One of the most exciting things about getting official Xbox Live status in South Africa is that we were no longer going to be punished online by the archaic censorship board in Germany.
Previously we couldn’t download any Gears updates because they were banned in Germany which meant they were also banned in all non Xbox Live endorsed countries so it isn’t without a little arrogance that I was looking forward to playing and downloading updates in Gears 3 after it’s release.
But as we could have expected really the Germans have ruined this for us again.
No they aren’t stopping us getting anything this time, in fact since they have now realised they can’t ruin our fun anymore they have decided to release Gears of War 3 uncut in Germany meaning that now everyone can download the updates and enjoy the full online experience.
Completely deflating our smugnessâ€¦ yup I’m sure that’s exactly why the censorship board decided not to censor Gears of War 3 this time.
Or it could mean that our final mission in this Gears of War universe isn’t going to be as violent as the previous two.
Last Updated: July 13, 2011