Two Minnesota companies are taking a significant step today against a highly controversial video game. A game many say portrays extreme violence and explicit sexual scenes.
News 12's Jason Vincent has the details, and how psychologists say this game is affecting our youth.
They're scenes too risque and violent to even show on Tv but until today, this video game could have landed in the hands of your child. Several retailers across the united states have started pulling the controversial Grand theft Auto: San Andreas, video console game. The game's distributor now admits there were several hidden sex scenes inside the game. Hackers found the scenes and made them available with a simple internet download.
They're visuals so graphic, a game already rated M for mature audiences had to be re labeled as adults only. The Minnesota based target corporation, which does have one location right behind me in Mankato, is just one of the many retailers pulling the plug on Grand Theft Auto, San Andreas.
We did try to reach target officials for an on camera interview, however they refused our request. In a written statement, target tells KEYC that the entertainment software rating boards decision to change the games rating to adult affected their decision.
Target policy is to not sell any games with an AO rating. The best buy corporation, also a Minnesota based company, is also pulling grand theft auto from their shelves.
In a written statement to KEYC, they say it is also their company policy not to sell any video games that are rated adult only. It's quite an impersonal relationship.