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Dead Island German Ban

Dead Island has landed on "List B" in Germany, as the Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons) has deemed Techland's zombie game too harmful to be sold in the country. "This isn't unexpected," Techland tells Eurogamer. "Germany has its unique regulations regarding video games and violence and the industry can only comply. Both Deep Silver and Techland were aware of such a possibility from the very beginning." EG also says GamesIndustry.biz Germany tells them "List B" is usually reserved for media depicting extreme torture or Nazi content. They say that importing retailers would be at risk of having the game seized at the border, and that publisher Koch Media avoided running afoul German law by distributing the game in Austria.

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4. Re: Dead Island German Ban Nov 30, 2011, 00:06 El Pit
 
OK, so it's "harmful to young persons". Alright. But this makes it not available to adults, too. What has this to do with protecting young people? Isn't that censorship? Is censorship legal in Germany, like in China, Iran, and North Corea?  
Consoles? I owned two: a Pong clone and an Atari 2600. And that's it.
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