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Blizzard: German StarCraft II Is Less Bloody

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September 1, 2009 9:22:35 PM

Awww, it just won't be the same game!!!
September 1, 2009 9:35:35 PM

1. No LAN
2. Three 'Starcraft II' packs (zerg,terran,protoss)
3. Points system to download user-made maps
4. recoloured blood..
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September 1, 2009 9:38:11 PM

Major7UpAwww, it just won't be the same game!!!


ask L4D players...

it's not just same game....it's TOTALLY different....

Germans are so damm paranoid about so called violent games...it's not as if there's going to be another Hitler after playing CounterStrike....
September 1, 2009 9:59:49 PM

icepick314it's not as if there's going to be another Hitler after playing CounterStrike....

Probably should have stated Day of Defeat :) 

This is a trend that is becoming more comon everywhere! There is just a bunch of idiots in this world that blam violent games for everything. What they forget is that it is the person that is responsible for their actions.

September 1, 2009 10:13:08 PM

America wins the American release of "No More Heroes"(Japan game) for da wii added blood in the game haha take that germany.
September 1, 2009 10:18:45 PM

Well I'm glad I'll have the US version. I want it to look realistic.
September 1, 2009 10:34:03 PM

well duuh, its better this way, less blood for the german youth, less chances they will start World War III in the future :D  .

Good Job Blizzard thinking ahead.

hahahahaha
September 1, 2009 10:42:53 PM

i know this won't affect me in anyway, but blizzard/activision are acting like scum when it comes to money, so i probably won't buy it.. just get a cracked version that doesn't require battle.net or monthly fees on a cracked server
September 1, 2009 10:47:40 PM

RADIO_ACTIVEProbably should have stated Day of Defeat This is a trend that is becoming more comon everywhere! There is just a bunch of idiots in this world that blam violent games for everything. What they forget is that it is the person that is responsible for their actions.

So true... If violence is the common cold, then video games are the rain. Sure it can be a factor, but you shouldn't say, "Never do anything when it's raining. Ever." ...and shouldn't the parents be holding an umbrella over their child's head anyway?
September 1, 2009 11:16:53 PM

Germany seems to have a real problem with violent video games... almost too much of a problem, in my opinion. I realize that the German government is (and should be) concerned about maintaining peace, but keeping violence out of the media will not keep it out of the minds of criminals. Lighten up, Germany! A little simulated gore never hurt anybody :) 
September 1, 2009 11:17:52 PM

Well, this was not unexpected.
Germany has had game censorship, sometimes more, sometimes less.
It's one of the reasons I import games from the UK (other than the fact that I hate dubs).
The last game I bought in Germany was C&C1, which had bots instead of infantry. I've stopped caring about German resleases the day I started importing using amazon.
(It's not just games btw. they censor movies too)
September 1, 2009 11:24:05 PM

"...Blizzard wants to ... restrict StarCraft II from consumers below the age of 12."

That's more rediculous. This is StarCraft II, not SexCraft LXIX .

And why the talk of integrated parental controls? The parent controls whether to buy the game for his kid in the first place. Pretty simple.
September 1, 2009 11:45:20 PM

I guess there trying to break into the age 3+ market.. Legoland SC2?
Use ur massive HDYRABLOCKS or your insane 8 SCV LEGORAX BUILD!!
September 1, 2009 11:52:01 PM

Starcraft was very graphic! but it made it great! it was originally rated MA15+ in Australia, and rightly so. removing graphic deaths would destroy the style of the original game. mind you, I don't agree with the current style of the starcraft 2 units (I think the terrain looks awesome). they look unnatural and cartoony, and too much like warcraft 3. I don't think blizzard has done a particularly good job bringing their RTSs from 2d to 3d while maintaining the style. I think the best franchise to do that so far is red alert (red alert 2 to red alert 3). supreme commander and DOW look good in 3d, but they were never in 2d.

here's hoping I'm wrong, and I have been misleaded by the screenshots and low res videos.
September 2, 2009 12:33:21 AM

abbadon_23And why the talk of integrated parental controls? The parent controls whether to buy the game for his kid in the first place. Pretty simple.


I'd assume that maybe the parent plays it but wants it locked from the kid on the same computer.
September 2, 2009 1:08:59 AM

Removing blood from SCII meh!! but from Diablo III, WTF? It is like censoring a porn movie!
September 2, 2009 1:11:31 AM

Censoring SCII meh, but Diablo III, WTF? It is like censoring a porn movie!
September 2, 2009 3:11:15 AM

FallenSniperWell I'm glad I'll have the US version. I want it to look realistic.


I hate how game companies make giant death-bringing robots look unrealistic.
September 2, 2009 4:28:05 AM

So the German version will have more sex then right?
September 2, 2009 5:06:34 AM

r0x0rI hate how game companies make giant death-bringing robots look unrealistic.

