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originally posted by: HanaDambi
Why do you seemingly care so much about this? It's not like you can't go elsewhere and buy it if you want to play it.
You and others should be more concerned about Target and it's links to child labor...
originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: 74Templar
I'm way behind on video games, but is this the one that allows the "first-person shooter" to have virtual sex with a willing female? If so, I can understand the complaints.
So many people have no idea what they are buying when they buy a video game that the kid is simply dying to have.
originally posted by: nonspecific
I'm a little on the fence about this and it's causing me problems.
One the one hand although I dont play games anymore I remember playing the first to GTA's and loving them. Now I am a parent and dont like the idea of my son playing it before he is an adult(exactly like I did)
If Target is a general type shop then I think I agree with there decision in the same way they proberblly don't sell pornography.
If your an adult then you can go and support a dedicated games store where they take more care in who they sell things to and keep a few quid out of the big boys pocket.
originally posted by: Ridhya
a reply to: 74Templar
Well, im a psychologist first, and I will tell you that video games absolutely DO affect kids and desensitise everyone. Even more so than movies and tv, because it is an immersive action, not just passive watching.
However, im a game fan second, and will always back the side saying that its correlational, rather than connected. Playing violent games doesnt MAKE you violent any more than owning guns makes you violent. Its more the opposite effect, than violent people happen to prefer violent games and firearms.
But its all a moot point really, because those ESRB ratings are there to prevent kids from being desensitised by whats contained. If its rating freaking 17+, then children shouldnt be playing it! Simple as that. Adults can make their own decisions what they like.
originally posted by: 74Templar
So first it was Woolworths here pulling a "if you don't love it, leave" shirt from their shelves due to some whiny little turd posting on social media about how the slogan is racist, and offensive to Muslims. Enough ill-informed, whiny little voices got behind a cause they knew nothing about, disguised as nothing more than having a shot at big retailers, and of course they caved, and removed it from show. A three second look showed that most people here didn't think it was racist, or even offensive. Just a simple truth. If you aren't happy here, and are content to cause our society problems, then leaving is probably your best option. (Don't get me started on Halal in this country.....)
Now Target Australia, after claims by the PC groups (aka the loudest, ill-informed bunch of whiny little scumbags this country has to offer) that GTA V promotes violence against women, has elected to pull the game from it's shelves.
I often wonder if the "yeah" crowd has ever even seen the game, or played it. Or perhaps looked on the label and gone "Oh, look at that. It's R18+. My 14 year old Johnny should probably not own or play that, because I'm a responsible parent."
Yes, that means that if you are under 18 years of age, it is illegal for you to buy it or even play it. No less illegal than cigarettes, alcohol, or any other 18+ movie on the shelf. But to hide behind the excuse that it promotes violence against women?
C'mon. Seriously. I have played the games from the original way back in the late 90s. So have many of my friends. Do I get off the game and think to myself, "right, I'm gonna go king hit some poor woman on the street, shoot a few cops and steal a car." Of course not. Since games began, there has been cries of how it warps young minds, turns men in misogynistic wife beaters, gun toting loonies and the typical scum of the earth that will either wind up in a shoot-out with the cops, in jail or dead.
So here's a tip for anyone who thinks their little 14 year old Johnny is going to suit up as Trevor, Michael or Franklin and go on some real world course of mayhem or go out and beat his girlfriend to a pulp.
Monitor what your kids do. What they play, what they see online. Be open and honest with them that the games they play are just that - games. That real world actions have real world consequences. Teach them to respect others, men and women included, and that violence, whether it be against either sex is DEAD WRONG. I know, some real pioneering stuff there huh?
And sorry to say, but if you let your underage kid play a game like GTA V, then you are part of the problem. My daughter is almost 14, and I WILL NOT either play the game in her presence or allow her to play it. When she's 18? Being an adult, she can then make her own informed decisions, with my help and guidance, should she so desire it.
But for god's sake, jumping on the bandwagon because you know someone who knew a guy who played GTA V and was found out later to have beaten his wife, and using that justification to tar every single man and upcoming man with the same brush, then using that ignorance and the screaming voices of your 1000 other ignorant-minded friends to push your idiotic agenda, is really just the absolute ceiling of ignorance and stupidity.
And Target? You are just as much to blame for allowing the ignorant masses to once again take the "we're too lazy, so someone else can decide for us" way out of the problem.
It's called parenting 101 people. Try it for yourself. You'd be amazed at the results.
originally posted by: DarthFazer
a reply to: 74Templar
The feminazis strike again, they have been on a rampage . Recently bullying a scientist in tears over a shirt he was wearing. Just after landing a probe on a friggin comet. But never mind that , polo shirts with nude cartoons on them and a video game that is all ready rated mature by the esrb rating is opressing muh womenz. These hordes of feminist lunatucs need to be banned and ostracized from society.
originally posted by: JohnnyC
Someone's started up a counter poll to get the bible taken off the shelf from target for encouraging violence against women, already got over 10,000 people onboard
originally posted by: skalla
a reply to: 74Templar
It's nuts. You Aussies are really in danger of getting all soft and emotional and stuff.
It's just not right i tell you. You'll be banning mullets and refusing to cut the sleeves off of your shirts soon. Bunch of raving jessies.