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Grand Theft Auto..XXX ?

Heard a story on radio this morning about this video game that has porno in it but you could only unlock the porno code with a download from internet.
Game manufacturer says hackers put it in there as game was rated "Mature 15+".
Googled this and found that radio story was seriously lacking updated information. Here is link to story I found disturbing.GRAND THEFT AUTO:SAN ANDREAS

This is pathetic and I think game manufacturer should be fine heavily or perhaps run out of business for this. This kind of crap should no longer be tolerated by the American Public and should do as Australia has done.
What do you think?

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they should be allowed to make whatever kind of game they wish,its making it avaliable to children that should be controlled.

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I agree that they should be able to make any type of game they want. What I don't agree with is that they hid pornography within the game just to get a better rating in order to sell more copies.

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I also agree that they should be able to make whatever they want as long as it is advertised as what it is.

There is a place for everything and pornography should not be in a video game for teenagers. Make a porn video game and sell it as such.

Hiding it, lying about it , blaming someone else after they got caught and leaving it on the game and "just breaking the code string" so that they could sell more games is what bothers me about it all.
As the article says most experienced gamers could unlock the code without the help of the download, this is how the download maker found it.
Most 9 and 10 year-olds are very experienced gamers and even though this game was rated as "Mature 15+", that rating was based on graphic violence and mature subject matter such as drugs and deviant criminal behavior and not pornography which could lead some of the more libral parents to allow their 13 or 14 year-old to play this game.

Reminds me of the Disney "Alladin" DVD porn scare...atleast they owned up and fixed the problem.

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What this company did (and lied about it!) was wrong, wrong!!

This game is pretty bad already, even without the porn.

The bottom line is for parents to supervise and control what their kids have access too. I personally feel this game is way over the line and isn't good recreation for anyone.

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Im sure this was the doing of some unhappy programers that were on thier way out or disgruntled for some reason a company of thier stature would have to be insane to do this on purpose,Im sure it will take a big chunk out of thier income when they get fined! Brick Wall,)

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I think it was clearly put there on purpose and I also think the download was "leaked" on purpose as well. Word travels fast and up until they forced it off the shelves it was selling like wildfire because of the scenes. It is a selling strategy that went too far and they got in trouble. If somebody hadn't stepped in, they would have made a mint. Every gamer would have (and still does) wanted a copy.

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My opinion is basically with Nevadahntrs. Thumbs up

However I think there has been a huge amount of disinformation about the "unlocking" of Hot Coffee, simply because people don't know how a binary patch works.

1.) The biggest selling programs were for xbox and PS consoles. You can't patch these games, not unless you are truly a special hack. In other words, effectively the largest market can't use the patch. If it is a covert marketing stunt, why exclude the largest (at least 75% or more) segment of the market?

2.) Binary patches don't "unlock" the code, at least not in the way the sketchy media accounts claim. The download is a compressed 1.2MB. That is a crap-load of code. I think, without reviewing the source, that patch for the PC version is actually extending the functionally of the game, i.e. adding in the porn.

3.) This game was extensively reviewed by a review board and passed. The review board, could have re-rated the game souly because of a "save the children" back lash against the industry, rather than actually reviewing how the patch works or what it adds to the source.

I'm not defending GTA, never played it myself.

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The company has admitted that the scenes were included in the original retail game so the they were not part of the patch or any other add-on.

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Yes i agree it shouldve been rated and not sold to minors but they should be able to make what they want They should just have to Rate it like the movies.

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FROM MY POINT OF VIEW ANYWAY THAT WRITER IS AN IDIOT.Not that that has to be any of your point of views everyone in life has to see it sometime i dont believe it should be sold to kids but if the parents buy it when its rated and give it to thier kids whos to say that the creator is an arse cause i disagree dont buy it if you dont know what it is plain and simple . BUT YES IT SHOULD BE RATED AND NO IT SHOULDNT BE SHUT DOWN.

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