GTA IV banned in my local store.

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  1. Yokiro

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    The military base, which is the reason I am living here in England, has many things that are in place to make soldiers, government workers, and other such contractors feel more comfortable and at home in a country that just isn't American enough. One of the said things is the Military Exchange that sells most everything in order to facilitate the desires of those people living here so they don't have to order everything online that'd be compatible with their anything. So I went in, hoping to pick myself up a copy of the most popular and apparently well revered games of now times (thus why it's currently inundating this site's forums like a locust plague) and found that there was not a copy on the racks. I assumed that they simply had sold out already because all the people I met while I worked in this store, all the customers and seven foot tall muscular miltary folk had said to me that they were waiting with great anticipation the game, so I thought nothing of it and asked the manager when they might get new copies in informed me.
    They would never get new copies in, and they hadn't gotten any in before. I asked why and was informed that only this particular store in the chain of all the military exchanges had decided that the game's reputation simply disallowed it from being stocked.
    I happen to know quite well that the managers of the store know absolutely nothing about what will sell, hence why there's still twenty copies of the Beowulf game, but the reason they refuse to stock it is because of its naughty reputation, not because they're stupid and ill informed, it really blew my mind. That's it, they're simply afraid that the game is so terribly evil the store may also be evil. This is despite the fact that the store sells a high quantity of porn and the most recently retarded violent action movie probably starring Dolph Lundgren, and has absolutely no moral quarrels with doing so before. It's simply because this game has blown their balls of stupidity.
    It's really quite hard to understand, because everyone that must go onto the military base requires identification with their date of birth clearly on it, so refusing to sell to minors is easily done, so they'd likely be selling it to soldiers that are definetely old enough, and I simply can't understand what they're worried about. Oh god, oh god, the soldiers might become violent!
    So, in the end I was simply pointed towards the internet site in which to order the game, which was counteractive to what the store's supposed to be about.

    I simply wanted to note that censorship is awesome and although I'm rather sure that the same locust plague I mentioned for this site will soon be released on the store by people pissed they have to wait, and it might change, but the fact that they even tried to stop it being sold blew my balls off.

    I'd order it, yeah, but I don't want to pay from fifteen to fifty dollars (Amazon's batshit crazy) just to own a game that's already sixty.

    I give a meh to the situation, an A+ of a meh.
     
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  2. Tylzen

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    Use www.play.com when you order.
    It is much cheaper.
    Since you're based in England.

    You can't talk bad about Dolph Lundgreen, he is like the Chuck Norris of Sweden :)

    But if you're at a miltiary facility? Can't they just say that any copy of GTA IV is contraband? So if you order you will not be allowed to play it?
     
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  3. Yokiro

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    Fine, I'll actually admit that I admit that Dolph Lundgren isn't actually all that bad. :p
    And, well, I went in and talked to my friend that still works there and apparently she was just a rogue manager trying to be a moral compass for the world but he went ahead and ordered it anyway, so woohoo for her not getting her way! ;D Still... they got in and sold out so I still don't have it, so I'll just ask someone from the states to buy it for me. ;D

    Also, I have NTSC not PAL, so I need to get it from the states... or I can just wait a few months and get it when I move back there and be totally uncool cause I'll be late and my friends'll ruin it for me. =D
     
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  4. Tylzen

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    Oh man... Poor :) But meanwhile there are plenty ingame video footage :p

    Hehe.
     
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  5. Bazooka56

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    See Tylzen i told it got banned in some countrys(or stores).
     
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  6. maca2kx

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    It's countries. And please don't tell me you're equating countries with stores, there's just a slight, tiny difference what with the rulers, voters and vast amounts of land.

    Sam
     
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    Stange how a military base wouldn't sell a game for it's violence, despite the fact that the military promotes violence. Don't make a big deal out of this however, I mean it's not the only story in England that carries GTAIV (unless if it's not released there yet).
     
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  8. malakian

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    *Seethes*

    I bite my thumb at thee!

    *tips bowler hat*

    *swings cane and strolls off*
     
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    When i was in the army we played alot of Mario cart and Goldeneye, good wholesome games for young men learing how to kill.
     
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  10. Yokiro

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    (I'm "technically" English, so it's sarcasm, just so I don't offend. :p)
     
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