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    Nintendo is serious about making Miiverse an elegant online service for a more civilised era. They want to keep it safe too and make sure some adult in the house is aware of what the kids are doing on it.

    The best way to accomplish that seems to be requiring a nominal fee, payable by credit card, to register a minor on Nintendo Network. The price is $US0.50.

    We put this to the test at Kotaku, and while there is a means of lying about your age to get a Nintendo Network ID, Nintendo has tried to weave in a few things to catch junior in a lie.

    This is what happens:

    When creating a Nintendo Network ID, the first thing the system does is spit out a warning that says if you are under 18 years old, you have to get your parent or legal guardian to approve your use of the service. OK. Sounds good. You button yes, whether or not mum or dad really has said yes. Either way, youre then taken to a profile screen asking for your birthday.

    Answering that honestly then triggers the consoles parental controls, if they arent already active. This can be fine if a kid is creating an underage profile with his parents consent. For those who arent, they now have to either defeat the parental control, or if that hasnt been set yet, create the PIN and security question answer that establishes them.

    Lets say junior then decides to set up the parental controls (which could down the line result in a parent asking why parental controls had been set on the machine already). Hell still have to follow that up with the 50c credit card payment to create his profile on Nintendo Network, on the assumption most minors dont have a credit card.

    Ah, you say. What if Im 14 years old and just lie all the way through and put in my birthday as 18 years old? You can do that. And youve created a profile that says youre 18.

    Its not a perfect system, and it can be defeated early on by a child determined to lie. But as I learned when I was a kid (well, I wouldnt say I learned as I persisted with the behaviour) a second lie doesnt eliminate the chance to be caught, it multiplies it. And Nintendo has still performed its due diligence.

    And, yes, you still need a credit card to buy something from the eShop.
    Source: Kotaku

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    Nintendo and their fucked up ways.

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    Thats a pain in the ass, Great share baktiar

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    Quote Originally Posted by InspiredGFX View Post
    Nintendo and their fucked up ways.
    How exactly is this fucked up?

    Heck, I'd happily pay to get rid of immature pre-pubescence raging online and drawing penis on Miiverse.

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    I made a account and i didnt pay 50 cents btw i put my real age, 16

    i kind of confuse, do you need to pay 50 cent to have a over 18 account?

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    this is why i rarely post.

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    Default Re: Under 18? You Need 50 Cents To Register On Nintendo Network

    Lie about age, don't have to pay shit. Nintendo get owned.

    Sent from the iPhone killer from the Galaxy S2 using Trashtalk 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueCrime View Post
    Lie about age, don't have to pay shit. Nintendo get owned.

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    dead ass though if i cant play online on black ops 2 then i making another account with a fake age.

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    this is why i rarely post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoney View Post
    I made a account and i didnt pay 50 cents btw i put my real age, 16

    i kind of confuse, do you need to pay 50 cent to have a over 18 account?
    I'm not to sure.

    From reading, if a parent wants to register a kid under 18 they'll need to pay to verify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baktiar View Post
    I'm not to sure.

    From reading, if a parent wants to register a kid under 18 they'll need to pay to verify.
    yeah that part is not true i register and i didnt have to pay for it. i guess is probably different from other country i guess.

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    Lol that's gay but I will be 18 next month so if I do decide to get one in the future it wont apply to me.

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