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GTA Class Action

Lawyers target Grand Theft Auto maker Take-Two (thanks Mike Martinez) announces that Take-Two Interactive is In more hot water over hot coffee:

Law firms Milberg Weiss and Stull, Stull & Brody announced the suits seeking class-action status this week. The actions come on the heels of similar suits filed in recent weeks.

Each of the firms is looking for people who owned Take-Two shares between October 25, 2004, the launch of "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," and January 27, 2006, the day that Los Angeles' city attorney sued Take-Two for selling pornographic video games to children.

A Take-Two spokesman declined to comment.

In July, the video games ratings board slapped a restrictive "Adults Only 18+" rating on "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" after it was found the company did not disclose an explicit sex scene known as "Hot Coffee." The scene was included in the game, but could only be unlocked with a computer download.

The rating change from "Mature 17+" forced Take-Two to pull the game from store shelves, crimping sales, disrupting company operations and sending Take-Two shares lower.

The re-rating led to a investigation by the Federal Trade Commission. The company also recently disclosed it found material weaknesses in its accounting.

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4. GTA Class Action Feb 16, 2006, 00:23 Tarrant
Money grubbing bastards. Untold amounts of violence in computer games, film and television are okay, but a little bit of sex and the world goes nuts?!?! Jesus, if kids wanna see sex they're only ever a google search away. This is just ridiculous. There needs to be a backlash. We can't continue puting up with this bullshit.

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