Business & Finance
News
7/20/2005
05:38 PM
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Grand Theft Auto Rating Changed To "Adults Only"

The game's publisher, Rockstar Games, has reportedly agreed to the "adults only" label and said it will publish a new version of the game without the sex scene.

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has changed its rating for the game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" from "Mature 17+" (M) to "Adults Only 18+" (AO) because of a controversial modification that enables a sex scene.

The game's publisher, Rockstar Games, has reportedly agreed to the "adults only" label and said it will publish a new version of the game without the sex scene.

The modification, which is called the "Hot Coffee" modification and which can be downloaded free from several Web sites, enables the main character to engage in sex with a woman during game play.

Rockstar had early stated that the download re-writes its code to add the scene. The ESRB investigation found, however, that the scenes exist in the commercial version of the game, and that the download merely unlocks what's already there.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Government Tech Digest Oct. 27, 2014
To meet obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A roundup of the top stories and community news at InformationWeek.com.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.