Neoseeker : News : Nintendo censoring Wii U 18+ eShop content in Europe, restricting access to four hours a day
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plushy1anthony_9_9 Jan 11, 13
quote Big A2
Though why this applies to other countries just because NoE is situated in Germany I still have no idea. Other online shops based in Germany (one Eurogamer commenter mentioned Origin) don't seem to have this issue with international buyers.
I'm assuming it's the same idea as to how North american game releases have to follow the rules of Canada as well, which is why the name of the yoyo in startropics was changed to not include yo-yo in it. Yo-yo was still considered a copyrighted product in canada, while it was considered a dictionary word in the U.S.
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kaihime123 Jan 11, 13
This is a complete joke, what is wrong with Nintendo?
Are they purposely trying to put people off their console?
If a minor has their parents credit card and are allowed to buy the game, it's the parents fault. Also Nintendo can just put up an agreement form saying "Only 18 and older, we are not to be blamed if a minor buys this"

Please don't tell me it means we only have 4 hours to download it off the e-shop in aswell?
My partners internet is near enough on Par with AOL dial up so I'm going to need atleast 15 hours to download the damn game.

Damn you nintendo!
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Big A2 Dec 10, 12
quote bond007106
It doesn't violate any consumer rights laws.
Blah. You're right. The article had me confused. I thought by “access” they (both Eurogamer and Neoseeker) meant actually being able to play the game, and not just buying it.

Though why this applies to other countries just because NoE is situated in Germany I still have no idea. Other online shops based in Germany (one Eurogamer commenter mentioned Origin) don't seem to have this issue with international buyers.
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Sonic Flash Dec 10, 12
Nintendo of Europe is based out of Germany, and as such they need to adhere to German laws for mature-rated content, which happens to be those rules.
Better to read the source for that info though.

It IS pretty stupid though. Hope they find a way around it.
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bond007106 Dec 9, 12
quote Roy
Nintendo was always strong with parental controls. They hardly had any "M" games for the Gamecube. I think only two come to mind. Once the Wii came out it had a few more including some Call of Duty games, but now the Wii U is trying to have more. I just wished they did this a long time ago. Microsoft and Sony seem to be showing games right. If Nintendo can pull this of in 2013 into the future more luck to them then.
There were a lot more than two 'M' rated games in the GameCube. And what's more, the number of 'M' rated games there may or may not be has nothing to do with Nintendo. Nintendo have not restricted mature content on their systems since the SNES days. All the consoles that came after developers could put whatever mature rated games they wanted on them, Nintendo would not interfere in any way, shape or form. There were no restrictions.
If there was fewer than on the PS2 or Xbox it was simply because developers/publishers chose not to release them for the GameCube (probably because it didn't sell very well), not because Nintendo discouraged them in any way. Also, there were fewer 'M' rated games in general back then. All of the Call of Duty games of last generation, for instance, where all Teen rated.
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Roy Dec 9, 12
Nintendo was always strong with parental controls. They hardly had any "M" games for the Gamecube. I think only two come to mind. Once the Wii came out it had a few more including some Call of Duty games, but now the Wii U is trying to have more. I just wished they did this a long time ago. Microsoft and Sony seem to be showing games right. If Nintendo can pull this of in 2013 into the future more luck to them then.
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Thrawn Dec 9, 12
Man Wii U I think you need a few more screw ups.

At least I don't have to deal with it.
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Dragoon Dec 9, 12
quote Roy
Well you don't see Microsoft of Sony running into issues like this. Why? Because they are prepared and they know what they are set out to do. Nintendo is still fairly new to trying out hardcore audiences. With titles being welcomed in such as Assassin's Creed III and Mass Effect 3 and as well as the continuing Call of Duty, it's still a small start, but still a start.
Comparing this situation to Sony or Microsoft is futile, stop it.

I just can't see what this achieves that Parental Control can't...
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Big A2 Dec 8, 12
quote Roy
Well you don't see Microsoft of Sony running into issues like this. Why? Because they are prepared and they know what they are set out to do. Nintendo is still fairly new to trying out hardcore audiences. With titles being welcomed in such as Assassin's Creed III and Mass Effect 3 and as well as the continuing Call of Duty, it's still a small start, but still a start.
Okay seriously dude calm down.
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Roy Dec 8, 12
Well you don't see Microsoft of Sony running into issues like this. Why? Because they are prepared and they know what they are set out to do. Nintendo is still fairly new to trying out hardcore audiences. With titles being welcomed in such as Assassin's Creed III and Mass Effect 3 and as well as the continuing Call of Duty, it's still a small start, but still a start.
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bond007106 Dec 8, 12
quote Big A2
You guys are reading way too much into what is most likely a launch screw-up. This kind of thing violates all sorts of consumer rights laws and will probably be fixed quickly.
It doesn't violate any consumer rights laws. Consumer rights laws all apply to what rights you have when you purchase something. There's nothing that says that you have the legal right to be able to purchase something, which is all that this gets in the way of.
The purchase and download must be made at night, but once you've downloaded it you can play at any time. It's not getting in the way of you using the product, so it's not violating anything.
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Shadic Hearts Dec 8, 12
Okay,then let's all just calm down and see how this plays out.
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RegalBryant Dec 8, 12
quote Roy
Microsoft = Nickelodeon (including Nick @ Nite), light hearted, but is much more conscientious to everyone's need's.
And by everyone, you mean people who love crude humor.
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Big A2 Dec 8, 12
You guys are reading way too much into what is most likely a launch screw-up. This kind of thing violates all sorts of consumer rights laws and will probably be fixed quickly.
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