At least, according to their new “app store” style marketplace (coming this fall) policies, laid out in this file: MarketplaceContentPolicies.pdf (application/pdf Object).
- Any content with prolonged and/or excessive use of firearms or weapons or other content that facilitates the use of firearms or weapons
- Any content that depicts decapitation, blood splatter, killing, gore or cruelty
- Any content that depicts excessive violence
- Requests or instructions to injure or otherwise harm a specific person or group of people
- Repeated blows or shots inflicted upon people/creatures, violent blows to the head, guns/weapons pointed at head, impaling, exploding body parts, guns/weapons pointed towards reader/audience, depictions of fatal injuries, strangulation/choking, inflicting wounds with swords/knives
- Excessive and gratuitous amounts of blood and/or fleshy body parts, blood spurting from wounds
- Cruelty to animals
- People/creatures on fire
Gotta love the specificity. How do you get gratuitous blood– or any, for that matter — without depicting guns, knives, blows, choking, swords… Guess we won’t see Plants vs Zombies, N+, Prince of Persia or any Tom Clancy games on here… I also like the “guns pointed at reader” which seems explicitly created to prevent the James Bond title sequence from making an appearance. 🙂
Hmm, so Space Invaders… do they count as creatures, I wonder?