Microsoft prohibits ESRB Mature, PEGI 18+ apps from Windows 8

By Rick
Oct 11, 2012
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  1. According to Microsoft's published Windows 8 certification requirements, any app rated above PEGI 16 (European standard), ESRB Mature or otherwise contains content to warrant such a rating, will be prohibited from sale on the Windows Store. It's important to note this only affects...

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,727   +286

    Why. whats the motive.
  3. TekGun

    TekGun TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 155   +11

    "Windows 8 RT (I.e. mainstream tablets)."

    Shouldn't that be... Windows 8 RT (I.e. Tablets based on ARM)
    Tablets based on other CPU's won't be restricted by these sanctions, it's almost like your trying to spread disinformation.
    Uvindu likes this.
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    The use of "mainstream" was intended to mean "attractively priced" -- not to misinform anyone. Thanks for pointing it out though. I changed the wording.

    Yes, RT is only for ARM-based tablets. While many of our readers will know what that means, many also will not. I specifically avoided using ARM for that reason and tried to boil it down to what ARM really means to consumers: cheap tablets will have RT, expensive ones won't.
  5. dotVezz

    dotVezz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 117

    It's actually kind of surprising how many consumers recognize what "ARM" is these days. Back in the days when the only mainstream devices to use ARM instruction sets were still relatively niche (Palm devices? HP iPAQ, anyone?), nobody had any idea what it all meant. But nowadays, because of Android and iOS devices all using ARM instructions and all, it means something to consumers.

    Just sayin'


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