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No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace

A post on Critical Detail takes a critical look at the closed distribution model in Windows 8 and Windows RT, speculating about how this will impact software distribution over the next 20 years. As noted on Kotaku, this includes a rule against selling adult content through the Windows 8 Marketplace, saying: "Your app must not contain adult content, and metadata must be appropriate for everyone. Apps with a rating over PEGI 16, ESRB MATURE, or that contain content that would warrant such a rating, are not allowed." While this will not impact U.S. users much since almost no games are ever rated "AO," there are lots of games with a PEGI-18 rating in Europe this will prohibit. There are a number of reasons this will not impact hardcore gamers in the short term, as they are unlikely to be rushing to adopt the new Windows, unlikely to make a tablet their primary gaming machine, and unlikely to make the Microsoft walled garden the place they buy their games, but the trend this represents is certainly troubling. Update: Corrected to be clear the rule will prohibit AO games in North America, not "M" rated games. Apologies for the confusion.

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55. Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Oct 11, 2012, 20:16 Dev
Yakubs wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 13:19:
This is basically a meaningless announcement. Who cares what Microsoft allows on their "Marketplace"? You can still buy software outside of the marketplace in exactly the same way you do now.
No you can't, not if its a app. Metro apps are ONLY available through the marketplace and ONLY if MS gives their stamp of approval.
HorrorScope wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 17:19:
There is plenty of time to boycott and bitch if/when that really proves itself.
It won't matter a bit. Since it will come on all new computers, including ones businesses buy. When a business buys a license for "windows" and downgrade it MS will still count it as a windows 8 sale. And of course, just like every OS before, MS will stop selling the earlier windows version fairly quickly.

Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 17:22:
Cutter wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 17:17:
As a friend of mine once said, sit in a closed garage and smoke a few packs of smokes over an hour or two and you might feel nauseous. Do it with a running car and you won't be walking out of that garage.
Is this still true for a modern vehicle with a functioning exhaust system? I seem to remember reading a critic of a movie or tv show about someone doing this and how it wasn't valid any longer.
Even if ALL of the carbon monoxide is prevented (which its not) from a modern cat, you still have the issue of a combustion engine burning... oxygen. You can suffocate even if you don't get poisoned. My guess is it would be more painful and take longer. But I'm not going to test it.

This comment was edited on Oct 11, 2012, 20:28.
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