I blogged about GTA San Andreas furore on July 10th.
And today, I read that it is banned in Australia.
The clip :
GTA sex scandal hits Australia
San Andreas was one of the best-selling games of 2004
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, has effectively been banned in Australia because of hidden sex scenes.
But what caught my eyes are :
San Andreas was originally classified as a MA15+ title, meaning it could only be sold to gamers aged over 15.
This reminds me. Yesterday, I called up my children’s paediatrician. It goes something like this:
5xmom : Dr. Cheang, my eldest son is over 15 years old. He needs a tetanus jab because the Government nurses are doing it for all his classmates. (A nationwide vaccination exercise. I never allow my kids to be jab by the Government clinics.) How? He no longer ‘qualified’ to see you anymore.
Dr. Cheang : Hahaha, yeah, the age limit is 15 years old. (The Malaysian paediatricians are allowed to see kids up to 15 years old only. They are looking for an extension to 18 years old.)
(We continue the chat and eventually settled for something workable.)
See? Even the medical sector classifed a 15 years old as adult.
Is there a scientific fact that 15 years old and 1 day is wise enough to think? Who says that 15 years old and 1 day is matured? Did the persons who set the law have 15 years old kids at home?
I don’t know. I think they don’t know what kind of stunts 15 years old can get into. If I have the pahwer, I would set everything at 18 years old and above. Below 18 years old, all di bawah ketiak mak. (under mom’s armpit) And no one under 18 years can comment! (hehehe, I have a few below 18 yrs old readers, no?)