Some of you may recall the tumult that occurred when gamers discovered the "Hot Coffee" mod to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. That mod permitted the gamer to see digitized characters "having sex" — as Overlawyered.com aptly described it, "an animation at about the level of a Ken doll rubbing up against an unclothed Barbie doll with X-rated sound effects." Mind you, the regular edition of the game allows (and even encourages) your character to engage in home invasion robberies, drive-by shootings, and general slaughter of every stripe. It also includes pimping and various other less explicit depictions of sex.
Naturally lawyers saw an opportunity, and filed a class action against the makers of the game. It's been settled. Overlawyered.com, at the link above, has offered comments, as well as part of the deposition of the lead plaintiff, who bought the game despite the carnage pretty clearly disclosed on the box but thought she should get money because there was a hidden sex scene.
And she's a teacher.
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