Russia Gives The Sims 4 an Adult Only Rating


Russia Gives The Sims 4 an Adult Only Rating
Decision made to "protect children" from same sex relationships...

Despite the fact that Electronic Arts' long running life simulation series, The Sims, is hardly known for its risque content, game regulators in Russia have decided to slap the forthcoming The Sims 4 with an 18+ age rating to bring it into accordance with controversial laws that aim to protect "children from information harmful to their health and development".

The information that's seen as potentially "harmful" to children in this case is the game's ability to have same sex relationships, which is very much frowned upon in Russia these days.

The move is unlikely to go down well with supporters of the LGBT movement, and will likely see some serious backlash on the web, but it's just the latest in the long line of anti-gay sentiment from the Russian government, who also faced negative feedback from the general public during its time hosting this year's Winter Olympics because of concerns over the country's stance on same sex relationships.

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