GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition Trailer has Fans Suspect Censorship
Adrian Werner, 24 October 2021, 21:32
Fans of the GTA series noticed some interesting things in the recent trailer for Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition - the removal of a controversial symbol from the shirt of one of the characters. In addition, an interesting video comparing the refreshed versions of the games with the originals has appeared online.
Blizzard Removes Some Jokes and Flirting From World of Warcraft
Maycuzai, 07 October 2021, 21:24
Blizzard removes more content from World of Warcraft that does not comply with the company's new policy. This time it's the humorous layer of the game. It's a shame, some of the erased jokes are real gems...
China hasn't Allowed New Games on the Market Since Controversial Ban
GRG, 03 October 2021, 21:35
Chinese censors have not allowed any new video game on the market since a controversial ban on showing „effeminate” men on Chinese television.
Blizzard on Censorship in WoW; No Restrictions on Avatar Customization
Jacob Blazewicz, 01 October 2021, 13:33
The creators of World of Warcraft explain that the recent cases of censorship are the result of employee feedback. They also assured that this will not translate into restrictions on the customization of player characters.
China Bans Live Streaming for Minors Under 16
GRG, 28 September 2021, 11:44
New Chinese regulations are set to prevent minors from livestreaming, and they also introduce further restrictions as part of their concern for children's development.
Sony Rejected Prostitute Protagonist in Detroit: Become Human
Hubert Sledziewski, 23 September 2021, 18:44
Tom Henderson revealed some previously unknown information about Detroit: Become Human. Reportedly, originally the game was supposed to include four protagonists, but one of the heroines did not get approval from Sony. The reason was her appearance.
WoW Censors More Names; Patch 9.1.5 Introduced More Changes
Jacob Blazewicz, 23 September 2021, 14:25
World of Warcraft is testing update 9.1.5, and in addition to new fixes users found more examples of politically correct censorship.
TikTok Limited to 40 Minutes a Day - More Restrictions in China
Arkadiusz Strzala, 20 September 2021, 15:50
China is imposing yet another restriction on minors' access to digital entertainment. This time it concerns TikTok. Its Chinese version can only be used by children for 40 minutes a day.
WoW Turned Woman Into Fruit; Weird Censorship in Patch 9.1.5
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 September 2021, 15:40
Patch 9.1.5 for World of Warcraft is expected to bring quite a few changes. These apparently include an unusual example of censorship in the form of modifications to two paintings from the base game.
Players Fear Censorship in GTA 5 Remaster
Miriam Moszczynska, 16 September 2021, 15:17
A discussion has erupted on Reddit about possible censorship in the revamped version of GTA V, which is headed for next-gen consoles. The reason for the outrage is the new trailer.
Gwent After Chinese Censorship - Swords Turn Into Spoons
Miriam Moszczynska, 30 August 2021, 14:33
Gwent has experienced Chinese censorship, with some of the cards receiving only minor changes, while others a whole new look. Nothing is left of the original violence, nudity or blood.
SUPERHOT VR Review Bombed After Devs Removed Controversial Content
Przemyslaw Dygas, 24 July 2021, 18:28
SUPERHOT VR has fallen victim to review bombing. All because of an update that removed disturbing scenes of self-mutilation and suicide from the game.
Steam Refused to Sell Game Because of Excessive Nudity
Przemyslaw Dygas, 22 March 2021, 18:56
Super Seducer 3 will not appear on Steam. Valve deemed the game too close to pornography.
Disco Elysium The Final Cut Banned in Australia
Adrian Werner, 19 March 2021, 14:12
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut proved too controversial for the Australian age rating body. It refused to classify the game, which in practice means a ban on the sale of console versions, despite the fact that Australians have been able to buy it on Steam for long time.
Japanese Version of Resident Evil: Village Will be Censored
Szarmancki, 05 March 2021, 22:30
According to a statement from Capcom, the Japanese version of Resident Evil: Village will be censored according to the standards of the country's CERO organization.
Censorship on PlayStation - Sony Edits Violent Content
Sarafan, 23 February 2021, 13:31
According to recent reports, Sony has decided to introduce censorship of violent scenes in some PlayStation games. It has to do with the desire to reach a wider audience.
Musk's Starlink Banned in Russia?
Arkadiusz Strzala, 01 February 2021, 19:41
Not only the oppositionist Alexei Navalny seems to be troubling the Russian government. The Russian State Duma sees another threat in satellite internet from Elon Musk. Starlink could be banned in Russia.
Controversial Attempt to Censor Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story; Publisher Denies
Milosz Szubert, 04 January 2021, 21:39
The representatives of Top Hat Studios informed that in the past months they have received a lot of unpleasant messages criticizing Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story. They stressed, however, that they didn't give in and on January 7 the title will be released, uncensored, on Nintendo Switch.
