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Old 08-14-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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YouTube With Age Gate


Thanks to Bapenguin and AgtFox we now have a code to embed a youtube video with an age gate on it. We get a lot of videos to post which are supposed to be behind some sort of age gate, and this is our way of complying.

The good news: once you enter your age once it should leave a cookie behind so you shouldn't have to do it every time (like on most official websites, or at GV/GT).

Let us know if something doesn't work properly with it
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:25 AM   #2
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Age gates are so pointless and easily bypassable. I can certainly see why every major website who posts questionable content for a mixed demographic uses them, but does nothing as far as actually keeping certain people who are younger out.

I'd just like to clarify that this is not a critique against CoG; I am super glad that CoG keeps improving its collective self, just sayin'.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:26 AM   #3
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Fan sites have to comply with age gates (assuming when you say comply you are talking with the ESRB)? That doesn't seem right me at all.
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:34 AM   #4
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I am now a registered 108 year old.

While its good your complying, it still doesn't make me stop mocking the complete lack of usefulness that are, age gates!
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:35 AM   #5
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Also, as an 108 year old, I was expecting pron to be behind that gate!
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Old 08-14-2009, 11:38 AM   #6
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So we ARE trying to become a "family friendly" site then?

Ugh.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:26 PM   #7
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Because kids always answer truthfully about their age... Let's have the Leisure Suit Larry question gate instead.

Its a liability/ cover your ass thing I guess.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:29 PM   #8
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We have to do this. We have to have proof that we are doing this. PR companies are now requiring this, otherwise they can't send us trailers or any types of assets for games that are rated M or higher.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:31 PM   #9
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So we ARE trying to become a "family friendly" site then?

Ugh.
No. But publishers send us videos which we're told to keep behind an age gate, and we're trying to comply. It's not really something we want to do, more like we have to. And frankly our system is a bit less obtrusive than say Game Videos which makes even registered users input the same data every. single. time. Our method should only make you input the data once per computer.

And it's only for M or AO videos which we're specifically told to put behind an age gate.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:32 PM   #10
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If it means more content on CoG, I'm for it. I'd hate for the site to lose out on growth because of some dumbass requirement on age gates. Enter any date once and you'll be good to go.

Stupid they require it, but even dumber not to comply.
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We have to do this. We have to have proof that we are doing this. PR companies are now requiring this, otherwise they can't send us trailers or any types of assets for games that are rated M or higher.
Ah, this make sense, well it makes about as much sense as the rest of the ESRB I should say.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:43 PM   #12
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:44 PM   #13
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Because kids always answer truthfully about their age... Let's have the Leisure Suit Larry question gate instead.

Its a liability/ cover your ass thing I guess.
Yeah, that never even came close to stopping me from playing LSL.
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No. But publishers send us videos which we're told to keep behind an age gate, and we're trying to comply. It's not really something we want to do, more like we have to. And frankly our system is a bit less obtrusive than say Game Videos which makes even registered users input the same data every. single. time. Our method should only make you input the data once per computer.

And it's only for M or AO videos which we're specifically told to put behind an age gate.
Fair enough. Concern filed away until later relevance.
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All my cookies are cleared every time I close firefox.

I appreciate that as long as the year is ok, I don't need to fill in the fields for the day or month.
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Old 08-14-2009, 12:54 PM   #16
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So do all videos for M-rated games (at least on the CoG/IM front pages/features) go behind the Age Gate, or does it depend on the content of the video?
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:01 PM   #17
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There we go, 150 years old.... hey I'm a Vulcan, this is normal.

This should also work for Ultra-Porn.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:02 PM   #18
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So we ARE trying to become a "family friendly" site then?

Ugh.
Not the last time I checked you troll bastard you.

This is so we can get around other "family friendly" sites BS.
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Old 08-14-2009, 01:04 PM   #19
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So do all videos for M-rated games (at least on the CoG/IM front pages/features) go behind the Age Gate, or does it depend on the content of the video?
If we're asked to age gate it, we'll age gate it. Which means some M rated games will have un-gated videos. It depends on the publisher and frankly whomever is handling the PR in some cases.
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