hot  /  reviews  /  video  /  blogs  /  forum

Wii U Miiverse posts to be screened by Nintendo employees

Jun 07 // Victoria Medina

The Wii U's social network, Miiverse, will have a filter to block spoilers and adult language. In addition, each post will be read by a Nintendo employee -- screened, in essence -- to make sure it is appropriate for all ages. This human screening will be augmented by a computer screening process to get rid of obviously offensive content.

While it's impossible to say how long the lag time will be (it will fluctuate depending on how many people are using the service and how many employees are sifting through comments), Nintendo president Satoru Iwata feels that a 30-minute delay would be "acceptable."

I understand that Nintendo is trying to maintain a family-friendly platform, but the whole point of this sort of service is instant feedback from other users. (Iwata even acknowledged that point.) Rather than going on about how ridiculous I think this is, and how it seems like Nintendo is doing even more to alienate their adult fans (who I'm not sure would even use this feature much), I'll simply say that I don't really agree with Iwata. I should also point out that there were no specifics on how long the wait would be on seeing a post go up, and it may not end up being that bad.

What do you think? Is this OK, really dumb, or not even worth discussing?

E3: Miiverse and Nintendo’s plan for keeping it clean
[Los Angeles Times via Eurogamer]


 BLOG A RESPONSE



Victoria Medina // Contributor
 Follow Blog + disclosure Tips
I've always been terrible with talking about myself, I want to be witty and give you something fun to read, but I never know quite how to say the things I want to say. At least about myself. I ... full profile | More staff profiles

Get more destructoid:   We're indie-run, blogging for the love of it, and our site will always be free. Optionally, you can support us and get: (1) Faster pages from our cloud server (3) Wide(r)screen (3) No big ads on Dtoid, Japanator, Tomopop, or Flixist (4) Auto contest entries, and (5) Dibs on betas & downloads. Try it out

Get comment replies by email.     settings



Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our comment moderators

Can't see comments? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this. Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your security software's whitelist.

advertisement:

763 PEOPLE ARE READING:



Back to Top