The Sims 4 Rated "Adults Only" In Russia

The Russian ratings agency has given The Sims 4 an 18+ Adults Only rating due to the inclusion of same-sex relationships.

All previous The Sims games have been granted 12+ ratings in Russia, but The Sims 4 fell victim to law number 436-FZ. The law was passed in 2010 to "protect children from information harmful to their health and development." The law originally criminalized subjecting children to materials that "may elicit fear, horror or panic," before it was amended in 2013 to prohibit "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships" as well.

Interestingly, Russian news outlets believe that this rating would have minimal impact on the game's market performance as retailers and customers typically don't pay attention to age ratings. Additionally, most games are pirated and sold through black market where there are no regulations.

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objectivity

Just want to clarify a point here by reading the comments: Nowhere in the article was religion mentioned. Russia doesn't give a shit about religion compared to USA or any other place in the western world. Their view on human relationship is based on nature & logic, not on some fashionable new tendency to look open and certainly not because of an old dusty book that their communism regime obliterated anyway. You are the one trying to relate anything that is not anal as "creationist religious zealots" therefore, you are the hypocrites. Swallow this!

If law 436-FZ is meant to

If law 436-FZ is meant to "protect children from information harmful to their health and development." & information that "may elicit fear, horror or panic," then it sure as shit better have RELIGION parked right at the top of its priority list of info. Russia: faggotry = bad, invasion of Ukraine = "Gods" work?

-_-

I'm actually from ukraine, kid's get your facts straight before opening your fucking mouths. You don't know shit whats going on here. Stick to CNN, and keep your fucking mouths shut.

I'm disgusted by the state

I'm disgusted by the state the land of my ancestry has found itself in. First it can't even produce a good Vodka anymore, and now the gay scene - the only life left in the country - is being hunted and oppressed.

I agree

Bible states that same sex is wrong, I also believe its wrong. And the publisity through news headlines recent American Dad Episodes Past 4 have been quite Gay, Transexual,

STFU

Just fuck of you illiterate twit. "Right & wrong" are just ideas made up in the minds of man. Maybe I "believe" that killing animals to eat in your McDirty burgers is wrong & I don't give a fly fuck about your stupid religious book that was written by a group of men that couldn't even be bothered to proof read each others work to take the contradictions out. Fags are a genetic minority that hurt no one. It's none of your business so get the fuck out of it. Fuck you dolts are so irritating, thinking that the business between two consenting adults is any of yours. Why don't you focus your attention on the sex happening with non-consenting people? You know, like children & Priests?

Well said "ihatemorons" . So

Well said "ihatemorons" . So many people seem to think that the Bible was hand written by god himself or something. In reality the Bible is a compilation of different books that were written by man, not god.

Bible this bible that... how

Bible this bible that... how about thinking for yourselves for a change? History has shown that If a society outlaws same sex relationships suicide rates and criminal behaviour increases in this minority as they are forced to live a lie or be persecuted by people they though where friends. The thing that irritates me is when someone gay tries to persuade others that they should be to, very much like what you guys are doing. So I say let people be gay if that's what nature has given them. Check out some sources and educate yourselves:

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A link was removed from the last comment Other Tv Shows do the same thing pushing to make Gay acceptable everywhere, Being gay shouldn't be punished but it shouldn't be publicity pushed everywhere just for the sake of it. Bible states that same sex is wrong, I also believe its wrong. And the publisity through news headlines recent American Dad Episodes Past 4 have been quite Gay, Transexual, uk.news./playing-dress-up--child-banned-from-church-run-after-school-club---because-he-wears-dresses-105004182.html#hfxVWb6

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