NY DA's Office Going After Makers Of Grand Theft Auto... On Anything It Can Find
from the odd-requests dept
It's no secret that politicians absolutely love to bash Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive for putting out Grand Theft Auto. It's practically become an annual past time when they want to stir up some publicity without doing much useful. Now, it appears that the courts are getting involved with New York County's district attorney's office sending some subpoenas to Take-Two. However, it seems like a pretty clear fishing trip, because they're sending out subpoena for totally unrelated items. They want to look at a bunch of accounting/financial info... and they want evidence on how much Take-Two knew about the now infamous Hot Coffee mod. That would be the modification that let people who were playing a game that's all about stealing cars, violence, prostitution and murder, also engage in some cartoonish consensual sex. Apparently, all the criminal activity is no problem. However, consensual sex is a serious no-no. It's hard to see how the financial questions and Hot Coffee are related -- but the DA's office has decided that looking into both things is important.