Nintendo block 18+ rated content from being viewed/bought at certain times

#51jakerscythePosted 12/7/2012 11:20:08 AM
Megagunstarman posted...
Could Sweden, Norway, and Denmark also be part of the problem?

I ask because of this: http://shoryuken.com/2011/05/23/dead-or-alive-dimensions-banned-in-sweden/


Denmark was the first country in the world to legalize pornography. Unless we're talking about pedo stuff. Which was the issue with Dimensions.
#52PedroMontanaPosted 12/7/2012 11:35:14 AM
Eoin posted...
The J0ker posted...
Germany has some nasty censorship laws/policies, remember for example that the German version of RE4 was heavily censored.

I don't see why they need to impose this crap on the rest of us, though.

They don't. They don't even need to impose that in Germany.

No, they need to do it, otherwise they couldn't release the games at all.

This isn't a result of Germany's laws.

No.

THIS IS CLEARLY A RESULT OF GERMAN LAW

If you don't believe me look at at Sony's PSN cards. Sony does not do something like this, and as a result their PSN prepaid cards can only be bought by adults in Germany, effectively making the entire PSN store 18+ (German equivalent to M rating).

On the Wii, Nintendo got around doing something like this as there were only about 3 unimportant WiiWare/VC games rated 18, so they simply kept them away from the German shop, and no one cared. People who wanted those games could get them by switching their Wii settings to another European country.

This would NOT work with the Wii U, as there are/will be big, important games on the eShop. If those could be aquired by minors in Germany by simply switching accounts, Nintendo would be in BIG trouble in thr biggest country of western Europe.
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#53AdamLazarusoPosted 12/7/2012 11:39:03 AM
I've seen fanboys make a lot of excuses for Nintendo on this board, but "it's because of German law" has to take the cake.

I bet the only people saying that are Americans, too.
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#54EoinPosted 12/7/2012 11:45:00 AM
PedroMontana posted...
If you don't believe me look at at Sony's PSN cards. Sony does not do something like this, and as a result their PSN prepaid cards can only be bought by adults in Germany, effectively making the entire PSN store 18+ (German equivalent to M rating).

Don't be silly. Sony's cards are only available to people over 18 in Germany, yes, but the entirety of the Store can be accessed without having a single cent in your wallet. When you claim the German PlayStation Store is 18+, you're just making stuff up. You can prove yourself wrong by making a German account on a PS3 and you'll be able to access the Store.

You'll also find yourself able to browse through 18-rated content, you just won't be able to buy it (at least not without adding money and proving you're aged 18 or over). It'll appear at all times of the day, not just ridiculous hours at night.

This is not the result of German law, or, if it actually is somehow based on an extreme interpretation of that law, it is a woefully shoddy implementation.
#55BufkusPosted 12/7/2012 11:47:18 AM
Eoin posted...
The J0ker posted...
Germany has some nasty censorship laws/policies, remember for example that the German version of RE4 was heavily censored.

I don't see why they need to impose this crap on the rest of us, though.

They don't. They don't even need to impose that in Germany. This isn't a result of Germany's laws.


How do you know?

Obviously if Nintendo of Europe is located in Germany, then they are more inclined to treat their market from a German perspective.

I mean of course it sucks, and you guys should be complaining to them. Complaining about it on gamefaqs is nice to make us aware of the issue but it won't accomplish anything.
#56AwesomeOSaucePosted 12/7/2012 11:48:10 AM
AdamLazaruso posted...
I've seen fanboys make a lot of excuses for Nintendo on this board, but "it's because of German law" has to take the cake.

I bet the only people saying that are Americans, too.


Nintendo of Europe = located in Germany
German laws = Apply to Nintendo

how hard is that for you to see?


Either its Nintendo or its Germany.


Because NO other European countries would ever restrict the entire eshop in such a stupid archaic manner.

Germany does this all the time.
I feel bad for all the gamers that live in Germany.
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#57mcsmellington(Topic Creator)Posted 12/7/2012 11:48:22 AM
PedroMontana posted...
Eoin posted...
The J0ker posted...
Germany has some nasty censorship laws/policies, remember for example that the German version of RE4 was heavily censored.

I don't see why they need to impose this crap on the rest of us, though.

They don't. They don't even need to impose that in Germany.

No, they need to do it, otherwise they couldn't release the games at all.

This isn't a result of Germany's laws.

No.

THIS IS CLEARLY A RESULT OF GERMAN LAW

If you don't believe me look at at Sony's PSN cards. Sony does not do something like this, and as a result their PSN prepaid cards can only be bought by adults in Germany, effectively making the entire PSN store 18+ (German equivalent to M rating).

On the Wii, Nintendo got around doing something like this as there were only about 3 unimportant WiiWare/VC games rated 18, so they simply kept them away from the German shop, and no one cared. People who wanted those games could get them by switching their Wii settings to another European country.

This would NOT work with the Wii U, as there are/will be big, important games on the eShop. If those could be aquired by minors in Germany by simply switching accounts, Nintendo would be in BIG trouble in thr biggest country of western Europe.


It's not just buying content that's restricted on the Wii U, it's watching trailers too, such as the ZombiU trailer. Why would that be affected if it were down to Gerrman law?
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#58MegagunstarmanPosted 12/7/2012 11:50:50 AM
Germany is ruining Europe yet again.
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#59EoinPosted 12/7/2012 11:52:11 AM(edited)
Bufkus posted...
How do you know?

We can see other implementations of other online download-based stores that operate in Germany. None of them have anything like this. All of them handle German laws in various ways, all of which are different to this. They all avoid time restrictions on age-rated content.

Bufkus posted...
Obviously if Nintendo of Europe is located in Germany, then they are more inclined to treat their market from a German perspective.

Any company doing business in Germany has to work with German laws. Companies based in Germany do not have to be especially sensitive to German laws compared to companies based elsewhere that happen to do business in Germany.
#60Ippongi_RyutaPosted 12/7/2012 11:51:41 AM
Shouldn't the mature content be blocked OUTSIDE of those times? =/
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