Should the 360 video marketplace have an adult section?

#1 Posted by FuNkYbOsS (31 posts) -

The 360 has very good parental control features.  What do you think?

#2 Posted by iam3green (14368 posts) -

lols i don't think so. i think that some 360 owners (12 year olds) don't h ave parental controls on. i think if Microsoft does do this then maybe they would sign up to some adult entertainment and get spam for thier email that is connected to thier live account.

#3 Posted by darthzew (342 posts) -

Look, if you want pornography... use the internet, a magazine, or your TV... Why should the 360 have porn on it too? There's enough of it already. 

#4 Posted by Aljosa15 (352 posts) -

Absolutely not. Imagine the backlash from parents and douches like Jack Thompson.

#5 Posted by JoelTGM (5783 posts) -

Hah, right after Microsoft announces childish giggling little avatars, like they would suddenly announce an adult section in the marketplace full of whacky pornos.  I think they're trying to appeal to a more casual audience right now, like the kiddies and soccer moms.

#6 Posted by epic_pets (1345 posts) -

They should actually, adults would love it and they would probaly get alot of hits doing that.

#7 Posted by Pikachu (449 posts) -

no, that would be a bad idea, because people could easily get around the parental controls

#8 Posted by ajsuperstar (27 posts) -

To be honest, i wouldn't really want to see an adult section, but if there was one id imagine they would have lots of people paying for that service lol

#9 Posted by Otacon (2274 posts) -

A console that won't allow AO games isn't going to want adult movies. I don't think that it os appropriate.

#10 Posted by OblivionGuy07 (175 posts) -

what's tha use? Five year olds are screaming their asses off everytime I go on Xbox Live, and it's usually an M game I'm playing.

#11 Posted by twenty0ne (3056 posts) -

Definitely not. It would get abused by little pre-teens.

#12 Posted by Lairdo (539 posts) -

I think it would be pointless.

#13 Posted by DirrtyNinja (724 posts) -

Pay for porn? Hellz no

#14 Posted by Conner (94 posts) -

No. Kids would totally get by and get in trouble. Then all the parents would be mad.

#15 Posted by Scorched (748 posts) -

besides there is plenty of other ways to get that content
Microsoft would not want to deal with that
since gaming is looked at as something children do by non-gamers it would be looked down upon very badly by news organizations and would give them horrible press
it would be a disaster

#16 Posted by JoshuaN (81 posts) -
DirrtyNinja said:
"Pay for porn? Hellz no
Best reply in the thread +1
#17 Posted by KiLL3r (106 posts) -

We have computers for porn and it's free. Also No company would never release such a service on consoles.

#18 Posted by Malakhii (1444 posts) -

Dude, that seriously made me lol. Hellz no putting porn on the 360 would only hurt MS. All the negative press that would follow... definitely a hellz no

#19 Posted by tec3297 (1258 posts) -

Seriously, are you all porn addicts? lol There are way too many adult topics for a video game forum...

#20 Posted by MOLE (331 posts) -

If it did that would be super

I wouldn't mind a section like that, I get the luxery of having that on my LCD TV.  Beats a monitor any day.

#21 Posted by MisoRonery (475 posts) -

There is already a box for this for people too stupid to figure out how to find pornography on the internet, which is a mindblowing kind of stupidity I don't know if I can wrap my head around.

And yeah, as much as Microsoft wants to be representative of the, I hate myself for using this term, hardcore gaming demographic that is mostly composed of chronically masturbating males, they wouldn't touch this kind of publicity with a ten-foot lubricated pole.

#22 Posted by Vinchenzo (6464 posts) -

Wouldn't porn counteract the avatars? Unless the avatars got naked at night on your dashboard if you were [18+ Mature] approved.

#23 Posted by MAV3R1CK (143 posts) -

You have the internet for your needs, I don't see why it would want to have an adult content. Plus, MS is trying to get at the casual and hardcore gamers.

