Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Nintendo May Add Parental Lock To 3DS

The head of Nintendo in Japan, Satoru Iwata has said that Nintendo is considering implementing some form of parental lock for the upcoming 3DS and this could be similar to the one that allows players to view the amount of time played on the Wii. Iwata had this to say on the matter:
"Nintendo once seriously considered adopting a function which would force games to stop mandatorily, to prevent children from playing the game, at the time that parents had previously decided"

"However, we also considered how the players would feel if the game suddenly stopped during an exciting part. We finally determined to integrate a function to record the playing time instead of making the game shut down."
Seems rather caring of one of the major games corporations to put a limit on how much users can use their device but Nintendo have been rather wise in the recent games market so who are we to judge if this does end up being implement. That and players will still be able to choose for themselves anyway.

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