Singapore Lifts Ban on Game With Lesbian Love

Mass Effect can be sold with M18 rating
By Laila Weir,  Newser User
Posted Nov 16, 2007 2:54 PM CST

(Newser) – Gamers in Singapore may now buy Microsoft's Mass Effect despite a female-female love scene. The country has decided to allow the sale of the video game under an M18 rating, reports Singapore's Straits Times, after previously banning it due to a scene showing a human woman and an alien woman kissing.

The move is part of a loosening of strict censorship that recently prohibited the release of two other games. Some graphically violent games like Assassin's Creed are now permitted with a warning label. The country's censorship board said it will allow "highly anticipated games to be launched in Singapore" using ratings and, soon, a new classification system.