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Non 18+ titles Adult Games on Windows 8’s Marketplace
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Default Non 18+ titles Adult Games on Windows 8’s Marketplace - 10-12-2012, 08:12 | posts: 21,376 | Location: Guru3D testlab

You won't be able to play 18+ titles Adult Games on Windows 8’s Marketplace. With an age rating in place I personally don't see why Microsoft keeps restricting stuff as age restrictions on the operating system's marketplace.

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Default 10-12-2012, 08:47 | posts: 2,086

Should make Gabe Newell happy, but Microsoft should really rethink their position. Ratings are there for a reason, there's no need for Microsoft to be a nanny.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 09:07 | posts: 7,512 | Location: GTA, Canada

I think Microsoft are actually trying to lose as many customers as possible. It would explain a lot.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 10:46 | posts: 326

Well games are for kids. No ?
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 11:09 | posts: 11,389 | Location: England

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Well games are for kids. No ?
Moving on...

Microsoft do appear to be deliberately limiting their market and antagonising enthusiasts at the same time. Not sure why they would pursue such a disastrous course of action.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 11:14 | posts: 2,086

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Well games are for kids. No ?
Games are for all ages these days. They were targetted for kids then we all grew up Now we like out 15-18+ violent games.
@Hallyru, I think Neo could be right I hope they rethink this topic.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 11:54 | posts: 11,305 | Location: Finland

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But for other markets, it's a bit of a disaster. Europe especially. Here are some games that have, only recently, been awarded Europe's PEGI 18 rating, which under Microsoft's rules would mean they'd be excluded from the Windows 8 marketplace.


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Witcher II
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Max Payne 3
The Walking Dead
Sleeping Dogs
Dishonored
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
LA Noire
Spec Ops: The Line
Fallout: New Vegas
Deus Ex
Assassin's Creed: Revelations

So, yeah, nearly all of the biggest and best games released in the past three years. Good thinking there, Microsoft.
Those games which arent there are old and people who were looking to buy those have already bought their copies or they will think about buying when those are at 75% discount from Steam. I honestly cant see a reason why there should be 50 different online publishers which sell the same games for the same price. It's not like that Marketplace really kicked off at any point so they arent actually losing any customers.

Make that Windows Marketplace for applications mostly ? That could work. Or perhaps just open that Marketplace and let your kid pick up what he likes because there arent anything which he wants (18+ games) which he now cant play.

I also can think about one possible scenario if they offered 18+ games there. Steam, Origin, D2D and whatever are there would sue them because they brought that system with W8 and now they would have monopoly for offering stuff which people want for same price as Steam and so. Games losing some W8 specific features ? Yah, that is going to be the reason why some big AAA games are going to fail, blaming piracy is getting old so good to have something new to blame other than the developers.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 12:18 | posts: 1,347 | Location: Portugal

I buy them all from steam. And i like them violent to the bone! Guts and all.

Microsofts gone dumb.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 12:55 | posts: 6,921 | Location: Dubai

They can stuff their awful marketplace where the sun doesn't shine. Apple does the App Store right, MS is third rate yet again.

I can imagine Ballmer playing Bad Piggies on his 80" surface!

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Default 10-12-2012, 13:34 | posts: 37

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I think Microsoft are actually trying to lose as many customers as possible. It would explain a lot.
According to some reports average US gamer was 37 years old, with only 18 percent of gamers coming in at under 18. So Microsoft is tailoring their market for minority and in most cases they are in education and don't have jobs yet.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 14:20 | posts: 6,559

Not one of you would buy from the Windows Store anyway, so why do you care?

Further, most of you have expressed that you will never use Windows 8 anyway.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 14:35 | posts: 6,921 | Location: Dubai

Great we can't comment on the course MS is taking simply because we are not willing to use one of their upcoming products? Lighten up.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 14:46 | posts: 5,185 | Location: Logd n jst 2 change avatar

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Moving on...

Microsoft do appear to be deliberately limiting their market and antagonising enthusiasts at the same time. Not sure why they would pursue such a disastrous course of action.

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Well games are for kids. No ?
I pretty sure PCElite's comment was meant as sarcasm.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 14:54 | posts: 390 | Location: Lithuania

This won't make a difference to me, but aren't they stupid? ;D
   
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Cool 10-12-2012, 14:55 | posts: 11,389 | Location: England

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I'm pretty sure PCElite's comment was meant as sarcasm.
Fixed.

I could accept that if he had placed a comma before the 'no'. The space after the no and before the question mark fails to have any meaning. Taking his first sentence as a statement of fact without any punctuation, or intonation for that matter, the only natural conclusion is he is wrong.

Sarcasm needs correct syntax, no?
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 14:57 | posts: 1,749 | Location: BBQ Capital of the World

It's not Microsoft, it's your respective countries rating system who is to blame.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 17:29 | posts: 4,927 | Location: Washington DC

Don't see how this is an issue. It's not like you won't be able to buy the retail disc or buy from Steam so what's the big deal?
Plus the moment they remove that restriction the marketplace will be flooded with porn games
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 17:33 | posts: 3,832 | Location: Sweden

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Not one of you would buy from the Windows Store anyway, so why do you care?

Further, most of you have expressed that you will never use Windows 8 anyway.
Please don't tell me you're actually defending this decision.
   
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Whenever I come upon such nonsense I say to myself:
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Exclamation Whenever I come upon such nonsense I say to myself: - 10-12-2012, 18:04 | posts: 484 | Location: Serbia

"Well, well, isn't it just like micro$oft...!"

The other day, a colleague of mine (we are both employed, on a part-time basis as technicians at a small company where we maintain the video-surveillance system) told me, complaining of some people from administration: "It's incredibly illogical (since these people did this-and-that) - makes one think they work for micro$oft''.
I was completely amazed so I replayed: "Oh, c'mmon, they can't be THAT stupid!"...
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 19:19 | posts: 2,410 | Location: Ohio

I could see this making some major titles get last minute edits to cut back the violence or $ex to make it into the Windows marketplace... as much for publicity as anything else, but that's merely a guess on my part. Maybe it won't affect anything, since as many have pointed out already, there are lots of other avenues for purchasing the game(s) of your choice.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 20:40 | posts: 4,927 | Location: Washington DC

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Please don't tell me you're actually defending this decision.
It's their marketplace. Do you oppose of Nintendo and Sony not allowing Adult games on their systems as well?
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 20:50 | posts: 3,832 | Location: Sweden

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It's their marketplace. Do you oppose of Nintendo and Sony not allowing Adult games on their systems as well?
Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all have PEGI 18 games on their respective consoles.
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 20:59 | posts: 4,927 | Location: Washington DC

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Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo all have PEGI 18 games on their respective consoles.
Yes they do but in the US all of those games receive a Mature 17+ rating. So as Brasky said "It's your countries rating system that is to blame".
   
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Default 10-12-2012, 21:01 | posts: 2,018 | Location: Sweden

Microsoft is becoming more like Apple, such a shame.
   
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