Singapore Bans Mass Effect Due to Vulgarity

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The Media Development Authority of Singapore has banned the release of the Xbox 360 exclusive Mass Effect because of the inclusion of a sex scene between a female human and female alien. According to The Straits Times, the decision has caused an “outcry among local and international gamers who said it was too strict a decision”.Singapore is known for banning video games and latest ban of Mass Effect follows in the footsteps of God of War 2 (for nudity) and The Darkness (for saying g-damn too much). In light of this news, Microsoft has decided to keep their lips zipped for the time being, but hopefully they will make a comment soon.

This decision by the MDA in Singapore kind of baffles me. I mean, it is Singapore – this place is well known for its debauchery and from what I have heard it is in your best interest to carry around a shot or two or penicillin “just in case”. For a place known for its prostitution, “massage parlors”, and turning a blind eye to the undergae sex trade – they sure are taking a high-moral stance on video games. What is the big deal about a multi-species lesbian love scene anyway? It happens on TV all the time and in movies, why should video games be any different? Keep the kids away from the game and let the adults have their fun – I am sure it is in much better taste than most “lesbian” scenes that are in other forms of “entertainment”.

Via: GamesIndustry.biz

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11 Comments on Singapore Bans Mass Effect Due to Vulgarity

O.O

On November 15, 2007 at 1:17 pm

Please get the facts right before posting a article like this. “this place is well known for its debauchery and from what I have heard it is in your best interest to carry around a shot or two or penicillin “just in case”. For a place known for its prostitution, “massage parlors”, shows depicting live beastiality and turning a blind eye to the undergae sex trade” You probably mixed Singapore up with some other countries in the region.

Stephany

On November 15, 2007 at 1:32 pm

Trust me, I am not confusing Singapore with Bangok. Granted they have relaxed their laws on heterosexual sex, especially with their previous laws regarding oral sex as illegal -it still has a problem with prostitution, and illicit sex acts with female minors. According to many worldwide reports, Singapore has a “significant” trafficking problem with more than 100 women and girls sent to the wealthy Southeast Asian island-state every year. My oldest brother has lived there for over ten years, teaching the English language, and I cringe at the stories he and his wife have told me – and she is a native of Singapore, so I know for a fact that she is not making up. Therefore, O.O, you need to get “your facts right” before posting a comment like this.

O.O

On November 16, 2007 at 11:26 am

Well I’m a singaporean citizen of course i know my countries laws and culture…

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On November 18, 2007 at 10:25 pm

SNNAP!

Alf

On November 19, 2007 at 10:43 am

:mrgreen: I dont care coz its out nin england hehe

Thinkbeforeutalkbulls***

On December 28, 2007 at 5:37 am

To the author of this article: Look at my nick.

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On December 28, 2007 at 6:24 am

[According to many worldwide reports, ..., "significant" trafficking problem with more than 100 women and girls sent to the wealthy Southeast Asian island-state every year.]

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On December 28, 2007 at 6:26 am

[My oldest brother has lived there for over ten years, teaching the English language, and I cringe at the stories he and his wife have told me - and she is a native of Singapore, so I know for a fact that she is not making up.]

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On December 28, 2007 at 6:28 am

Maybe its just your brother and his wife. Nothing to do with Singapore. Your brother and his wife can get out of our country for goodness sake they are not fit to be singaporeans spreading such rumours.

kerpal

On January 14, 2008 at 11:45 pm

well stephany i find your post really funny…I mean, you make it sound like they speak some weird asian language and that people over there are retarded asian folks and that your brother is like a misionary teaching english over there but umm..I went visiting about a year ago and it is damn modern, everybody speaks english over there, and really i’m not surprised that they banned the video game, when they fine you even for throwing out bubblegum and littering…I really don’t believe that they have those problems you’re talking about in Singapore.
Personally it was a really nice place to visit, the Merlion was really inspiring for me.

Stephany

On January 15, 2008 at 12:13 am

LMAO @ Kerpal. My brother, a missionary. Hardly! He will laugh when I tell him that. It will make his day. :lol:

Anyway to the rest of you, esp the one who stated: “Your brother and his wife can get out of our country for goodness sake they are not fit to be singaporeans spreading such rumours”. I am not going to argue with you further on this subject,I will let the facts speak for themselves.

“The alleged trafficking of Asian women in Singapore have turned the spotlight on a thriving business in a city-state better known overseas as a prudish, strictly controlled society. Geylang district on the east coast has brightly-lit and clearly identifiable brothels with licensed Asian prostitutes catering to local men and foreign workers. Massage parlors operate from hotels and commercial buildings across Singapore, and it is an open secret that some karaoke bars with private rooms offer a lot more than bad singing. For expatriates and travelers, a building along swank Orchard Road nicknamed “Four Floors of Whores” is the place to meet women for hire at nightclubs, where terms are negotiated over drinks for eventual trysts elsewhere in the city. And for those seeking more discreet liaisons, “escorts” are available at hourly rates. More than 100 escort agencies are listed in the Singapore telephone directory, offering male and female companionship.”

Argue with me all you like, look on the internet and you will find information on this subject and it is a far cry more than anything I have ever been told by my sister-in-law or her relatives. End of discussion.