Federal Rockstar Probe

House backs federal investigation of Rockstar Games on GameSpot (thanks Frans) has word on further scaldings in the works over Hot Coffee and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas:
Today's vote advanced House Resolution 376, introduced by Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI). In Upton's words, he is "leading the Congressional effort to determine if a best selling video game maker intentionally deceived the industry’s ratings board to avoid an 'Adults-Only' rating."

In a statement, Upton recently said he was "outraged by the brazenness of Rockstar Games in their effort to do an end-run around the ratings system.... Rockstar Games’ deceit has severely undermined the integrity of the ratings system."
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'Crestin' you FUCKING idiot. I have put up with years of your constant razing me.

Now it time to for me to back my words up you damn B-grade garage attorney:

edit: thanks for pointing that out 'nin'

1) I AM IN FULL POSSESSION OF SAID "MOD(S)" that allow one to remove the The Sims 1 censor and allows you to walk around with your cock in full view in-house or to your Sim neighbors.

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE BASING YOUR DISAGREEMENT WITH ME ON, BECAUSE YOU OBVIOUSLY DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT. And it's obvious all you're trying to do is rally some kind of A-typical support from your BBS buddies.

2) I could care LESS if Rockstar had the offending code housed in dev whitebox systems or the code went into the production on CD/DVD purposely broken for retail distribution. THE FACT REMAINS IF YOU ALTER THE CODE i.e. pursuant to the EULA, which you agree to upon before installing the game. "You are in violation!". As well altering code via extracting it in part or whatever: case in point the "sacensor.exe" written for "hot_coffee_v2-1.zip".

SO FUCKING WHAT if there is partial code of something remnant in game. If I develop a game and I make REM statements amongst the code that says: "you're a dick". That doesn't make me liable unless I maliciously direct it at you personally with intent to defame you. Rockstar had no idea some zealot would do this and furthermore the game can be Mod'd knowingly or unknowingly. That does not make the designer responsible.

This is analogous to Colt Firearms and the infamous AR-15 mess politicians created that gave credence to the public allowing them to claim blame them for the manufacturing of a rifle and/or gun that can kill when we all know that a gun can be used to defend or offend.

As for the ESRB? They're are a selective joke for "Yesmen" like yourself that feel that you can't make a decision unless the establishment tells you what's good for you.

You're ideology shows in your last paragraphs:

Well, I think their taste and behavior are quite well shown in the games they produce. I don't think they're scum because of the Hot Coffee mod. I think the moral level in their games is absolutely rock bottom already, and the hot coffee thing isn't doing anything to change that. That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy the GTA games, because I do, I think they're a great blast to play, and I think that as long as it's rated properly, any entertainment medium should be allowed to have titles such as these. The government is a bunch of hypocritical fucktards for going apeshit over the hot coffee mod, while ignoring the general gameplay of SA. And those few that DID bitch about the gameplay in SA, did they bitch the same over Boyz 'N Da Hood?

I DO think, however, that Rockstar is fucking STUPID because of the course they took in this.

1) Leaving it ON the disc, instead of removing it.
2) NOT telling the ESRB about it
3) When confronted with it, lying their fucking asses off to try to cast blame somewhere else
4) Only to finally have to cough up the truth.

Options 1-3 could and should have gone a lot smoother.

In the end, what the ESRB needs to do is very simple. Add a big blurb near the rating that states "Any modification made to the original game will invalidate this rating."
Done. That's it, that's all.

All Rockstar Games is doing is making games that emulate segments of Americana lifestyles: past and present. If you don't like it, go back to watching Disney channel and Leave it to Beaver. We live in a new age where facts cannot remain hidden very long. Although Rockstar has chosen a darker premise to exercise entertainment, fact remains it is FACT. The games content is obviously geared for 18 years and older and if adults can’t handle it they need to get out the kitchen.

YOU'RE A FUCKING JOKE MAN. You really need to shut the fuck up because you definitely are not the final analysis in providing solutions or answers.


This comment was edited on Jul 26, 15:06.
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