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Germany banning the sale of Dead Island wasn’t “unexpected”, says Techland

Tuesday, 29th November 2011 18:49 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Techland has said it wasn’t surprised when Germany banned its zombie-shooter Dead Island from being sold in the country. Matter of fact, the firm and its publisher Deep Silver were aware of such a possibility “from the very beginning.”

Speaking with Eurogamer, a representative for the firm said due to Germany’s “unique regulations regarding video games and violence,” there isn’t much the industry can do but comply.

Germany’s BPJM classified the game as List B, which is reserved for media considered to be “youth-endangering”, thus the sale of anything making the list in Germany if forbidden, and punishable by law.

Media placed on List B usually contains extreme torture or Nazi content, but as of this writing, BPJM hasn’t explained what content in Dead Island warranted the ban; however, Deep Silver’s parent company Koch Media were given a full, detailed report on the matter.

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  1. JeRicHoOL

    These dumbass politicians will never learn. People will get the game here regardless of it being banned or not. Thinking that games cause violence is so narrowminded. But yet you can run around here raping people, bashing others half dead and not getting more than 2 years. That’s just the pro-contravener system we have here. Fuckin’ double standards!

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