11/17/2005

Nintendo To Issue New Of Console With Parental Control

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 8:18 am

Nintendo Co. has become the latest console maker to promise parents the means to help restrict their children’s access to violent video games.

The new version of Nintendo’s videogame console, called Revolution and due out in 2006, will allow users to require passwords for video games that carry certain ratings, such as “T” for “teen” or “M” for “mature.”

Many people associate Nintendo’s game consoles with younger users, and few games designed for its systems have a lot of violence or sexuality.

Although the company didn’t receive many customer requests for parental controls, “it is something that I just think is right to do,” said Perrin Kaplan, vice president for marketing at Nintendo’s U.S. headquarters in Redmond, Wash.

Source: AP

 

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