"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
A woman upset that she bought the video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" for her 14-year-old grandson without knowing it contained hidden, sexually explicit scenes sued the manufacturer Wednesday on behalf of consumers nationwide.
Although a person would have to wonder why a parent (let alone a grand parent) would by a game rated "M" for mature for their loved one, (isn't that violent for a 14 year old?) this Grandmother does apparently have a unique case against the manufacturer of Grand Theft Auto, and is suing on behalf of America.
It seems that the makers of one of the hottest games around forgot to mention the "adult content" that can be unlocked by a series of codes (available from the internet of coarse). Although this may seem funny to some, this Grandmother doesn't seem to be smiling about this matter, and neither does Uncle Sam.
On Tuesday, Take-Two announced that it had been notified by the Federal Trade CommissionÂs Division of Advertising Practices that it was conducting an inquiry into the gameÂs advertising claims. The company said it planned to cooperate fully with the probe.
The company under pressure from both parties (as morality is the political norm now-a-days) released a statement apologizing for releasing the game in it's present state and promised to "refine the process" before re-releasing it again to the public (they have recently halted production of the video game in order to "cleanse it"). Several stores have already dropped the game from their shelves, including Wal-Mart, Target, Best Buy and even Circuit City. It appears that in a nation that is increasingly becoming "morally conscious," sin doesn't pay after all.
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