Monday, November 22 2010 @ 05:04 PM GMT
Contributed by: Claire Claws
All Germans playing the English (Imported) version of CoD: Black Ops will be banned this week.
The German Federal Department of Media Harmful to Young Persons (BPjM) received an urgent action to ban the Austrian version of the game last week and requested that all copies be removed from sale by retailers in the country. It has been reported that Amazon.de sells both the German and Austrian version of the game online, with the Austrian version proving more popular in pre-orders.
A decision will be made on Wednesday regarding the permanent banning of all imported Call of Duty: Black Ops with uncensored content in Germany. It is unlikely the BPjM will turn a blind eye - regulations and censorship are to be strictly adhered to!
Call of Duty: Black Ops is available to buy in Germany, but Activision made drastic cuts to the German version of the game by removing rag-doll effects, blood spatter, symbols, in-game music and many torture scenes. Despite lawful copies of the game on sale, many German retailers have been importing an Austrian version of the game which has the same graphical content and levels of violence as the UK and US copies.