Thursday, July 21, 2005

Burn!

They had to change the rating of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to "adult" after it was exposed that they had explicit sexual content.

Someone with the company had this to say:
"There is sex content in the disc," Take-Two spokesman Jim Ankner told The Associated Press. "The editing and finalization of any game is a complicated task and it's not uncommon for unused and unfinished content to remain on the disc."
Of all the people involved in the production and consumption of video games (remember, in the context of this blog, it's always pronounced "vid-ja", Hank Hill style), that is so NOT the consumer's problem, NOT the retailers' problem and NOT the manufacturers' problem. That problem is in the content production, and they should grow a set and quit trying to make excuses.

And another guy said this:
Take-Two president Paul Eibeler stressed in a statement that only an unauthorized "mod" makes the sex scenes available, and said "the decision to re-rate a game based on an unauthorized third party modification presents a new challenge for parents, the interactive entertainment industry and anyone who distributes or consumes digital content."
Yeah, the challenge to not put sex content into products that are marketed to kids.

Hey, I understand that all us hipsters who grew up on Double Dragon, Mario Brothers and Zelda need more to get our video game nut off, but this is ridiculous and I'm glad they got caught.

Not that it makes a difference, I'm sure this just boosts demand. Someone, somethere is embarrassed about it, and that's good enough for me.

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