Darksiders Banned In The United Arab Emirates?

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Darksiders seems to be the flavour of the month so far, its rugged charms leading to good review scores and media opportunities. Just don't tell that to the United Arab Emirates, who have reportedly banned the game.

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No reason was given (because it seems no reason is ever given by the authorities), but if this report by Arab news site GamesLatest is correct, the title has been blocked from sale in the UAE, a collection of seven emirates which includes Dubai.

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We've reached out to THQ for confirmation on this, and will update if we hear back.

Darksiders gets the Ban Hammer in Emirates [GamesLatest, thanks Tim!]

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DISCUSSION

Games seem to be banned quite haphazardly around here. In Saudi Arabia, for instance, COD4 was banned but MW2 was openly sold everywhere.

Banning only means that shops will sell the game at a much higher price. I recall GTA4 being sold for the insane prices of $133 and $186 in some places at the beginning because someone spread the rumor it was banned. It quickly dropped to $100 and then $70.