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2005-07-22 12:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- An unprecedented move by big retailers to stop sales of the blockbuster video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" over a hidden sex scene has turned a brewing political flap into a costly liability for an industry looking to avoid government regulation. Politicians on both sides of the aisle are raising concerns over the safety of games, although players and many in the industry say the process shows that self-regulation works -- despite the political stink. The industry's...

2005-07-22 10:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- An unprecedented move by major stores to stop selling the blockbuster video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" over a hidden sex scene will cost its maker millions of dollars in lost sales and ignited a political firestorm by U.S. critics who want a government crackdown. But the young industry, already rivaling Hollywood box office in sales, is certain it can and should police itself. The industry's ratings group slapped an "Adult Only" rating on the game on Wednesday,...

2005-07-22 09:54:41

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An unprecedented move by major stores to stop selling the blockbuster video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" over a hidden sex scene will cost its maker millions of dollars in lost sales and ignited a political firestorm by U.S. critics who want a government crackdown. But the young industry, already rivaling Hollywood box office in sales, is certain it can and should police itself. The industry's ratings group slapped an "Adult Only" rating on the game on...

2005-07-20 21:27:22

By Gina Keating and Kevin Krolicki LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A video game ratings board on Wednesday slapped a restrictive "adult" rating on "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" because of sex scenes hidden in the blockbuster game, prompting publisher Take-Two Interactive Software Inc to warn of a deeper quarterly loss. Shares of Take-Two dropped about 11 percent in after-hours trade to $24 from a Nasdaq close of $27.07. The company's blockbuster game, "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" has been at...

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2005-07-19 19:45:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- A media watchdog group said on Tuesday it has demanded Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. unit Rockstar Games recall "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," the blockbuster title at the center of a swarm over a hack that helps players unlock a sexually explicit mini-game. The move added the Parents Television Council's voice to a growing chorus of critics of the game -- one of the most popular ever sold and one of the most controversial for what critics see as its gratuitous...

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2005-07-14 15:05:00

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Hillary Clinton pressed on Thursday for a government investigation into how simulated sex cropped up in a modified version of the blockbuster criminal adventure video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas." Clinton asked the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate the origins of a downloadable modification that allows simulated sex in the personal computer version of one of the most popular and controversial video games in history. "We should all be deeply disturbed that...

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2005-07-13 19:25:00

SAN FRANCISCO -- Hackers are responsible for a downloadable modification that enables sexually explicit minigames to be played in the blockbuster criminal adventure video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas," the game's maker said on Wednesday. The modification, which allows simulated sex in the personal computer version of one of the most popular and controversial video games in history, has led to an investigation by the industry ratings board. It also has intensified criticism of the...

2005-07-09 06:40:34

By Lisa Baertlein SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The industry group that sets ratings for video games is probing whether hidden features within the blockbuster title "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" allows players to make their characters engage in simulated explicit sex acts. The series of criminal adventure games from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. subsidiary Rockstar Games has been among the best selling in history, while drawing sharp criticism for encouraging gratuitous violence. If...

2005-07-09 06:35:35

(Corrects headline to say Grand instead of Grant) By Lisa Baertlein SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The industry group that sets ratings for video games is probing whether hidden features within the blockbuster title "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" allows players to make their characters engage in simulated explicit sex acts. The series of criminal adventure games from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. subsidiary Rockstar Games has been among the best selling in history, while drawing...

2005-07-08 21:33:57

By Lisa Baertlein SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The industry group that sets ratings for video games is probing whether hidden features within the blockbuster title "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" allows players to make their characters engage in simulated explicit sex acts. The series of criminal adventure games from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. subsidiary Rockstar Games has been among the best selling in history, while drawing sharp criticism for encouraging gratuitous violence. If...


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