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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Deemed Too Sexually Excplicit

The newest in the line of Grand Theft Auto (GTA), a game in which the character is a criminal who commits crimes for money or for the fun of it, has been deemed too sexually explicit by a group.

The game becomes even more explicit when independant programmers (those not involved in the making of the game) change or hack parts of it. By downloading and installing these hacks the game can have the capability to contain explicit sex scenes. That, as you can imagine, has parents scrambling.

David Walsh, founder of the National Institute on the Media and the Family, stated,
"While San Andreas is already full of violent behavior and sexual themes, the pornographic sex scenes push it over the edge,".

An investigation, trying to find who is/are responsible for the explicit hacks is currently in progress.

GTA: San Andreas has been rated M from mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board. That means that you have to be 17 years or older to play the game.

However, a recent study by the National Institute on the Media and the Family found that 50% of boys between the ages of 7 to 14 could buy games rated mature.

Now, we should take this with a grain of salt as this is coming from a source that has its biases, but within the study is a truth: minors can get their hands on explicit material.

Minors have the ability to access the Internet and potentially download these explicit hacks. So, it remains the responsibility of the parents to ensure the games their children are watching are not sexually explicit.

Technorati tags: games,sex

2 Comments:

  • Okay First of all this is ridiculous.
    The "sexually explicit" parts are only in the pc version and you have to download it and it's a very big file. And when it finally finishes the "sexually explicit" sex scene is your character and his girlfriend having sex with ALL of there close on. REDICULIOUS! I see more than that on regular TV! And yes it is true that minors can get a hold of these "hacks" very easily but they won't because the time spent waiting for the Mod not "hack" A MOD to download would take at least 15 minutes for a DSL and like 2hours with dial-up...with that VERY IMPORTANT TIME they would just look up porn on yahoo which would take like five minutes tops.

    By Blogger Atomsk, at 7:26 PM  

  • It totally is the parents' responsibility to know what games their kids are playing.

    By Blogger shani-o, at 7:54 PM  

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