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abu_has_the_power
07-20-2005, 10:47 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/07/20/news_6129500.html


Following an investigation, ESRB slaps dreaded 18-and-over rating on controversy-wracked bestseller; Take-Two lowers guidance, still blames "unauthorized third party modification."


Today, Take-Two Interactive announced that as the result of an investigation by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will now bear an AO for Adults Only rating. Previously, the game was rated M for Mature.


After video of the mod was widely circulated, such figures as ardent anti-game activist Jack Thompson and U.S. Senator Hilary Clinton blasted the game. Clinton went as far as to publicly equate violent games with cigarettes and alcohol as a hazard to America's youth. In turn, political heat caused the ESRB to launch the aforementioned investigation, which looked into whether or not the mod was included in the original game or was made by a third party.
Hilary, you will never become president you crazy bitch! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/ihaveabu/Smilies/mad3.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/ihaveabu/Smilies/mad3.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/ihaveabu/Smilies/mad3.gif

Smith
07-20-2005, 11:01 PM
What mod, the hot coffie one?

abu_has_the_power
07-20-2005, 11:03 PM
What mod, the hot coffie one?
yep

i actually tried that mod. it's retarted. it's even worse than anime porn.


bill clinton's probably playing gta with the mod at home, just to piss hilary off. :lol:

mike45450
07-20-2005, 11:08 PM
The game is (or was...) rated 18, it's notoriously known as a violent and mature-themed game, and yet fuckin idiots still blame Rockstar for shit the parents should have considered beforehand. Parents should take full responsibility for the shit their kids buy.

Rip The Jacker
07-20-2005, 11:09 PM
That's stupid. It's not like Rockstar made the Hot Coffee mod, it isn't their fault. The user has to intentionally download and install the 3rd party mod. It isn't something Rockstar approved, and it doesn't come with the game itself.

abu_has_the_power
07-20-2005, 11:12 PM
The game is rated 18, it's notoriously known as a violent and mature-themed game, and yet fuckin idiots still blame Rockstar for shit the parents should have considered beforehand. Parents should take full responsibility for the shit their kids buy.
or download. but when u get politicians involved, they tend to tip the scale no matter if they are right or wrong.


That's stupid. It's not like Rockstar made the Hot Coffee mod, it isn't their fault. The user has to intentionally download and install the 3rd party mod. It isn't something Rockstar approved, and it doesn't come with the game itself.
sadly though, the hot coffee code is in the original game. it's in the ps2 and xbox versions as well, but u don't see it. gamespot proved that the code is in all the versions when they used a cheat code on the ps2 to reveal the sex minigame, proving no 3rd party involvement.

Rip The Jacker
07-20-2005, 11:15 PM
sadly though, the hot coffee code is in the original game. it's in the ps2 and xbox versions as well, but u don't see it. gamespot proved that the code is in all the versions when they used a cheat code on the ps2 to reveal the sex minigame, proving no 3rd party involvement.
Oh, it's on the Xbox and PS2 also? That wasn't too smart. :pinch:

MCHeshPants420
07-20-2005, 11:46 PM
Well, apart from Rip you can all uninstall it then. Before it warps your tiny little minds.

The game should have always been adult only ffs, and any parent who buys it for their child should be shot. By me. In a drive-by. With my homies.

The game has had no effect on me.

|F1|
07-20-2005, 11:49 PM
I think its stupid. Games with customization, (like CS with the sprays), have always had nudity. I think a lot of controversy like this will follow with other games, just because some people have a lot of time on their hands and piss and moan about anything and everything. Plus, CJ has his clothes on.

abu_has_the_power
07-20-2005, 11:50 PM
the game is a fun exaggeration of a life that most of us don't have or see a lot. how many people do u know get from a small town bum to owning millions of $$ and owning stores and casinos and rampaging through Area 69 (51) and stealing stuff? doesn't happen very often.


wired published an article regarding a surprising increase in the iq of teenagers and young adults of the late 20th and early 21st century. expert professors of many universities comment that games such as gta and myst enhance our brain's ability to solve puzzles in a visual world.

Busyman
07-20-2005, 11:52 PM
http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/07/20/news_6129500.html




Today, Take-Two Interactive announced that as the result of an investigation by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will now bear an AO for Adults Only rating. Previously, the game was rated M for Mature.


After video of the mod was widely circulated, such figures as ardent anti-game activist Jack Thompson and U.S. Senator Hilary Clinton blasted the game. Clinton went as far as to publicly equate violent games with cigarettes and alcohol as a hazard to America's youth. In turn, political heat caused the ESRB to launch the aforementioned investigation, which looked into whether or not the mod was included in the original game or was made by a third party.
Hilary, you will never become president you crazy bitch! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/ihaveabu/Smilies/mad3.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/ihaveabu/Smilies/mad3.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/ihaveabu/Smilies/mad3.gif
It's about fucking time.

