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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:30 AM

Ugh the JB I ordered from doesn't have midnight launch so I'm picking it up first thing Tuesday morning :D

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:31 AM

Getting it from a UK site called ozgameshop.com. Will probably receive it a few days after release but it was for only 70$ so I'm willing to wait (I know, I'm a tightass). One of my mates is getting it on the day so I'll probably spend a few evenings at his (no homo)


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:38 AM

Got the day off on Monday, will go around on the off-chance a retailer breaks street-date, which is always a possibility. JB did it for GTA IV, LA Noire, Max Payne 3, Red Dead Redemption, Skyrim, Bioshock: Infinite... Among others. 

 

If that doesn't work I'll just have to pick it up at 9 before work on Tuesday morning.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:50 AM

 

 

 

 

I am under 18, so I am going to the midnight launch with my mom at EB Gays. Like a real muthaphukkin G.

i'd be careful (someone correct me if i'm wrong) because any signs of the fact that it's for you, and that you're under 18, and i'm pretty sure they won't sell it to you. you may want to wait in a different area as your mum goes in and buys it - just to be safe.

 

 

It shouldn't be a problem, I worked in GAME (in the UK) and the policy is literally, as long as it's the parent handing over the cash it doesn't make a difference, we had to make sure the parent was aware of what they were buying them but beyond that there is nothing that can be done about it, parents have the right to buy their children whatever they want

 

It's kind of strict in Australia. You can't sell anything to someone if you know they're are buying it for someone who is underage, or wouldn't be allowed to be what ever it is you're selling for whatever reason.

 

I'll be midnight launching it, 2 minute drive down the road, 2 minute drive back, and then I'll be screaming at my xbox to hurry up with the install.

 

No it isn't, all you need is a parent or something.

 

No, if you were 14, and tried to get your parents to buy you something rated 18+, the store would not sell it.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:57 AM

Anyone in Melbourne want to join me for an actual realistic steak dinner on Monday? Around 9.30pm so plenty of time to get to your Midnight Launch whenever you're getting it from

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

I am under 18, so I am going to the midnight launch with my mom at EB Gays. Like a real muthaphukkin G.

i'd be careful (someone correct me if i'm wrong) because any signs of the fact that it's for you, and that you're under 18, and i'm pretty sure they won't sell it to you. you may want to wait in a different area as your mum goes in and buys it - just to be safe.

 

 

It shouldn't be a problem, I worked in GAME (in the UK) and the policy is literally, as long as it's the parent handing over the cash it doesn't make a difference, we had to make sure the parent was aware of what they were buying them but beyond that there is nothing that can be done about it, parents have the right to buy their children whatever they want

 

It's kind of strict in Australia. You can't sell anything to someone if you know they're are buying it for someone who is underage, or wouldn't be allowed to be what ever it is you're selling for whatever reason.

 

I'll be midnight launching it, 2 minute drive down the road, 2 minute drive back, and then I'll be screaming at my xbox to hurry up with the install.

 

No it isn't, all you need is a parent or something.

 

No, if you were 14, and tried to get your parents to buy you something rated 18+, the store would not sell it.

 

I've done it many times.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:02 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am under 18, so I am going to the midnight launch with my mom at EB Gays. Like a real muthaphukkin G.

i'd be careful (someone correct me if i'm wrong) because any signs of the fact that it's for you, and that you're under 18, and i'm pretty sure they won't sell it to you. you may want to wait in a different area as your mum goes in and buys it - just to be safe.

 

 

It shouldn't be a problem, I worked in GAME (in the UK) and the policy is literally, as long as it's the parent handing over the cash it doesn't make a difference, we had to make sure the parent was aware of what they were buying them but beyond that there is nothing that can be done about it, parents have the right to buy their children whatever they want

 

It's kind of strict in Australia. You can't sell anything to someone if you know they're are buying it for someone who is underage, or wouldn't be allowed to be what ever it is you're selling for whatever reason.

 

I'll be midnight launching it, 2 minute drive down the road, 2 minute drive back, and then I'll be screaming at my xbox to hurry up with the install.

 

No it isn't, all you need is a parent or something.

 

No, if you were 14, and tried to get your parents to buy you something rated 18+, the store would not sell it.

 

I've done it many times.

 

Than whoever is selling the stuff to you is breaking the law.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

 

No it isn't, all you need is a parent or something.

 

No, if you were 14, and tried to get your parents to buy you something rated 18+, the store would not sell it.

 

It worked for me with Payday 2. In my school uniform, I had to call out to my friend's Mum as she walked past and I still got it.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

Is it the same in Australia.  You put like half of the money on or whatever amount and day of release you pay for the rest i had to do this and i'm slightly worried. 


