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Return to Castle Whatsis

A post on XGR outlines the changes that will be made to Return to Castle Wolfenstein to allow it to be released in Germany. Citing "my source over in Germany," they report, the German version of the game will have "replaced the Nazis with a cult called The Wolves" and "renamed Heinrich Himmler to Heinrich Höller." Update: A post on Shacknews quotes is CEO Todd Hollenshead who basically confirms the story, going on to explain the fairly obvious reasons behind the move.

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38. its not just a video game... Dec 6, 2001, 16:26 anon@217.224
 
I live in Berlin, the capital of Germany and maybe i should explain how the system works here. Video games that are too violent or that contain human beings being killed as the Primary objective are censored or indexed....(e.g. UT,Q3A and Max Payne) the same is done with (indexed)porno.... meaning its not available/displayed in a normal shop. But with RCTW, its a special case. It contains Nazi and SS symbols that are completely not alllowed. This has one purpose- to prevent the NEO NAZI from making a BIG deal about it and to prevent the Nazis from 'returning' and to keep them simply illegal.
For instance this game is released as is... no edit, the NeoNazis might then use it as an excuse. NeoNazis are actually illegal here but they have a legal political party, the NPD... which is extreme right.... their main platform is to make Germany pure German or for Germans only, and sometimes they win some elections and get some seats in the local congress. But they are (NPD) not allowed to march with military uniforms, carry any Nazi symbols or SS symbols, or even sing any Nazi songs.... if so they will be arrested. Berlin has currently an openly gay Mayor, and during the election period last month, the NPD made it a big issue, but anyway this Mayor still won.
Nazi and SS symbols are not allowed at all except in history books and maybe TV historical docu. Even in movies its not allowed. For instance, the makers of Indiana Jones had to get a speacial permit to show the movie coz it contaned Nazi Symbols/Soldiers in a FICTIONAL story.
WW2/Hitler is still a very sensitive issue here in Germany, and especially here in Berlin. The law that is banning Nazi symbols or SS does not mean we forget the past, its main purpose is to prevent the past from repeating.
But anyway I LOVE THIS GAME, got the 'warez' copy and got the German version to have a legal CD key. If im cought having this game, I'll be arrested not only having a pirated copy but also a game thats contains Nazi symbol.
To sum it up, the law has a good purpose, to prevent the NeoNazis from getting stronger, but its inconsistent and not perfect, nothing is. There will always be a BLACK Market for everything. And the NeoNazis will always be present in one form or another.
 
