More lawsuits over Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

By Derek Sooman on August 1, 2005, 11:46 AM
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas just keeps getting into trouble! The saga of this game's scandal has gone on and on, since it was revealed that the game contained hidden sex scenes, which could be revealed with a hack. First, the game's rating was changed to adults only. Then it emerged that Rockstar, the company behind the game, was being sued by an enraged 85-year-old Grandmother. Then, the game was banned in Australia. Now, it has emerged that video game maker Take-Two Interactive is being sued by consumers seeking class action status on charges it falsely advertised the game.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (Research), whose Rockstar Games unit develops the title, said it was served with two virtually identical lawsuits in New York accusing it of consumer deception, false advertising and common law fraud.

Both lawsuits also charge the company profited by not disclosing that "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" contained "hidden" content, according to the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Unspecified damages are being sought by the lawsuits, which were filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

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