FTC ruling on Hot Coffee

Gamespot reports that the Federal Trade Commission handed down its final ruling on the “Hot Coffee” scandal, where several sex minigames were discovered in “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” from Rockstar Games.

The ruling declared that Take-Two Interactive (Rockstar’s parent company) “failed to disclose important information about the game’s content to consumers” and promises an $11,000 fine for every violation — which, as GameSpot points out, could either mean Take-Two gets a financial slap on the wrist, or that it gets fined for every caffeinated GTA copy sold.

The “Hot Coffee” scandal gained the attention of Sens. Hilary Clinton and Joe Lieberman, who wanted Take-Two probed by the FTC. Clinton has also been an advocate for a universal rating system that covers all media.