Ok. I had originally planned to send this to the “linkblog”:http://virtuelvis.com/archives/bookmarks/index (feed), but I’ll make an exception.
“Wired”:http://wired.com/ features a story about a grandmother that “sues Take-Two Interactive”:http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,68323,00.html over the “Hot Coffee”:http://www.gta-sanandreas.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=46818 cheat codes for GTA: San Andreas. You know, those that enables the main character to do something non-violent and non-criminal. Yes, I’m talking about video game sex.
bq. The plaintiff, Florence Cohen, claims in her lawsuit that she purchased the game for her teenage grandson in or about late 2004 when the game was rated “M” for mature by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. She says she was damaged when it came to light that sexually explicit scenes believed to be inaccessible by players were left in the game by developers.
Hey, Florence: You buy one of the notoriously most violent video games for your grandson, made by a company known to have created one of the most vicious and violent video game titles ever, “Manhunt”:http://www.rockstargames.com/manhunt/ — and you sue over something other than that violence. Here’s a word for you, “perspective”:http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?hdwd=perspective&listword=perspective&book=Dictionary&jump=perspective%5B2%2Cnoun%5D&list=perspective%5B1%2Cnoun%5D%3D794684%3Bperspective%5B2%2Cnoun%5D%3D794708%3Bperspective%5B3%2Cadjective%5D%3D794724%3Baerial+perspective%3D14530%3Blinear+perspective%3D617647 — take particular note of definition 2:
bq. *2 a :* the interrelation in which a subject or its parts are mentally viewed <places the issues in proper perspective>; also : POINT OF VIEW *b :* the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance
Which is worse? Murder and violence or a little polygon humping?