Take-Two on FTC Probe

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Announces Federal Trade Commission Inquiry (thanks Frans) has the publisher's reaction to a probe into advertising claims made in conjunction with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas:
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO - News) announced today that it has been notified that the staff of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) Division of Advertising Practices is conducting an inquiry into advertising claims made for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The Company intends to fully cooperate with the FTC inquiry, and believes that it acted in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Company cooperated with a recently concluded Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) investigation into this matter and has taken decisive and immediate corrective action.
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Yes rockstar did lie, but all this has been blown out of proportion.

I have found it is amazing that in the game you can kill people, kill cops, steal cars, pimp and steal. It gets a mature rating but if you put in a bit of nudity it gets an adult only rating. I am glad I live in the UK where games are rated just like movies, this has meant that GT:San Andreas got an 18 certificate.

This means that anyone under 18 can not legally buy the game, if the US had a similar system then none of this would have been a problem.

Also is this particular thing in America where violence and killing is okay but sex is a no no ? Even though you guys have one of biggest porno industries in the World.

I thought America was founded on the principles of small Government, where the Federal Government would not interfere with the Market or ordinary people. If they truly believe in Capitalism they should let the market decide whether this game should sell or not.

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