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HuntaKilla
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Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:25 PM

So I walked into Eb games the other day (about a week ago now) and noticed GTA: San Andreas used for 39.99. What luck! So I picked it up and walked over to the counter. The clerk gives me a funny look and asks me for ID. I whip it out and show her. She goes "Ummm you like have to be 17 to buy this game" So I go "Ummm like those rating are like suggested viewing ages" "So she's like well, like 16 is close enough" So I bought the game no problem. The thing that gets me is that they are only suggested viewing ages. Following is a quote from www.esrb.org

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Do retailers support and enforce the ESRB rating system?
While the ESRB does not have the authority to enforce its ratings at the retail level, we do work closely with retailers and game centers to display information that explains to customers how the rating system works, and, where appropriate, support their store policy pertaining to the sale or rental of Mature-rated games to minors without parental consent. Many major retailers currently implement their own store policies requiring age verification for the sale of games rated M (Mature), and ESRB encourages and supports these efforts.


Otherwise saying we just rate them, the stores in no way have to follow these ratings, otherwise known as Suggested viewing age! It really pisses me off when the clerk (whom Im sure was younger than me, was telling me weather or not I could play this game even though there are no lawful barriers preventing them. Just some stuck up soccer mom with enough cash to actually hurt the store and their reputation. I can see it now. All the moms with their manicured nails outside burning their 16 year old sons or daughters hard earned 79.99 dollar game. Ok I think Im done ranting. Comments?

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:29 PM

Grow a beard.

It adds many a year to your look.

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:33 PM

Ha! I wish. Still got peach fuzz here. Anyways I go for cute. smile.gif The ladies dont know what hit them till after Im done and gone! lol.gif

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 10:24 PM

Meh, I'm 16 now and I brought GTAIII for PS2 last year from Game, when I was 15, and I just walked up and brought it. I even asked him to go downstrais and get me a copy with good quality maps and book. He didnt even bother to ask my age. I took it home and it was a dodgy copy so I took it back and asked a differnt person to change it for me and they still never asked my age.

Probably just got lucky, but I dont think many shops are as stricked now as they used to be. Maybe its because of the increas in 18+ games I dont know, but buying 18+ games is alot easyer than booze in my opinion.

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 10:44 PM

Ha buying the game (its still 17+ in Canada isn't it?) is so much easier than buying booze. I wish it was so easy. But yeah I always get carded. Even to go to the movies.

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 07:01 AM

I bought god of war and im 15

when i used to live in korea, i did beer runs for my parents at the age of 9

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 05:40 PM

I got GTA 2 when I was 15, seems like ages ago, such a great game (at the time)

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Posted 26 July 2005 - 06:05 PM

I bought GTA3 for PC when I was 12 no problem.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 06:12 AM

i bought gta san andreas and im only 13

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 06:21 AM

I almost bought GTA: San Andreas (but I didn't, because I realised my parents probably bought it for me. Which they did) and I'm only 15. It's still advertised as "M for Mature" here as well.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 10:31 AM

Gah when I was 15 I bought adult movies, alcohol and GTA 3 of course.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:11 PM

I bought GTA III when I was 11. They didn't card me o even asked how old I was. I just walked in and asked if I could buy it.

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#13

Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:39 PM

QUOTE (sate @ Jul 27 2005, 12:31)
Gah when I was 15 I bought adult movies, alcohol and GTA 3 of course.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 02:04 PM

QUOTE (F-s-X @ Jul 27 2005, 12:11)
I bought GTA III when I was 11. They didn't card me o even asked how old I was. I just walked in and asked if I could buy it.

According to your profile you were born in 1989, July 2nd. which means that you would be 16 years of age now?

Now GTA 3 was published in 2002, which means that you couldn't have bought the game before you were 13 years of age.

Which means, LIAR! cry.gif (If you profile is correct of course)

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 02:09 PM

GTA3 was out in 2000.

sate
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 02:25 PM

QUOTE (JayC @ Jul 27 2005, 14:09)
GTA3 was out in 2000.

Gah, he's talking about GTA 3 for PS2... I just looked at my PC version. Told you guys I hate these damn consoles.

Sorry then.

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#17

Posted 27 July 2005 - 02:30 PM

I managed to buy SA no problems for PC, i just got a funny look of the woman behind the counter and she went of for the DVD.

I'm 17, rated 18 over here.. i also have a "German pornstar moustache"




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