F*ck Yeah! Windows Store Will Sell Mature Games

The Microsoft Windows store has had rated M games in something of a limbo lately, due to a mix-up between the American ESRB and the European PEGI systems. The ESRB makes a distinction between games rated ‘Mature’ (violent, sexy), and those rated ‘Adult’ (generally, straight up porn). Unfortunately, the PEGI system just has PEGI 18, which includes both porn games and regular old violent and sexy ones. As a result, windows simply banned all games that would have qualified for the PEGI 18 rating, which means anything from Skyrim to Modern Warfare 3. Ooops.

Microsoft has finally decided to do something about this. Very soon the Windows store will allow games that qualify as Pegi 18 to be sold, if they would fall within the ERSB’s Mature category stateside. This change will take some time, so it won’t be available with the launch of Windows 8. But it’s coming. “This is to give developers a heads up that that’s where we’re going,” Said indows Corporate VP of Web Services Antoine Leblond. “So they can have the peace of mind around developing the kinds of games that will have those ratings.”

So there you go: Soon enough, you’ll be able to make big boy purchases through the Windows store like a real grown up.

Via Gizmodo.

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6 Comments on F*ck Yeah! Windows Store Will Sell Mature Games

Heru

On October 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Any PC gamer worth anything would never EVER buy games from the Windows store. The entire reason PC’s were the dominant form of computing for 30 years is because you could run anything you wanted on it, not just what some corporation wanted to let you.

Swcloud99

On October 26, 2012 at 2:29 pm

Why is everyone so against porn games? They’re not worst than good old regular porn. If anything they’re better simply because they don’t incorporate poor men and women having to prostitute themselves to movie companies.
It’s all the good sides without all the bad sides.

LTenhet

On October 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

You know what else sells M rated games? Steam.

R.J.

On October 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm

This seems like something where cross-referencing databases would have been pretty simple. But as others have noted, there are better places to go for this.

Blarney

On November 15, 2012 at 10:32 pm

Meh windows store isn’t where I’d purchase but hey if you do I guess that’s good news 0_o

Blarney

On November 15, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Meh. The windows store is ridiculous but I guess it’s good news for those who shop there. 0_o