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  1. Dec 5, 16:01 whee anon@217.225
  53. Dec 9, 17:54  Losers anon@24.169
  54. Dec 9, 18:05   Re: Losers anon@62.30
  2. Dec 5, 16:23 No subject anon@195.92
  3. Dec 5, 16:24  Re: No subject anon@62.30
  5. Dec 5, 16:28   Re: No subject anon@209.167
  7. Dec 5, 16:31    Re: No subject skalmanxl
  9. Dec 5, 16:35     Re: The Subject Goes Here Ryan
  6. Dec 5, 16:30   Re: No subject anon@62.227
  15. Dec 5, 17:49    Re: No subject anon@24.70
  17. Dec 5, 17:57     Re: No subject anon@217.3
  4. Dec 5, 16:25 What's the point anon@24.43
  24. Dec 5, 21:39  Re: What's the point anon@66.185
  25. Dec 5, 22:28   Re: What's the point anon@24.130
  28. Dec 5, 23:53    Re: What's the point anon@66.185
  29. Dec 5, 23:55     Re: What's the point anon@129.78
  26. Dec 5, 22:35   Re: What's the point anon@216.76
  27. Dec 5, 23:51    Re: What's the point anon@129.78
  45. Dec 7, 18:44    Re: What's the point theAntiELVIS
  46. Dec 8, 17:03     Re: What's the point Cyrezar
  47. Dec 8, 20:18      Re: What's the point Pagan
  49. Dec 9, 12:42       Re: What's the point Cyrezar
  50. Dec 9, 17:23        Re: What's the point Pagan
  51. Dec 9, 17:33         Re: What's the point Cyrezar
  8. Dec 5, 16:34 Why they did it anon@137.54
  10. Dec 5, 16:43 crazy goop anon@12.229
  11. Dec 5, 17:15  Re: crazy goop anon@217.3
  12. Dec 5, 17:25 Reply to #4, #5 and #7 anon@80.135
  13. Dec 5, 17:37  Re: Reply to #4, #5 and #7 anon@217.4
  14. Dec 5, 17:44 No subject anon@80.135
  16. Dec 5, 17:49 No subject anon@24.252
  32. Dec 6, 07:32  Re: #16 anon@144.9
  41. Dec 7, 01:50  Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@129.7
  43. Dec 7, 10:36   Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@65.114
  60. Dec 10, 14:31   Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@216.231
  71. Dec 11, 17:59    Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ Pagan
  73. Dec 11, 19:46     Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ Cyrezar
  75. Dec 11, 20:49      Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ Pagan
  78. Dec 11, 22:51       Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ Cyrezar
  79. Dec 11, 23:53     Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ Pagan
  80. Dec 12, 11:51      Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@65.31
  81. Dec 12, 11:57       Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@24.203
  82. Dec 12, 12:43       Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@65.114
  83. Dec 12, 13:07       Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@216.54
  85. Dec 12, 15:28      Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@216.231
  86. Dec 12, 15:39       Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@65.114
  87. Dec 12, 17:01        Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@216.231
  88. Dec 12, 19:14       Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ Pagan
  89. Dec 12, 19:34        Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@24.203
  84. Dec 12, 15:10     Re: Congratulations, you're a dumba$$ anon@216.231
  44. Dec 7, 18:38  Re: No subject theAntiELVIS
  18. Dec 5, 18:15 No subject anon@24.18
  19. Dec 5, 19:27  Re: No subject anon@66.66
  20. Dec 5, 19:29  Re: No subject anon@62.227
  21. Dec 5, 19:40   me again anon@62.227
  22. Dec 5, 20:26    Re: me again JediLuke
  23. Dec 5, 21:34     Re: me again anon@66.156
  30. Dec 6, 00:23 and in other news... anon@213.1
  31. Dec 6, 04:22  Nazis are stupid anon@212.135
  33. Dec 6, 07:53 is = id anon@216.191
  34. Dec 6, 09:05 German Law Eon
  35. Dec 6, 10:26  Re: German Law anon@65.114
  36. Dec 6, 11:53   Pack o' wank anon@194.128
  37. Dec 6, 15:45    Re: Pack o' wank anon@217.235
>> 38. Dec 6, 16:26     its not just a video game... anon@217.224
  39. Dec 6, 18:55      Re: its not just a video game... anon@62.30
  40. Dec 6, 19:42       Re: its not just a video game... anon@62.157
  57. Dec 10, 11:48     A lil off the top anon@24.70
  61. Dec 10, 17:19      Re: A lil off the top Cyrezar
  48. Dec 8, 23:13    Re: Pack o' wank anon@151.202
  52. Dec 9, 17:46     Re: Pack o' wank anon@62.30
  42. Dec 7, 09:23 In case you missed the point... Eon
  58. Dec 10, 11:49  Opinion of a German anon@195.93
  55. Dec 10, 08:55 ahahha anon@64.212
  56. Dec 10, 08:56 Left = Totalitarian Eon
  62. Dec 10, 17:28  Re: Left = Totalitarian Cyrezar
  63. Dec 10, 19:03  Re: Left = Totalitarian Pagan
  64. Dec 10, 19:19   Re: Left = Totalitarian Cyrezar
  59. Dec 10, 12:03 right anon@217.81
  65. Dec 11, 05:13 I'm sure that in Britain, at least... Eon
  66. Dec 11, 10:26  Re: I'm sure that in Britain, at least... anon@195.217
  67. Dec 11, 12:41  Re: I'm sure that in Britain, at least... Cyrezar
  69. Dec 11, 13:04   Re: I'm sure that in Britain, at least.. anon@131.111
  68. Dec 11, 13:01 So if.... anon@131.111
  70. Dec 11, 14:35  Ach! anon@24.203
  72. Dec 11, 18:45 Castle wolfenstien, or is it just castle BadKarma
  74. Dec 11, 20:01 X| Hilfe... X| anon@62.225
  76. Dec 11, 20:50  Re: X| Hilfe... X| Pagan
  77. Dec 11, 22:23  Re: X| Hilfe... X| anon@24.203


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