Neoseeker : News : Uncensored PC version of Wolfenstein: The New Order will be geo-locked to avoid sale in Germany
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LZ Schneider May 6, 14
What other differences does the Aussie Wassie version have when compared to the international version?
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bluexy May 6, 14
LZ Schneider She's just making a crack at Australia's addiction to censorship in general, I think. I haven't heart anything about Australia's Wolfenstein: The New Order being censored.

Austria, on the other hand...
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Jeremy May 6, 14
Eww, censorship. You'd think the Germans would be alright with a game all about decimating Nazis. Ah well, good move on Bethesda's part, I suppose.
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RabidChinaGirl May 6, 14
LZ Schneider Rory is correct. I was just poking fun at Aussie censorship.
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Duncan Idaho May 6, 14
quote Jeremy
Eww, censorship. You'd think the Germans would be alright with a game all about decimating Nazis. Ah well, good move on Bethesda's part, I suppose.

Not really, i have the impression that germany wants to forget all about hitler, all about their national socialism/Nazi people and bury it where the sun does not shines out of shame.

Or to maybe make a redux once people forget all about the nazi's
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Heartlesswithaheart May 6, 14
Silly Germany, ignoring the bad parts of your past doesn't make it go away.
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Yay4sean May 6, 14
quote Heartlesswithaheart
Silly Germany, ignoring the bad parts of your past doesn't make it go away.
I believe they teach it pretty heavily in high school in Germany, so I don't think that's quite right. In fact, they might even receive the best education in the WW2 department.
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RabidChinaGirl May 7, 14
As I understand it, the atrocities committed under Hitler are heavily taught in schools. Not sure what the exact reasoning behind the media censorship might be.
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fwhaakon May 7, 14
The thing is this one. Bringing up fresh minds with the idea of what has been done wrong requires to talk and to display it. Else in a nation wide enviroment you cannot control which use will be made of it, and if you put down forcefully and clear that this is not going to happen again will make you not forget what you have been taught in school.
As an Italian that lives in Germany sincerely seeing how they fight against it convinces me more that these rules that they have are really good. Still it makes me sad when I hear that lots of Germans are ashamed to say that they are "Proud to be German" they have a great country and they deserve to be proud of it (Just not of that particular black moment).

Sorry for the wall of words!
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Noraf45 May 7, 14
quote RabidChinaGirl
As I understand it, the atrocities committed under Hitler are heavily taught in schools. Not sure what the exact reasoning behind the media censorship might be.
It could be to avoid having Nazis portrayed in a favorable light or used as a recruitment tool. I think they do teach it in schools but they realize it was a shameful and dark time in their history and want to make sure that it's only taught as such.
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hastyblader May 7, 14
Could anyone tell me the name of the one with aliens? I played it a few years ago and it seemed interesting
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THM May 7, 14
Something NOT quite right in terms of the global accessibility of this game....
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S-I-E May 7, 14
quote RabidChinaGirl
As I understand it, the atrocities committed under Hitler are heavily taught in schools. Not sure what the exact reasoning behind the media censorship might be.
well, hitler and his merry men did go apeshit on the entire planet and it went so badly out of hand that to this very day in europe they still dig up mass graves once in a while and sentence the occasional by now demented senior for shocking war crimes that causes a chain reaction.

to modern germany this issue is more personal than any nation in europe. they have to deal with confrontations and even discrimination to what happened back then to this very day. i can understand that their leaders prefer not to make fun of it for let's say the next 5 millenia?

i've yet to see a german guy complain to me about the facism ban there. blood and gore is a different thing though but that's where the "unofficial" mod pack releases come in
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Eagleon May 7, 14
An entry on the Bethesda Blog reads: "A violation may result in confiscation of the Game, a high financial penalty or up to three years in prison. Any person involved and/or responsible for such violation may be prosecuted and sentenced, including officers and employees of companies involved."
Wow, never thought Bethesda would go to such lengths to promote censorship. I completely understand that the issue is a sensitive one in Germany, but this is going way too far. Why are they even making the game if they think it's worthy of imprisonment to acquire, in -any- country?
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