Ah, the good ol’ Hot Coffee scandal. If you’re not familiar with one of the most controversial screw-ups in all of gaming, here’s the short version: When Rockstar Games released San Andreas, it contained within its source code an explicit sex scene that could be accessed via user-made hack. But once the media got wind of this wholly unarousing minigame, which depicted CJ awkwardly humping his polygonal girlfriend, the ESRB flipped its rating from M to Adults Only and a full-scale recall was required.
It’s a topic that’s been beaten to death, but we’ll rehash it again anyway: Getting up-in-arms over the equivalent of lewd stick-figure animations is nuts, when the entire game revolves around gang-on-gang violence across countless murders and crimes. And here’s a news flash, parents: If your child is capable enough to download, install, and run a mod to unlock a sex scene in the M-rated game you bought for them, they’ve already seen more porn than you can possibly fathom.