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War Trailer Banned in China [Updated]
Agnes Adamus, 25 August 2020, 14:05
Last week's teaser trailer of Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War was banned in China. The reason for this decision is a short fragment showing the events that took place on June 4, 1989 on the Tian'anmen Square.
China Tightens Control Over Underage Gamers
Michael Kulakowski, 04 August 2020, 21:14
The Chinese government is once again tightening control over the youngest citizens who like to spend time playing video games. Since September, all developers operating in the country must introduce a player verification system, based on their real personal data, and even a face scan.
„OK” Gesture Quietly Removed From Call of Duty Games
Paul Wozniak, 08 July 2020, 21:39
It turns out that developers from Inifnity Ward quietly removed the „OK” gesture from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone. The reason for this decision was not given, but many players believe that the element was removed because of its controversial significance.
Halo The Master Chief Collection - Differences in Chinese Version
Agnes Adamus, 29 June 2020, 21:52
A comparison of two versions of Halo The Master Chief Collection - the Chinese version and the „general” one, which has been published on most of the world's markets - has appeared on the web. We can see on it that the changes included mainly enemy models and the cut-scene showing Gravemind.
Russians Outraged After a Game Shows Hitler's Victory Parade in Kremlin
Agnes Adamus, 19 June 2020, 20:10
At the end of May, the WWII strategy game Strategic Mind: Blitzkrieg was released. On this occasion, a short trailer was published, which shows Hitler celebrating in the Kremlin. As it turns out, this did not appeal to the Russian government, which demanded that the sale of the game be stopped in the country.
Gone With the Wind Removed From HBO Max Because Racism
Karol Laska , 10 June 2020, 13:40
HBO Max has been operating in full swing throughout America since May 27. The platform's offer is very rich, but unexpectedly a classic that is Gone With the Wind was pulled. The reason for this is to be outdated racist scenes.
Looney Tunes Return, Censored and Without Guns
Karol Laska , 08 June 2020, 14:57
Looney Tunes appeared in the American HBO Max offer, and with them all the iconic cast characters, including Bugs Bunny. Due to the decision of the creators, the animation won't show firearms.
Revolt of Facebook Employees
Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 02 June 2020, 12:06
In response to Mark Zuckerberg's assurance that he would not moderate Donald Trump's entries, Facebook employees organized a virtual protest.
Trump Suggests He May Help Shut Down Twitter
Kuszu, 28 May 2020, 13:14
Is there going to be a war between social media and politics? Twitter has marked Donald Trump's entries as „misleading”, Mark Zuckerberg criticizes the website's actions, and the president himself threatens to shut down „social networks that try to silence conservatives”. Things are getting interesting.
YouTube Automatically Censored Phrases Inconvenient for Chinese Government
Mikolaj Laszkiewicz, 27 May 2020, 13:39
Some comments that were critical of the Chinese government began to disappear from YouTube. This is all the more surprising because the service is not available in China anyway.
Valve is Testing a Censored Chinese Version of Steam
Bart Swiatek, 25 May 2020, 15:18
Valve Software is working on a Chinese version of Steam - the program was announced in 2018 and recently received an alpha version. The application differs in several respects from the variant known from other regions of the world.
Writer: Censored Version of Back to the Future 2 Should be Destroyed
Paul Wozniak, 23 May 2020, 20:19
A few days ago, the classic movie trilogy Back to the Future e was released on Netflix in some regions. It soon came to light that one of the scenes in the second movie was censored, which did not appeal to the audience. Fortunately, the original version of the movie can already be watched on the platform, and its writer wants the one with censorship to be destroyed.
Serious Sam 4 - Harpy Boobs Scandal
Frozen, 23 May 2020, 19:02
Croteam confirmed that the 3D model of harpies in Serious Sam 4 will have its breasts covered, which caused a storm on Steam's forum. In topic of over 600 comments, fans accuse the developer of censoring the game.
Chinese Censorship Reaches Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
Bart Swiatek, 04 May 2020, 19:16
A post published on a Chinese forum suggests that Asian users of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord may get banned for using nicknames that do not comply with Chinese standards - e.g. referring to local politicians, protests or suggesting a connection between the coronavirus and Wuhan.
Cyberpunk 2077 Without Censorship in Australia
Adrian Werner, 04 May 2020, 15:26
CD Projekt RED will not have to censor Cyberpunk 2077 to get an age rating in Australia. The game has been rated for adults only, but changes to its content will not be necessary.
Riot Games Tried to Force LoL Player to Change His Nick
Bart Swiatek, 17 April 2020, 11:18
Riot Games wanted a League of Legends player using the name „Corona” to change it. Nick was deemed inappropriate, even though it came from the user's actual last name.
