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Hillary takes on video games

I don't know if Hillary Clinton is running for president, but in case you missed this item, she is taking on the video game biz.

Grandmother sues Rockstar over `Grand Theft Auto'

By Frank Michael Russell
Mercury News Assistant Business Editor

It's shocking I know, but apparently there's sex and violence lurking in our nation's video games. The furor over ``Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas'' continues today with a lawsuit filed in federal court over Manhattan on behalf of an 85-year-old grandmother.

The cover packaging of Rockstar Game's ``Grand Theft Auto'' makes it pretty clear that the title is a celebration of criminal behavior (that would be the grand theft part) and thuggery (of course, we mean that in a good way.)

According to an AP report, Florence Cohen bought the game for her 14-year-old grandson (what was she thinking?) without knowing it contained hidden sexually explicit scenes that could be unlocked with a modification program downloaded from the Web. Now she contends Rockstar's parent company, New York's Take Two Interactive, engaged in consumer deception and wants the company to give up its profits from the game.

Anyone want to guess how much all this publicity is adding to Take Two's profits?

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Jul 27, 2005 at 12:14 PM


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