Thousands claim Hot Coffee compensation

Tens of millions don't bother.

It's been revealed that only a few thousand people have claimed compensation over the Hot Coffee mini-game that appeared in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Hot Coffee, you may recall, saw your character having consensual sex with a naked lady. This apparently "offended and upset" some gamers, who filed and won a lawsuit against Rockstar.

As a result, anyone who purchased San Andreas with Hot Coffee included (the mini-game was removed from future versions) was able to claim up to USD 35 as compensation.

As reported by the New York Times, the deadline for submissions came and went on May 16th. It turns out just 2676 people were indeed traumatised enough to bother putting a claim in. That's 2676 people out of the 21.5 million people who bought Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

"Am I disappointed? Sure," said Seth R. Lesser, lawyer for the people who filed the suit. "We can't guess as to why now, several years later, people care or don't care. The merits of the case were clear." As is the fact no one cares.

Meanwhile, Eurogamer is offering a shiny ten pence coin to anyone offended by the use of the word "toss" in my Destroy All Humans: Big Willy Unleashed review. But as proof you must post a video of yourself crying on YouTube.

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