Violence, Nudity and Foul Language to be edited out of games across Middle East

GamerZines writes:

It has been announced that under a new partnership between two regional companies, video games featuring extreme violence, nudity or foul language will be edited so that they are suitable to release for the Middle East market.

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KratosGirI2899d ago (Edited 2899d ago )


It's bad enough movies in the cinemas are censored, but this is just too much!

"Such a move could result in bans on certain video titles being averted, with examples being the recently banned Mafia II that was not allowed to go on sale across Middle Eastern countries. Others include Dead Rising 2, and the Grand Theft Auto franchise."


They sold those games like any other damn game in the shops!

EDIT 2: Ayoubi stated that they aim to work on "two to four games per year," whilst also suggesting that FIFA 11 and the third instalment in the Uncharted series may be amongst the first to be "Arabised and localised."

.............Did they just confirm Uncharted 3?

jaredhart2899d ago

I wonder if they'll start modding games to have female characters in Burkas.

Acquiescence2899d ago

then the player gets an automatic game over screen.

Is that too culturally insensitive? Oh well.

visualb2899d ago (Edited 2899d ago )

not to mention ITS OBVIOUSLY COMING.

so yeah, Uncharted 3 is a reality, probably releasing 2011 November like Uncharted 2 did in 2009.

I feel your pain kratosgirl, assuming you're from the middle east, I cant imagine having these games censored where I live, i'd be really annoyed
I agree with respecting religions and cultures, but seriously, censorship isn't the right solution.

if anything, censorship makes that stuff more taboo, and thus more desirable, which if anything is THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT THEY WANT.

oh well...

Christopher2899d ago

I'd just skip the region, make people import it. Sales are not that big in the region anyway.

FragGen2899d ago

Yeah, but you have to admit banning all that stuff really works, because the Middle East is one of the quietest, safest, most non-violent regions in the whole wide world!

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DavidMacDougall2899d ago

Good to hear it, maybe this kinda news will die out cause they can't moan anymore.

Capdastaro2899d ago

how about they edit out the real violence in the middle east first

AntoineDcoolette2899d ago

How about they censor out the foreign military bases present in the 'Middle Eastern' region first? And maybe a Disneyland or Mcdonalds or five while they're at it.

hadouken0072899d ago

With all that cut out would anybody play it.

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