Dead Island gets the boot in the United Arab Emirates.
so that's the reason i couldn't find the game any where...well..the xbox 360 version that is..i can find the ps3 copies everywhere..
UAE = United Arab Emirates. Does that have anything to do with your post?
well yes..am from the uae. am trying to find an xbox version of dead island but with no vain but the ps3 version is available everywhere. is that relevant enough for you?
So what you're implying is that ONLY the PS3 version is sold in UAE? Interesting... and weird...
PS3 It only does... circumventing national laws.
Of course not, Chris. Because everyone lives in the United States of 'Merica and playstation ISN'T more popular in the UAE. /s @Fez Yeah, circumventing FACIST national laws...
To all of those who clicked 'disagree', FEARprototype made no indication in his post that he actually lives in the UAE. For all I knew, he could be living in South Africa, Argentina, or heck even Mongolia... and that he could have possibly posted without reading the article. Here in N4G, it's not uncommon for people to post unrelated comments.
1. Do we really need a story about every game that is banned in the UAE? 2. Who's surprised? Really? The game has female zombies in bikinis, that's why it's banned, the violence is not the reason for the ban.
I thought that the UAE authorities would enjoy seeing players decapitating those bikini-clad infidel temptresses.
are you trying to be funny? i am not laughing
hahahahaha @ Jony_dols!!!! Bubs dude. That is what I was thinking but you beat me to it. maybe if the female zombies were wearing head to toe burkas then it would be allowed to be sold. Killing westerners and South Pacific islanders on vacation is a non-issue for them. But a woman in a bikini? I don't think so!
'The Foreign Office website says that in Dubai public displays of affection are unacceptable, and there have been several arrests for kissing in public. Sex outside marriage is illegal in the UAE, as is cohabitation, adultery and homosexual behaviour.' http://www.timesonline.co.u... And foreign nationals need to apply for a special license (similar to a driving license) to purchase & drink alcohol. Now that is funny.
^^^^ Your joke is funny, but now you are going into deep shit!!! We don't need political/religion fights here in n4g
I'm neither a racist nor intolerant. I have Muslim friends and I respect their religious beliefs & traditions, but I also think that considering that UAE consider themselves as a modern liberal Muslin society, some of the countries laws pretty damn out of touch, and encroach on peoples civil liberties, rather than than allowing citizens to make up their own minds on whether they want to drink alcohol or simply kiss in public. Hey I live in a western secular society, and I know plenty of people who make conscientiousness decisions to not drink alcohol or display their affections in public, but at least they have a choice, rather than facing jail time in UAE! And we all know, that if the women in Dead Island were fully clothed then this game would not have received a ban. Heavy Rain received a ban, while God of War & Dead Space are given the all clear....Makes sense. /sarc
The only way they'll get the game to sell is to put the female zombies in hijabs and take out any alcohol references because it is 'haram' (forbidden).
The zombies that run at you and explode isn't the reason it is banned either.
Really i bought 4 days ago i'm from UAE^^
me 2 :D
not true this game every where for 180 dhs about 49$
Something tells me gamers in UAE have places/ways to buy games regardless what the government says :P
you have great insight my friend.
Who give's a s**t?
Maybe some gamers in the UAE do. I know your mom told you otherwise, but the world doesn't revolve around you franko.
well it got into australia no problems nothing was cut from the game everything intact
Wimps. Any countries that ban games have disconnected priorities. "OH NO! Too much blood!" Yeah, like there isn't any blood in the real world.
No offense to anyone, but I had a Muslim roommate (white and born in America) and he was insane. The things they do because of their religion are pretty bizarre. But then again I feel that way about every religion.
Zombies=bad terrorism=good wierd place
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