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Extended details found in the recently published GTA 4 BBFC classification have revealed new details about the sexual content of Rockstar's anticipated title. This includes sexual references, prostitution, lap dancing and portrayed masturbation.

"Sex references also occur during cut scenes, including references to strong sexual behaviour," states the BBFC classification. "During gameplay the character can pick up prostitutes... What follows is an un-detailed portrayal of masturbation, fellatio and intercourse. The character can also visit lap dancing clubs and request a private dance. While the game contains sexualised dancing and the portrayal of sex, there is no sexualised nudity."

GTA 4 is scheduled for release on April 29 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

The BBFC listing has since been removed from the website. Game spoilers have been removed from the image below at the request of Rockstar. For more on the game head over to the GTA 4 game page.

Update: The BBFC has contacted VideoGamer.com explaining why the GTA 4 extended classification information disappeared almost as soon as it was published.

"We have taken this down because we have a policy which is that we will not put up the ECI for a work more than 10 days before the work is released. Due to a technical hitch we put up the ECI for GTA IV too soon. We will be putting up the full, unedited ECI on the 19th of April," explained a BBFC spokesperson.

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Clance

You know what I mean - cleverly getting interest in the article with a headline that suggests it... argh, I can't explain... Sorry to seem like I was damning you. Was kind of supposed to be satirical, what with all the stories of press giving games a bad name. I couldn't portray my speaking toning in my typing.

I wonder what 'un-detailed' means. Maybe more Channel 5 than Television X, I guess.

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Posted 17:04 on 01 April 2008
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Tut tut. The press, glamourising things.... Headline states game 'will feature intercourse' and the BBFC confirm "While the game contains sexualised dancing and the portrayal of sex, there is no sexualised nudity".

You guys are as bad as the tabloids drumming up misleading headlines and blaming games for violence with this kind of journalism!

I love you all the same.
"What follows is an un-detailed portrayal of masturbation, fellatio and intercourse"

Sounds like the game features masturbation and intercourse to me. We never said it was graphic in any way.
Posted 16:49 on 01 April 2008
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Clance

Tut tut. The press, glamourising things.... Headline states game 'will feature intercourse' and the BBFC confirm "While the game contains sexualised dancing and the portrayal of sex, there is no sexualised nudity".

You guys are as bad as the tabloids drumming up misleading headlines and blaming games for violence with this kind of journalism!

I love you all the same.
Posted 16:43 on 01 April 2008
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jtorry

This isn't an April Fool.
Posted 11:47 on 01 April 2008
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Stunt

April Fools?
Posted 11:40 on 01 April 2008
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Ghost5

EDIT: Nvm

I bet this will sell more....
Posted 11:38 on 01 April 2008
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Karlius

Sounds funny!
Posted 11:20 on 01 April 2008

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Release Date: 29/04/2008
Developer: Rockstar
Publisher: Rockstar
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-16
Rating: BBFC 18
Site Rank: 185
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