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Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 06:50 am
GTA

As of yesterday afternoon, the ESRB has upgraded Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to Adults Only, making it only the 19th game to bear the rating, and the first for a console. For those of you not in the know, GTA:SA had a patch for the PC version released a few months back that allowed players to play a minigame that simulated sexual intercourse between one of the main characters and his girlfriend. The documentation with the patch said it simply unlocked dormant code in the game, however, Rockstar Games claimed that the patch introduced new code to the game that created the minigame. The question was one of the Hacker's word against Rockstar's until news broke of a code you could enter into the PS2 version that unlocked the same sequences. There was no way the PS2 disc had been tampered with, so Rockstar suddenly looked very, very bad. Suffice it to say this will almost certainly kill the GTA line dead, and with Rockstar's credibility as badly damaged as it is now, I suspect they will also soon be in dire straits as a company.

I guess this was allowed to carry on so long because of the jaded attitude my generation has developed about adult content in major entertainment products. From the Little Mermaid to the Nudalities of Mortal Kombat, the rumors of hidden content were never true. I suppose its just a bit shocking that the nutbars were right for once.

Current Mood: shocked shocked

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mikecap
mikecap
Mike Caprio
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC)

What are the other 18 games?


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 01:12 pm (UTC)

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar Games
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude Uncut and Uncensored Vivendi Universal Games
Singles Eidos Interactive
Peak Entertainment Casinos Peak Entertainment NV
Critical Point Peach Princess
Tokimeki Checkin! Peach Princess
Water Closet: The Forbidden ChamberPeach Princess
Snow Drop Peach Princess
X-Change Peach Princess
All Nude Nikki MacDaddy Entertainment
Body Language NUTECH DIGITAL
Riana Rouge Black Dragon
WET - The Sexy Empire CDV Software GMBH
All Nude Glamour MacDaddy Entertainment
All Nude Cyber MacDaddy Entertainment
Cyber Photographer MacDaddy Entertainment
The Joy Of Sex Philips Media
Playboy Screensaver :The Women Of Playboy Sony Imagesoft (Publishing)
Crystal Fantasy MacDaddy Entertainment
Source: ESRB


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taranhero
taranhero
Taran
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 01:36 pm (UTC)

I find it really funny that of those 19, there's GTA, 17 games which border on if not actually being porn, and ... a casino.


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jjlc
jjlc
jjlc
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 01:23 pm (UTC)

Whether kids should have been playing a game that's based on stealing cars is questionable to begin with, I'd say.


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 01:26 pm (UTC)

For 17-year-old values of "kid", meh.


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jjlc
jjlc
jjlc
Fri, Jul. 22nd, 2005 02:53 am (UTC)

true.


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sirroxton
sirroxton
Adam Augusta
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 01:27 pm (UTC)

[insert trite and oft-repeated commentary about shocking disparity between reactions to violence and sex among contemporary Americans]


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 01:29 pm (UTC)

[poorly masked comtempt of under-informed media]


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sirroxton
sirroxton
Adam Augusta
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC)

[self-righteous indignation at approbation of contemporary ethics]


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 02:10 pm (UTC)

[approbation of contemporary ethics]


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sirroxton
sirroxton
Adam Augusta
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 02:17 pm (UTC)

[slander involving a mother, a piccolo, and two capybaras]


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 02:21 pm (UTC)

[brilliant retort]


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sirroxton
sirroxton
Adam Augusta
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)

[flabbergasted huffing exit]


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bronzite
bronzite
Robert Bronzite
Thu, Jul. 21st, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)

[simulated sex with virtual girlfriend]


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