Submitted by Valay 1043d ago | rumor

Rumor: Nintendo deletes NNID after Wii U owner lets underage niece draw on Miiverse

It appears that Nintendo deleted a user's Nintendo Network ID after a Miiverse drawing from an underage niece was detected. (Wii U)

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lilbroRx  +   1043d ago
I bet a lot of people are going to complain about this but let single mishap of someone showing someone underage a perverted drawing and people will be blaming Nintendo.

Though one thing I have to wonder about this news is how Nintendo knew the drawing was made by an underage person. Did this guy have her write "I'm an unsupervised 10 year old" in a message box?
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PeZuS  +   1043d ago
Hisiru  +   1043d ago
Don't know what to say about this. I would be mad.
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sloth3395  +   1043d ago
read the story they said that on the drawing it says it was made by his 10 year old niece
nukeitall  +   1043d ago
This is ridiculous and this is sort of why I don't subscribe to the idea that Nintendo would be the network I would join for online gaming.
jmc8888  +   1043d ago
Really? Did you hear what the head of 343 studios said in regarding to certain language while playing on Halo 4?

If not you might want to google it.

That's far worse. It's not some idiot mod that made a bad call (and we don't know if it's even true) versus a publicly stated policy from the CEO of that company.

So if you don't like Nintendo network for this, then surely you can't like xbox live.

Me...I don't like any of this fascist stuff. Though as an owner of both, what can I do? Only open my mouth and inform.
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nukeitall  +   1043d ago

That isn't even a valid comparison if you are referring to the zero-tolerance policy on offensive communication in online gaming on Halo 4.

That is a good thing for the community, as I don't to hear abusive language or sexist and racist language in my games.

However, I don't want Nintendo constantly watching over me and banning my account because they "think" I'm under aged. That doesn't affect anyone besides me and way stepping over the boundaries.

It's amazing how you twisted something positive into a negative. More amazingly you got more agrees than disagrees at the time of this writing!
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UnholyLight  +   1043d ago
For anyone that wants to read the article likely related to jmc8888's comment

ElectricKaibutsu  +   1043d ago

Thanks for posting that. I hadn't seen it. I'm all for it.


I clicked disagree but now I regret it :-/.
Spookshow  +   1043d ago
Nintendo have to watch their backs, today it was a harmless drawing, but's not always the case, and people love lawsuits these days...
3-4-5  +   1043d ago
It's stupid to sue Person A for what person B did.
MRMagoo123  +   1043d ago
Thats the good ol' US of A for ya tho.
Kos-Mos  +   1042d ago
usa ftw. Rest of the world=no problem.
TotalSynthesisX  +   1043d ago
Harsh. At first I was like, "lol, dude has a perverted niece" then I find out it was a normal drawing and his account was suspended simply because his underage niece drew it?

I see where Nintendo is coming from, but wouldn't a warning email/NN message suffice? Suspending someone's account immediately because of a minor breach of conduct is a little too extreme if you ask me.
Nevers0ft  +   1043d ago
Agreed. Nintendos moderators are just people like us (ok, maybe they're prudish far-right evangelists, I don't know) but you're going to get some that use do a great job and some that are drooling morons that can't use a bit of common sense.
TheBrit  +   1043d ago
I know it's nit picking but, she created this image on HIS account not her own account so the part that reads "Today I receive an email saying that my NNID got deleted because “a children need parental consent to create an Account online” is totally crap - she never created an account as an underage child so his account should not have in theory gotten banned.

And if they are trying to say he is under age, they have no way of knowing that.

Very hokey
exfatal  +   1043d ago
i've read this story earlier and im not quite sure i believe it. Like a drawing my 10 year old did.. if he didnt put those words up (and apparently the child wanted to draw it herself) how could she have been unsupervised unless she wrote those words herself which i doubt. I know im being a bit nit picky just seems so unlikely that nintendo would be so harsh in there modding when trying to appeal to a wider range. I definitely wanna try this out and see if i get banned lol
deafdani  +   1043d ago
Yeah, this whole story reeks of bogus. Not believing it in the least, it's way too ridiculous to be true.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1043d ago
The rumor comes from NeoGAF, and since it involves Nintendo you can bet its full of s***.
deafdani  +   1043d ago
Oh, and on Nintendo Land, when that Robotic assistant asked me to write or draw a greeting message for my Plaza (which would be posted on Miiverse), I drew Pedobear on a black background saying: "Free candy and ice cream!".

That was on launch day. That message is still on Miiverse.

So, if this news are indeed true, then wow... just wow.
MultiConsoleGamer  +   1043d ago
It's great that you celebrate an icon that represents child sexual abuse, which is the worst of all crimes.

I mean if there was ever a subject for humor it's the horrific act of child sexual abuse.
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deafdani  +   1043d ago
I'm going to use my last bubble on this answer, so I hope you truly understand my point here, because I won't be able to make any more posts:

Tell me, have you ever laughed at ANYTHING that represented murder in any way? For example, going over to a prostitute in Grand Theft Auto IV, having sex with her, then ramming over her with your car until she's dead, then collecting her corpse's dropped money?

Countless people found that and similar videogaming setups amusing, me included. Maybe even you!

How's child abuse worse than murder? If you seriously try and make a case for that, then you're seriously deluded in your own double standards.

When it comes to cruel humor, EVERYTHING is fair game. Also, we as human beings use humor to trivialize awful stuff all the time, it's a mechanism that makes us cope with that stuff... that doesn't mean we're serial killers, or homophobes, or children rapists.

Anyway, sorry if I offended you, trust me, that wasn't the intention.
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Drainage  +   1043d ago
lol @ "nintendo deletes" that was some random moderator hired by nintendo
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wiiulee  +   1043d ago
duh thats a silly rumor...why would be a problem with a young girl drawing on miiverse/
ElectricKaibutsu  +   1043d ago
If this story is true, I agree with other people here that it was probably just some crazy moderator. The guy got his stuff back anyway, so no harm done really. If a child making a drawing on an adult's account is an official ban-able offense it'd be in the TOS. Not that I read the TOS but I doubt it's in there.

I'm not going to blame a company for one employee. Once at McDonald's I didn't get a bottom bun on my chicken sandwich. Darn you McDonald's for your policy of no bottom buns on my chicken sandwiches.
stage88  +   1042d ago
Breaking New: Nintendo turn communist

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