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Half-Life uncensored released in Germany, finally

Uncensored version of Half-Life finally sees a release in Germany, 19 years later.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Mon, May 1 2017 2:20 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

Half-Life launched 19 years ago now, but when it first arrived in Germany, it was a censored version of the game that has right up until now, been the only version German gamers could play - unless they pirated it, of course.

The censored version of Half-Life saw robots instead of soldiers, barnacles spewing nuts and bolts instead of blood and gore, and sad looks from scientists if you shot them - instead of them dying. Germany has a history of strict limitations on gaming content, with Half-Life being a very big example of that censorship.

Schnittberichte reports that "it is now possible for the publisher to release the uncensored versions again in Germany officially".

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Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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