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Leisure Suit Larry banned in Australia

Old Larry's a bit too hot for the Office of Film and Literature Classification by the sound of it.

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Lurid adventure game Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude has been denied a rating by the Office of Film and Literature Classification in Australia on grounds of sexuality and vulgar content, effectively banning it from sale anywhere in the country.

The OLFC's reportedly complained about "obscured and/or implied sexual activity and obscured and partial nudity involving stylised, animated characters", reserving particular revulsion for blowjobs and other bits from video sequences.

Leisure Suit Larry has already been rated 18+ by PEGI ahead of its release in Europe at around the end of October, and, while publisher Vivendi-Universal Games has not commented on the OFLC decision, it isn't exactly shying away from highlighting Larry's perversions, distributing press packs to journalists featuring flavoured condoms, latex gloves and pornography.

Larry isn't the first game to be banned in Australia by the OFLC, but it could be one of the first to be rejected on grounds of its sexual content. Manhunt was also recently refused classification after its original MA15+ certificate was reviewed.

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