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Nintendo Puts a Bedtime On Wii U Content In Europe 190

Posted by timothy
from the wait-until-you're-older dept.
kc67 writes "Nintendo of Europe is blocking Wii U content in the region that is rated PEGI 18+ between the hours of 3 a.m. and 11 p.m., according to a Eurogamer report. Under these stipulations, the four-hour window of 11 p.m. to 3 a.m. is the only time users can purchase games like ZombiU or Assassin's Creed III or even view trailers for such games. The story originated from a NeoGAF forum user, which reportedly received an email from Nintendo saying the following: 'Dear customer, we would like to let you know that Nintendo has always aimed to offer gameplay experiences suited to all age groups, observing carefully all the relevant regulations regarding content access that are present in the various European countries. We have thus decided to restrict the access to content which is unsuitable to minors (PEGI) to the 11 p.m.- 3 a.m. time window.' Eurogamer has since verified the claim. It received a message stating 'You cannot view this content' and 'The times during which this content can be viewed have been restricted.' Nintendo has yet to comment on the matter."
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Nintendo Puts a Bedtime On Wii U Content In Europe

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  • by mister_playboy (1474163) on Saturday December 08, 2012 @01:20AM (#42223429)

    RPGs with time passage often have stores that sell special goods at a specific ingame time... the "0200 special".

    Nintendo seems to have liked that idea enough to implement it in the real world. :)

  • by ohnocitizen (1951674) on Saturday December 08, 2012 @01:49AM (#42223541)
    And the elf village's lone Item store languished in the ensuing economic downturn. The nearby hall of the dwarves, however, was a picture of success and wealth. Their bold "all hours shopping" policy meant I could buy potions whether I was stumbling in from a late night dungeon raid or looking for something to help with my morning monster-ridden constitutional.
  • by Opportunist (166417) on Saturday December 08, 2012 @09:27AM (#42224835)

    Teachers complaining about sleeping pupils

    "Every time a new part of the latest first person shooter comes out, half of my class doesn't show up at all and the rest is barely able to stay awake", Mrs. T, a high school teacher complains. Yesterday the long awaited Zombie shooter "Brains out" came out and it looks like it turned into reality on the Whatyoumaycallit High. Teenagers shuffling across the corridors from class to class, only to drop dead at their desks to catch up on some much needed sleep.

    "What' worst is that they don't just buy it, of course, after they bought it they immediately want to play it. And since they cannot buy it before 11pm, they play through the night and now... look at them! Sensible teaching is neigh impossible now, their only answer is 'Braaaaains'. I think Nintendo sure dropped the ball on that one"

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