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.



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...


Zachary K.

"Guns/weapons pointed toward user/audience"

where will the guns be pointed then? watermelons?

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