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It's Gran Theft Auto!

Old lady sues Take-Two over the 'Hot Coffee' episode

An 85-year old pensioner, who bought GTA: San Andreas for her 14-year old grandson, is taking legal action against Take-Two over the game's 'hidden', sexually explicit Hot Coffee content.

According to Associated Press, New York grandmother Florence Cohen is so enraged at the unlocking of CJ's unsavoury shenanigans that she has filed a lawsuit accusing Take-Two of engaging in false, misleading and deceptive practices. The damages she seeks, reportedly, are on behalf of not only herself, but all American consumers.

Of course, it won't just be the overly observant who'll be raising perturbed eyebrows - Mrs. Cohen's grandson is 14, which means the then Mature-rated San Andreas she bought would already have theoretically been deemed unsuitable for his youthful eyes in the first place. At the core of her case, therefore, appears to be the argument that a 17+ game is okay for her grandson, but an 18+ one isn't.

Still, Laurence D. Paskowitz, the lawyer working on the file, stressed that no parent would rightly purchase an Adult Only game - San Andreas' new rating - for their children. He said: "They (Take-Two) should really make sure this doesn't happen again. The least this company can do is offer refunds."

Today's GTA: San Andreas drama doesn't stop there though. In another development, the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Advertising Practices is investigating the advertising of the title, something publisher Take-Two is co-operating fully with.

A statement issued by the publisher said: "Rockstar Games and Take Two Interactive regret that consumers may have been exposed to content that was not intended to be accessible in the playable version of `Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

"Going forward, the company will refine the process by which it edits games and will enhance the protection of its game code to prevent such future modifications."

Don't know about you lot, but following recent events is even better than watching Coronation Street...