NEWS - Tuesday, July 12, 2005


More On The San Andreas Scandal

Rockstar, Media Group on San Andreas Scandal The "brew"-haha over the so-called "hot coffee" modification to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas continues, with a media watchdog group now issuing a warning to parents about the game -- and developer Rockstar finally commenting on the allegedly unlockable pornographic content. The National Institute on Media and the Family (NIMF) issued a warning to parents this week, concerned that the "hot coffee" mod was already being mentioned on "popular teen websites." The organization, following a similar statement from California Assemblyman Leland Yee last week, claims that the ESRB failed to rate San Andreas appropriately. "It should be clear to everyone by now that video games do influence young people," said NIMF founder Dr. David Walsh. "While San Andreas is already full of violent behavior and sexual themes, the pornographic sex scenes push it over the edge. The ratings board has launched an investigation to determine if it was mislead into issuing a ’Mature’ rating instead of the ’Adults Only’ rating. There may even be legal ramifications since most states have laws restricting the sale of sexually explicit material to those eighteen and older." The Institute, led by Dr. David Walsh, seeks to "help families and educators to maximize the benefits and minimize the harm of mass media on children through research, education and advocacy." The organization is known for its annual "video game report card" on game content. Patrick Wildenborg, a 36-year-old living in the Netherlands, recently told the Associated Press he was responsible for the "hot coffee" mod, which -- either through simply unlocking content, or altering the game itself -- allows San Andreas players to participate in explicit sexual scenes. While Wildenbourg claims his mod only reveals what Rockstar had hidden in the game, Rockstar Games is now officially denying that it included the scenes in San Andreas, whether hidden or not. "So far we have learned that the "hot coffee" modification is the work of a determined group of hackers who have gone to significant trouble to alter scenes in the official version of the game," reads Rockstar’s official statement. "In violation of the software user agreement, hackers created the ’hot coffee’ modification by disassembling and then combining, recompiling and altering the game’s source code. Since the ’hot coffee’ scenes cannot be created without intentional and significant technical modifications and reverse engineering of the game’s source code, we are currently investigating ways that we can increase the security protection of the source code and prevent the game from being altered by the ’hot coffee’ modification." Rockstar says it is currently cooperating with the ESRB in investigating the source of the "hot coffee" content, and is confident that a "Mature" rating is appropriate for San Andreas. Games rated "Mature" are intended for players age 17 and older.
Source: http://www.ign.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,891
Forum Posts: 725,841
Xbox One Titles: 1,528
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,086
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,779
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,834
Screenshots: 31,965
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox Playdates Canada October, 2018 Play date info thread.
Post by Kiesey
2 Replies, 156 Views

2 Giveaways! Bridge Constructor Portal AND Tempest 4000!
Post by Variation-XBA
0 Replies, 231 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada September, 2018 Playdates info thread.
Post by Kiesey
3 Replies, 715 Views

No topics about Xbox 360? Want to play FC3 or BFH?
Post by AddMeForCoOp
2 Replies, 654 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada August, 2018 Playdate info thread.
Post by Kiesey
5 Replies, 858 Views

Xbox Game Pass
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 1027 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada July, 2018 playdate info.
Post by Kiesey
3 Replies, 974 Views

Manette Xbox One Xfest18
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1140 Views

Xbox One X Mountain Dew
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 932 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada June 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
1 Replies, 1167 Views

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 1587 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 1293 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
8 Replies, 2152 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1133 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1193 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics