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Germany lifts complete ban on Nazi symbols in video games

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I don't think any CMX2 has them or perhaps even needs them. One exception might be SS license plates but that's rather trivial.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45142651

 

P.S. I don't want to reopen the debate on what Germany should or should not be censoring. I only wanted to report the rules have changed.

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14 hours ago, Erwin said:

It was rather a silly law.

Not if you take into account Germans' uneasiness over their recent past, an uneasiness the Allies acted to foster. We made damn sure that there would never be a resurgence of Nazi racism or militarism. Anything that even faintly smelled of Nazism was to be stamped out. But I do think that they carried it too far when it came to censoring legitimate historical usage. Not to permit swastikas to be displayed on models or in computer games, well that was silly.

Michael

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5 minutes ago, Michael Emrys said:

Not if you take into account Germans' uneasiness over their recent past, an uneasiness the Allies acted to foster. We made damn sure that there would never be a resurgence of Nazi racism or militarism. Anything that even faintly smelled of Nazism was to be stamped out. But I do think that they carried it too far when it came to censoring legitimate historical usage. Not to permit swastikas to be displayed on models or in computer games, well that was silly.

Michael

Well, I would agree to models, but computer games is already a completely different thing. Especially, if the out-place use is allowed. Like „Duke Nuke‘em“ plastered with NAZI propaganda...

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9 hours ago, Michael Emrys said:

Not if you take into account Germans' uneasiness over their recent past, an uneasiness the Allies acted to foster. We made damn sure that there would never be a resurgence of Nazi racism or militarism. Anything that even faintly smelled of Nazism was to be stamped out. But I do think that they carried it too far when it came to censoring legitimate historical usage. Not to permit swastikas to be displayed on models or in computer games, well that was silly.

Understood Michael.  We censor things from the youngest.  But, it's not possible to do that with computer games or any other media if parents don't monitor and provide parental control/guidance.

But, we as a society cannot protect innocents from the real world indefinitely.   That's what leads to so many of our youths now so sensitive to any kind of info or thoughts or conversations that disturbs (ie that challenges one to think or make a choice).   The "snowflake" generation.  And for many disillusioned people (of which we now have very many), the very thing that is banned becomes extremely attractive/exotic/fashionable.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Erwin said:

And for many disillusioned people (of which we now have very many), the very thing that is banned becomes extremely attractive/exotic/fashionable.

Sadly so true. We've fumbled a lot of balls; sometimes it gets a bit hard to think of anything we are doing right.

Michael

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