Submitted by rilling 395d ago | rumor

Xbox One: Uncut & indexed games not playable in Germany

Apparently uncut games and indexed games are not playable on Xbox One in Germany. That's because of the 24 hours login and the region lock. For most countries in Europe that will make no difference, because games are age-tested by PEGI. In Germany, however, the USK is responsible for age rating.

If you buy a uncut game from Austria which isnt available in Germany, it probably won't work with your german account. (E3, Next-Gen, Xbox One)

Credit url: next-gamer.de
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Dark_Overlord  +   395d ago
So MS are basically doing Region, Region, Region locking?

1. The normal area region locking (PAL, NTSC)

2. Your country has to be on the supported country list

3. The game has to be used within the specified region that the game is intended for

That really sucks for German gamers.
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dendenmooshi  +   395d ago
It's not just Germany, either.
ZombieGamerMan  +   395d ago
Ok I think Sony just got a few million german gamers to buy the PS4 at launch
Gildarts  +   395d ago
German games have USK.
They can still play X1 games. Just not from other countries in Europe.
DiRtY  +   395d ago
The USK in Germany is pretty cool these days. Gears of War or God of War for example were uncut in Germany.

It is just that games using Nazi-symbols will be cut. Yeah, I can live with that.

Other than that, the article is speculating as hell. This is a rumor at best and not news.
TI_21  +   395d ago
It's still a rumor, but you might want to read the comments in the article.

Someone already asked @xboxde on twitter but they were unable to give a definite answer.

And if you weren't aware of it, steam doesn't allow you to verify these games either without using a proxy.

So, with a console which verifies the games at least once a day... I think you get it.
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hellvaguy  +   395d ago
Who cares, I live in Merica. Don't have any desire to mail a console to Europe and play it on a vacation that Ill never go on or play some weirdo jrpg that isn't written in merican language so I can read it.
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unchartedxplorer  +   395d ago
Jesus. I can't imagine Xbox One doing well in Europe now.
AutoCad  +   395d ago
360 never did good in europe anyways.im sure they know that.
doctorstrange  +   395d ago
We're still talking millions of 360 users and new gamers that they're just giving the middle finger to
ZombieGamerMan  +   395d ago
So what you saying best way to win over the EU market is by not trying to win them over. GG MS that's showing Sony how you market a product.
lucaskeller1  +   395d ago
Doesn't matter guys, they don't need german gamers when they can market easily by hijacking competitor's e3 booths and tellin them "hey were still here you know"
Morgue  +   395d ago
My friend who is die hard MS said he wanted facts not just speculation about the X1 so I sent him the link to the terms & policies yesterday. He text me today and he went and pre-ordered the PS4. He said " It was time for a change and his girlfriend told him she didn't want some creepy ass camera on her all the time "
hellvaguy  +   395d ago
Then why does she leave the camera on her phone on laptop on? That's how I see her naked.
Wikkid666  +   395d ago
Create a US account.
AHall88  +   395d ago
That won't work.
MasterCornholio  +   395d ago
Wouldn't you have to fake an American IP address to do that?

Like I said below this is getting way too complicated.

Motorola RAZR i
airgangstarr  +   395d ago
i like the comment section where all the germans are telling microsoft on in well german lmao.. the whole concept behind xbox 1 is a nightmare its like they are trying to fail on purpose i dunno what kind of drugs there takin but man can u sell me some gottra be some good shit to make this many bad desicions
mitchell1188  +   395d ago
They can keep their drugs and their xbox I want neither. Plus if I bought their drugs I'd have to do it online and even then I couldn't re-sell the drugs according to their current policy. I say go fudge yourself Xbox.
Grimhammer00  +   395d ago
Still wont work....MS will ip check and match with MAC address on console. Part of the validation check is firmware checks. You know, so they can stop jtaggers.

If I was a xbot I'd be hunting and maiming hackers!
ziggurcat  +   395d ago
what does uncut, and indexed mean?
Dark_Overlord  +   395d ago
Germany use the USK (I think thats what its called) compared to PEGI for the rest of europe. Now the USK is censor crazy, they edit a lot of stuff out of games. This basically means Germany will never see certain uncut games on the XBone, as the titles will be locked to Germany only (Indexed via an online database). Not even importing a game will help, as like I said above they've effectively done a triple region lock.
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ziggurcat  +   395d ago
thanks for that. + bubble for helpful.
Grimhammer00  +   395d ago
I've mentioned this before. Many seem ok with supporting kickstarters for indies and products.

Here's an idea....why don't we start a kickstarter to buy ad space to counter MS?! Sure we'd go broke lol......but I think a little properly placed ads could really gain traction!
Imagine a sideboard at the nhl playoffs or a nfl 5 sec tv ad....calling to action a website that informs and gathers data and testimonies?
rainslacker  +   395d ago
Write up a blog about it and see what happens. Probably better to start it on Gaf though. Sony doesn't really need our help in advertising though. They seem to be on top of things.

Social media is already doing the work you're talking about for the most part. Retailers will likely do the rest. MS is in for a long haul on an icy slope.
Angeljuice  +   395d ago
I think it means uncensored and not given the German age rating. The Germans are quite sensitive about certain games evoking Nazi sentiment and things like that.
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Ngai  +   395d ago
I hope this thing gets hacked.
Vip3r  +   395d ago
It's gonna be the main focus on it when it's released.
MasterCornholio  +   395d ago
Why can't they keep it simple? The more I hear about the restrictions the more confused I get.

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hellvaguy  +   395d ago
Then get a WiiU. Far less restrictions then Xbone or Ps4.
ThyMagicSword  +   395d ago
Man, I live in Germany, but I will buy a Ps4, so no complains and Problems...
Grimhammer00  +   395d ago
I'm out of touch on just how these hackers worked their mojo this gen on 360. I jumped ship 4yrs ago.

But....I recall reading that jtaggers were able to hack 360 to the point where they could set up their own servers. Effectively cutting out LIVE completely.

Think that might happen to xbone? And with the humiliating crap MS has going on, proving they are willing to eat $hit...I willing to bet they'll be begging the NSA for assistance I getting all those hackers!

Anon go gettem!
mixelon  +   395d ago
Wow this is really bad news if true. I'd imagine there has been a lot of demand in Germany (and places like Aus) for uncut foreign versions. Again, bad choice ms

Meanwhile, the ps4 is region free...

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