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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:46 pm 
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I dunno. Bego's still going.


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Dont you have enough adults playing games over there? How come you havn't changed this classification yet? get dat democracy working

It used to be a hilarious system. They would get "neutral" grandmas to watch other people play these games. :lol: It's a lot better by now, imho, there really isn't anything that gets censored other than Nazi symbolism. The times of censoring violence in videogames are gone, for the most part. The reason why the Nazi symbolism law hasn't been changed is the fact that the very same law also protects us from irl Neonazi culture, e.g. Neonazi music and so on. It's hard to reason why certain imagery and Propaganda is okay in one and not the other. I know everyone with two functioning brainhalves sees the difference, but it seems really hard to formulate that in a law that can't be abused because ultimately, things like irony/humour (e.g. Swastikas in the Southpark videogame) vs. serious Propaganda (Neonazi music) are sort of open to interpretation.



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Begogian wrote:
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Dont you have enough adults playing games over there? How come you havn't changed this classification yet? get dat democracy working

It used to be a hilarious system. They would get "neutral" grandmas to watch other people play these games. :lol: It's a lot better by now, imho, there really isn't anything that gets censored other than Nazi symbolism. The times of censoring violence in videogames are gone, for the most part. The reason why the Nazi symbolism law hasn't been changed is the fact that the very same law also protects us from irl Neonazi culture, e.g. Neonazi music and so on. It's hard to reason why certain imagery and Propaganda is okay in one and not the other. I know everyone with two functioning brainhalves sees the difference, but it seems really hard to formulate that in a law that can't be abused because ultimately, things like irony/humour (e.g. Swastikas in the Southpark videogame) vs. serious Propaganda (Neonazi music) are sort of open to interpretation.

Oh yeah, just one small addition: Swastikas and Hitler in movies, documentaries, and art are AOK, here. It's just that legally, games aren't considered art, so they don't have any extra art-protection. They're, by German law, toys. Toys are for young people and young need to be protected. That's the logic behind it. So yeah, games don't have the art-protection and while Neonazi music technically does have some art protection (which is the reason why it requires a bit more work to censor and ban a piece of Nazi art, although we get the job done in the end), it's also irl nasty and does not comply with constitutional law. So in the end, both get tested by the same institution, censored, but for different reasons.


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System Shock 2 is FREE on GOG!!!!!!!!

Unfortunately you have to download the GOG client to claim the game, but afterwards you don't need it to run the game. You can still download the DRM-free version from the website (at least that's what it appears like, I don't have time right now to test it myself).



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Yeah, there's also a huge Summer Sale on Gog with daily additions.

On another note: there's new Deus Ex/Watch Dogs2/Horizon Zero Dawn (what a stupid title) footage around



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Yeah, there's also a huge Summer Sale on Gog with daily additions.


Yes, I saw it too. It's a shame that GOG games prices don't get as low as Steam's.
(But then again, GOG has only the higher quality games, so their default price is higher, and as a result it's higher the price after the sale as well. Yet I still think Steam makes better sales. Of course, that doesn't mean that GOG isn't worth checking out for sales, but rarely do games go below 1 Euro, unlike Steam, where that happens regularly).



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Gog used to be a really really great place back when the Euro was a stronger currency about 2-3 years ago.



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ahah one guy got the joke. i'll be here all week folks!



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