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Federal Trade Commission Investigates GTA

Video game publisher Take-Two Interactive said Tuesday that the Federal Trade Commission was investigating advertising claims made about a blockbuster game pulled from major retailers last week because of hidden sex scenes. Take-Two said that it was cooperating with the FTC inquiry and believed it had acted “in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.”

The House of Representatives had asked the FTC to investigate whether the game’s maker, Take-Two Interactive unit Rockstar Games, intentionally deceived the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) to avoid a restrictive “adult” rating. The House voted in favor of an investigation 355 to 21.

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