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#4433857 - 08/10/18 05:07 PM Germany removes blanket ban on Nazi imagery in games  
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Germany removes blanket ban on Nazi imagery in games

Before video games with swastikas and other Nazi symbols can be released in Germany, they have to go through some major edits to censor those images. Every Nazi eagle and swastika -- and even Adolf Hitler's moustache -- in the Wolfenstein series had to be scrubbed, for instance, even though Nazis are the villains in the game. That will no longer be the case going forward, now that German authorities have lifted the blanket ban on Nazi imagery in video games. Each title will now be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the country's Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK) and will be judged similarly to books and films.

“Government has three primary functions. It should provide for military defense of the nation. It should enforce contracts between individuals. It should protect citizens from crimes against themselves or their property. When government-- in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost come in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom. Government should be a referee, not an active player.” - Milton Friedman
#4433891 - 08/10/18 11:28 PM Re: Germany removes blanket ban on Nazi imagery in games [Re: F4UDash4]  
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#4433927 - 08/11/18 10:34 AM Re: Germany removes blanket ban on Nazi imagery in games [Re: F4UDash4]  
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If your games are made in Russia it will make no difference... IL2 Sturmovik, CloD, etc...

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