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Censorship

Submission + - Historical censorship in (war)gaming (worldoftanks.com)

Borg453b writes: Wargaming is now removing the “Micheal Wittmann” reference in their popular “World of tanks” game. A recent announcement informs players, that the “Wittmann’s Medal” is to be substituted. Micheal Wittmann was a famous German tank ace, who was credited with the destruction of 138 enemy tanks. Wittmann’s SS membership is undoubtedly at the heart of the issue.

A translated Q&A (strangely devoid of corp-speak) gives us some insight on the rationale behind the decision.

Personally, I think it’s a shame that game that centers around armored warfare can no longer acknowledge the skill of an ace, due to his political ideals and affiliations.

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