Everyone is all up in arms at the fact that there are some explicit soft-core porn scenes embedded in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas. This is a game filled with almost every weapon imaginable, like bazookas, flame throwers, chainsaws, knives, machine guns, and pistols, and let’s you kill anyone in the game at anytime!

So you are a teenager and you install a downloadable hack. Now, in the middle of this game, filled with blatant racist stereotypes, disposable prostitutes, and missions that get progressively more violent, you are in the middle of gangbanging, killing pimps, blowing up police helicopters, stealthily cutting people’s throats when, there’s a sex scene, a soft-core lamely animated sex scene at that. You are outraged because it looks so lame, your parents are outraged because it’s, it’s sex! Without Viagra and Cialis, they can’t believe it! They call their congressperson.

Now congress is coming down on Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games for hiding a little bit of crappy soft-core sex in what may be considered one of the most violent games of all time. The message is clear. Violence is okay in our society because it desensitizes our teenagers to it enough so that we can send them to Afghanistan or Iraq or the next theater of war. But, those teenagers won’t have sex, damn it, if it’s the last thing we do!

The Entertainment Software Ratings Board has changed the game’s rating from Mature to Adults Only. At the end of the day, the Mature rating is for people that are 17 and older, while the Adults Only rating is for people 18 and older–a one year difference. The shocking thing is that all of this violence in the game doesn’t warrant and Adults Only rating! People are so fucking upset about the sex that you would think that this is a society of test tube babies. Everyone does it. Maybe the problem is that not everybody does and it makes those that don’t very bitter and intolerant of those that do–even in video games.

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  1. Apparently politicians don’t have enough to do.

    #1 by Meerenai — August 1, 2005 @ 9:07 am

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