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Nico Talks About Stuff #9 - Video Game Censorship

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Hey guys, I'm Nico and welcome to another episode of Nico Talks About Stuff!

Today's topic is something that annoys many people: Censorship in video games.

Well, I think it's okay if a few things are cut out of a game to have them allowed for ages 13 and up, but the part where I think "What the hell?" is the fact that even 17+ games are getting cut.

I mean, here in Germany, it's clear that they think underage kids are stupid and have never seen blood before, but if they really think adults are as stupid, I'm thinking "Whoa... what world do you live in?"

Of course, there's the blood censoring:
Character: *gets shot* Oh my God! I'm bleeding to death! I'M BLEEDING TO DEATH!
Player: Dude, there's no blood anywhere...

But that's not all. Some shooters go as far as to make the corpses just... disappear.

They... disappear. Where to? And more importantly... why?!

But video games are not the only victims. Movies and TV series have a hard time here too.

Let's take Naruto as an example. Here is a picture of a scene from the original version, and here is a picture of that same scene from the European version. Wow.

Something else in Naruto: Censored dialogue. Instead of...

I... will kill you!
Haha, we'll see about that!

...we get this:

I... will degrade you!
What? Dude, you can't do that! I'm the highest officer! Do you even know how long it took for me to work my way up?!

But sometimes, in the US, things don't get better. For example, let's look at One Piece. This is the original version, and this is the 4Kids version. The gun was replaced by a fucking toy hammer...?

What is that? That's so stupid! That's like if I would replace a rifle with an umbrella or something...

Then, there are some changes that I just can't understand. Just look at this. What the fuck? Definitely not racist. At all. I don't even wanna know what was going on in their heads.

Here's my personal opinion: Of course you don't need to show kids a head bursting open or something. But I think blood should be shown. Why? Come on. There's some guy that gets cut open by someone, and he doesn't lose any blood? The kids might think: "Hey, that doesn't look too dangerous!" and they might do it themselves.

"Hehe, does this hurt? *stabs own foot* Oh... my G-- wait, what's that red liquid? I was fooled!"

Yeah, I think it's more risky to cut it out, because you should know the consequences and learn out of them!

What do you think about our German censorship? Write a comment down below! See you next Sunday!

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