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Posted by Chuck Corbin on Mar 22, 2013

Nintendo Lifts 18+ Time Restrictions On Its eShop

One of the problems with Nintendo’s eShop, at least in Europe, was the fact that all Mature level content was locked away. It didn’t matter how old you were, you couldn’t even look at screenshots or a trailer for an 18+ game unless it was between the hours of 11 PM and 3 AM. I don’t know about you, but I feel like most people might be asleep during those hours, because most adults have jobs.

Luckily, that’s all changed now. After analysis from the German Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body, it was found that Nintendo’s normal parental control system is of high enough quality to provide a “remarkable level of protection for children.” Because of that, Nintendo of America has now lifted the time restriction, and anybody (of the proper age, of course) can now purchase 18+ content at any time of day.

Really, it’s about time that Nintendo was allowed to lift the restriction. After all, not many people, other than teenagers perhaps, are awake during the hours of 11 PM to 3 AM. Now any good, honest person can buy themselves a mature game without having to take caffeine to stay up all night.

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