TITLE

Rockstar Burned by "Hot Coffee"

AUTHOR(S)
O'Rourke, Morgan
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Risk Management (00355593);Sep2005, Vol. 52 Issue 9, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the discovery of hidden sexual content in the video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, developed by Rockstar Games and Take Two Interactive, in the U.S. in 2005. Hackers look to prolong their gaming experience by breaking into the programming code of a game and developing modifications using the parameters of the original programmers. In the case of San Andreas, a modification known as Hot Coffee unlocked content that was sexually explicit. During the course of the investigation conducted by the Entertainment Software Rating Board, Rockstar admitted that the content had been built into the game from the beginning but was never intended to be accessible in the playable version.
ACCESSION #
19065406

 

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