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Friday, July 22, 2005

Bit more aftermath?

Wow. Everyone is probably wishing the Hot Coffee stuff would just go away.

I hope that everyone wasn't part of the crowd attacking Rockstar, because they should have known better.

Take-Two itself said in a statement that it's lowering guidance for the third fiscal quarter (which ends July 31) to $160-$170 million in net sales. "Accordingly," the company said, "guidance for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2005 is also being lowered to $1.26 to $1.31 billion in net sales and $1.05 to $1.12 in diluted earnings per share."
-- The price of Hot Coffee: >$50 million

That should give the "Rockstar did this on purpose to raise sales" tin foil cap crowd a bit to chew on. Right, this was all a marketing scheme to increase profits. Because Rockstar being that wildly savvy gaming company was soo wiley as to produce a section of gameplay in a vast conspiracy to lose millions. As if that makes any sense at all. Think for a second people, this clearly wasn't intentional.

Thompson doesn't seem to care. He cites a cheat code that can remove the blur that covers the nether regions. "The nudity placed there by the publisher/maker, Electronic Arts, is accessed by the use of a simple code that removes what is called 'the blur' which obscures the genital areas. In other words, the game was released to the public by the manufacturer knowing that the full frontal nudity was resident on the game and would be accessed by use of a simple code widely provided on the Internet."
-- Sims 2 content "worse than Hot Coffee"

Oh, I'm so tired of trying to explain to people that this guy is insane. I hope those in the industry who have been supportive of things like the Demuzio bill or attacking Rockstar learn that if you give these people a molehill, they'll do their best to raise a mountain on which to preach on. Oh, did the maniac zealot not stay to only one whipping boy? Gee, what a surprise.

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