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Sexy Poker Banned in Australia

Wii Game Refused Classification for ‘’Depictions of Nudity”


Australia’s Office of Film and Literature Classification (OFLC) has banned the Nintendo Wii game Sexy Poker saying the game contravened guidelines which prohibit the “depiction of nudity as an incentive.”

The OFLC said it could not give the Gameloft-developed game a classification because it “cannot be accommodated in MA15+.” No MA18+ classification exists in Australia.

Sexy Poker puts players to the test against six female opponents styled as, among other things, a nurse, police officer, athlete, and business woman.

The OFLC issued a statement saying, “In the Board’s view Sexy Poker offers depictions of nudity as an incentive or reward to interactive game play. In the Board’s view, the general rule in the Guidelines for the Classification of Films and Computer Games prohibiting depictions of nudity as an incentive or reward, applies to the game play described above, as the player is shown increasingly detailed amounts of nudity following successful game-play.”