Nintendo Wii U eShop restricts 18+ game sales to 11 PM to 3 AM

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    german laws suck. nintendo still seems to be stuck in the 80's also.
     
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    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    Wouldn't it make more sense to just simply restrict a player from buying a game if their user account says the person is under 18?
     
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    CronoGraal Ancient Guru

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    dont know why they feel the need to care so much

    was playing mortal kombat in 2nd grade, lol
     

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    Nintendo have always been kid friendly. I remember in the SNES days there were quite a few games that had blood and gore removed, Mortal Kombat being one game that springs to mind.
     
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    Simple, move from Germany, restrict sales there and go somewhere where business is welcome.
     
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    ratings didnt exist until mortal kombat, that's why mortal kombat 2 and 3 weren't censored on the SNES
     
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    This, for sure.
     
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    naike Ancient Guru

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    Idd haha.
     
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    The Megadrive version was uncensored.
     

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    no it wasnt. you would need to enter a hidden cheat code
     
  12. CronoGraal

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    i think you needed a code, and what's your point with this particular post anyway? after mortal kombat pushed for a rating system, on the SNES anyway, following releases were uncensored.
     
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    Didn't read the thread correctly... This is for Germany only. :)
     
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    its for europe , not for just germany

     
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    Germany has some strange gaming laws. This could hurt sales in the long run.
     
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    It´s a fair enough move, although if i didn´t play carmageddon at age 10 and onwards i would have been a lame kid.:wanker:
     
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    Just means kids will be staying up later at night. ;)
     
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    German law is very strict.

    I remember when the first Far Cry came out and it was banned in Germany.

    Ubi had to release a version for the German market with no gore and even rag doll was banned.

    They had to go to mod sites and download a gore and rag doll patch for their super censored version of a great game.

    They still don't like blood and rag doll or realistic type deaths in any game release in Germany.
     
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    Yeah, it's just ridiculous in Germany. I remember once my CSS somehow configured to the German version, no blood and when you "died" your guy would just get arrested or something lol. Had to enable blood effects etc from the console.
     
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    That makes no freaking sense. Wouldn't it be enough to just use any kind of parental lock and/or log the usage?

    Or such scenario:
    1. su
    2. ok, enough jokes :)
    3. create new account
    4. set minimum pegi rating
    5. set stuff you want to exclude, eg drug use
    6. only games that meet the criteria are displayed, including installed ones, allowed installs, and online store

    and well, playing Mortal Kombat and Carmageddon was fun as a kid. I would have no issues with letting kid play such games, but not Amnesia. I'd also need to monitor online gaming, as in my opinion games themselves are pretty much ok, but the player interaction is frequently abusive.
     

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