Interestingly, an editorial on the mygamer.com site responded with a roll of the eyes to Delgadillo's lawsuit:
Proving once again that Sex = very, very bad and Murder/Death/Kill = not so much... Just when you thought the smoke and fumes from the “Hot Coffee” mod were finally subsiding, there’s more bad news looming on the horizon for the game industry.The guy has a point; our society does seem to tolerate an intense amount of violence and murder without much fuss when it comes to the ratings system. The UK Guardian echoes this "oh-no-here-go-those-prudes-again" response with the headline "Video Game Maker Sued Over Sex Scenes." Wired Magazine's article is titled: "Crime is OK, but Sex isn't." In fact, most of the coverage in the press would make a reader believe that Delgadillo is taking issue with the sexual content on the game.
But they're wrong — the crime here is deception, not sex. Games were sold under false pretenses ... a lawsuit would also be appropriate if a company hid an extra-violent level to earn a "T" rating instead of an "M" rating. As Delgadillo put it, "Businesses have an obligation to truthfully disclose the content of their products — whether in the food we eat or the entertainment we consume."Go Rocky! (Imagine the theme song from the movie playing here ...) It's worth starting a conversation with our teens: "Do you think Rockstar Games did anything wrong? If so, what?"