Is Germany Allowing Nazis in Games a Problem?

Nazi imagery is going to be allowed in games in Germany on a case-by-case basis. This is actually a great step forward for the country.

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Chaosdreams88d ago

To address one's own history is not a problem - it just needs to be done thoughtfully, respectfully and in a matter that doesn't lessen the severity of its lesson.

In regards to the Nazis -> Nazis are scum.

I'd argue that having disallowed the use of the symbol in games (thus removing a direct tie to them) only gave it more strength, though I understand why that approach took place. Generally decisions are based on trying to keep the public safe, and some most certainly feared that by having the Nazis's in video games, some turd would think Nazis's are cool.

It is always important to ensure history is not forgotten.

Shiken87d ago

I agree. You cannot erase history, but we can learn from it and move forward. Hiding it is just running from your past, but it will always be there to hunt you.

By outlawing it, as you said, it is made stronger and garners even more attention...this time for a worse reason. Controversy will always empower the controversial, and the sooner everyone realizes that, the better.

Skull52187d ago

The Nazis are actually the one group that SJW's aren't going to demand diverse representation of sex, race, and orientation. They'll always be straight white men, and for that I solute you video game Nazis, stand strong, don't let them change you.

rainslacker87d ago

I think it was the powers that be were too concerned over the capability of its own people to discern right from wrong. Ultimately, it's just a fallacy that restricting content that is well recognized and understood by ones own history isn't going to remove that history, nor will it being allowed cause a movement that will see it rise.

The original purpose of such restrictions was because it was still difficult for some people to see such imagry, and it may still be for some, but time does lessen its effect on people, and its important that such things be remembered. remembering and recognizing is not the same as empowering and promoting.

2pacalypsenow88d ago

No, Nazi's are part of Germany's history.

It should never be forgotten or censored.

Activemessiah88d ago

I imagine their need to censor came from a place of great shame... as wrong as they were, i understood why.

rainslacker87d ago

Not so much shame, as a fear that its representation would be seen as an endorsement of its ideals. The law was put into effect because there were many who were affected by the Nazi's, and it was difficult for them to see such imagery. Even though it was a part of their history, one doesn't want to be reminded of what they may have had to go through.

AK9187d ago

No censorship is never the answer.

bluefox75587d ago

Why would it be? It's just a game...
Even if it offends you, it's counter productive to censor it. How can you expect to learn from history if you're afraid to face it?

Dlacy13g87d ago

You can't erase history ... you don't have to like the past but that doesn't change the past.

Smokehouse87d ago

Bull. Many Americans pretend the world began yesterday. They call history and context “whataboutism” now. Complete oblivious morons.

Oschino190787d ago (Edited 87d ago )

Many leftist*

They arbitrarily decide which event in history to start from to back up their argument. They arbitrarily decide a lot of things to suit their arguments and if anything goes off script they have no answers, just emotional rhetoric.

It's not surprising they rarely ever take up offers to debate or challenge anyone to a debate that they openly disagree with. All huff and puff but that's about it, to them a "conversation" with someone who disagrees is one side belittling and demeaning the other into submission often bludgeoning them with horrendous acts they never committed or supported but may have been by someone in your family/ancestor, state, country, faith, ethnicity/race, sexual orientation, etc... Identity politics.

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