Google Apologizes for Adding Nazi Concentration Camps In Ingress

By   /   Jul 3, 2015

Google has apologized for making Nazi Concentration Camps a part of Ingress, a role playing game from Google owned start-up Niantic Labs.

Ingress is an AR MMO RPG released for Android smartphones, players submit a location of historic value and once the location is approved, they battle over its control. Just recently it came to light that Ingress now allows players to compete over Nazi Concentration Camps in Germany and Poland.

In an interview, Niantic Labs told German newspaper Die Zeit, that these locations were added to the game due to their “significant historical value.”

Many felt appalled by this and demanded Niantic Labs to remove these locations (known as portals in the game). Developer John Hanke released a statement later on, to apologize and announce their removal.

After we were made aware that a number of historical markers on the grounds of former concentration camps in Germany had been added, we determined that they did not meet the spirit of our guidelines and began the process of removing them in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. We apologize that this happened.

While the locations have been removed, Google is yet to explain how they got approved in the first place. We’ll let you know as soon as Google shares a statement.

Ingress is still available to download in different regions and those interested to give in a try can head to the PlayStore.

Featured Videos

Hot Right Now


The AMD Ryzen CPU Hits The Right Marks, Just Needs Right Price

The AMD Ryzen CPU was demoed recently and what a demo it was. AMD showed that the upcoming AMD...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Death Stranding leak

New Death Stranding Leak Revealed The Name Of Norman Reedus’ Character

Hideo Kojima rocked the internet with the reveal of Death Stranding trailer at The Game Awards...

by   /   Dec 15, 2016
Video Game Remasters

Untold Stories of Video Game Remasters – the Good, Bad, and Ugly

In today’s video, we discuss something subjective – are video game remasters good or bad? And...

by   /   Sep 9, 2016
Video Game Villains

Top 10 Invincible Video Game Villains Who Just Won’t Die, No Matter What

We all are accustomed with video game villains and the story usually concludes with the fall of...

by   /   Aug 18, 2016
Panasonic 3DO

Top-10 Retro Consoles You Never Knew Existed

Video gaming has come a long way! While we are well-acquainted with the likes of Xbox Scorpio and...

by   /   Aug 17, 2016
Load More