Playing porn games easy as pie in HCMC

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A number of porn games are easily available in shopping malls, computer games shops and Internet cafes in Ho Chi Minh City although they are banned.

Many computer games shops on Huynh Thuc Khang and Pasteur streets in the downtown area were selling porn games discs for Play Station 2 players, Tuoi Tre reported on March 11.

A shopkeeper said she sold many games with pictures of sexy girls on the labels everyday, adding that they were a favorite among teens.

Another shopkeeper said most porn game discs were marked with the word "teen" on their labels and that many violent games were also popular among the youth.

"A game disc with a picture of five girls in sexy clothes was being sold for VND20,000 (US$1.07)," the report said, adding that it also found a number of sex games on discs without porn pictures on the labels.

The paper blamed lax management of Internet shops which allowed many young customers to download porn games from the Internet.

"Porn games have no limit of space of relations and players' characters in these games can have sexual relations anywhere and at anytime," Tuoi Tre said.

Porn games were also found last month in several game machines at the Parkson Hung Vuong Plaza in District 5.

The games require players to find differences between two similar porn pictures, and these differences were often located in "sensitive" places on women's bodies, VnExpress newswire reported on February 24.

"These games opened several months ago. Most machines here have this game for players to find different points on pictures of the girls," said a student of District 5's Tran Khai Nguyen School, who was playing at the arcade with his friends.

The porn games have frustrated many visitors to the plaza. Hai, who was taking his family shopping, said he couldn't understand why the mall allowed such games.

"I wonder if the students were playing games or staring at the hot girls in the pictures," he said.

Chu Quang Kien, manager of Parkson Hung Vuong, told VnExpress that they only lease space and did not manage the game machines. He also said the matter would be dealt with soon.

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