South Park Delayed by Nazis

Second World War Nazi symbol puts Euro brake on the Stick of Truth

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South Park Delayed by Nazis
South Park: The Stick of Truth (reviewed here) has been delayed in Austria and Germany due to Nazi imagery.

Yes, Nazis from the 1920s co-opted a symbol that, nearly 100 years later was used in a game based on a cartoon. These Nazis lead to governments in two countries most closely associated with Nazis to hold up the game's release until Swastikas are removed. Swastikas can harm your mind you see. A statement has issued by Steam:

"The German and Austrian version of South Park: The Stick of Truth contains an unconstitutional symbol which means that we are unfortunately not able to release the game on the German and Austrian market at this time. This concerns all versions/platforms of the game. There is no need to amend or cancel your pre-order.

"A new release date of South Park: The Stick of Truth for the German and Austrian market will be announced shortly, and we will ensure that your order is delivered to coincide with this new date.

"We are extremely sorry for the additional waiting time, and thank you for your understanding."

See how the statement manages even to avoid mention of the word "SWASTIKA"? Anyway, the game will release Germany and Austria on March 14th not 6th and you can still beat up small kids in it... as long as you don't show an Unconstitutional Symbol.

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Daz 6 Mar 2014 15:52
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Isn't it time they got over it? the rest of the world has
PreciousRoi 17 Mar 2014 14:03
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I'd say that there is at least one group of people who has yet to "get over it". Think about it.

Right now I'm watching a documentary on the search for the grave of Temujin (Genghis KHAAAAAAAAAAN) and a Mongol shaman is beating a drum which has a swastika on the drumhead, I wonder if German censors would be so narcissistic as to ban that. HOWEVER, Now might not be the time for Germany to address this issue, it might be wiser and more compassionate to wait for the last of the concentration camp survivors to pass from this world, I certainly wouldn't want to be responsible for one of them being forced to confront such a potent symbol of their suffering. But in this limited context, I think that the censors are overreaching.
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