The GTA Looniness Continues!
I can't believe things like this are happening.
Wait, then again, I can. After all, this is America.
Some grandmother is suing Take-Two Interactive for "false-advertising" and "unfair business practices" over the recent "Hot Coffee" scandal in the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas video game.
She complains that this M-Rated game (read, once again, not meant for people under the age of 17) should never have been sold to her son if GTA's creators had been upfront with the "Hot Coffee" hidden mini-game. Now, the thought that this content is in the game has caused her "much discomfort and anguish." And she wants a payday in order to call it even.
What fucking hogwash.
Let's read this again, shall we...the grandmother buys her 14-year old son (I repeat, 14-year old son) a game that was previously released as an "M-Rated" game. According to the ESRB (the people who are in charge of video game ratings):
"Titles rated M (Mature) have content that may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. Titles in this category may contain intense violence, blood and gore, sexual content, and/or strong language."
It's right there in plain black and white. SEXUAL CONTENT. Gasp. That's exactly what the Hot Coffee mod is, you wrinkly turd. How can you claim that you were being deceived when the fact was that you ignored the initial M-Rating the game received before this whole mess blew out of proportion? Are we actually expected to believe that somehow, in your crazy mind, that it's perfectly okay for a 14-year old to play a game where you steal cars, pimp women, run over innocent bystanders, bitch-slap cops, buy guns from Republican gun nuts (a nice touch in the game), and run around with gangs for the better part of 60 hours, but it's NOT okay to play a 2-minute mini-game (which is incredibly difficult to gain access to) with fully clothed simulated sex?
Grrrr... I can't wait to break out my full GTA analysis...coming soon on the Musings...
And you thought Disney cartoons were for kids...