I was cruising along the news sites today and picked this one up. Apparently Ve3tro (not to be confused with VE3D) is reporting that Dead Space’s release date has been pushed up to October 14th (woot!) but that it’s also been outright banned in Germany, Japan and China (fuck!)
I don’t know if you heard but Dead Space is now hitting stores on October 14th! Weird, huh, we moved it in another week. The team is simply amazing that they were actually able to pull the date in. Some other crazy news I just got that isn’t exactly good news is that Dead Space was banned from being sold (yes outright banned, this time I’m correct) in Japan, Germany, and China! Man…
What the hell? I just hope this isn’t true, but if it is, I don’t understand why. It isn’t any more violent than BioShock and FEAR, and it sure as hell doesn’t approach the level of ‘random violence’ as Grand Theft Auto IV or Manhunt. Not that I think those games need to be banned either, because they don’t. Thailand’s just banned the hell out of every GTA game and a lot of other countries are following in their footsteps.
Yeah, let’s blame games for all this violence and shit while movies like Hostel get shown freely at every theater.