LA City Attorney Files Hot Coffee Suit

Los Angeles city attorney Rocky Delgadillo announced yesterday that his office has filed suit against Take-Two Interactive, claiming the publisher "engaged in unfair business practices by hiding pornographic material in a game which received an M rating."
Source: GameSpot

Alright. I am pissed at this point. When is this shit going to stop? And where is the "pornographic material." I mean seriously folks. The "girlfriend" was wearing a t-shirt and a thong. Carl was wearing a hoody and jeans. That is not pornography. Dead or Alive 4 is more pornographic the Hot Coffee. Nevermind the amount of work you have to do to input the codes to get it working on the console version of the game.

This Hot Coffee crap is going to ruin Rockstar before long. Their stock price is in the gutter, a member of their board of directors just resigned - I can't imagine why.

The suit alleges that Take-Two was fully aware of the Hot Coffee minigame when it made the game and that it manipulated the Entertainment Software Ratings Board rating process into giving the game an undeserved M for Mature.
Yea. Right. says that the company marketed the game "in a fashion that encourages the creation and use of mods" to boost its counterculture image and popularity.
OK that's a new one. I haven't heard that before. I also can't understand it one bit, considering modding is not something that Take-Two allows by their end-user agreement.
It bears mentioning that Delgadillo is currently running for another office, hoping to be elected the Attorney General of California this November.
Bingo. Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding, Ding. We have a winner! Well, loser if you ask me. This has gone far enough.

I say you send a - nice - long email.

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