Can I have another cup of Hot Coffee?
Seriously, tho, what the hell is the big deal? So there's this game, right, already rated 17+ or Mature or whatever, that, if you actually go out of your way to download the patch and install it and presumably know how to do all of this, has some sex in it. This over and above the violence and crime. And people want to ban it? WTF?
If your under-17 year-old-child is playing a game rated for 17+, that is your fault as a parent. You either gave him the money to buy it, or bought it yourself, or are so lax on discipline that he knew he could sneak it past you. Take some fucking responsibility for the behaviour of your children.
In australia, this game has been banned entirely because they don't have an age restriction for a game higher than 15+. Seriously? To agree with Zenstar, get a real fucking rating system and then shut the fuck up.
In America, the average age of consent across all 50 states is 16 and in Hawaii it's 14, but the game is being upped to 18+??? So in the majority of US states, you can, in fact, have sex on your console, just not on your console. Of course, you also have to be 18 to enter most porn sites in the states... so you can record yourself having sex, you just can't watch it. Brilliant.
I'm not sure what the take on this is in SA, but they've already proven with the Fantastic Four that age restrictions in this country mean sweet fuck all. I may have mentioned this before, but when F4 came out it was PG13 and so many cinemas complained that they weren't making money of the kids that the Board that decides these restrictions dropped it to PG10. Now that says either (a) the board's opinion on your child's mental health and well-being can be bought, or (b) they fucked it up the first time and don't really know what they're talking about anyway, and probably pull the age restrictions out of a hat.