Kotaku is all over the breaking news that the Entertainment Ratings Safety Board has rescinded its rating for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and urged retailers to stop selling the game. The move is the latest fallout from the Hot Coffee mod (an explicit sex game hidden inside GTA:SA, for those just joining the story). Notes Kotaku,
The decision could have a sweeping impact on the industry as a whole. The decision forces the ESRB to consider Easter eggs, hidden content and perhaps even the ability to mod a game in rating future games. It also could lead to a crack-down by the industry on the modding community, forcing game developers to spend more time making their games mod and crack proof lest they be held responsible for some future modification of their game.Good times.
Breaking: ESRB Recalls San Andreas [Kotaku]
Stores to Start Pulling GTA [Kotaku]
ESRB Ruling Poll [Kotkau]