Rockstar Games Sued in California

The "hot coffee" scandal continues to plague industry bad-boy Rockstar Games. The LA district attorney has filed suit against the company for allegedly hiding pornographic material inside the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Rockstar's parent company, Take Two Interactive, was also named in the suit.

The suit stems from the "hot coffee" scandal of last year where some hackers found a way to unlock hidden sex scenes in the game. Normally when one of the character's girlfriends invites them in for coffee, the screen blurs out and you hear sexual-type noises but don't see anything.

After applying the patch, you instead play a mini-game where you have to perform well while having sex.

The game was taken off store shelves when this was discovered because the ESRB rating of M was deemed too light, and the game should have been released with an AO or Adults Only rating, according to ESRB officials.

City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo said his office was seeking damages from both Rockstar and Take Two. He said this was part of an ongoing investigation into the marketing practices of video games.

"Businesses have an obligation to truthfully disclose the content of their products — whether in the food we eat or the entertainment we consume," Delgadillo said.

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