Germany and Censorship with games goes way back, doesn’t it? Do you remember Barbarian and the blood that had to be green and Mortal Kombat!
Does he? I didn’t get that. I’ll have a look though the texts. BRB.
Yeah I see it now he does as well. I remember Challenger
That’s the one that blew up as it took off. I remember watching it on the news. But I don’t know what an O ring means?
Just looked it up.
Once I’d got anything useful out of Willie I just let him be. He kept banging on about Ransome merch and Second Hand Crystals. I thought perhaps you needed to get that Crystal from the penthouse maybe something secret but no…
In this case it´s more localisation than censorship. Both of these are rather tasteless, I guess they thought it was recognised more easily in german, I don´t know.
The absense of an o-ring seal was blamed for the shuttle blowing up on take off. It is also a rather obscure reference to an early version of Maniac Mansion where Ron had planned to put that very missing O-Ring as an inventory item into the mansion (which was on par with the missing reactor cooling device from Chernobyl that is found in the cellar).
Not of my part of the country (we had a far worse criminal, who choked on his own vomit a year later).
But yes there are all sorts of conspiracies associated with his body having been found in his bathtub. It was ruled suicide but no one believed that. Ransome admits he killed him in the german version.
Edit: Seems like @tasse-tee is enjoying my little history lesson.
Ah yes. You do (well we do) forget the days before the wall came down. Oh what a night that was. It built for so long but to watch people hand down parts of the wall and put hands through the wall. Should never have happened in the first place.