Any store selling it to an underage person should at the very least not be able to sell M OR AO games. :dry:

freak
07-21-2005, 02:18 AM
Just a bunch of BS! There are games out there that have worse content then GTA:SA but since the game is more popular and in the spot light they just let the others slide by! IMO even with the mod it does not warrent an AO rating. If you read the discreption for a MA game they are allowed to have brief nudity and not only that it was locked until some dumbass brought it to light... Also my question is since when did brief nudity and brief sexual act become worse then drugs or blasting a cop in the head? Thats why todays youth is so fucked up when there brought up to believe sex is the worst of all evil!

Mr. Blunt
07-21-2005, 02:34 AM
Hillary Clinton is a bitch.

Who was the author of the hot coffee mod anyways? I'm pissed off.

Busyman
07-21-2005, 02:38 AM
By any chance....are all of you that are pissed....under 18? :lol: :lol:

abu_has_the_power
07-21-2005, 04:00 AM
By any chance....are all of you that are pissed....under 18? :lol: :lol:

fuck hilary. i bought the game, and i'm enjoying it, and i'm under 18. eat that you crazy ambitious bitch!

the hot coffee mod is kinda stupid though. not worth ceasing game production over some cheesy mini game

Monkeee
07-21-2005, 04:11 AM
It didn't take long for the effects of the rating to be felt. Late Wednesday, Target, and Best Buy issued press releases they were pulling all versions of San Andreas from shelve.

Unconfirmed reports had GameStop following suit, and Wal-Mart told CNN/Money that it had issued orders to all stores to stop selling the game. "We do not sell games that are rated AO," Wal-Mart spokesperson Karen Burk told the site.

In other news, the Soccer Moms of America Association has a party...


:frusty:

muchspl3
07-21-2005, 04:24 AM
who cares
the people that want it have it, who are they really stopping from getting it?

Afronaut
07-21-2005, 05:33 AM
By any chance....are all of you that are pissed....under 18? :lol: :lol:

:lol:

I would give my estimate but I dont think I would me making any friends here...


Anyhoo, the game shoulda been rated XXX from the beginning,
and yeas, its the parents responsibility to check what goes on too.

:D

Rip The Jacker
07-21-2005, 06:31 AM
By any chance....are all of you that are pissed....under 18? :lol: :lol:
:lol:

Meh, the AO ratings won't stop anyone. I've seen 10 year olds buy games like GTA or Manhunt without any problems.

Monkeee
07-21-2005, 07:57 AM
By any chance....are all of you that are pissed....under 18? :lol: :lol:
:lol:

Meh, the AO ratings won't stop anyone. I've seen 10 year olds buy games like GTA or Manhunt without any problems.

lol i let my little brother (age 8) play Manhunt...... he beat the game in 3 days....

MCHeshPants420
07-21-2005, 08:43 AM
btw anyone who can download this heinous mod also must have the internet. So little Johnny can corrupt himself in far more perverted ways with real porn over the pixel porn contained in this game...

Anyhow, they should do what they do here with alcohol. If I serve an under 18 with alcohol I risk a big fine and possible jail time. If I supply an adult who I believe is going to supply alcohol to an under 18 I risk a big fine as does the adult. Hard to police I guess, but we could at least fine any whiny twat that starts complaining that an adult game warped their poor little Johnny's mind.

"Really, bitch? And who bought him the game? Take her away boys."

Edit: This is great publicity for the game. :01:

GepperRankins
07-21-2005, 09:38 AM
so let me get this straight. excessive swearing, sexual innuendo, extreme violence and gore, drug references and killing cops is OK. badly animated, fully clothed sex scenes are going too far?

dinner123
07-21-2005, 10:00 AM
GTA is 18 and over here in the Uk anyway. doenst seem to matter here, parents still buy for underage kids even when told its an 18

{I}{K}{E}
07-21-2005, 10:17 AM
so let me get this straight. excessive swearing, sexual innuendo, extreme violence and gore, drug references and killing cops is OK. badly animated, fully clothed sex scenes are going too far?

