Brazil bans Rockstar Games’ “Bully”

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TOO BAD for Brazilians! Hehe! According to reports, Judge Flavio Rabello prohibited the video game “Bully” from being imported, distributed, sold or promoted on websites and stores in Brazil on the grounds that its content is too violent for young children and teenagers. Stores will have 30 days to comply with the order. The request to ban it came from a local youth support center. Rio Grande do Sul state prosecutor Alcindo Bastos said,

“The aggravating factor is that everything in the game takes place inside a school. That is not acceptable.”

“Bully” is made by Rockstar Games and mainly distributed in Brazil by JPF Maggazine. The game lets players act out the life of a 15-year-old student and decide how to deal with teachers and cliques at a boarding school. Edward Nebb, spokesman for New York-based Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., the parent company of Rockstar, said while the decision will “prevent Brazilian consumers from enjoying ‘Bully: Scholarship Edition,’ it will not have a material impact on the sales of this popular title.”

Author: Melissa

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