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PS Store To Feature Mature Section

Given the amount of freedom afforded by the upcoming PlayStation Home, Sony realizes they may have to restrict adult content somehow. Now, considering the PlayStation Store's inevitable connection to Home, it would make sense that they implement the same sort of restriction. Apparently, that's coming when the updated Store goes live in a few weeks time.

According to The BitBag, the Store will boast a new "Mature" section, which will include M-rated games, adult movies and other content that shouldn't be made available to the younger demographic. The Store is still functional - and will remain that way throughout the upgrade process - but this section isn't currently accessible; you're only taken to a sign-up page at this time. Of course, you'll have to verify your age to get into this restricted area, and if you do, Sony will contact you within a few days via PM. You won't be able to reply to the sender and the user name will the PlayStation logo; the message will include an attachment that functions as a mini-update for your system. That update will, obviously, unlock the adult-related content on the Store.

We figured it was only a matter of time before the Store sees something like this, especially with Home on the way. We'd like to assume this is true - tough to do on April Fool's Day - and if it is, we're forced to wonder: will you only be able to download demos for "M"-rated games via the limited access part of the Store? That could annoy some younger gamers, even though we kind of agree with the concept...

4/1/2008 Ben Dutka

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Brersek
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 2:08:31 PM
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I doubt this as it's against the law to allow access to pornographic material to people under the age of 18 and M-rated games only require you be 17.

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 4:27:54 PM

To be fair, the section is for "Mature" content. This is anything above a certain rating, M for mature being the case in the US i would assume and 18 cert here in the UK.
It does not say there will be pornographic content. If that is the case however, the mature section will most likely be restricted to over 18s.

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ThePoetRazel
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 2:11:30 PM
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Excellent. I was hoping Sony would go for this kind of option when it comes to restricting access of mature content.
I'm just hoping the date is a coincidence now.

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tramp
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 2:48:09 PM
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plz to be a joke,beginning to hate this day now

good idea

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smotpoker420
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 3:15:51 PM
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April fool! This is obviously a joke I've seen what the update looks like on ign, you can't fool me psx!

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 3:25:26 PM
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I think it should all be banned.... we dont want this FILTH any more.. I hate it.. I REALLY REALLY HATE IT!

PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!







seriously, April Fools day sucks!

as for the p0rn... cool :-)

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danr
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 5:11:47 PM
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there wouldnt be any porn on the ps store. sony is above that. but not all "adult" movies are porn. belive it or not.

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tramp
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 5:22:58 PM
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really......i never knew

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dillonthebunny
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 5:22:59 PM
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lol.. really?

i refuse to believe you. ;-)


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Zapix
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 5:35:55 PM
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that's actually true. The Paris Hilton video wasn't porn, it was a celebrity documentary!

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K Phantom
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 7:29:57 PM

it did teach me some things! it was a first in many!

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K Phantom
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 7:21:26 PM
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PSX admins, U have confused me this april fools day.

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K Phantom
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 7:22:01 PM
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as if this is real. i finally get to use my 200GB of porn!

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kj313
Tuesday, April 01, 2008 @ 9:36:09 PM
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I would like to say to psx, u guys mustve had fun today seeing so many people freak out to your articles today. Lol! But only the loyal viewers of your site knows what was true(if any) today. 2morrows a new day so please get back to interesting rumors u hear and groundbreaking news that u guys hear. Your one day behind, so u have a lot of catching up to do! Thanks Psx for all your hard work and keep it up!

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Thechin80
Wednesday, April 02, 2008 @ 3:49:59 AM
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April Fools Sucks!

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