It looks as though Nintendo had stayed true to its word and is moderating Miiverse content vigorously. Destructiod editor Jim Sterling posted the above message on Nintendo’s social network before the system was even sold to the public, and it was swiftly removed. Yes, the offending message was deleted within two hours of its appearance. Anyone else had a similar experience?

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  1. such a shame that you fanboys think that wiiU is next gen…

    Look at the lovely comparison in batman hahahahahaa

    what you gotta say to that NEXT FEN NINTENDO FAGS?

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  2. What? They removed a message because it included the word “idiot”? Oh Jesus Christ… This is ridiculous. Fine, delete expletives but this? I think a good rule would be, if it’s not allowed on TV before 9pm, it’s not allowed on Wii U. Does that sound fair? But this is pathetic, can’t believe the ironic idiocy on Nintendo’s part.

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  3. It’s posted in the community for Batman, which like a 16+ game, so it shouldn’t be removed. That’s just stupid. Maybe some of the worst swear words and graphic speech about violence or whatever should be moderated regardless, but in a community about that game, they’re just being way over-cautious. hopefully when everywhere else gets it too, there will be so many messages that they’ll be a little more lax on it, since they’ll have to prioritise.

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  4. Seems excessive, but it will turn out to be a good thing because you know there will be the types of people to go on Miiverse just to cause trouble. Maybe you can change the settings and allow a more adult friendly environment, but if not no big deal. Leave luck to heaven.

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    • I would hope you can change settings, but it says the post was deleted. You would think depending on parental control settings or whatever, it would just be hidden.

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  5. If they’re going to have harsh moderation like that, they should think about the context…If it’s in the section of a forum for a 16+ game for example, the restrictions should be lower than those of a 3+ game. Especially when a post gets deleted for something it has quoted from the game it’s discussing

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  6. I don’t think it was the words that was being said, but maybe it was an unmarked spoiler, not a message with horrible words such as idiot and stupid,

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  7. I don’t think they should have removed. I mean if it had the f-word, then that’s fine to remove it. But that post didn’t even have any bad language…

    I think what they should so is allow parents to block their kids from seeing posts with certain words. But whatever. At least we have Miiverse in the first place!

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  8. A lot of people don’t seem to realize this but it looks likes like Sterling was testing out the miiverse moderation. Doctor Octopus isn’t even in Batman, it just seemed like a spoiler from the moderator’s point of view.

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    • This is the ESRB rating for Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition. I hardly think someone playing a game with this kind of content would find the words “Shut up idiot!” offensive. lol


      Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition
      Platform: Wii U
      Rating: T for Teen

      Content descriptors: Alcohol Reference, Blood, Mild Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Tobacco, Violence

      Rating summary: This is an action-adventure game featuring characters from the Batman franchise. Players assume the role of Batman as he investigates Arkham City, a neighborhood overrun by psychopathic criminals and former prison inmates. As players explore the city and infiltrate hideouts, they punch and kick criminals in melee-style combat, using various gadgets (e.g., explosive gel, smoke pellets, a grappling gun) to defend themselves against gun-wielding thugs and villains. The frenetic combat is highlighted by cries of pain, punching sounds, realistic gunfire, and slow-motion effects. In some sequences, players must solve puzzles or use stealth to incapacitate enemies and free hostages; when players fail a challenge, the hostage will lose his life. Some environments contain bloodstains on the floor or furniture; other cutscenes depict spots of blood on injured characters. During the course of the game, some female characters are dressed in form-fitting outfits that expose large amounts of cleavage; one background sign depicts the silhouette of a woman and the words “Live Nude.” The dialogue also contains some suggestive references (e.g., “The anger, the frustration, the hints of repressed sexual tension” and “Sure could go for some porn right now.”). One sequence depicts a character smoking a cigar, and there are various references to alcohol (e.g., “She got a little drunk and killed her classmates,” “I’d give anything for a nice cold beer right now.”). The words “b*tch,” “a*s,” and “bastard” can be heard in dialogue.

      http://www.esrb.org/ratings/synopsis.jsp?Certificate=32475&Title=Batman%3A%20Arkham%20City%20Armored%20Edition

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  9. “…and it was swiftly removed. Yes, the offending message was deleted within two hours of its appearance.”

    Two hours is swift? Yup. I don’t think any little kid could have possible seen that in TWO HOURS!” (considering the fact that there aren’t that many actually on yet, in comparison on those that will as this process picks up speed). And it definitely didn’t give about a THOUSAND other morons to comment even worse on that comment. This should work out great. Just like in PlayStation Home. Little kids running around getting harassed and having pervs hit on them unmercifully. I kinda figured it would be like this. I was hoping for better.

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