Rockstar Nort, is a British developer of computer and video games based in Edinburgh, Part of the Rockstar Games family since 1999, Rockstar North is home to the ground-breaking Grand Theft Auto Series, which are some of the best-selling games of this console generation. There is no doubt that Rockstar North is one of the preeminent games developer in the world. The aim of this report is to discuss the crises brought by a game patch called “Hot Coffee mod” and how Rockstar North responded. In early 2005, it was revealed that the game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" contained a graphic sexual mini-game. Many users found that the main character of the game could engage in sex with a girlfriend. The "hot coffee" nickname came from her opening line, in which she asked if he'd like to come in for coffee. Undoubtedly The sexual mini-game had a enormous impact on Rockstar North. On the one hand, on 20 July 2005, North America's organisation that establishes content ratings for video games, the ESRB , changed the rating of the game from Mature (M) to Adults Only (AO), the most high-profile game ever to receive that rating. On the other hand, the company was subjected to so many class action lawsuits. For example, Florence Cohen, an 85-year-old grandmother who purchased the game for her 14-year-old grandson (according to the old rating of M, the game is typically considered inappropriate for this age). Cohen's lawsuit claimed that Rockstar are guilty of deception, false advertising, fraud and abuse. The accusation of deception is based on the change from M-rated to AO, meaning according to the lawsuit that the original rating was a deceptive practic. Initially, Rockstar released a statement that strongly suggested the hot coffee content was entirely created by “hackers”. a few employees from Rockstar North also said publicly that the mini games created by a third-party. However, it turned out to have been a fraud all along after government’s investigation. On August 10, 2005, in order to return its “M”rating Rockstar North released another official " Cold Coffee mod”patch . The patch not only fixed many performance issues and bugs but also disabled the controversial "Hot Coffee" scenes, The company also lost $28.8 million in its fiscal 3rd quarter of 2005 partly because of the re-rating, ,In December 2007, Rockstar North approved class action settlement with an exchange or the refund for original game…
British Weather and Climate
The weather of the British Isles is greatly variable. The geographical position of the British Isles within latitudes 50o to 60o N is a basic factor in determining the main characteristics of the climate. Temperature, the most important climatic element, depends not only on the angle at which the sun's rays strike the earth's surface, but also on the duration of daylight.
In Britain, south-westerly winds are the most frequent, and those from an easterly quarter…
highly disciplined warriors and good military organization to create a large centralized area
Boer: Dutch settlers that gradually took over native Africans; land and established large farms
Great Trek: Boers moved to north to escape the British
Boer War: War between the British and the Boers, first modern “total” war
2. Taking Notes
Those who were fittest for survival enjoyed wealth and success and…
Timepoint / Horario de paradas Transfer Point / Punto traslado
Timepoint / Horario de paradas Transfer Point / Punto traslado
Infrequent Service / Servicio poco frequente Timepoint / Horario de paradas
Towne North Shopping Center
END / TERMINAR
Park & Ride Lot / Estacionamiento para usuarios de transporte colectivo Point of Interest /Outbound Sitios de interés
1,2L,3X Connecting Routes / Rutas que conectan
Arts & Entertainment
Naveen Andrews, actor.
Mina Anwar, actor.
Sanjeev Bhaskar, comedian.
Gurinder Chadha, movie director.
Ameet Chana, actor.
Kulvinder Ghir, actor.
Shobna Gulati, actor.
Waris Hussein, film and television director.
Indira Joshi, actor.
Rani Khanijau, television presenter.
Ben Kingsley, actor.
Ismail Merchant, producer.
Rhona Mitra (1976 – ) actress and model
Freddie Mercury, lead singer in Queen (band)
Jimi Mistry, actor.
American History 1 (M/W 1100-1330)
The British Perspective of How They Lost the Revolutionary War
It’s been over 240 plus years since the American Revolution was fought and won in spite of insurmountable odds and debate yet remains concerning whether the American Colonist won the war or did the British Empire lose the war. Sitting at my computer, I pondered whether it was the typical good versus evil portrayal or the proverbial David versus Goliath scenario that made this…
from 1607 to 1783. Formally, the British Colonies in North America were known as British America and the British West Indies until 1776, when the Thirteen British Colonies located along the Atlantic seaboard declared their independence and formed the United States of America. After that, British North America (or, simply but not inclusively, Canada) was used to describe the remainder of Britain's continental North American possessions. The term "British North America" was first used informally…
the division of Vietnam into North and South Vietnam in 1954.
One historical problem the solution was attempting to correct was the French who controlled it as a colony. In 1954 a conference took place at Geneva, Switzerland, to resolve the conflicts in Indochina. The United States took part in the conference as an “observer” not a full participant. French, Vietnamese, and other diplomats agreed to divide Vietnam at the 17th parallel of latitude into a communist north and a noncommunist south.…
Discuss the impacts of storm events in the British Isles and evaluate the responses to them.
A storm is an intense low pressure system with an extremely deep low pressure at its centre; this creates steep pressure gradients and strong winds. Rising air gives rise to instability and heavy rainfall. The Great Storm of 1987 passed over Britain in the early hours of the morning of the 16th October 1987. The night before, TV weatherman Michael Fish referred to a viewer claiming that a hurricane was…
1. Country and People
The British Isles lie off the north-west coast of Europe. It consists of two great isles and several much smaller ones.
- Great Britain is the largest Island.
- Ireland is the other large one.
There are two states:
- The Republic of Ireland
- The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The last state mentioned above is more familiar known as:
- ‘the United Kingdom’ or ‘UK’ The adjective used in this context is ‘British’.