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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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45. Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Oct 11, 2012, 17:17 Cutter
 
Verno wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 15:28:
deqer wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 14:41:
Doesn't need to hit you in the face for it to be a serious issue. It's hitting you already, for the entire time you're outside; you just don't feel it. Why else do you think we only live till 100?

People rarely lived to 100 before smoking and pollution either. Neither is good for you but cell decay is a fact of life.

That was more due to the fact of diet. However longevity shot way up - almost by double - with industrialization because people started having affordable access to all manner of good foods that were otherwise unavailable. Anyone who lives in a city should be a hell of a lot more concerned about cars and factories then smoking. That's just an easy scapegoat the government deflects with. Look how hard it is to get cleaner cars on the road and cleaner factories.

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. It's like when I see people jogging or biking in the heart of the city through all that traffic, it's pretty amusing when they rail against cigarette smoke.
 
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