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Saturday, July 30, 2005

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' banned Down Under | CNET News.com

'Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas' banned in Australia | CNET News.com
As has been the case with just about every other development in the entire so-called Hot Coffee scandal--GTA developer Take Two Interactive being investigated by the FEC and slammed by Sen. Hillary Clinton--the Australians' move seems a little heavy-handed. After all, we're talking about a game in which it has been considered just fine and dandy to shoot cops and beat up prostitutes. Throw in a little animated nooky, though, and you ain't sticking around for shrimp on the barbie.
CNET must mean SEC, not FEC, the Federal Election Commission. No wonder Apple stopped including easter eggs in its OS, the Securities and Exchange Commission now thinks they are investigable.
I had a dream about GTA the other evening, or maybe it was last night. In the dream I was shopping at Target or somewhere and I ran across a bin of repackaged copies of GTA. They were clumsily labeled over and wrapped in clear plastic with big seams at the top and bottom. As I think of it now, the repackaging was probably purposefully crude to catch bargain shopper's attention. Over the standard marketing material on the box there were white-out lines and plain black text with statements like "All the violence and now sex!" "No need for Hot Coffee hacks?" and the so on.


  • I believe they are being investigated by the FTC. The Federal Trade Commission.

    By Blogger Ethan, at 3:53 PM  

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