yes, really Quichybo: The_Red_Borsch:
Now that Postal 2 is sadly deleted from the German shop i'd really like to know if I still will be able to buy Paradose Lost when (if) it is released.
Really? Bad things happens...
In Steam it is still possible...
Oh, really? I heard the opposite things in Steam Community.
Maybe, these games were deleted because USK? I heard much about this company.
It is the "BPjM" ("Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien", could be translated litteraly to "federal testing centre for youth harming media"). Some games have been connected to cases of murder when someone went postal (!). There are cases when games are censored and the blood has been removed (Half Life), you are shooting robots (ridiculous, soldier of fortune 2 or command & conquer, red alert) or some missions are taken from the game (GTA Vice City, you cannot get a 100% playthrough in the German version). Luckily nowadays this isn't such a great matter anymore, games like Bioshock Infinite are not indexed although you can cut off heads with that hook-thing. If you are interested what has been censored in which game feel free to browse this side
Games that are already on the index have to stay there for about 25 years. Doom has just been removed from that index. Fallout 3 (international) has been removed from the index (it has been sold in a censored German version without blood and in crappy German translation only) because of its similarities to New Vegas (Ultimate Edition) which has never been on the index. The new Wolfenstein (New Order) may be sold in Germany to adults, but only censored. There are no Nazis (you are battling "the Regime" instead) or Hakenkreuze in the game because they may only appear in art (movies like every trash nazi zombie whatever gore movie), but videogames aren't considered as "art".
You know, from those times when the BPjM had it's rampage with indexing games that they thought would make people go on killing sprees the following sentence has its origin:
"Every homicidal maniac drinks water within 24 hours before his spree. Forbid water!"
GoG has long been a save haven to me since you were able to get Aliens vs Predator, Unreal Tournament or Postal 2. Since Paradise Lost is not on the index yet (and I hope it will stay that way) and is still available on Steam (while Postal 2 itself has been removed) I pray that it will be purchasable for the German users here on GoG.