A federal judge refused a request from Take-Two Interactive Software to immediately dismiss some claims in a lawsuit accusing it of selling "Grand Theft Auto" video games containing sexually explicit images under the wrong content label.
The best-selling "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" was found to have hidden sex scenes in 2005. The explicit scenes, known as "Hot Coffee," allowed players to engage in virtual sex acts.
When the scenes were discovered, the video game ratings board slapped a restrictive "adult" rating on the game. Take-Two had to pull the games off store shelves and repackage them with the "adult" rating, which crimped sales and disrupted the company's operations.