Germany No Longer Considers Doom "Harmful" to Youths, Removes 17-Year Ban

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Digital-Storm

I believe it was banned for Nazi references or something.

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szore

That would make sense. The Krauts are still a little embarassed over the world tour of 1943.

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DasHellMutt

Man I miss shareware. It was the perfect advertising/distribution system. Now they'd just call it piracy and try to sue everybody.

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TerribleToaster

Do they have a ban on Duke Nukem?

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Exarkun1138

I was playing DOOM when it was still in Beta form, before there were even monsters in the levels. I got each incarnation of it as it progressed, and then played the final version as well as the add-on's and DOOM 2. Didn't like DOOM 3, though. But, DOOM, especially today, is so mild and almost comical in its depiction of death, that I would let some 5 year old play it. They'd probably get bored with it within a few minutes, anyway! 

To have banned it this long is so stupid it borders on insane! With the games we see today? Puh-Leeeeeze!!

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Coldrage

I have been playing doom, quake, wolfenstein, die hard and a whole plethora of other violent games since I was 4 or 5 years old and I am now 22 and one of the most humble and sane people you could meet.

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bling581

It's not the games themselves that affect people. Children that are influenced by violent games most likely have behavior issues to begin with. Though he's too young for video games, my 5 year old nephew immitates just about everything he sees and isn't allowed to watch even mildly violent shows, even if they are cartoons.

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TerribleToaster

Yours most humbly,

COLDRAGE

P.S. RAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

(Sorry, couldn't resist)

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Coldrage

@ Toaster

I knew I had it coming :)

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ttre208

Is there anyone under the age of 20 who would still play DooM? I could give it to my little cousin and he wouldn't play it. But for those who remember it, I need to go dig it out again and give it a spin. I can remember my grandmother(yes that's right) teaching me how to play DooM and Wolfenstein 3d, along with Jazz Jack Rabbit. Good times, good times.

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Nimrod

yeah just like no one plays NES games any more. oh wait, your retarded

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