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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Just When You Thought the GTA "Outrage" Couldn't Get Worse...

Shoulda seen this coming. Hey, when sees an opportunity to , and see an opportunity to keep the site traffic flowing, can the be far behind?

Yup, that's right, an 85 year old woman, , who bought her 14 year old grandson the mature rated video game San Andreas has hired herself a lawyer and is filing suit. See, she figured that the violent content of the clearly marked mature rated game was just fine. She had no problem with her son car jacking cops, shooting them dead, picking up hookers to get their "health", then beating the hooker down with a baseball bat to get the money back... But WAIT A MINUTE?!?! There's sex in there?!? She learns that her grandson can do a whole bunch of digging on the internet, past lots of real porn, to find the mod code that unlocks the video game simulated sex and suddenly she wants to get paid?

Oh wait, and here's a shocker - the suit will go class action, seeking unspecified damages for her and all customers who bought the game. Laurence D. Paskowitz, the ambulance chaser.... err I mean the lawyer representing Mrs. Cohen, shared these powerful words with the world:

"They should really make sure this doesn't happen again," he said. "The least this company can do is offer refunds."

Psst - Rock Star Games has already offered full exchanges, and if I know retail outlets, and trust me I do, they'll offer refunds to boot... Of course, that practical, reasonable solution for those few folks who actually want to give up their collectors edition of GTA won't generate any billable hours now will it?

Meanwhile, in Illinois: Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed into law a bill that would make illegal the sale or rental of extremely violent or sexual to minors. A retailer caught selling or renting such extremely violent or sexual video games would be subject to a $1000.00 fine. Of course, Rod couldn't tell you what extremely violent or sexual is, but he knows it when he sees it.

Oh thank you again, oh great and wise , for doing our parenting for us!


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