What I am about to say will sound very obvious to most people, but apparently a few souls in Congress haven't figured this out yet: If a video game is rated "M" for Mature then it is not intended for children. I say this because of this gem of a quote from Republican Congressman Fred Upton in reference to the whole Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Hot Coffee debacle:
It appears that the publisher has blatantly circumvented the rules in order to peddle sexually explicit material to our youth.
San Andreas was rated "M". Now it is rated "AO" for Adults Only. Neither rating is for a game intended for children. Games intended for children have the friendly "E" for Everyone rating or, at times, the "T" for Teen rating. If it says "M" or "AO" on the box, then children aren't supposed to come anywhere near it. Take Two and Rockstar have not peddled anything to an audience that was not appropriate for the content in San Andreas, Hot Coffee or not. Not all video games are happy smiley affairs with big fluffy bunnies that teach math. It may come as a shock to some people, but Take Two and Rockstar never promised anybody a big fluffy bunny.