Yup, thats America.

abu_has_the_power
07-21-2005, 11:58 AM
so let me get this straight. excessive swearing, sexual innuendo, extreme violence and gore, drug references and killing cops is OK. badly animated, fully clothed sex scenes are going too far?

lol politicians are :wacko:

GepperRankins
07-21-2005, 12:13 PM
i'm guessing none of then have actually seen it and they're convinced it's hardcore bukkake midget porn


thinking about it... sex scenes of this explicitness are in 12 and PG movies

Busyman
07-21-2005, 12:56 PM
Yup, thats America.
I don't care how it came about. I'm happy with the rating. Now for enforcement of the rating............... :dry:

GepperRankins
07-21-2005, 02:06 PM
Yup, thats America.
I don't care how it came about. I'm happy with the rating. Now for enforcement of the rating............... :dry:
STFU n00b

HCT
07-21-2005, 10:38 PM
just came from walmart and its still there with an m rating

Snee
07-21-2005, 10:47 PM
After video of the mod was widely circulated, such figures as ardent anti-game activist Jack Thompson and U.S. Senator Hilary Clinton blasted the game. Clinton went as far as to publicly equate violent games with cigarettes and alcohol as a hazard to America's youth. In turn, political heat caused the ESRB to launch the aforementioned investigation, which looked into whether or not the mod was included in the original game or was made by a third party.
Hilary, you will never become president you crazy bitch! http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/ihaveabu/Smilies/mad3.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/ihaveabu/Smilies/mad3.gif http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v62/ihaveabu/Smilies/mad3.gif
One can only hope, if lots of you kids feel this way, and you think it's this wrong, that you'll remember this when the time comes for you to vote, so that sensationalist politicians like those who are screaming about this won't get your votes.

Formula1
07-21-2005, 11:07 PM
I don't care how it came about. I'm happy with the rating. Now for enforcement of the rating............... :dry:
STFU n00b

Yeah he shud STFU...

GepperRankins
07-21-2005, 11:15 PM
STFU n00b

Yeah he shud STFU...
he kinda reminds me of the old ladies that haven't actually seen it

Busyman
07-22-2005, 02:21 AM
Yeah he shud STFU...
Why?

Monkeee
07-22-2005, 04:50 AM
Yeah he shud STFU...
Why?

Lol yea why should he, i mean it was coming for Rockstars game to finally get a Adult only game. I mean seriously a game with prostitutes, gangs, killing... how should that not be a A-rating game. But who cares its not like its gonna stop anyone. If kids can play M-rating game, i dont see how hard its going to be to play an A-rating game. I mean i dont see how it can stop any of you with all the sources we have :shifty: .

roflmfao i think i just made an investment. I got a factory sealed san andreas. you search it up on ebay its going for over 70$+ cause of its rarity to find the original M for mature San Andreas. I'm gonna make big bucks :naughty: . Ka-ching

maebach
07-23-2005, 03:07 AM
:lol: smart, too late for me to go out and buy 5.

Busyman
07-23-2005, 03:19 AM
Why?

Lol yea why should he, i mean it was coming for Rockstars game to finally get a Adult only game. I mean seriously a game with prostitutes, gangs, killing... how should that not be a A-rating game. But who cares its not like its gonna stop anyone. If kids can play M-rating game, i dont see how hard its going to be to play an A-rating game. I mean i dont see how it can stop any of you with all the sources we have :shifty: .

roflmfao i think i just made an investment. I got a factory sealed san andreas. you search it up on ebay its going for over 70$+ cause of its rarity to find the original M for mature San Andreas. I'm gonna make big bucks :naughty: . Ka-ching
I tell ya what's really weird....

I bought San Andreas when it came out and never opened or played it.

It sounds like I should sell it on eBay and buy the Xbox version. As a matter of fact, the Xbox version is being sold for $35 online.

I never sold anything on eBay before. I guess I better figure it out. :(

I was pissed that I had the inferior PS2 version still sealed and the better Xbox version came out. :frusty:

Celerystalksme
07-23-2005, 04:14 AM
http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=ticket_to_hell

maddox has his say on the hot coffee mod.

abu_has_the_power
07-23-2005, 04:56 AM
http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=ticket_to_hell

maddox has his say on the hot coffee mod.
:lol: :lol:

MCHeshPants420
07-23-2005, 10:41 AM
Penny Arcade's bit is quite funny:http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php?date=2005-07-20&res=l

Afronaut
07-23-2005, 06:52 PM
There's Sex In My Violence!
What's this lame soft-core porn doing in my ultraviolent "Grand Theft Auto"?
I am outraged! (http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2005/07/22/notes072205.DTL)

:lol:

Gre1
07-24-2005, 03:44 PM
Well my little niece which is 10 is playin Vice City and I know she will switch to San Andreas in a minute and it isn't currupting her mind at all she is just trying to pass missions because she has sense of right and wrond so that 18 and over shit is dumb if u teach your kids right from wrong and they know u don't play u will have no problem.

Monkeee
07-24-2005, 04:28 PM
Well my little niece which is 10 is playin Vice City and I know she will switch to San Andreas in a minute and it isn't currupting her mind at all she is just trying to pass missions because she has sense of right and wrond so that 18 and over shit is dumb if u teach your kids right from wrong and they know u don't play u will have no problem.

lol its not because of that, its because there's a fully clothed sex game you can do in the game... :pinch:

Jon L. Obscene
07-24-2005, 07:20 PM
So it's ok for a 10 y/o to watch Scarface?

