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Tuesday, 31 May 2011 12:10

“Kiddie porn” Nintendo game available down under

Written by Nick Farell
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Dead or Alive: Dimensions is fair dinkum
A video game that Nintendo pulled from sale in Sweden, Denmark and Norway after realising that it broke the law in those countries, is being sold in Australia with a PG rating.

The Nintendo 3DS handheld game Dead or Alive: Dimensions was cancelled following claims it may breach Swedish child pornography laws. Three of the game's characters, Ayane, Koroke and Kasumi, are described in the game as being under 18 years of age. But the in-game photography mode allowed you to look up characters' dresses in certain poses.

The laws in Sweden prohibit sexualised depictions of children even in cartoons. Nintendo, which began selling Dead or Alive: Dimensions in Australia on May 26, disputed claims that the scenes in the game constituted child porn and said that the Classification Board decision gave the game a PG rating which means it must be safe.

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+4 #1 Exodite 2011-05-31 13:04
As a Swedish citizen I read about this in the local news only today.

The game has not been stopped due to government involvement, rather due to the publisher acting on concerned user feedback.

Currently there seems to be no indication that the game will encounter legal issues, though time will tell I suppose.
 
 
+9 #2 Fase 2011-05-31 13:27
Why don't they simply change the text in the game to say that they are 18 rather than 'under 18' and relaunch it in those countries?
 
 
+5 #3 smartidiot89 2011-05-31 14:13
Quoting Exodite:
As a Swedish citizen I read about this in the local news only today.

The game has not been stopped due to government involvement, rather due to the publisher acting on concerned user feedback.

Currently there seems to be no indication that the game will encounter legal issues, though time will tell I suppose.

No.

Nintendo didn't want to release it in Sweden not cause of citizens concern, but cause a man who's job is to translate manga to swedish was convicted for having childpornograph y at home - which was cartoons with someone under 18 showing abit to much?

I think our politicians and the justice system here in Sweden is the real perverts to even consider someone gets a boner over this kind of stuff :lol:
 
 
+3 #4 TechHog 2011-05-31 14:51
Game on Nintendo system != Nintendo game


If that were the case, this industry would be very confusing.
 
 
+3 #5 deadspeedv 2011-05-31 15:51
Have a look at those characters. Bullshit they are not 18.
 
 
0 #6 yourma2000 2011-05-31 17:05
Weren't jessie & james in Pokemon only meant to be something like 15? really they look like late 20s
 
 
0 #7 TechHog 2011-05-31 17:11
Quoting yourma2000:
Weren't jessie & james in Pokemon only meant to be something like 15? really they look like late 20s

That has nothing to do with this article at all.

1.) Nintendo didn't make nor publish DoA:D.
2.) Even if they had, Nintendo has almost nothing to do with the Pokemon anime.
 

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