Germany lifts Doom sales ban after 17 years

275x250.jpgA ban on the sale of the classic computer game Doom in Germany has finally been lifted… after 17 years.

In 1994 the first-person shooter had been put on an index of controlled titles along with pornography and violent movies.

This meant it could only be sold in adult-only stores in case it could harm and corrupt youth in the country.

But, rules have now been relaxed as it's been deemed Doom is now "only of artistic and scientific interest" and holds no appeal to youngsters.

However, one version of the game remains on the index and therefore banned, because it features Nazi symbols on some levels.
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