Rockstar tries to cool Hot Coffee

Developer releases a patch for San Andreas to, er, prevent people patching San Andreas

Still under fire from Jack Thompson and a number of lawsuits, Rockstar today released a patch to help users 'avoid' the Hot Coffee scenes hidden in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

According to the newly launched website, if your copy of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas has been altered by the unauthorized mod or if you wish to prevent it from being altered, you can download the 'nomorehotcoffee' patch from the website, which will inoculate the game from the effects of the unauthorised mod.

The website does admit that if you have already fallen victim to 'Hot Coffee', the only way to get rid of it is a complete uninstall.

So there you have it, folks. If you're worried you might accidentally download the unauthorised modification for San Andreas and unintentionally install it, then grab the patch ASAP. Otherwise, you might be forced to endure a crudely animated sex mini-game mixed in with your butchering and beatings (and let's not forget possibly be corrupted for life by the sight of some sprite sex - Ed).

In other Rockstar US-related news, 20-year old Devin Moore was convicted yesterday for shooting three police officers, agter failing to convince a jury Grand Theft Auto: Vice City caused his actions. Despite this, the victims' families still intend to pursue civil lawsuits against Rockstar and the retailers who sold Moore the game. A trial date is still to be determined in the case.