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Cant download M rated demos

Whenever i try to download a demo that has an M rating, it says my account is not permitted to download content with this rating.
how do i change it so that i can download these demos???????

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  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    I get the same message and i am trying to download Crackdown demo

  • Anonymous Dec 16, 2008

    same thing

  • nkjhm Jan 28, 2009

    me too

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    i checked my parental settings, everything is set to download anything, and it still will not work


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It sounds like the Parental lock has been enabled. Unless you know the code to unlock it you will have to reset to default on the systems menu. I dont know how old any of you are so I wont get more specific on how to do it, but i gave you the idea. Sorry.

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