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Sat, Nov 01, 2008 | 08:43 GMT
The Belgian Entertainment Association has clarified reports that game rentals are to be banned in Belgium next month, saying that the issue isn’t with retailers offering games to rent, rather than with retailers buying games for sale then renting them out.
“What’s happening is that video rental stores are declining in popularity, and because of this those stores began to buy retail copies of games and put them up for rent. I can’t think of any country that would allow this. Rental outlets need publisher permission to rent out games, and need to buy them wholesale, just like with films,” Olivier Maeterlinck, Managing Director of the Belgian Entertainment Association, told Edge.
“The point is that stores can still put out rental copies. They just have to get permission to do so. In most countries a rental point must get permission for renting out. We are no longer any different to this system, but that doesn’t mean we are ‘banning’ game rentals.”
Phew. Glad that’s cleared up.
Fri, Sep 05, 2008 | 14:59 BST
The site’s spoken to EA Germany, and the game is still with the USK, apparently, so no one knows yet if there are going to be any restrictions on the horror’s launch.
The original information came from Dead Space community manager Andrew Green, who said in a Destructoid story that the game had been banned in Germany, Japan and China.