Hot Coffee lawsuit pays off

Written by Joe Martin

January 29, 2008 // 11:46 a.m.

Tags: #grand-theft-auto #gta #gta4 #hot-coffee #jack #lawsuit #rockstar #san-andreas #thompson

Finally, it has been laid to rest - the Hot Coffee lawsuit is completely over. All that remains to be done is for the payment to be divided up.

The infamous class-action lawsuit, which revolved around unused sexual content in the game that was only accessible via a player hack, cost Take-Two $2.75 million in a the recent settlement and that money now has to be appropriated to all of those people who were offended by the content. Naturally, it doesn't seem to matter that in order to see the content you'd have to download a user made mod for your PC version of the game and consciously apply it to the game in order to get access to the unused code. That doesn't matter at all.

Take-Two, who avoided any liability as part of the settlement, are dividing the payouts as followed for US citizens, based on how strong the proof presented by the customer is.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas First Edition Disc - Replacement Disc
Detailed Store Receipt - Cash payment up to $35.00
General Credit Card Statement or Check - Cash payment up to $17.50
Disc/Purchase Details - Cash payment up to $10.00
No Disc/Purchase Details - Cash payment up to $5.00

Yes, we too like the fact that even if you have no proof that you ever played the game then you can still make a quick buck.

Apparently, advertisements are now running in magazines such as People, just so that everyone is fully briefed on their chance to make some moolah.

Payouts will cease being available after May 16th and more information can be found at the official site, which is also where you should file your complaints.

What do you reckon to the whole kerfuffle? Will you be making a claim or do you refuse to acknowledge any of this as a legitimate reason for a lawsuit? Let us know what you think in the forums.

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