CGR's On this Day in Gaming:July 20, San Andreas Receives AO

"On July 20, 2005, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas had its ESRB rating changed from M to AO because of the 'Hot Coffee' content, a sexually explicit mod that drew the ire of opponents of video game violence, namely Joe Lieberman and Jack Thompson. Not the first time a game would come under scrutiny for its mature material, the event stands as a reminder of how the ESRB has consistently understood the importance of keeping the industry's integrity so that franchises like GTA, which frequently become the target of concerned parents, walk a careful line without crossing it."

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