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I would think that a lot of games are probably banned there. But this story is saying even bootleg copies of the game are being outlawed in Iran. Here is the Story:

                                                                        

 

EA's blockbuster shooter, which depicts military action in Iran, has reportedly been banned in the country. The report comes from The Daily Star (via Industry Gamers).

The report quotes an "unnamed deputy with the security and intelligence division of Iran's police" who said "All computer stores are banned from selling this illegal game."

It's important to note that Battlefield 3 has never officially been for sale in Iran. EA does not distribute games in Iran. However, as is common in many emerging markets, pirated or gray market copies of many Western games are readily available for purchase in stores. According to the article, many computer store owners in Iran had already declined to stock the game, anticipating an eventual ban on Battlefield 3 due to its sensitive subject matter. Apparently, raids have been conducted by Iranian police, cracking down on stores that had been "secretly" stocking the game prior to the ban.

There is also a backlash against the ban online. The Far news agency has reported that over 5,000 Iranian gamers have signed an online petition protesting the ban on Battlefield.

 

 

 

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2011/11/29/report-battlefield-3-banned-in-iran.aspx



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I haven't played Battlefield 3's campaign, but not hard to believe. Even though it doesn't depict Iran as the enemy, I suppose the game taking place in Iran is enough to warrant a ban over there, as they find this topic rather sensitive. Same thing happened with Homefront in South Korea.



http://www.destructoid.com/shock-dead-island-banned-in-germany-at-last-216811.phtml

It seems Iran is not the only country to ban a game. Germany just banned Dead Island.



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shouldn't dead island be banned in Australia? I mean we always get fucked in the ass by the government.




Siko1989 said:
shouldn't dead island be banned in Australia? I mean we always get fucked in the ass by the government.


Lol. I am not even really sure why it was banned in Germany? Decency laws or something?



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I bet the entire 12 people in Iran who own a console are deeply troubled by this.



Iran has video games!? That's news to me!



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Make a game involving the Iranians invading the USA and see how swiftly it gets refused classification.



scottie said:
Make a game involving the Iranians invading the USA and see how swiftly it gets refused classification.


Homefront?



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believe it or not battlefield is meant to pkay it on pc if you own one and you know what? people in iran know what a pc is snd the own pc's!crazy isn't it?