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:03 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am under 18, so I am going to the midnight launch with my mom at EB Gays. Like a real muthaphukkin G.

i'd be careful (someone correct me if i'm wrong) because any signs of the fact that it's for you, and that you're under 18, and i'm pretty sure they won't sell it to you. you may want to wait in a different area as your mum goes in and buys it - just to be safe.

 

 

It shouldn't be a problem, I worked in GAME (in the UK) and the policy is literally, as long as it's the parent handing over the cash it doesn't make a difference, we had to make sure the parent was aware of what they were buying them but beyond that there is nothing that can be done about it, parents have the right to buy their children whatever they want

 

It's kind of strict in Australia. You can't sell anything to someone if you know they're are buying it for someone who is underage, or wouldn't be allowed to be what ever it is you're selling for whatever reason.

 

I'll be midnight launching it, 2 minute drive down the road, 2 minute drive back, and then I'll be screaming at my xbox to hurry up with the install.

 

No it isn't, all you need is a parent or something.

 

No, if you were 14, and tried to get your parents to buy you something rated 18+, the store would not sell it.

 

I've done it many times.

 

Than whoever is selling the stuff to you is breaking the law.

 

Not really, if I was to go on without my parent yes, but if a parent gives consent you can do it.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:04 AM

EB Games, Midnight Launch.

 

In and out.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:08 AM

I'll be picking my S.E copy Tuesday avo. 


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:12 AM

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:18 AM Edited by semie, 11 September 2013 - 10:20 AM.

 

 

 

 

I am under 18, so I am going to the midnight launch with my mom at EB Gays. Like a real muthaphukkin G.

i'd be careful (someone correct me if i'm wrong) because any signs of the fact that it's for you, and that you're under 18, and i'm pretty sure they won't sell it to you. you may want to wait in a different area as your mum goes in and buys it - just to be safe.

 

 

It shouldn't be a problem, I worked in GAME (in the UK) and the policy is literally, as long as it's the parent handing over the cash it doesn't make a difference, we had to make sure the parent was aware of what they were buying them but beyond that there is nothing that can be done about it, parents have the right to buy their children whatever they want

 

It's kind of strict in Australia. You can't sell anything to someone if you know they're are buying it for someone who is underage, or wouldn't be allowed to be what ever it is you're selling for whatever reason.

 

I'll be midnight launching it, 2 minute drive down the road, 2 minute drive back, and then I'll be screaming at my xbox to hurry up with the install.

 

No it isn't, all you need is a parent or something.

 

I agree with this last comment. The retailer is not expected to have an insight beyond the point of sale.

If your 18+ you can purchase it, if you choose to give that item away then that is on the purchaser not the retailer.

No laws are being broken as it is not being sold to a minor.

 

I purchase m & ma rated games all the time for and with my kids and it has never been an issue even when it is absolutely clear I am purchasing it for my child.

 

You can allow children to drink I dont, but you can, with written consent from their parent/guardian but EB wont sell you an 18 rated game to you if they suspect it's for your child... not likely.

 

I would suggest your EB retailer just doesn't like you very much if that happening to you mate.

 

i wont be dictated to about what I can and cannot provide for my children. That is my call as a parent. And before you get all righteous, my children do not and will not play GTA so best not to go down that road.

 

I manage a specialist adolescent team and collaborate very closely with a multitude of players in the youth landscape including the Vic Pol and the Department and as I am at the coal face every day with families and vulnerable children I can tell you now that neither the Police or DHS CP (in VIC) would blink an eye if you purchased GTA V for your children/child.

 

There is a big bad nasty world out there where GTA and games in general do not even register.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:50 AM

I am under 18, so I am going to the midnight launch with my mom at EB Point Cook. Like a real muthaphukkin G.

 

The best part of this post is that you're under 18, with an Eazy-E reference in your post and old school Snoop reference in your sig. Maybe there is hope for the future.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:51 AM

I agree with this last comment. The retailer is not expected to have an insight beyond the point of sale.

 

 

 

If your 18+ you can purchase it, if you choose to give that item away then that is on the purchaser not the retailer.

No laws are being broken as it is not being sold to a minor.

 

I purchase m & ma rated games all the time for and with my kids and it has never been an issue even when it is absolutely clear I am purchasing it for my child.

 

You can allow children to drink I dont, but you can, with written consent from their parent/guardian but EB wont sell you an 18 rated game to you if they suspect it's for your child... not likely.

 

I would suggest your EB retailer just doesn't like you very much if that happening to you mate.

 

i wont be dictated to about what I can and cannot provide for my children. That is my call as a parent. And before you get all righteous, my children do not and will not play GTA so best not to go down that road.

 

I manage a specialist adolescent team and collaborate very closely with a multitude of players in the youth landscape including the Vic Pol and the Department and as I am at the coal face every day with families and vulnerable children I can tell you now that neither the Police or DHS CP (in VIC) would blink an eye if you purchased GTA V for your children/child.