18+ is correct in my mind for imo one of the best game series ever, adults only.

Kids copy, does'nt have to be the actions from the game, but maybe the language? drug scenes? etc etc, I would'nt let my 12y/o nephew play it, nor will my sister.

Jonno :cool:

Busyman
07-24-2005, 11:04 PM
.........and now lawmakers are pushing for M-rated games sold to underage kids a finable offense.

I love when I'm right. This is some shit that should have been done years ago.

Dumbass politicians and dumbass Rockstar.

The Rock was already pushing the envelope as it was.

Now they will lose sales because it will push more kids to.........theft and piracy actually.

Wolfmight
07-24-2005, 11:24 PM
3d sex in a mode of rendered graphics sucks ass. The hot coffee mod isn't even pleasurable.

GepperRankins
07-24-2005, 11:33 PM
.........and now lawmakers are pushing for M-rated games sold to underage kids a finable offense.

I love when I'm right. This is some shit that should have been done years ago.


right about what? as far as i see it's a matter of oppinion.

all i know is... so far research has proven violent games to reduce stress, and it's never ever had a proven link to an actual act of violence.

i'd let any kid play any game over the age of say... 14? they already know what sex is and how to swear, a video game will not shock them.


so even your oppinion seems to be wrong

ace35
07-25-2005, 11:37 AM
...whatever the rating... game rocks! :01:

ApacNTS
07-25-2005, 06:50 PM
games great, controversey only gave it more hype, isnt rockstar trying to say they actually lost profit in the 4th quarter or something? i mean really a couple billion in profits the first 3 quarters is only chump change. doing all that to get the hot coffee thing, for what, 2 seconds of horribly simulated sex, big woop, easter egg, M rating was enough, dont know why they had to be dumbass' and go AO on us.

Celerystalksme
07-29-2005, 10:51 AM
It has been banned in Australia (seeing we have no AO classification)

http://www.palgn.com.au/article.php?id=2752&sid=b9af0b7f82edfa297f04f17aa5499cc6

GepperRankins
07-29-2005, 10:58 AM
there should be some legislation that requires people to look at what they ban instead of just listening to rumour

Adster
07-29-2005, 11:28 AM
too bad I finished it back in december and got my PC copy off the net

http://palgn.com.au/article.php?id=2752

abu_has_the_power
07-29-2005, 11:59 AM
yep. most of the american retailers are not willing to sell an adult game.

abu_has_the_power
07-29-2005, 12:02 PM
some crazy mother is sueing Take Two Interactive (the parent company of Rockstar)

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/07/27/news_6129836.html

crazy bitch! before you go blow $$ on a idiot lawyer, ask your kid. did he complain?

MCHeshPants420
07-29-2005, 12:53 PM
Well, banned until they re-release it without those scenes. :rolleyes:

Adster
07-29-2005, 02:17 PM
ahhhh for a moment there i thought a mod deleted my post was thinking wtf did I do wrong

but its merged

MCHeshPants420
07-29-2005, 02:46 PM
ahhhh for a moment there i thought a mod deleted my post was thinking wtf did I do wrong

but its merged

No-one pm'ed you? Typical. :rolleyes:

dinner123
07-29-2005, 02:52 PM
some crazy mother is sueing Take Two Interactive (the parent company of Rockstar)

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/07/27/news_6129836.html

crazy bitch! before you go blow $$ on a idiot lawyer, ask your kid. did he complain?
talk about a stupid old lady. she buys an M rated game for a 14-year old and then sues the company to find sex it. FFS, doesnt she realise that she is in the wrong :frusty:

Wolfmight
07-29-2005, 03:59 PM
some crazy mother is sueing Take Two Interactive (the parent company of Rockstar)

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/07/27/news_6129836.html

crazy bitch! before you go blow $$ on a idiot lawyer, ask your kid. did he complain?
talk about a stupid old lady. she buys an M rated game for a 14-year old and then sues the company to find sex it. FFS, doesnt she realise that she is in the wrong :frusty:
She just wants money. haha!

Sadly, that's the case most of the time. OoOoO, I will sue de company for mucho moo-laa and den buy all their games with it! De Perfect Scham!

bushhater13
09-16-2005, 02:51 PM
What mod, the hot coffie one?
yep

i actually tried that mod. it's retarted. it's even worse than anime porn.


bill clinton's probably playing gta with the mod at home, just to piss hilary off. :lol:


Hey i want to check it out on my x-box how do i activate the mod :blink:

e-mail it to me at h311z_4ngl3_666@yahoo.com :ph34r:

abu_has_the_power
09-16-2005, 04:27 PM
u need that xbox cheat hacker thingy.