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The Sims 2 Content Similar To Hot Coffee?
9:14 AM | Anthony Wang | 2 comments

Gamespot is reporting that a Miami attorney by the name of Jack Thompson has set his eyes on Electronics Arts The Sims 2 video game for content similar to that of the "Hot Coffee" modification. The "Hot Coffee" modification unlocked inappropriate sexual content in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Things are likely to heat up for gaming industry and Jack Thompson as he pursues his latest endeavor.

Here is a glance at the article:

Thompson doesn't seem to care. He cites a cheat code that can remove the blur that covers the nether regions. "The nudity placed there by the publisher/maker, Electronic Arts, is accessed by the use of a simple code that removes what is called 'the blur' which obscures the genital areas. In other words, the game was released to the public by the manufacturer knowing that the full frontal nudity was resident on the game and would be accessed by use of a simple code widely provided on the Internet."
Electronics Arts' argument is that the Sims 2 is basically a life simulator. The game's focus is to try to accurately imitate real life as much as possible even if it means partial nudity blurred when going to the restroom for example.
There is no content inappropriate for a teen audience. Players never see a nude sim. If someone with an extreme amount of expertise and time were to remove the pixels, they would see that the sims have no genitals. They appear like Ken and Barbie."
This content that Jack Thompson accuses The Sims 2 of having isn't directly in the game like "Hot Coffee" was. However, the Sims 2 modding community has created modifications that show more of the Sims than it was ever intended to by the game's developers.

The cheat code that removes the blur hasn't been reported to work on the Macintosh version of The Sims 2. Until further notice, The Sims 2 is still rated Teen and can be purchased from the Mac Game Store (MGS) for $48.95. Stay tuned to IMG for futher news regarding this developing story.

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