Samsung Doesn’t Love GTA 5 Mod That Replaces Bombs With Galaxy Note 7s [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] The video taken down by Samsung has now been reinstated on YouTube. You can watch it here.

Original story: Grand Theft Auto V saw the addition of a new user-created mod earlier this month, when one player replaced the game’s sticky explosives with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7. Now, the electronics company has issued a DMCA takedown against a YouTube video that featured the mod (via The Verge).

Source: The Verge
Source: The Verge

The mod is a pretty simple one. You throw the Note 7, and it explodes. This is a joke on the phone, which has been the focus of some attention for its tendency to catch fire and blow up. Samsung issued recalls when this first popped up but has since discontinued the product entirely after continued defects.

Despite the removal of one video, there are still several that haven’t been taken down yet. You can take a look at one in the embed below. Additionally, the mod can be found here. As always, you should be careful when downloading anything from the internet.

In related news, Grand Theft Auto V publisher Rockstar Games has revealed a sequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption. It releases next year and will feature “a brand-new online multiplayer experience.” A trailer is scheduled to launch on Thursday, October 20, at 8 AM PT.

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