GTA game maker sued over sex scenes

By Derek Sooman on
Itís been a while since the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas "Hot Coffee" story emerged, where it was revealed that the game contained an embedded game that featured sex scenes (how exciting!). We knew it was only a matter of time before the sorry tale made the news again, and sure enough it has: the city of Los Angeles is suing the makers of the video game for deceptive business practices and making false statements in marketing the game, for its failure to reveal the extent of its sexual content. This is all likely to get somewhere, what with the backing of Senator Hillary Clinton and many other important political figures, who view the game as being something akin to the work of the devil.

The US gaming industry has since changed the game's rating from "Mature 17+" to "Adults Only 18+" and several supermarkets have removed it from their shelves. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has been re-released without the explicit sex, but the Los Angeles authorities want the company to surrender the profits from an estimated 200,000 copies of the game sold under the old, less restrictive rating, and is also demanding a $2,500 fine for any false statements made by company officials about the game in the past.

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