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

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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  2. Jack Hollow says:

    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?

  3. MonkeyPeaches ( User Karma: 0 ) says:

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

  4. Stephen says:

    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.

  5. Anonymous says:

    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.



  6. Anonymous says:

    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.

  7. Generic Enemy Number 12 says:

    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?

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