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No Dead Island: Riptide in Germany

An interview on PCGamesN has word that Dead Island: Riptide will not be available in Germany when the RPG sequel is released next year, in spite of being partly developed in that country. Creative producer Sebastian Reichert explains that Techland is not creating a censored version of the game to comply with Germany's strict laws about depicting violence against human figures and "mutilation of corpses." In defending the game's content, he gladly throws GoW3 under the bus: "At the moment I'm really confused that you can buy Gears of War 3 in stores in Germany, but not Dead Island. Because where's the difference? I mean, [the enemies in Gears of War] are human-like, and they things you do to them... ah, they really have nice finishers! That flamethrower finisher, he rams the flamethrower into the body, pulls the trigger and the flames come out of every body part. That's in stores." Thanks VG247.

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6. Re: No Dead Island: Riptide in Germany Dec 1, 2012, 01:27 El Pit
 
dj LiTh wrote on Nov 30, 2012, 22:16:
The funny thing about this is, all the germans do is order from anywhere in the EU, austria if they want the non censored 'german' version.

Some steampowered games can no longer be activated on Steam with German IP adresses, so ordering a non-censored game from Austria or Switzerland is not always a solution. VPN must be used in these cases or, of course, if a company refuses to sell its game in a country, I think it's alright to pirate the game. It's about the only legit reason I can think of to pirate a game.
 
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
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