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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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24. Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Oct 11, 2012, 13:33 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Killing a marketplace before it starts huh? Well good job there MS. Carry on.  
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  1. Oct 11, 10:30 Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace SpectralMeat
  3. Oct 11, 10:35  Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace InBlack
  5. Oct 11, 10:56   Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace jimnms
  40. Oct 11, 16:02  No Adult Games on Steam or Origin either hb3d
  42. Oct 11, 16:18   Re: No Adult Games on Steam or Origin either SpectralMeat
  43. Oct 11, 16:37    Re: No Adult Games on Steam or Origin either hb3d
  2. Oct 11, 10:34 Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace RailWizard
  4. Oct 11, 10:53 Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Verno
  8. Oct 11, 11:28  Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Beamer
  9. Oct 11, 11:35  Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace LurkerLito
  11. Oct 11, 11:55  Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace RollinThundr
  12. Oct 11, 12:11   Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace BobBob
  13. Oct 11, 12:17    Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace RollinThundr
  21. Oct 11, 13:21     Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Beelzebud
  33. Oct 11, 14:45      Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Bhruic
  35. Oct 11, 15:19       Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace SagaciousFoo
  38. Oct 11, 15:54      Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace RollinThundr
  25. Oct 11, 13:34    Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Cutter
  30. Oct 11, 14:32     Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Mashiki Amiketo
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  16. Oct 11, 12:41  Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace SirKnight
  17. Oct 11, 12:42   Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace SpectralMeat
  18. Oct 11, 12:56    Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Beelzebud
  19. Oct 11, 13:13     Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace ASeven
  20. Oct 11, 13:19 Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Yakubs
  46. Oct 11, 17:19  Re: More Big Picture Details HorrorScope
  55. Oct 11, 20:16  Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Dev
  56. Oct 11, 21:01   Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Sepharo
  57. Oct 11, 21:53   Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Mr. Tact
  58. Oct 12, 00:05    Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace RollinThundr
  22. Oct 11, 13:27 Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace TheEmissary
  23. Oct 11, 13:32 Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace jacobvandy
>> 24. Oct 11, 13:33 Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Mashiki Amiketo
  26. Oct 11, 13:35 Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace BullitSpunj
  27. Oct 11, 13:38  Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Beamer
  28. Oct 11, 13:48  Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Prez
  41. Oct 11, 16:09   Steam does the same thing. hb3d
  48. Oct 11, 17:28    Re: Steam does the same thing. Prez
  59. Oct 12, 09:03     Re: Steam does the same thing. Verno
  62. Oct 15, 06:52      That reply is bullshit. hb3d
  63. Oct 15, 10:47       Re: That reply is bullshit. Verno
  61. Oct 15, 06:41     It is the same. hb3d
  29. Oct 11, 14:25 Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Mr. Tact
  31. Oct 11, 14:36 Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Mr. Tact
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  37. Oct 11, 15:28   Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Verno
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  47. Oct 11, 17:22     Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Mr. Tact
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