9/23/2005

Take-Two To Resume Sales Of Grand Theft Auto

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:45 pm

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. on Friday said it would resume sales of “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” in October, two months after the violent game was pulled from store shelves because of hidden sex scenes.

Take-Two’s Rockstar Games publishing house said that starting October 18, it would sell a special-edition of “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” for Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 2 console system. It will include a DVD with a backstory to the game and a documentary film called “Sunday Driver.”

Take-Two also will release a bundle of “Grand Theft Auto 3,” “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City” and “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” for Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox system.

Take-Two was forced to pull the blockbuster “San Andreas” off retail shelves this summer after people tinkering with the game’s code found a hidden segment that let the player’s character simulate sex with a female character.

Take-Two did not disclose the segment, dubbed “Hot Coffee,” to the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, which revoked the game’s “mature” classification and termed it “adults only” due to the newly found material.

The reissued games are again rated “M” for mature.

Source: Reuters

 

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