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Submitted by Soldierone 534d ago | opinion piece

Censors Are Ruining Everything, Doom Targeted Heavily

PushStartSelect.com : "I walked into a local comic book store the other week to find a toy had been censored. The toy was the General Lee from Dukes of Hazard, and the censor was a piece of paper taped across the top of the car. What it was blocking was the Confederate flag, a portion of the car that made it iconic wasn’t allowed to be seen for some odd reason. A toy….This wasn’t the worse thing either. I know censors often ruin everything on basic cable, but they are now moving to video games and saying we are not allowed to play them anymore?" (Doom II, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Cajun Chicken  +   535d ago
Now this is an interesting one. I'm no expert but I don't think that the level was censored, but more like; edited.

Since the purchase of Id by Bethesda, I think that Bethesda bought every IP of Id's but Wolfenstein.
Sure, Wolf 3D was in Rage...or WAS it? Personally, I only saw a low textured blue and grey wall...hmm. Plus Activision published Wolfenstein developed by Raven more or less around the time of the Id buyout and when you add the fact that Wolfenstein wasn't Id's IP in the first place it makes you wonder if they really have the right to make further 'Wolf' games since being bought by Bethesda.
Soldierone  +   535d ago
I wonder if that is the case. Because reading comments on it, it was because people were offended by the Swastika's and Hitler references. So they took it out.

I was searching for days trying to find out why it was edited, and this is what I kept coming across. And after watching people want the Looney Tunes edited and toys needed black strips over a simple flag, it made sense to me.

RAGE wasn't the only game to feature it either. Doom 2 released on Xbox Live in 2010, Bethseda purchased ID in 2009. People have always hated Wallenstein for the German/Nazi references.

And if it is the case of simply not owning the rights, why didn't Bethseda take the time to get rights or perhaps put in effort to replace things? Playing the level sucked, it was literally empty.
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geth1gh  +   534d ago
Yea I don't think this author has a clue about what he is talking about. There is already a wolfeinstein game on the 360 with all it's nazi glory.

So why the hell would they "censor" a 8 bit version....
GTRrocker666  +   534d ago
No..........Manhunt 2 was censored.
Bonerboy  +   534d ago
Bert and Ernie couldn't even live together anymore because of fucking morons of parent groups, church groups etc claimed B & E were "GAY" for doing so, as well as living in sin and would tarnish the delicate minds of our precious fucking youth, and heavens forbid, maybe the kids might think being gay was OK, or even worse ... make their kids gay from simply watching it, where, upon their deaths, they would burn in eternal hellfire. Cant have that happen, Oh No No No. This innocent children's show must be stopped and condemned in the lords name of all that is righteous and saintly. Pathetic.
Poor poor Bert and Ernie, torn apart for evermore by self-righteous morons. Welcome to the 21st century, and the continuation of the devolution of humanity. And people wonder why I am a misanthropist...? ...because they just make it too easy.
aliengmr  +   534d ago
Burt and Ernie are still shown living together. Sesame Street tends to reuse much of the stuff they filmed throughout the years.

Sure some groups got upset but they aren't the folks donating to PBS in the first place.
aliengmr  +   534d ago
"What it was blocking was the Confederate flag, a portion of the car that made it iconic wasn’t allowed to be seen for some odd reason."

For some odd reason? Really?

Also, I really don't think that level was censored.

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