EA Unveils First Wave of Games for Windows Phone 7

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Zachary K.

does the windows phone 7 marketplace still have that crazy no guns or violence restriction on apps? that is a bad move on their part.

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FYI, This is copied straight from the Application Certification Requirements PDF, dated Sept 2010. Nowhere does it say "no guns" but it does say the following:

"3.8 Violence

Content not allowed:

 

Realistic or gratuitous violence, including depictions of the following:

  • Decapitation, impaling, blood splatter/blood spurting/blood pooling, or gore
  • Exploding body parts
  • Guns/weapons pointed toward user/audience
  • Strangulation/choking
  • People or creatures on fire
  • Cruelty to animals
  • Audio of humans or animals suffering "

"Realistic or gratuitous" are the key words here, imo. A Halo-like FPS shooting alien life forms and spewing green blood would likely make it through the approval process. Well, ok, maybe not spewing...

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Zachary K.

"Guns/weapons pointed toward user/audience"

where will the guns be pointed then? watermelons?

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