News Germany Is Considering An 18+ Rating On Video Games With Loot Boxes
Pending approval from the Bundesrat
There's a good chance you've seen the controversies surrounding Loot Boxes. We've discussed them on numerous occasions, and there's been a longstanding debate over whether they're seen as gambling. Shockingly, publishers tend to
News Risk Of Rain 2 Has Been Rated For Nintendo Switch
Is an announcement on the way?
Last September, Switch owners were treated to a pleasant surprise when Hopoo Games' acclaimed action-platformer Risk of Rain suddenly appeared on the Switch eShop. Now, it seems like Nintendo's hybrid platform could be receiving the 3D sequel in the near future. Risk of Rain 2 for Switch has been recently rated by the
News Germany Bans Retailers From Listing Video Game Pre-Orders With Vague Release Dates
A win for consumer rights
There’s currently plenty of commotion regarding micro-transactions in video games, and now a ruling by German courts means vague release dates for pre-orders of video games are no longer allowed. According to Heise, and verified by Eurogamer.de, the ruling came after a local consumer protection group raised the issue...
Random Cleaner At German Video Game Age Ratings Firm Almost Mistook Nintendo Labo For Trash
"No one would have believed us before the announcement"
Nintendo Labo is certainly a left-field product; gaming hardware is normally associated with plastic but Nintendo's new initiative is all about cardboard. This development so confused the cleaning staff at the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (or USK as it is often...
News Switch's Latest Exclusive Is Based On A German Quiz Show
If you're a fan of Schlag den Star, you're in luck
Popular German TV quiz show Schlag den Star is getting its own Switch exclusive outing, which will be distributed by Nintendo of Europe. Schlag den Star is massive in Germany, and was adapted for UK television in 2008 as Beat the Star, in case you were wondering. The game - which is...
Video Here's What Nintendo Did At Gamescom 2015
Whole lotta Marios
Gamescom has closed its doors for another year, and with over 345,000 attendees having sampled all the lovely new titles on display. Nintendo was there in full force, showing off some of its new games as well as celebrating its past. To mark another bumper year at Gamescom, Nintendo has posted up some video content taken from the...
News German Ratings Board Leaks Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition for Wii U and 3DS
An out of this world announcement!
The wonderfully-named Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle, Germany's software ratings board, has leaked ratings for Another World: 20th Anniversary Edition, a re-release of French designer Éric Chahi's iconic 1991 action-platforming title ("23rd Anniversary Edition" doesn't have quite the same ring to it)...