Nintendo confirms German law to blame for Europe-wide Wii U eShop 18+ content re

#41AwesomeOSaucePosted 12/10/2012 4:42:49 AM
blankempathy posted...
AwesomeOSauce posted...
Nintendo needs to learn how to internet correctly >_<

Seriously they need to fire whoever handles their online network and servers and try to get some young guys that used to work for Microsoft, Sony, Steam etc.... that know what the f*** they are doing.

A smart company would:

Let just block IP consoles from Germany to access this content so then we follow their laws. BUT for all other European countries that are not so uber conservative lets allow them to not have these restrictions just like PSN, Steam and XBL.

But a company like Nintendo does:

>our servers are in Germany?
>we have an online shop
>well lets comply to German law and censor for all European countries where this law doesn't apply derp!
>just for fun lets not do this in Japan or North America.

>_< somebody needs to get slapped.


smh.

The NoE HQ is physically located in Germany, thats where they operate out of. That is why they're following Germany's rules. Could they possible get around this in the future? Maybe only time will tell.


The beer I buy is manufactured and made in Germany and the headquarters is there.
But that doesn't mean that the German laws about legal drinking ages of like 14 with parents and 16 alone apply to my country...
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#42IcecreamdunwichPosted 12/10/2012 4:42:55 AM
From: bond465 | #039
Hmm wonder how psn and xbl got around it?


Exactly, but the fanboys will ignore this and will say it's Germany's fault.
#43EoinPosted 12/10/2012 4:45:44 AM
blankempathy posted...
Could they possible get around this in the future? Maybe only time will tell.

Of course they will. They were offering 18-rated demos on 3DS earlier this year without any time restrictions (something everyone is happy to magically ignore each time I've brought it up). After some amount of time, Nintendo will remove this restriction, say nothing (or perhaps "after detailed discussions with various regional authorities...."). The same people who are currently saying that there is nothing at all that Nintendo could do, ever, no way, can't happen, will then be praising Nintendo for fixing the issue that they're now saying can't be fixed.
#44squatch22(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2012 4:47:10 AM
Icecreamdunwich posted...
From: bond465 | #039
Hmm wonder how psn and xbl got around it?


Exactly, but the fanboys will ignore this and will say it's Germany's fault.


Where are Sony and Microsoft based then?
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#45melbye80Posted 12/10/2012 4:48:39 AM
bond465 posted...
Hmm wonder how psn and xbl got around it?


By being located in England?
#46IcecreamdunwichPosted 12/10/2012 4:54:10 AM
From: melbye80 | #045
bond465 posted...
Hmm wonder how psn and xbl got around it?


By being located in England?


Yet they can offer mature rated titles to Germans at any time...? How bizarre!
#47FoppePosted 12/10/2012 4:58:25 AM
Icecreamdunwich posted...
From: melbye80 | #045
bond465 posted...
Hmm wonder how psn and xbl got around it?


By being located in England?


Yet they can offer mature rated titles to Germans at any time...? How bizarre!


Their main European office is not located in Germany and you find it strange?
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#48IcecreamdunwichPosted 12/10/2012 4:59:56 AM
From: Foppe | #047
Icecreamdunwich posted...
From: melbye80 | #045
bond465 posted...
Hmm wonder how psn and xbl got around it?


By being located in England?


Yet they can offer mature rated titles to Germans at any time...? How bizarre!


Their main European office is not located in Germany and you find it strange?


I find it strange that German citizens are able to break their own laws in their own country like that on other consoles, even Nintendo ones, yet the Wii U can't...
#49squatch22(Topic Creator)Posted 12/10/2012 5:00:00 AM
Foppe posted...
Icecreamdunwich posted...
From: melbye80 | #045
bond465 posted...
Hmm wonder how psn and xbl got around it?


By being located in England?


Yet they can offer mature rated titles to Germans at any time...? How bizarre!


Their main European office is not located in Germany and you find it strange?


Its Senor.
Anything logical is strange for him
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#50mcsmellingtonPosted 12/10/2012 5:01:00 AM
Eoin posted...
blankempathy posted...
Could they possible get around this in the future? Maybe only time will tell.

Of course they will. They were offering 18-rated demos on 3DS earlier this year without any time restrictions (something everyone is happy to magically ignore each time I've brought it up). After some amount of time, Nintendo will remove this restriction, say nothing (or perhaps "after detailed discussions with various regional authorities...."). The same people who are currently saying that there is nothing at all that Nintendo could do, ever, no way, can't happen, will then be praising Nintendo for fixing the issue that they're now saying can't be fixed.


I find that bolded part very interesting. How come the rules are different for that?
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