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FailAccount #1 Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:22 PM

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I was just wondering if there is a governing body that regulates game content and its name?
I believe COD: Modern warfare was censored in a number of countries due to "sensitive" content
Totally hypothetical of course  :harp:

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Nekomancer #2 Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:33 PM

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Not really, but in some cases games need to be modified so they can be released in some countries. For example in Germany games are not allowed to have swastikas as such symbols are forbidden by law.

FailAccount #3 Posted 07 August 2013 - 02:46 PM

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Do you know by chance who polices that?

Shaka_D #4 Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:15 PM

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Good point OP. There should certainly be a regulatory body governing the relations between player / develop / publisher...A channel of communications and legal oblilgations a developer has toward it's playerbase since they're paying for products (albeit virtual ones) and of course a set of fair rules dictating at what point a player has legal recourse to challenge a developer in terms of changes in the game affecting any product paid for by the player. At the moment the virtual gaming world has little or absolutely nothing yet it is a major economy all on it's own, with reference especially toward free to play games soliciting or offering micorpayments for virtual goods.

The only regulation I know if is the one governing age related content and a few others like forbidden symbols, etc.

Nekomancer #5 Posted 11 August 2013 - 03:54 PM

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View PostProfessionalProgamerer, on 07 August 2013 - 02:46 PM, said:

Do you know by chance who polices that?
As i already said, the government.




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