Mods have forever been a god-send for PC gaming. If the 20 included levels of your favorite game have finally begun to run their course, chances are there's someone in the world passionate enough to do something about it. Whether that's by creating 20 more, or simply turning your character into a watermelon, there's something for everyone within the modding community. But for Samsung, someone within the Grand Theft Auto V mod circle is now on their hit list.
Following repeated claims of the new Note 7 exploding in the hands of its users, Samsung opted to replace and eventually discontinue sales of the combustable smartphone. Likely looking to avoid completely destroying their reputation in the worst way possible, they've now targeted a Grand Theft Auto V mod that allows users to throw the phone like a grenade.
The man in question, Modded Games, claims to have had no official contact with Samsung themselves over the matter, though Samsung's attempt to delist a YouTube video showing the offending mod has reportadly been denied by YouTube themselves likely agreeing the footage didn't infridge on a patent and was protected under the unified 'Fair Use' policy in place for parody content.
Attempting to take legal action over a harmless skit is hardly the best way for a company to protect its reputation after rising lives on a commercial airliner with an explosive product, but that's just how Samsung decided to tackle the critisism being throw their way over the last few weeks.
Whether they try to combat the countless other videos of the same mod is yet to be seen. Want to throw an explosive Galaxy Note 7 yourself? The mod is still up.