6,181
    4,802
    Aug 29, 2008
    United States
    Las Vegas, NV
    Holy crap, can we please resize that pic?
     
  6. ThatDudeWithTheFood

    ThatDudeWithTheFood TRIANGLEZ

    Member
    2,198
    291
    Mar 9, 2009
    United States
    Illuminati
    Its not Australia its Austria that country next to Germany.
     
  7. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

    Global Moderator
    7,506
    1,547
    Jan 3, 2009
    Gallifrey
    What's wrong with it?

    It's a large image itself, but it's resized automatically.
     
  8. Infinite Zero

    Infinite Zero Almost!

    Member
    2,922
    5
    Apr 25, 2010
    United States
    California


    [​IMG]

    Question though, why does Germany implement censored version of shooter games like these? [​IMG]
     
  9. TM2-Megatron

    TM2-Megatron Predacon Commander

    Member
    1,187
    4
    Feb 10, 2009
    Canada
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Ah read too quickly, lol.

    Never understood censorship, personally. Most of Europe already gets ripped off financially on games compared to North America; stripping (even the most marginal) content at the same time seems almost criminal.
     
  10. ThatDudeWithTheFood

    ThatDudeWithTheFood TRIANGLEZ

    Member
    2,198
    291
    Mar 9, 2009
    United States
    Illuminati
    My question is why censor something that people know is going to be violent.
     
  11. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvertâ„¢

    Member
    27,883
    8,102
    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    Your browser still needs to download the entire image's data though.
     
  12. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 3

    Global Moderator
    7,506
    1,547
    Jan 3, 2009
    Gallifrey
    I know.
     
  13. geoflcl

    geoflcl Permanent GBAtemp Newbie

    Member
    1,373
    79
    Jan 18, 2009
    United States
    Whoopsie, I misread that at first, too.

    However, I still won't be surprised if Australia gets the game censored, too. The gamers down under have it pretty rough when it comes to game bans.