Re: [stella] Banned games

Subject: Re: [stella] Banned games
From: "nj bloodline" <njbl00dline@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2001 06:42:50 -0400
Reminds me of two games for my Commodore 64.. I don't think they were
commercial games, just underground games, but they were very popular.

One was where foriegn army people would run across the screen and you gunned
them down. They would shoot back at you. During the intermission, between
rounds, they had a firing squad.. like 5 or 6 enemy guys lined up and tied
to a pole and you just shot them down. After you shot them it would say
random things like "You just shot one of Kadafi's Brothers!" -- excuse me I
can't spell.

Another game scrolled up and you were the KKK and had to kill black people.
I do not remember to much about this game except I always got to one point
and died. They would be shooting at me from rooftops, streets, etc.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Jentzsch" <tjentzsch@xxxxxx>
To: <stella@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 28, 2001 5:25 AM
Subject: Re: [stella] Banned games

> Glenn Saunders wrote::
> > Do you think any of these banned games were banned to avoid exposing
> > kids to war themes, especially WWII themes (ala Wolfenstein)?
> I think they banned Wolfenstein for two reasons: excessive violence (like
Doom) and nazi-symbols, which are not allowed to be displayed anywhere here
in Germany (except in arts and for educational reasons).
> There was then/is now no general aproach against exposing war themes to
kids, as long as it's not "abused" just as background for extreme violence.
And I'm quite sure, german kids learned much more about WWII than the
average grown ups of all other involved countries.
> > Maybe they think these kinds of games will give rise to neonazis or
> > something?
> Don't know, but for all german governments this is a very sensitive topic.
Because of our early/mid 20th century history, every nazi related stuff is
looked at very different as the same somewhere else (and that's ok for me).
> Enough politics, back to gaming... :)
> Have fun!
> Thomas
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