Child advocacy group urges movie studio to remove online game

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The same group that caused a stir by revealing hidden pornography in the popular Grand Theft Auto videogame is taking New Line Cinema to task over a promotional game for its new movie Running Scared. The National Institute on Media and the Family says the game contains graphic sexual content that minors can access with little trouble.

We tested the game and confirmed that the age verification requirement is easily tricked by providing a false information. We asked New Line Cinema to appear on Future Tense. It declined, but provided us with the following statement:

“We are in the process of reviewing the content and accessibility of the ‘Running Scared’ online game. There is currently an age-verification system in place which restricts access to adults. If we find inappropriate use of the site, we will address it accordingly.”

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