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Microsoft Reverses 'Mature' Game Ban On Windows 8 87

Posted by Soulskill
from the finally-thought-it-through dept.
another random user writes with news that Microsoft has sorted out the Windows Store guidelines such that games rated 'Mature' in the U.S. will be allowed. An earlier version of the guidelines took cues from the European PEGI rating system, which lumps pornographic content into the same rating as mainstream games that involve violence. In the U.S., they're split up into Adult (for porn) and Mature (for things like Skyrim, Call of Duty, and Assassin's Creed). Gamers and developers were worried that a large number of very popular games were going to be disallowed on the Windows Store. Microsoft hopes to have the situation fixed by December — not ideal, since Windows 8 is now out, but better than nothing.
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Microsoft Reverses 'Mature' Game Ban On Windows 8

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  • by rwven (663186) on Friday October 26, 2012 @04:49PM (#41783547)

    I've found home in windows 8. Yes, the interface takes a couple days to get used to initially, but after that the thing is so mindbogglingly responsive that I wouldn't want anything else. I *really* like it.

    I've been a big fan of Linux and Mac for many years, and have owned many of both types of PCs, and I can say that Windows 8 is just -really- good.

  • Re:fuck windows 8 (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Opportunist (166417) on Friday October 26, 2012 @05:00PM (#41783719)

    To me it sounds more like MS found out nobody even knows there IS a store run by them, or at least nobody gave even half a shit on the PC platform since, well, there are already established platforms and people ain't forced to jump their "Games for Windows" hoops to play.

    So they needed something that made people at least TALK about that store. And, behold, it succeeded.

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