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Gears of War 3 rating in Germany 'pleasantly shocked' Epic president

Epic Games president Mike Capps says he and the company were just as surprised as anyone else when Gears of War 3 obtained a classification in Germany. Last week, Gears of War 3 received an "18" rating from the German USK, making it the first Gears not to be indexed in the region.

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Septic2219d ago

It is quite surprising to be honest.

Would this have a retrospective effect considering the fact that this is a sequel and is more violent than its predecessors?

ZeroChaos2219d ago

The Times They Are a-Changin'

NanoSoldier2218d ago

I'm shocked too to be honest.

Supman2218d ago (Edited 2218d ago )

So...in germany gears was rated "M" instead of "T?"
wasn't it always that way?
then again I don't know how germany's rating works.

andron6662218d ago (Edited 2218d ago )

No the two first games were refused a rating due to their graphic violent content. No stores will sell games that aren't rated so gamers had to import if they wanted to play it.

GeoW3 is rated 18 with no cuts, and can be sold as any onther game in Germany now.

This is a textbook example of how random and idiotic this kind of censorship is. Assuming GeoW3 isn't less bloody than the previous games it makes the refusal to rate them very inconsistent...

bangoskank2218d ago

I wonder what they find more vulgar, shizer movies or Gears of War.