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Germany removes GoldenEye N64, BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2 from blacklist – gaming – news

After 24 years, the Bundeszentrale für Kinder- und Jugendmedienschutz has removed the Nintendo 64 GoldenEye 007 game from its list of prohibited media that may harm children and young people. BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2 are also no longer banned.

He. She German Eurogamer Reports That GoldenEye 007 24 years after indexing From the service of the German government disappear. The English version of BloodRayne and the American version of BloodRayne 2 are no longer on the list.

from indexing It is a list of books, films, games and other media that include the German language Youth Protection Law Prohibited as it would be harmful to young people. Among other things, the listed media may not be advertised or sold publicly. These are games released before 2002. Then the law was changed so that games, as in many other countries, have age restrictions and cannot be indexed by Federal headquarters. Existing indexes will remain in place for a maximum of 25 years after indexing before being re-evaluated. So the games are not automatically removed from the list, but are removed manually.

For GoldenEye 007, a game released in 1997 for the Nintendo 64, that cataloging was due to end next year. Eurogamer has stated that it has been removed from the list before, possibly due to the release of the Nintendo Switch Online. Since October there An online extension of the Switch subscription service that gives access to a number of Nintendo 64 games and Mega Drive. The big absentee is GoldenEye 007.

BloodRayne and BloodRayne 2 have also been removed from the list, at the same time as token versions of the two titles, which will be released in November for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch under the title BloodRayne: ReVamped. This is why Eurogamer does not think it is unlikely that GoldenEye 007 will also come to the Switch.

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