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Hot Coffee Payouts Coming

Publisher Take-Two is now sending out checks to owners of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas over the "Hot Coffee" scandal that included a hidden sex mini-game, reports Kotaku. Word on the GTA Class Action Settlement Website is: "The parties have reached a new settlement of this case. All those who filed claims for benefits prior to the May 16, 2008, deadline will receive those benefits prior to April 15, 2010. Checks and other important information about this settlement will be mailed to the address you provided when you filed your claim. Please read all information carefully before depositing your benefits."

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30. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 31, 2010, 07:51 SandPeople
 
Heh, more like fuck lawyers.
Grand Theft Auto: Class Action Settlement – $26,505 for the unrepresented class, $1 million fee request.
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29. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 31, 2010, 06:16 Dev
 
entr0py wrote on Mar 30, 2010, 16:38:
I really think it was Rock Star who screwed themselves over by not submitting the content to the ratings board, but not truly removing it either. How could they not see this coming?
Not submitting WHAT content? It was IMPOSSIBLE to access it in the retail game as it was. You had to hack the exe (aka mod it) to access it.
Similar to how you can mod fallout 3 or oblivion with nude skins. The only differance is that RS removed the access path to the content but there were some inaccessable bits left behind.
 
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28. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 31, 2010, 00:55 siapnar
 
Slippery Jim wrote on Mar 30, 2010, 20:28:
Never, ever trust a man that is willing to give up sex in a vow of celibacy. He is hiding something and should be jailed.
I know one of these...

He scares me.
 
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27. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 21:04 Xoxotl
 
@Slippery Jim
Gotta love those Christians.

I look forward to the link showing that the people who filed this lawsuit or the majority of people receiving payoffs are Christians.
 
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26. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 20:28 Donkey_Punch
 
Never, ever trust a man that is willing to give up sex in a vow of celibacy. He is hiding something and should be jailed.  
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25. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 19:53 space captain
 
I dont mind.

But catholics do - unless its a tight little boy's ass. Then they want to "fuck christians" as well.
 
Go forth, and kill!
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24. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 19:41 NKD
 
kxmode wrote on Mar 30, 2010, 12:38:
Nameless wrote on Mar 30, 2010, 12:35:
Fuck Christians

Do you mind? Some of us are doing the church thing this week.

No, I don't mind. So long as you keep it to yourself and refrain from oppressing people who don't agree with you.
 
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23. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 19:06 Donkey_Punch
 
kxmode wrote on Mar 30, 2010, 12:38:
Do you mind? Some of us are doing the church thing this week.

People who believe in imaginary friends should have a visit by a mental health expert.
 
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22. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 16:38 entr0py
 
I really think it was Rock Star who screwed themselves over by not submitting the content to the ratings board, but not truly removing it either. How could they not see this coming?

I have my doubts about any parent who is fine with buying their kid a game that features carjacking, cop killing, and adult language. But draws the line at innuendo and fully clothed PG-13 "sex". Still, they have a right to know what's in it, and decide for themselves.
 
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21. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 15:51 Prez
 
I'm offended that you put sex in my adult game. But give me money and I'll feel better.

Absolutely ridiculous.
 
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20. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 14:48 VoodooV
 
for me, what makes this whole thing an epic fail is that it's not like some dumbass kid just stumbled onto the sex content. You had to know about it already, look up on the internet how to enable it and then actually turn it on.

In order to "enjoy" the content, you had to actively seek the information how to turn it on and actively pursue it. How is that any different from actively trying to find out where your dad has stored the porn stash?

It's not like you just start the game and you're unwittingly bombarded with porn
 
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19. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 14:26 Kxmode
 
Nameless wrote on Mar 30, 2010, 12:42:
How about "Fuck the crazy Christians that would sue over stupid shit like this" ?

Better!
 
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18. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 13:54 toT
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Mar 30, 2010, 13:35:
No, it was rated M..
You are completely right. Apologies.
 
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17. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 13:35 Parallax Abstraction
 
No, it was rated M. It was recalled and rated AO after this fiasco until they could permanently patch out the sex game, at which point it was rated M again. It was never rated T.  
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16. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 13:29 toT
 
To be accurate, San Andreas wasn't rated M when this content was found, which was the problem. It was rated T or whatever the step below M is. After this content was found, the game was recalled, and rerated.  
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15. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 13:14 Ray Marden
 
Wut?

I was kick'n it with me hom-EEZ and blowded up the peeps and then fuk'n my wymenz! And if U make me go RARRRGH, I bust a cap in 'yo azz. I LOLD at the randum peepz I shootz! DIE DIE DIE!!!!111 Dis iz my house!

But then I saw two people having sexual relations in a home and it shook me to my core. Never have I been so offended - it made me question who I was as a person and what had become of our magnificent socity.
So lame. Anything to look PC and score a dollar at the same time.
Rolling my eyes,
Ray
 
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14. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 12:49 J
 
I thought every sperm was sacred?

(feels a song coming on...)
 
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13. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 12:42 Nameless Again
 
You're right...I shouldn't have lumped all Christians into the same boat. My bad.

How about "Fuck the crazy Christians that would sue over stupid shit like this" ?
 
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12. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 12:40 Pigeon
 
Why is sex considered immoral? The game was rated M meaning 17+, and from what I understand it was the characters girlfriend. It wasn't a hooker and she wasn't raped. A couple in a relationship having sex, sounds like it was the least morally questionable act in the whole game.

I don't think people hate morality, I think a lot of people find the moral standards of the 'morality police' ass backwards.

Carjacking, killing, theft, we'll grumble about those, but SEX ZOMG LETS SUE!
 
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11. Re: Hot Coffee Payouts Coming Mar 30, 2010, 12:38 Kxmode
 
Nameless wrote on Mar 30, 2010, 12:35:
Fuck Christians

Do you mind? Some of us are doing the church thing this week.
 
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