Doom Free To Go On Sale In Germany After 17 Years

Here's a weird one. Doom, the first-person shooter we all grew up playing, hasn't been on sale in Germany ––  ever! A rather strange report has surfaced over the weekend, showing that the classic will finally be on sale after 17 years of being on a ban list. Yeah, 17 whole years! As it was, the Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons (Bundesprufstelle) had sentenced the title in the same restrictive category as pornography, which had kept it off of store shelves for nearly two whole decades. Of course, there were other means of acquiring it, but not on the straight-and-narrow.

Now, however, that's all changed. A recent meeting of the entity pulled it out said category. Bethesda Softworks VP of PR and Marketing Pete Hines, told Joystiq the following: "We are obviously very pleased with their decision. Can't give you details yet on when they will be available in Germany. We'll let everyone know as soon as we know."

 So, it looks like those who've waited 17 long years to play one of the biggest classics to ever come our way will be able to do so soon in Germany. Who's throwing a pixilated party?
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