Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

September 9, 2008 -

In Saturday's coverage GamePolitics questioned reported claims by a pair of community managers that EA's upcoming Dead Space has been banned in Japan, China and Germany.

Over at Ars Technica, Ben Kuchera writes that a Dead Space team member using the screen name isaacclarke has been insisting via Twitter that the ban is real. Ben posted screenshots of several recent tweets by Isaac, including one entered at 4:20pm PST Sunday:

I just confirmed with upper management that Dead Space is banned in Germany, China and Japan. Not a rumor, folks... It's true.

So, we'll see...

GP: Reader Flowerbed reminds us that "Isaac Clarke" is the name of the protagonist in Dead Space. Thanks, FB...


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Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

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Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

Banned in Japan, my shiny metal ass.

Whoa, i just channeled Bender.

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

Banned in Japan? Where the term 'tentacle-rape' originated.

Yeah. Right.

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

This is EA's way of saying, see we can make controversial games too, because of their many failed attempts to acquire Take-Two.

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

I vote this one.

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

The game has not been banned in Germany. A game can only be banned after its release. And the USK (they rate games) have so far not seen the game. On the other hand it seems as though EA will not release the game in Germany due to the risk of the game getting banned. But that is only speculation.

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

In the words of Kate Nash:

Darling don't give me shit/

Cause I know that you're full of it/

You're full of shit/

You're full of shit/

 

Which sums up my thoughts on EA exactly. Not just on this Dead Space issue, the company as a whole.

 

 

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

First the however month long failed attempted take over of Take-Two. Then the whole DRM thing on SPORE pissing off customers. Now this. Is there some sort of contest going on within EA to see who can come up with the best way to humiliate the company?

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

If that's the case, then EA will be aiming to break Acclaim's current record. XD

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

That is the most believable theory I have seen to date.

 

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

PR Stunt

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

German law does not make it possible to ban a game before it's released.

At least do some research before you try to get some free attention.

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

For realz guys! I really caught a fish this big! It was HYUUUUGE

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

I doubt it's true.  Sure, most likely it could be edited in Germany, banned in China (they will ban anything), but Japan?  Are you kidding me?

Re: Report: Dead Space Team Sticking to 3-Country Ban Claim

This is really pathetic.

There are better ways of getting publicity you fools!

 
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