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Old Nov 8, 2007, 03:13 PM   #1
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New Parental Controls Zap Young Xbox 360 Gamers

Parents will soon be able to regulate their children's playtimes thanks to a new feature of the Xbox 360.

Microsoft’s Xbox 360, the second-place console in the next gen race, looks to one-up its competitors by introducing new parental controls.

Microsoft is priming to drop a new bomb on Nintendo and Sony, in the shape of new parental controls. Microsoft is hoping to paint itself as the more "family-friendly" console, which follows its plans to release the Microsoft Xbox 360 arcade addition for the holiday season.

Microsoft traditionally has drawn largely upon an audience of "hardcore gamers," relying heavily on fare such as first person shooters, survival horror and other carnage and action driven gameplay.

Microsoft wants to win back the parents to its console and it is giving them new functionality called "Family Timer," which was rolled out on Wednesday and should soon be appearing on the Family Settings screen of Xbox 360s worldwide.

The timer, already featured in Windows Vista, allows parents to set daily or weekly limits as to the number of hours their offspring can play. Uponr eaching the said limit the little buggers will be greeted by a glaring blackscreen as the console will turn off and not allow gameplay for the rest of the week.

Microsoft stated that in its research it found that 90 percent of parents placed restrictions on their children's gaming.


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I thought the timer was already implemented - just under the name of ring of death
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I thought the timer was already implemented - just under the name of ring of death
But that blocks everyone out of the system, not just kids.
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