#24 Posted by Sentry (4198 posts) -

It's a video game system not a friggin 80s VHS video store

#25 Posted by Thunderbird (10 posts) -

Personally I think no it shouldn't and I am sure it never will especially with Microsoft trying to broaden the user base and get more casual players and movie renters and they want the 360 to be a family oriented media experience.It just isn't necessary...they have plenty of movies and if you want porn you can get it elsewhere but I have to say if they did I am sure they would get a nice little return in the form of money because there would be a ton of people who would use it to watch adult movies, too many.

#26 Posted by Prototype (98 posts) -

no because this would just be giving all of those Soccer mom's and Jack Thomson like people more firepower

#27 Posted by Timma1083 (586 posts) -

The Internet is your place for porn, not the 360.

#28 Posted by Jensonb (1973 posts) -

No, what's the point?

#29 Posted by Stray (118 posts) -

Plus there would be no real way to work around the license issue. When the d/l movies are limited to a 24 hour window it's pointless.
I was reading an article where it talked about all the PPV view adult movies in hotels, and it said the avg time a movie was on in a hotel room was like 12 min.
Kinda pointless really.

#30 Posted by Kenzo287 (798 posts) -

at first i was gonna say no...but then more parents who would catch this stuff on their kids' 360s would become more aware of the parental control features...then again they'd sue microsoft for their lack of common sense so...

#31 Posted by InnerBlueAbyss (154 posts) -

Please do, the console might have decent content after all

#32 Posted by Milkman (18415 posts) -

No thanks.

#33 Posted by AaronBelfast (1473 posts) -

There will be more kids than adults in the section so thats a big fat no from me.

#34 Posted by MsCortana (445 posts) -
Aljosa15 said:
"Absolutely not. Imagine the backlash from parents and douches like Jack Thompson.
My sentiments exactly...
#35 Posted by p4ddym1607 (1061 posts) -

I really dont think that would be a good idea. It would only bring negative comments about the 360 from groups of consumers. No point indeed.

#36 Posted by Rually (67 posts) -

^ funny article.

I dont think there should be an adult section. I doubt many parents use the parental controls since there are always outcrys over violence in games. So if parents buy whatever game for their kids regardless of EA rating, they probably aren't taking the time to set up parental controls on the 360.

#37 Posted by Relys (1001 posts) -

Sexy pr0n should be free. :(

#38 Posted by Vinchenzo (6464 posts) -
Prototype said:
"no because this would just be giving all of those Soccer mom's and Jack Thomson like people more firepower"
Jack Thompson got banned! But there's still soccer moms. :(
#39 Posted by Vlademir (1083 posts) -


First of all, parental controls don't mean anything when 99% of parents don't even know how to turn on an 360 and the 360 is made for games and movies. Microsoft wouldn't ruin their reputation by allowing porn to be downloaded off of their console.

#40 Posted by Termite (2428 posts) -
Timma1083 said:
"The Internet is your place for porn, not the 360.

Especially considering MSe's new casual push
#41 Posted by MikPick (361 posts) -

No store would sell it, they won't sell games that have porn, so why would they sell consoles with porn?

#42 Edited by absinthetic (182 posts) -

who buys, or even rents, porn nowadays anyway?

#43 Edited by heretrix (85 posts) -

If you can't get free porn then you are doing a whole lot of things wrong. No, the marketplace doesn't need it.

#44 Posted by FuNkYbOsS (31 posts) -

Just for the record, I agree there shouldn't be an adult section.  I just wanted to open it up for debate. 
I'm glad everyone can discuss it in a mature manner.... mostly!   haha

#45 Posted by BigDaddyJack (18 posts) -

If by adult contend you mean Playboy I would say no but stuff like Howard Stern on demand which has some nudity but no actual sex would be fine in my eyes. Also the parental controls are there to stop people from having there children see anything but I doubt this will ever happen

#46 Posted by Lies (3985 posts) -

 That would not end well.

#47 Posted by Breadfan (6803 posts) -

Really?  Just click out of Giant Bomb and go to Google. Problem solved

#48 Posted by DarkLegend (1383 posts) -

No, they really shouldn't.

#49 Posted by TheAdmin (858 posts) -

Probably not. The backlash from parent groups would probably be pretty high.

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