Rockstar Caught With Virtual Pants Down
The controversy surrounding the so-called "Hot Coffee" mod that allows you to see sexy material in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has come to a boiling point. In an unprecedented decision, the Entertainment Software Rating Board Wednesday changed Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ rating from M for "Mature" to AO for "Adults Only" and advised retailers like Wal-Mart and GameStop to stop selling the game.
This change came after an investigation by the ESRB, which was initiated after the discovery of an explicit sex mini-game hidden in the top selling game. The ESRB concluded that the mod was not a hack installed by outside users but rather was part of the original game as released.
Using a mod for the PC version of the game or a replay device for the console version, gamers were able to unlock the "Hot Coffee" mini-game which allowed them to have sex with girls in the game.
This decision could have drastic effects on the video game industry as a whole and could force them to take a hard look at making their games more secure and much harder to modify. And, this will surely give the folks in Washington something to do now that the whole baseball and steroids crisis seems to have passed.
So, if you want a sexy version of the game, act now before they are all gone from store shelves. With the new rating, retailers are going to start pulling the game from store shelves. In fact, its probably already happening at a Wal-Mart near you.
Now where did we put those "Hot Coffee" mod codes?