Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
APR 01
GTA IV's indiscriminate features revealed

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 08:30 AM MDT | By Neil
Yesterday we reported that the British Board of Film Classification had awarded an 18 certificate to Grand Theft Auto IV. The details were not available until today, when the organization mistakenly published more than it had intended, including detailed descriptions of the content of the game.

The game's page on the BBFC website was unvailable for most of today as staffers worked to remove the content which it had branded as a "spoiler". Luckily, Videogamer.com's James Orry managed to grab a screenshot of the page and posted it with a few slight modifications at Rockstar's request. The entire document will be published unedited by the BBFC on April 19.

The BBFC's notes reveal some of the more lurid aspects of the game which will likely see it come under-fire in the mass media when they are finally displayed. Specific mention is made to "an un-detailed portrayal of masturbation, fellatio and intercourse", encountered during visits to a "lap dancing club" in which the player can "request a private dance. The classification also notes that "reference is made to drugs trafficking and several cut scenes portray cocaine snorting".

Click here to read the classification in full.
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