Animal Crossing New Horizons in Trouble in China
Adrian Werner, 11 April 2020, 13:52
There was a lot of controversy about Animal Crossing: New Horizons in China. The game was supposed to be banned because of virtual protests, but in fact the situation turned out to be different, although the game still has problems with distribution in this country.
Industry Expert on Why Plague Inc. was Banned in China
Milosz Szubert, 17 March 2020, 16:48
Daniel Ahmad, senior analyst at Niko Partners, gave three reasons why Ndemic Creations' Plague Inc. was removed from distribution in China. The reasons included the lack of a proper license.
TikTok Censors Posts From Ugly and Poor People
Laty, 17 March 2020, 11:40
TikTok ordered its moderators to hide videos of users who are ugly or poor and censor statements related to the political situation that occur during streams.
Censored Literature Available in Minecraft
Adrian Werner, 13 March 2020, 10:50
The Uncensored Library, a virtual library implemented in Minecraft created in collaboration with Reporters Without Borders, has launched. The aim of the project is to provide access to works censored by many governments through the popular game.
Plague Inc. Removed From Chinese App Store for „Illegal” Content [Updated]
Paul Wozniak, 02 March 2020, 19:31
Plague Inc. was removed from the Chinese App Store. The reason for this is „content that is illegal in China as determined by the Cyberspace Administration of China”. For the time being we do not know the exact reasons for such a decision, although it can be assumed that it is related to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
Here's What Netflix had to Censor Last Year
Konrad Serafinski, 09 February 2020, 21:28
According to the recently released Netflix report for 2019, the company has removed content nine times on official requests from individual countries. This is the first time the company has openly admitted it.
Commandos 2 HD Remaster Censored [Updated]
Christian Pieniazek, 24 January 2020, 00:00
As closed beta-tests have shown, the re-mastered version of Commandos 2 has been censored. Swastikas and symbols of the Japanese Empire were removed, as well as animations of burning enemies. And don't forget that the game won't have a co-op mode.
EU Considers Temporary Ban on Usage of Face Recognition Technology
Bart Swiatek, 20 January 2020, 10:54
According to reports from Reuters, the European Union is considering a five-year ban on the use of face recognition technology in public places. This would prevent abuse and allow for working out solutions to protect citizens. The idea appeared in an extensive report created by the European Commission.
Valve Removed Profiles With Nazi-related Phrases and Symbols
Bart Swiatek, 12 December 2019, 14:31
Valve Software has removed dozens of profiles and images containing Nazi words and symbols. The measures were taken after notification by the German Media Authority of Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, as using Nazi-related symbols and terminology in punishable by law in Germany.
Valve Doesn't Want Any Games About Hong Kong Protests on Steam?
Julia Dragovic, 08 December 2019, 22:43
Valve is delaying the release of games related to protests in Hong Kong. All of the titles are on the pro-democratic side of the conflict. And if you don't what something is about... it's about China, in other words, money. Blitzchung, Hearthstone player recently suspended by Blizzard, also appears in the affair.
Russia Introduces Internet Censorship
Laty, 04 November 2019, 16:15
A new law related to Internet came into force in Russia on November 1, and it may be the beginning of mass surveillance of users on the web. The government has the ability to block content and even filter the things we can browse. The bill is designed to protect Russia from cyber attacks.
Censorship in The Outer Worlds - From Religion to Polish Vulgarisms
Adrian Werner, 28 October 2019, 13:58
Fans of The Outer Worlds have discovered that the game has a collection of almost 500 forbidden words that you can't use when naming your character. Among them were both vulgarisms and words such as „gay” and „transexual”.
Brutal Depiction of Russian Occupation Causes Problems for Modern Warfare?
Darius Matusiak, 27 October 2019, 21:17
There is no longer any doubt as to why the Russian branch of Sony has banned the sale of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in Russia. The story campaign shows the local army in the role of brutal torturers.
PS4 Version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is Banned in Russia
Michael Kulakowski, 22 October 2019, 21:56
In unclear circumstances, the Russian branch of Sony decided to completely ban the sale of digital copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in the local PlayStation Store. The title will also not be available in a physical version.
PewDiePie Banned in China for Xi Jinping Meme
Julia Dragovic, 22 October 2019, 12:27
The popular youtuber PewDiePie was banned in China for showing in his film the (in)famous meme comparing secretary Xi Jinping to Winnie the Pooh.
Hong Kong Protests: Blizzard Bans Further Hearthstone Players
Julia Dragovic, 17 October 2019, 12:54
After the AU Hearthstone team supported Hong Kong protests in an official stream stream, Blizzard decided to impose a six-month suspension penalty on the players.