Russia Bans Children From ‘The Sims 4’ To Protect Them From Gay Relationships

The official Russian Sims account, today twitted that Russia has banned children from playing The Sims 4 game because it includes the ability to form gay relationships.

The Sims is a life simulation video game series created by Electronic Arts that allows a player to create virtual people called “Sims” and place them in houses and help direct their moods and satisfy their desires. The Players can either place their Sims in pre-constructed homes or build them themselves.

The upcoming game version of the game – The Sims 4 has received a “mature” rating in the country, meaning that only people over the age of 18 can buy it. That’s despite the fact the game is widely acknowledged to be a relatively light and harmless life simulator, with a focus on buying objects, making friends and designing your Sims’ homes. The Sims is rated T for Teen (13+) in the US, and PEGI 12 in Europe.

The decision, according to EA, was made based on a recent Russian content rating law (436-FZ), which states homosexual relationships are “harmful” to children. The 2012 law has proven to be extremely controversial, and was the cause of several high-profile protests during the Sochi Winter Olympics earlier this year.

Same-sex relationships have been possible in The Sims since the release of the first game in 2000. Gay marriages have been possible since The Sims 3.

Below are Screenshots ‘The Sims 4″:











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