What have you always wondered about the economy? Tell us
Codebreaker

Germans Doomed

John Moe Sep 1, 2011

Germans may not be able to buy the new Samsung Galaxy tablet because of copyright litigation with Apple, but they can finally play the video game Doom. That’s right, Doom – the 1993, first person shooter game that had been banned in Germany because “it was deemed likely to harm youth.” Until today, Doom and its follow-up, the aptly named Doom II, could only be purchased in adult-only stores.

Next goal for German consumers: finally being able to pick up that sweet new Gin Blossoms cassette.

Marketplace is on a mission.

We believe Main Street matters as much as Wall Street, economic news is made relevant and real through human stories, and a touch of humor helps enliven topics you might typically find…well, dull.

Through the signature style that only Marketplace can deliver, we’re on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country—but we don’t do it alone. We count on listeners and readers like you to keep this public service free and accessible to all. Will you become a partner in our mission today?

Your donation is critical to the future of public service journalism. Support our work today – for as little as $5 – and help us keep making people smarter.