Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas sex scenes issue

By Derek Sooman on July 18, 2005, 6:08 PM
You may recall how we were discussing the hacks that had been done on Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which made it possible for a software patch to be downloaded that allows the player to access simulated sex in the PC version of the game. Well, it seems like the news of this is not going down too well at all, particularly with Senator Hillary Clinton, wife of former US President Bill Clinton, who has asked the Federal Trade Commission to look at the game's content. It is possible that this may lead to recall and ban of the game if things don't go well. And that could spell disaster for Rockstar, the company behind the game.

The US game industry's self-policing unit, the Entertainment Software Rating Board, is investigating whether New York-based Rockstar violated the industry rule requiring "full disclosure of pertinent content". If the company is found to have acted improperly, it may be forced to recall the game.

One industry insider said: "If they are forced to recall GTA: San Andreas over this, the company is doomed. They cannot afford this."




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Mictlantecuhtli said:
Heh heh, games like Manhunt fly under the US radar... got to focus on sex, eh?
tizzyt848 said:
Look I Have A Comment....Its Not That Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Is soo Bad Cause There Are Games That Are Far Worse But Did AnyOne STop ANd Realize GTA Has always been this way the only difference with SAN ANDREAS is that The main Character Just so Happens so be BLACK....ALl the other GTA's Were just as bad and they had white main characters and as far as im concerned they could have stopped it b4 now not that it makes that much a difference....WOW porn....you can easily find free porn on the internet and in vice city u could get lap dances and see pretty much naked females in clubs and walking down the street. Y is it now that the main characters black that theres such a problem...yes the game is vulgar but thats why they have rating for and if u parent cared so much about what you wanted your kid to have they wouldnt have a game rated mature in the first place...get a grip on reality ne one else agree with me on this one post your replys or email me...like i said i think its funny theres a problem when they have an african american male main character.
goose_5 said:
That one industry insider must be retarded. Rockstar will not loose any money; the only people that will return the game for "recall" are the 85 year old grandmothers returning the game because they bought and adult game for their 8 year old grandkids. Personally i'm keeping mine.
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[b]Originally posted by tizzyt848:[/b][quote]Look I Have A Comment....Its Not That Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Is soo Bad Cause There Are Games That Are Far Worse But Did AnyOne STop ANd Realize GTA Has always been this way the only difference with SAN ANDREAS is that The main Character Just so Happens so be BLACK....ALl the other GTA's Were just as bad and they had white main characters and as far as im concerned they could have stopped it b4 now not that it makes that much a difference....WOW porn....you can easily find free porn on the internet and in vice city u could get lap dances and see pretty much naked females in clubs and walking down the street. Y is it now that the main characters black that theres such a problem...yes the game is vulgar but thats why they have rating for and if u parent cared so much about what you wanted your kid to have they wouldnt have a game rated mature in the first place...get a grip on reality ne one else agree with me on this one post your replys or email me...like i said i think its funny theres a problem when they have an african american male main character.[/quote]You're an *****, plain and simple. I hate when people play the racial card...it's such a load of crap. The issue is that the type of scenes in GTA:SA were not in any of the other GTA games. In case you are unaware (which seems like the case in more ways than one) there is a HUGE difference between hardcore sex scenes and lap dances. It has absolutely NOTHING to do with the race of the main character. Even thinking about your argument is causing my brain cells to commit suicide. I'm afraid you are the one who needs to get a grip on reality...
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