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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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35. Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Oct 11, 2012, 15:19 SagaciousFoo
 
Bhruic wrote on Oct 11, 2012, 14:45:
You probably also missed the part where someone claimed MS was doing this because they were legally required to. Ie, told by the government.

I missed that part. No harm, no foul, though, because--at least in the US--MS isn't legally required to do anything like that and if someone said differently, they're either lying or ignorant. There's no law like that in the US for the same reason that state laws banning sales to M rated games to minors have been consistently ruled as unconstitutional.

 
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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
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  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
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  30. Oct 11, 14:32     Re: No Adult Games on Windows 8 Marketplace Mashiki Amiketo
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  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
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  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
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