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Video: Wolfenstein: The New Order censored version comparison

Wolfenstein: The New Order is the first title in the series to be granted an official release in Germany - not surprising, really, when you consider that mention of Nazis in popular media has been largely banned in the country for over 60 years.

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Hellsvacancy1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

So no easter egg nightmare level?

Dan501184d ago

Nope Wolf 3d is outlawed in Germany IIRC

ovnipc1184d ago

They should stop with this rules something that happen more than 70 years ago time to drop it. Every nation had done mistakes.

Ripsta7th1184d ago

That would be like the Taliban's All Qaeda releasing a game 50 years from now . The damage is done

Detoxx1184d ago

Taliban and Al Qaeda ain't even the same thing.

SITH1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

Trying to take over Europe, Asia, and Africa was the largest mistake in human history.

memots1184d ago

well, they were not the first to try.

S2Killinit1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

the thing is that the Germans are not just trying to hide this ugly part of their history, they also don't want to outside world to constantly produce reminders of this time period in the form of entertainment since it can have a negative effect on the moral of the German nation.

It goes both ways.

triangle_todd1184d ago (Edited 1184d ago )

Um, no, just no. Total bullshit. There are always Nazi documentations running on some local TV channel, there's a huge Holocaust memorial in the middle of Berlin (a stone's throw away from the Brandenburger Tor and the US Embassy), the concentration camps that were erected have been turned into museums to remember those who lost their lives there, the Anne Frank book is a hugely "popular" book for school classes to read, and so on. It's everywhere.

Only thing forbidden really is the public display of swastikas and other certain Nazi era symbols and numerals, as a means to prohibit Nazi propaganda. Movies like Inglorious Basterds or Indiana Jones and historical documentations, for example, are free to display swastikas and whatever, though.

Obviously, it's still a sensitive matter and rightly so. No one wants a repeat of what happened. Therefore, raising awareness about the Nazi era is what is being done, not hiding it. That's the most ridiculous thing I've read this year, to be honest.

S2Killinit1183d ago

@ triangle
Well, you dont have to come off so strongly. I actually dont disagree with anything you said. Im just pointing out that its more complicated that the mere effort to prevent a Nazi revival. They also dont want to see the german nation as the "bad guy" for the rest of human history. In fact, this actually ties into what you are saying. What do you think future German generations would feel about the constant depiction of Germany as the ultimate evil? Its a common theme in psychology actually, if someone is constantly treated as an animal, they become one.

triangle_todd1183d ago (Edited 1183d ago )

Please point out examples of when Germans tried to "hide their history" or when they said they don't want "the outside world" to "constantly produce reminders of this time period in the form of entertainment". It's rubbish.

Nazis *are* the bad guys in movies like Inglorious Basterds or Iron Sky, movies that are shown without any "censorship" in terms of Nazi symbols in theaters and on TV. The sole reason video games are not allowed to display those symbols is because they aren't considered art but only a form of entertainment yet (sadly). And that's not because of the symbols but because of the bigger debate if games should be considered art or not. A debate that's brewing for quite some time even in the global gaming community.

And let's not pretend Germans don't know who they are fighting against in Wolfenstein.

Otherwise, saying these "reminders of this time period" ... "can have a negative effect on the moral of the German nation" suggests Germans feel bad when they see Nazis getting killed or - in the case of Wolfenstein - kill Nazis themselves, which in turn suggests Germans still support and identify themselves with the Nazi ideology. If that was your intention with what you said, then you couldn't be more wrong.

Moreover, while the younger generations are being made aware of the Nazi era and are conscious of what happened, they are also already so detached from this time period over 70 years ago that the Nazis in movies and games are seen as Nazis (and extreme right-wing fascists in a more broader sense), not as Germans.

I, for one, can't wait for the Sniper Elite 3 DLC to put a bullet in Hitlers head.

S2Killinit1180d ago

I think you are reading too much into what I'm saying. Also you are taking what I said out of context. Not sure what you think I'm trying to do or say but I assure you, its not what you think. You put the words "hide their history" as if I said such a thing. They are not hiding it. In fact, just as you mentioned they have museums for the sole purpose of shedding light on what happened there. But to suggest that they love to see the world point at this time period as the only defining moment in German history, then you are absolutely wrong. while the majority of people would be able to set Nazis aside from German identity, there are people (probably the young) who may see it as an attack on themselves. its just common sense. Why else exclude media that is not considered "art" from the equation? Anyhow, it seems like you are a bit sensitive about this. No offense was intended.

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MasterCornholio1184d ago

Well at least they didn't censor it with black bars like in the stick of truth.