Germany no longer bans swastikas in films and video games

The German government decided to get rid of its blanket ban of all Nazi symbols that appear in media, whether it’s a movie or a computer game. The new legislation means that games that feature swastikas will not have to replace them with another symbol.

This was the case with Wolfenstein: the New Order, a video game created by Bethesda, in which all swastikas were turned into a triangular symbol and Hitler’s signature moustache had been magically erased.

German versions of video games often tend to be less violent and less offensive. However, this is not exclusive to Germany, as countries like Australia also has laws that force game developers to tone down the violence and sexuality in their products to be able to release their games.


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