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Few gamers claim Grand Theft Auto 'hot coffee' cash
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$93,660 (£47,201/€59,631) can’t be much to the publisher of Grand Theft Auto. But that’s the paltry maximum amount it could've paid out so far over the infamous ‘hot coffee’ incident in GTA: San Andreas, simply because hardly anyone’s filed a claim.
To refresh your memory, ‘hot coffee’ was the name given to a sequence within GTA: San Andreas that allowed players to perform sexual acts with background characters.

A lawsuit was brought against Take-Two Interactive - publisher of Grand Theft Auto,and the company later agreed to pay between $5 and $35 to anyone whohad bought the game and was offended by the scenes - which were notenabled by default, but required a special hack to activate.
But, according to Seth Lesser, lead lawyer for the plaintiffs, only2676 people have come forward to claim their cash, so far. "We can'tguess as to why now, several years later, people care or don't care.The merits of the case were clear,” Lesser said.
The irony is that the 11 law firms that brought the action againstTake-Two are said to have claimed around $1.3m (£655,000/€828,000) inlegal fees.

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