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Sex Minigame already exists in PS2 GTA SanAndreas

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OrangeSoul    0

Cheat unlocks preexisting code in controversy-rocked Grand Theft Auto game, undermining Rockstar Games' claims of hacker mischief.

This week saw a Grand Theft Auto game once again at the center of a nationwide controversy. The point of contention this time was the so-called "Hot Coffee" mod for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, which had everyone from anti-game crusader Jack Thompson to US Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) percolating with outrage and/or calls for federal game regulation.

The Hot Coffee mod first surfaced last month, when the PC version of San Andreas was released. The mod, which is available on numerous Web sites, adds a bonus sex minigame as a reward for the numerous "girlfriend" missions in San Andreas.

Previously, when game hero Carl "CJ" Johnson successfully wined and dined one of several girlfriends a certain number of times, she would ask him into her house for "coffee." After entering, the game shows an external shot of the house with muffled sounds of a couple emitting moans in flagrante delicto. PC versions of San Andreas with the "Hot Coffee" mod installed show what goes on inside the house, treating players to a sexually graphic minigame of CJ fornicating with his girlfriend.

According to its creators, the Hot Coffee mod merely unlocks hidden, preexisting code inside San Andreas. The game's publisher, Rockstar Games, vehemently--but carefully--denied that charge in a statement earlier this week. "So far we have learned that the 'Hot Coffee' modification is the work of a determined group of hackers who have gone to significant trouble to alter scenes in the official version of the game," the company said. "In violation of the software user agreement, hackers created the 'Hot Coffee' modification by disassembling and then combining, recompiling and altering the game's source code."

Rockstar's statement also claimed that the mod was the product of complex technical tampering. "Since the 'Hot Coffee' scenes cannot be created without intentional and significant technical modifications and reverse-engineering of the game's source code, we are currently investigating ways that we can increase the security protection of the source code and prevent the game from being altered by the 'Hot Coffee' modification," read the statement.

However, Rockstar Games' argument has been undermined by an increasing number of reports that claimed the sex minigame is in the PlayStation 2 version of San Andreas. Since the PS2 version comes on an unmoddable DVD, it cannot have any content added to it, although cheat codes--created either by the publisher or third parties--can unlock preexisting code on the disc. While devices such as GameShark and Action Replay Max can tweak preexisting variables in system memory with cheats, they cannot inject new models, animations, and/or code into a game.

To prove or disprove rumors that the PS2 San Andreas contains a sexually graphic minigame, GameSpot decided to test the cheat codes circulating around the Web on a sealed, first-edition copy of San Andreas. After acquiring the "Uncensored Hot Coffee" codes from the respected tech-blog Kotaku, we entered them into an easily obtainable Action Replay Max cheat device. After entering the "Enable all Girlfriends" cheat, we began the game and then gave CJ maximum sex appeal, via a cheat from GameFAQs that requires no external code.

After saving, our test editor had Carl visit the house of his nearest girlfriend, Denise in Los Santos. Carl then took Denise on a series of dates to the nearest bar. After a few complications--including being busted for two-timing by another of CJ's girlfriends--we completed a fourth date with Denise, after which she invited us into her house for "coffee."

The next screen proved that the PlayStation 2 edition of the game does indeed include a sexually graphic minigame, which plays almost exactly the same as the Hot Coffee mod. It begins inside a bedroom with Denise, wearing only a pink thong and a cutoff T-shirt bearing the Rockstar logo, performing simulated fellatio on CJ, who is fully clothed in jeans and a "wife beater"-style tank top.

After a few seconds, the minigame proceeds to semi-explicit simulated copulation. Although players can change the camera angle with the circle button, as well as cycle though three sexual positions with the square button, no genitalia are ever seen. To win, players must maintain a steady rhythm with the left analog stick to build up an "excitement meter" in the right-hand screen. Fill the meter and Denise becomes very excited, telling CJ he is "the man" before the game congratulates you with the words "Nice guys finish last!" Let the meter drop to empty and the game admonishes you with "Failure to satisfy a woman is a CRIME!"

Given that the minigame is about as raunchy as an episode of Sex and the City, cannot be accessed without entering a long string of cheat codes, and takes several hours of effort to access, charges that San Andreas is "pornographic" may seem extreme to some. However, its existence does appear to contradict Rockstar Games' carefully worded statement blaming hacker mischief for the existence of the Hot Coffee mod.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/2005/07/15/news_6129301.html

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Erich    6

I knew it, I knew it would be in the user agreement that this type of mod is in violation of =) giving Rockstar a solid argument.

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king_turkey    0

Isn't GTA: SA R18 in the US? What does it matter anyway? There's plenty of much more graphic things freely available on the internet. It's not as if someone playing the game just "stumbles" across it, they only access the minigame if they really want to.

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Crimson Behelit    0

It's a shame that such a fuss has been stirred up because of this... :sleep:

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BroChaos    1

i still don't see what the big deal is. any kid can go down to the local corner video rental store and score some real boobies...

this game isn't showing anything...i wish the people making a fuss would see that. and even if it did show something, it's rated M, which requires you to be 18.

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blackspawn    0

I think it's really funny how some people get all worked up because some softcore scene (most movies have more "pornographic" content than that..) is seen in a computer game where you KILL, MAIM, STEAL and BLOW UP CARS, MURDER POLICEMEN, TRAFFIC DRUGS, RUN OVER PEOPLE LIKE THERES NO TOMORROW etc...

BUT SEX???? no we can't have sex! :rolleyes:

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MjolnirMan    0

@blackspawn:

I cite the entire South Park movie. :D

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Tai    17

the game's a it buggy anyway, isn't it ? ... I read there are numerous freezes and so on with it ..... :D

come to think of it, after reading all that .. it's a good job no one has asked for screenies yet ! :o

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Leo Natan    4

It just gives more publicity, so more people can enjoy this great game!

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killmaster84    41

Can have screen shot please=P

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ThunderRiver    2

killmaster84, there was two videos floating around.. go find those yourself.

It is not that great really because it is simulated, not a real thing. Nonetheless, for parents that buy such games to their underage teens, it spells plain troubles. How come we do not have laws against parents for buying mature games to their kids? We already have laws against people buying alcohol/drinks to minors, and why not with games?

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Fog Dogg    0

killmaster84, search Google for "hot coffee mod pics"... 5th result down.

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killmaster84    41

..geez guys I was kidding "it's a good job no one has asked for screenies yet " so I thought I would just ask and I don't want to see it.

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G4M3R    0

and if you have an AR MAX here is a link if you want to give it a go :D

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Rahul    0

hey cmon sex sells , need i say more !!!!

though i must say this is for the biggest losers

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