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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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