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Nintendo Game Banned by Aussie Government Following 'Child Porn' Concerns

by Kathy Jones on  June 12, 2011 at 4:37 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
A Nintendo 3DS handheld video game has been banned by the Oz government following concerns that it may promote child pornography.
 Nintendo Game Banned by Aussie Government Following 'Child Porn' Concerns
Nintendo Game Banned by Aussie Government Following 'Child Porn' Concerns
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'The Dead or Alive: Dimensions', which is the latest game in a long-running tactical fighting series, famous for its scantily clad, well-endowed cartoon warriors, was initially given a PG rating.

The game's launch in several Nordic countries had been cancelled following claims that it may breach Swedish child pornography laws, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.

The game has a photography mode, which allows players to look up characters' dresses in certain poses, a feature that is being considered as inappropriate for viewing by children.

"The material in this game is clearly not appropriate to be played by children," said Brendan O'Connor, Minister for Home Affairs, Australia.

"I am pleased the Classification Board took swift action to address community concerns," he added.

However, Nintendo had previously said that it did not believe the game contained material that could be considered child porn.

Source: ANI

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Utterly ridiculous. This is puritanism at its best[worse].
deavman Sunday, June 12, 2011
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