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Censor to take second look at game

Published: 3:47PM Monday July 25, 2005 Source: RNZ

The Chief Censor has called in a video game for re-classification after it was found to have hidden sex scenes.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas already has an R18 rating due to its depiction of crime and violence, but new scenes containing sexual content can be activated by downloading extra software.

The Classification Office says R18 is the highest age restriction it can make, so the game will be banned if it is found objectionable.

The office says a copy of the game will be handed to the Censor's Office to determine whether it the classification is still appropriate.

It says the power to call in a game for re-classification has never been used before, though it has been used for films.