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Final Fantasy 3 rated for PC in Germany

Square Enix is bringing Final Fantasy 3 to PC, according to a German classification for the game. The USK, Germany's entertainment software regulation body, published a rating for the game earlier this month with the platform PC attached to it. The organization rated the game USK 6, approving it...

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Xbox One launch game LocoCycle rated for 360, PC in Germany

Twisted Pixel's Xbox One debut release LocoCycle may also hit the Xbox 360 and PC platforms, according to recent German ratings classifications discovered by Xbox Live marketplace watchdog who goes by "@lifelower" on Twitter. The USK's ratings point to a multiplatform release alongside the...

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CastleStorm rated for Wii U, PS3, Vita

CastleStorm may be approaching the gates of Wii U, PS3, and Vita after being listed for the three platforms by German ratings board USK. Zen Studios' eclectic fusion of Angry Birds and tower defense has already hurled itself at XBLA, Windows 8, and Steam this year. Zen didn't deny the Wii U port...

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Nintendo lifts European eShop age restriction

Nintendo has lifted the legally-motivated restriction on Nintendo eShop sales of 18+ rated content in Europe, allowing users to purchase games like ZombiU any time of the day they feel like doing so. Previously, sales of mature-rated content were limited to the hours between 11pm and 3am....

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Dead Island: Riptide not washing up in Germany

Dead Island: Riptide, like the original Dead Island, won't be released in Germany, home base of publisher Deep Silver. Riptide creative producer Sebastian Reichert said at Gamescom he "wouldn't bet" on the game being available in Germany, but now he's stated it officially. "We have no censored...

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Virtua Fighter 2, Sonic the Fighters, and Fighting Vipers rated for Xbox

Virtua Fighter 2, Sonic the Fighters, and Fighting Vipers may be coming to Xbox Live Arcade soon, after recently receiving ratings from German software regulator USK. While USK rated the fighting games for Xbox 360, given Sega's recent track record it's likely the trio are also coming to...

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DOOM and DOOM 2 now acceptable in Germany, Berlin renamed E1M1

Landmark titles DOOM and DOOM 2 received a USK 16+ rating in Germany today. Both titles were previously indexed by the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons (BPjM), which placed the games in the same commercially restrictive category as porn. "We are obviously very pleased with...

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Gears of War 3 rating in Germany 'pleasantly shocked' Epic president

Epic Games president Mike Capps says he and the company were just as surprised as anyone else when Gears of War 3 obtained a classification in Germany. Last week, Gears of War 3 received an "18" rating from the German USK, making it the first Gears not to be indexed in the region. "I wish I...

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Gears of War 3 classified in Germany without edits

Gears of War 3 received a rating of "18" from the USK in Germany, making it the first Gears of War title not to be indexed in the region. Indexing is done by the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons (BPjM) and doesn't outright ban a product, but essentially treats it like porn...

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Double Dragon 2: Wanderer of the Dragons rated for Xbox 360

While we were happy to read on Siliconera that the German USK rated Double Dragon II: Wanderer of the Dragons for the Xbox 360, we can't say we were all that surprised, what with Double Dragon having appeared on the service some four years ago. No, the interesting thing for us isn't that...

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