What the fuck was the reason in the first place?
But Nintendo said it was illegal.
What did they do to side step that.
At last! I can't see how anyone thought this was a good idea in the first place, it was totally self-defeating
Something to do with laws in Germany that prohibit 18+ content to be sold until after a certain time of day. Im guessing the servers or the operations were located in Germany, forcing them to comply, but effectively screwing over every other neighboring country that didn't have such restrictions on content.
Really? Well, that's a nice surprise. Makes sense of course, but I didn't expect the USK and/ or KJM to make sense.The USK ratings board evaluated their services and deemed them safe (parental controls, etc) enough to keep children away from mature rated content.
The USK ratings board evaluated their services and deemed them safe (parental controls, etc) enough to keep children away from mature rated content.
Exactly.This was - as far as I can tell - simply Nintendo being pragmatic and conservative about the German regs. Glad they've had their setup assessed and approved.
Now that they've bothered to actually check in with the USK, of course there was no need for that stupidity.
What an embarrassing episode.
Their madness runs deeper than you might ever know...Germany is an excellent land of wonderful beers and sausage and pork knuckles and gingerbread and excellent people so I can easily forgive this one moment of madness in their history.