windows 8 for kids

PEGI 18-rated games were offered recently through the Windows Store, according to a blog post on msdn.com

Since a good number of games with different age ratings are offered through the Windows platform, offering PEGI 18 games will add to the gaming tradition of the Windows 8. The Certification Requirements 5 show that these Windows apps are suitable for the international audience along with its different segments. It also shows various content definitions and how the game ratings of different organizations are linked to the age rating of the Windows Store.

With the offering of PEGI 18 games through the Windows Store, the company strengthens two fundamental principles of the Store, confidence and adaptability.  The company aims to provide all visitors to the Store the confidence to check out and purchase applications. The company also understands the expectations and appreciation of its users for an enhanced gaming experience using the Windows platform, which include PEGI 18 games.

Parents will also be able to regulate the apps that their kids can install with the integration of the Microsoft Family Safety on the Windows Store. This will allow the Store to provide a safe place for the children to browse even as content designed for mature audiences has been introduced.

The company is looking forward to working with game publishers in providing excellent fame titles to the Windows 8 OS. Some of these games include Grand Theft Auto 4 from Take Two and The Witcher from CD Projekt.

With the growth of the Store and additional opportunities will be provided to developers, the company will acquire additional feedback as it evaluates its process to guarantee that all the tools are available for developers when they create games for consumers across the globe.

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