Take-Two to be ivestigated by the FTC

[quote=<a href=“http://1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3142298”>1up.com</a>]Just as Illinois officially passes their Safe Games Illinois Act, the nation’s House of Representatives has finished voting on if the Federal Trade Commission should investigate whether or not Take-Two Interactive deceived the Entertainment Software Ratings Board when it submitted Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

The resulting, almost unanimous vote of 355-21 evoked a ‘holy crap’ from John Davison and other editors. It appears the ‘hot coffee’ situation will become much, much more dangerous for game developers, modders and the industry at large before it reaches any safe resolutions.

That’s a pretty big majority. I guess we’ll have to see how this plays out.

Note that they didn’t say anything about the content being bad - they’re mad about GTA being deceptive in its inclusion of a scene, accessible by a code, which they hid from reviewers. Frankly, Rockstar was off its rocker when they thought they could sneak that in.

I HOPE Rockstar was just stupid and forgot about the code. Although, I don’t see how you could forget about that code unless it were a rogue (doubtful) programmer.

Frankly, I don’t think it’s the government’s business.

Maybe I’ve been under a rock.

What exactly is this “hot coffee” thing?

There was another thread about that… >_>

Nice drop in the share price:

I don’t get it. You can buy a prostitute in some GTA games… but it’s not okay to fuck your girlfriend. Sorry- I just had to get that out- I know that it’s SOMEWHAT off topic.

Well, when you have a prostitute it just shows the car shaking, and it suggests what might be happening. The Hot Coffee thing actually shows nudity and the sex (although CJ keeps his clothes on, so it’s just dry humping really).