Stevivor -- "In the wake of department store chains Target and K-Mart pulling Grand Theft Auto V from their shelves, Take-Two Interactive Software’s Chairman and CEO, Strauss Zelnick, has issued a comment."
Understandable, weird to note that no other GTA's are currently banned in Australia beyond one for music issues.
Don't worry. I'm sure K-Mart and Target will be consistent and pull all of their R-rated movies, too. </s>
I don't get it. You can still download the game? Even if parental controls are thrown in, this is no different from the age restrictions enforced by video game vendors. Garbage parents are the main problem here.
K mart still exists?
Yeah, for the 2-3 people that still shop there.
Say what you will, I've yet to find a more absorbent tighty whitey.
@ab5olut10n I think you misspelled "diaper"
How's iz it [email protected] they sell real gunz to people but pull a video game on the shelf! Hypocrites
Guns are banned in Australia.
No, guns are not banned in Aus... Why does everyone think this?
@sungam3d - most likely because the rest of us see Aus as a rational and forward thinking country. Rational and forward thinking countries generally dont let people pick up a roast chicken, olive oil and an AK47 in the same trolley.
Guns are banned in Australia as far as I know.
They're not banned bro.
Guns are heavily regulated, but not banned.
We have guns, what are you talking about? You have to be licensed to have them and handguns are harder but you can get them. You cant carry them around on the street unless you have a job that requires it. I used to shoot pistols and ordinary civilians can do it, but you must be a member of a sporting pistol club and participate regularly.
There isnt a target I have been in that sells guns
Target Australia and Target US are run by 2 different countries. They just have similar logos.
these liberal soccer moms have grown to become a bigger scourge on progression than even the tea party. On another note, who cares theres a million other stores to buy GTA5 in better than Target which is just an overpriced walmart ripoff anyways.
Well thats it. Im going to Big W after work and pick this up for $64. Congrats Target and K-Mart. All you did was actually make me buy this early than I thought I would, and from someone else. Bigger picture though, your actually being jerks. Lets say next time a GTA or similar game has censorship issues in Australia, and the publisher say we'll tone it down to get classification in Australia, then some bright spark reminds them, "hang on, even if we do that, their dumb arsed shops (for thats what we call stores) will refuse to sell them. I say bugger em." Thanks jerkshops.
Don't you worry Strauss, you will get my money jan 25.
These Soccer Moms don't like how female are portray in GTA 5 but then yet we have movies and pornos who does better job disrespecting woman, me and my GF we play GTA 5 all the time she even help beat the campaign and not once did she feel offended
Exactly!! What about 50 Shades of Grey? It was advertised as "porn for women" and became a best seller amongst soccer moms and teen girls, yet it portrayed a horribly emotionally abusive relationship as "romantic". The romantic interest was a man who stalked, intimidated, and isolated the female lead from her friends. He also forced her to sign a contract that allowed him to dictate what foods she ate, when he had sex with her, didn't let her use safe words during BDSM sex, and made sure he was the first man to take her virginity because he didn't want another man to have sex with her before he did. How the hell is that romantic?! At least GTA acknowledges that killing prostitutes is illegal and wrong. 50 Shades of Grey portrays a controlling and abusive relationship as "romantic" and "sexy".
Because women don't work like most men believe they do. 50 shades is an extreme example but you have heard the phrase "treat um mean keep um keen".
50 Shades of Grey! Coming Soon To A Theater Near You! :D
Wonder where the delorean is, I need to go back to the 90's where gaming was about gaming and not this political extreme feminist crap that's trying to ruin gaming.
I thought I HAD travelled back in time. I remember people tried to ban GTA for killing prostitutes back in the 90s too. Its the same old crappy arguments, it never changes.
I assume this is because tv channels like Fox are complaining about the violence. Funny, because it was tv channels like Fox who brought us the violence in the first place, 24/7 on tv topdown from their helicopters. We all remember those shows. People don't copy GTA, GTA copies people, those tv shows. And it's a hell of a lot of fun.
Get those violent dvd/blu ray off the shelf too. Stop blaming games for all the mass shootings. i've been gaming for over 20+ years.....never wanted to go out and kill somebody. it's a problem much deeper than video games.
Its just hypocrites in the media Hating on the lucrative (bigger than hollywood) video games industry.
Feminists have absolutely no impact on gaming at all. They are not trying to censor games, or limit access to them at all. They love video games and only want them to be the best they can be. Said no sane person ever.
For those that say they dont care, well you should carefully watch this type of group..someday they might get your precious CoD banned too. Target should have ignored these people. No response and they will eventually go away.
Seriously, this would not have happened if games made up a large portion of their revenue. Its a PR stunt, that's all. Generate buzz among your consumer base (not gamers) and start trimming the products that don't make money (games). I mean, Toys R Us doesn't sell dildos and Nordstrom's doesn't sell toys, stop pretending the this is a "rights" issue, its not. Just a business doing business.
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