Don't you also hate how real when you kill people they more or less explode with 100 gallons of blood
September 2, 2009 5:27:16 AM

i guess the Germans had enough blood shed in Inglorious Bastards!
September 2, 2009 6:14:31 AM

Just give it tits, making it 18+, and let the kids play the damned game anyways...

ptroenSo the German version will have more sex then right?


We can hope.

kikireekiCensoring SCII meh, but Diablo III, WTF? It is like censoring a porn movie!


Worse, Chinese porn is censored, but it's not all bad... but if they censor D3, it will turn out like Starcraft Ghost... failed.

lemonade41. No LAN2. Three 'Starcraft II' packs (zerg,terran,protoss)3. Points system to download user-made maps4. recoloured blood..


Making me rethink this game...

r0x0rI hate how game companies make giant death-bringing robots look unrealistic.


Me too. It's a flaming chainsaw made of demon children's teeth, not a batton... get it right already.

IzzyCraftDon't you also hate how real when you kill people they more or less explode with 100 gallons of blood


Exactly.
150 gallons or more please.
September 2, 2009 8:41:06 AM

icepick314ask L4D players...it's not just same game....it's TOTALLY different....Germans are so damm paranoid about so called violent games...it's not as if there's going to be another Hitler after playing CounterStrike....

Hitler came from Austria...
September 2, 2009 8:42:25 AM

maximus559... but keeping violence out of the media will not keep it out of the minds of criminals...

Yet Germany has much lower criminal rates than neighboring countries, especially UK.
September 2, 2009 8:47:03 AM

ptroenSo the German version will have more sex then right?

Well. Germans don't have "man only" or "women only" (though, there are "women only" days in some) saunas, so, I guess they are quite a bit more relaxed about nudity and sex in general.
September 2, 2009 8:56:20 AM

False_Dmitry_III'd assume that maybe the parent plays it but wants it locked from the kid on the same computer.

Or wants kid to be able to play it only, say, on certain days and certain hours max.
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September 2, 2009 10:27:20 AM

if i wanted realism i would stab somebody and watch the blood ooze out but i want bloody animation gawd dam it, 150 gallons of blood every time all the time, besides if they make it too realistic marines are gonna start limping when wounded and leaving bloody trails, and then some bloody civil rights organization is gonna complain about the rights stripped away from the convicts turned marines, blah blah blah. if you want realism sc is not the game for you, go live life, for real, it dont get realer than that. but if you want to fantasize about space travel and highly advanced alien races where all the characters explode upon death then i hope you dont live in germany. i wonder if their just gonna fall over and die or how their death animation is gonna play out, maybe the char stands there after death and simply fades away...
September 2, 2009 11:32:35 AM

I wish they'd release this stupid game already.
September 2, 2009 11:37:48 AM

this is just gay!
September 2, 2009 12:35:36 PM

but but.. think of the Children!

This will save lives! Cuz when I see blood the rage builds within me!

0.o
September 2, 2009 1:16:05 PM

if they make an inglorious basterds game... will it be released in germany?
September 2, 2009 2:56:55 PM

They should turn off all blood and gore and have the ability to turn it back on with parental unlock code.
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September 2, 2009 3:49:54 PM

kartu :Yet Germany has much lower criminal rates than neighboring countries, especially UK.

Maybe but not because of the censorship.Violent and bloody games relieve stress, therefor i assume this games make people more peaceful, not more violent
September 2, 2009 5:11:31 PM

NOTHING wrong with enforcing a bit common sense. Germany may be uptight sometimes, but they got it right on that one!
September 2, 2009 5:41:34 PM

Sounds like what they did with Mortal Kombat 2 on the SNES. When you'd punch a guy in the face a lot, buckets of 'sweat' came off of him.
September 2, 2009 9:23:30 PM

eklipz330i know this won't affect me in anyway, but blizzard/activision are acting like scum when it comes to money, so i probably won't buy it.. just get a cracked version that doesn't require battle.net or monthly fees on a cracked server


Wait wait wait, you call them scum, and then go on to say that you would just steal their game? I mean, who deserves a paycheck right? Not the 1,000 people who work at the Irvine blizzard corporate office right?

PFFFt I don't like your new interior design Ford, so I'm just going to steal your car, you scum.

Good lord you are a moron, Blizzard is a company, this is a free market. They have the right to attempt to make as much money as they can, you can either buy their product or not, but don't try to act like you are some sort of internet hero by "cracking" their game. Grow up please, little boy.
September 2, 2009 9:46:56 PM

kartu said:
Hitler came from Austria...

I think that you completely missed his point...
September 3, 2009 3:35:50 AM

WTF crawled up their ass and they dont alloed even blood anymore? So they dont watch even movies and such in Germany, right? You know what is the irony? Germany isnt so known for being a comedy and family related only enviroment with PG13 rated TV shows and Wii as the only console in the market. This is just so not Germany. I just REALLY dont know whats crawled up theirs'...
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