The North American release of Dead Island will not feature the hanging zombie on the game's boxart.
Guessing it has to do with Americas history with Slavery. And also wtf, this is the first time i even noticed there was a zombie hanging there, never paid much attention to it.
I think it has more to do with the fact that's its a hanging body in itself lol, which would be considered taboo for a boxart, not slavery.
Jeez if this is happening in North America, I wonder if the game will even be available in Australia.
Do you people not even know what lynching is? How old are you? I'm not even American and I know the relevance and why it is banned.
Not sure if you were referring to me, but I'll answer anyway. Of course I know what lynching is, but that doesn't mean that it was banned 100% for that reason. Stop acting like you know the reason for sure, get out of here. I'm black, just so you know.
Of course it was banned for that. And no I wasn't replying to you.
@eternus The color of your skin has absolutely nothing to do with this argument and I am trying to figure out why you think it would. It doesn't make your statement any more valid and may in fact take away your credibility as it make it seem like you have such a bad argument that you have to bring your race into it just to keep face.
I like how people bash america for this change when this game is getting fully band in other countries like many other games.
misspelling a word or two does not reflect your intelligence.
who gives a shit what country is better. every country has its problems... lets leave it at that... im in the U.S and the more art the better. this is just one more reason why censorship sucks. edit:judging by the disagrees apparently theres a fucking utopia out there somewhere.
@plb Wow, what a struggling attempt at an insult.
gore and violence to a point is allowed on tv you cant broadcast some one being decapitated but you can imply thats what happened a boob is okay but breast with nipples gets censored
Ohhh, well if i were them id censor it as well......i mean not unless that represents a survivor that couldnt hack it no more and found the easy way out, Who the heck would hang a zombie??
Maybe it's not a zombie. Maybe a man didn't want to fight and decided to hang himself.
I had the same idea.
This changes everything. New one looks lame in comparison though. The original was very clever, took a whole to notice it too. Don't see the point of censoring it, even if it has to do with American history. I'll just draw a red line lol
Yea, its just gonna be terrible now :/ Oh by the way, the new cover kind of negates the point of the tree being there. Thats funny though "draw a red line" haha.
New one looks like a guy that is drunk in miami, lol.
i'm thinking they could have kept it an simply change the I to look less like a body and erase the red line. I think it still would have looked better then the new one. Thats how i've been seeing it the whole time anyway
Of course its not a hanging zombie but a suicide. Plus the USA's KKK history of lynching. Seems to many people think all video games and animation are for kids.
I'm thinking this game might have alot of dark humour. Maybe they want to remove all of that too.
i hate censorship , f#ck the weak minded .. let them suffer and see this shit and ruin themselves over nothing #edit-- I just wish video games got the same treatment as movies
If you hate censorship, why did you censor your words?
fuck #edit .. oh i thought it would tell me i couldnt post cuz of languange ... i coulda sworn it did that in the past .. .or some forum i was on did #edit2 ... either way u know what im talkin bout
lol yeah, I get the idea
It kind of like how in japan they will pixilate a vagina, but allow full blown scat clear as day. Censoring makes no sense in any country. Even in the land of the free we are slaves to the handfull of people who "really" control our level of freedom.
Moving back instead of forward seems to me absurd "Doesn't matter what you see Or into it what you read You can do it your own way If it's done just how I say Independence limited Freedom of choice is made for you my friend Freedom of speech is words that they will bend Freedom with their exception" lyrics from Eye of the Beholder. by Metallica
Fuck the illuminati, lets take control of our OWN freedom, dont let governments control you and brainwash you into thinking everything is alright! One day everybody will wake up!
Agreed they are slowly but surely taking our freedoms away one thing at a time.
PMSL serously, COME ON! Ok, We Dare I can understand, but a logo?
i'm african american and I don't find this offensive my god I find the character from anarchy reign "blacker baron" more offensive than a pic of hanging zombie who could possibly be any other than black/afro-american kill white zombies nothing happen soon as a black zombies killed oh hill no reverend al sharpton on the scene I get the u.s past on slavery isnt the best of a conversation but somethings(little stuff) shouldn't really be a problem. Little stuff pic of a hung bloody zombie shouldn't be a problem,who race can't even be identified Problem Pic of a well detailed zombie that appears to be african american would obviously be a problem
yeah it could be a average person like some have said which seems more reasonable really, why would a zombie be hanging themselves? I mean a person could have done it but why would they just kill it instead? lol http://www.destructoid.com/... People complain about the littlest things and will tend to try and make a connection (i did with my statement above but only for that very reason (the link)) It's just that what many Americans would think, it's plain and simple: It's Stereotyping and sadly many Americans do this.
Why would a person hang a zombie? Lynching is used to create fear, but a zombie will likely not get the message.
@non_sequitur who knows it could be a human(of any race) committing suicide "People complain about the littlest things and will tend to try and make a connection " Fox news Bulletstorm review....videogames cause rape...apparently getting a kill streak/combo called gangbang or etc Will Cause Rape...
NA continues to get shitty boxart, nothing new here. I'll buy the game and replace it with the REAL boxart.
Maybe because it would be almost impossible to hang yourself from a Palm Frawn?
eh as long as the game is not changed i don't care.
Wow this is dumb. Kinda looks like the new one says "Dead Sland" with a zombie just walking.
Haha, reminds me of that South Park episode about the town flag.
Censorship is really ____. I mean I totally _____ it! Freedom of expression is overrated anyway...
Relax guys they are only censoring the boxart. lol who gives a shit about boxart anyway.
It's the principal of the matter. Censorship is just another form of control. It is also kind of a preventitive measure 'incase' one person is offended. It's crap to me. Sure it's only a logo. Next it'll be the offensive lyrics in the soundtrack. Then who knows, the books we read, and the movies we can see. Sure it's far off, but rights are stripped slowly, untill one day you notice they are gone.
It's not that far off.
What the ___? Are they ______ serious?
Haha! Feeling sad for NA gamers. Thank your god that you are not in Australia or Germany. The logo is not going to be only thing I can tell you that..
the most racist thing to do is censor it...
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