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Australia opens its own GTA sex probe

Australia's classification board has weighed into the Grand Theft Auto "Hot Coffee" sex debate, opening their own investigation into the controversial mod.

Australia's classification board has weighed into the Grand Theft Auto "Hot Coffee" sex debate, opening their own investigation into the controversial mod.

The Office of Film and Literature Classification (OLFC) is now investigating the PC version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, following reports a mod called "Hot Coffee" that can be downloaded over the internet allows gamers to unlock hidden explicit sexual content in the game.

Similar to the US Entertainment Software Ratings Board's review, the OLFC is trying to determine whether the hidden content was actually part of the game, or whether the mod added the explicit sex. "When a distributor applies for classification of a computer game in Australia, they are required by law to provide the Classification Board with access to all content within the game as well as particulars of contentious material and the means to gain access to such material," the OLFC said in a statement.

"Under Commonwealth Classification legislation the Classification Board is compelled to revoke a game's classification if it is found to contain undisclosed contentious material, whether activated through use of a code or otherwise."

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was classified MA15+ with the consumer advice, "Medium level animated violence, medium level coarse language" on 1 October 2004.

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