 

There is a big bad nasty world out there where GTA and games in general do not even register.

 

Yeah, keep smoking whatever you're on.

 

Not really, if I was to go on without my parent yes, but if a parent gives consent you can do it.

No, that's MA15+ games. It is against the law to sell them to a child even if they are accompanied by a parent. I think it causes a fine of a couple of thousands of dollars.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

 

Not really, if I was to go on without my parent yes, but if a parent gives consent you can do it.

No, that's MA15+ games. It is against the law to sell them to a child even if they are accompanied by a parent. I think it causes a fine of a couple of thousands of dollars.

 

 

This is right. MA15 a parent can buy on behalf of a child, but R18 a content provider can not knowingly provide it to a minor, regardless of parental consent. As this is the first 'big'  R18 release here, theres a chance a lot of the stores won't be aware of this and treat it as an MA15 release, but do so at the risk of major fines.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:02 AM Edited by AndreyK, 11 September 2013 - 11:02 AM.

 

 

Not really, if I was to go on without my parent yes, but if a parent gives consent you can do it.

No, that's MA15+ games. It is against the law to sell them to a child even if they are accompanied by a parent. I think it causes a fine of a couple of thousands of dollars.

 

This is right. MA15 a parent can buy on behalf of a child, but R18 a content provider can not knowingly provide it to a minor, regardless of parental consent. As this is the first 'big'  R18 release here, theres a chance a lot of the stores won't be aware of this and treat it as an MA15 release, but do so at the risk of major fines.

Exactly.

 

I am under 18, so I am going to the midnight launch with my mom at EB Point Cook. Like a real muthaphukkin G.

 

The best part of this post is that you're under 18, with an Eazy-E reference in your post and old school Snoop reference in your sig. Maybe there is hope for the future.

Okay, so I like gangsta rap and put some references. So? Does that mean that I am a degenerate douchebag and should not breed? If anything, it's funny that you cling on these little things, and also very immature and stupid.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:08 AM

I think he was being sincere.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:09 AM

I think he was being sincere.

No, just an asshole. Also, quoting is a pretty good feature.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:10 AM

 

I agree with this last comment. The retailer is not expected to have an insight beyond the point of sale.

 

 

 

If your 18+ you can purchase it, if you choose to give that item away then that is on the purchaser not the retailer.

No laws are being broken as it is not being sold to a minor.

 

I purchase m & ma rated games all the time for and with my kids and it has never been an issue even when it is absolutely clear I am purchasing it for my child.

 

You can allow children to drink I dont, but you can, with written consent from their parent/guardian but EB wont sell you an 18 rated game to you if they suspect it's for your child... not likely.

 

I would suggest your EB retailer just doesn't like you very much if that happening to you mate.

 

i wont be dictated to about what I can and cannot provide for my children. That is my call as a parent. And before you get all righteous, my children do not and will not play GTA so best not to go down that road.

 

I manage a specialist adolescent team and collaborate very closely with a multitude of players in the youth landscape including the Vic Pol and the Department and as I am at the coal face every day with families and vulnerable children I can tell you now that neither the Police or DHS CP (in VIC) would blink an eye if you purchased GTA V for your children/child.

 

There is a big bad nasty world out there where GTA and games in general do not even register.

 

Yeah, keep smoking whatever you're on.

 


 

Your response has no valid point.

My oldest child is older than you  and my youngest has more manners than you.

I have no reason to talk sh!t on a forum, I was clearly identifying that you do not know what your talking about that is all.

I understand that you are only young yourself, and my initial comment was not meant as a dig at you, more of an awareness post mate.

There is no reason for EB to not sell your mum the game if you are in her company.

 

On a side note, I will be taking my 15yo with me to the midnight launch for the experience. Based on your logic, EB wont allow me to purchase the game if they believe that it is for him?

 

If you treat people with respect and present with character along side your mum, I am sure you will be fine. That said though, if you carry on in store in a manner similar to how you present on this forum I would be worried.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:10 AM

@AndreyK he was giving you a compliment. 

 

He ain't nothin' to f*ck with (wu-tang reference)


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:15 AM Edited by gtaadam81, 11 September 2013 - 11:15 AM.

Breakfast launch at JB for me, sadly no midnight launch :(


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:19 AM

Local shop will be sending it out as priority mail with delivery to my door ,so I will get home from Uni home as fast as humanly possible and wait for it Tuesday


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:20 AM Edited by AndreyK, 11 September 2013 - 11:23 AM.

 

 

I agree with this last comment. The retailer is not expected to have an insight beyond the point of sale.

 

 

 

If your 18+ you can purchase it, if you choose to give that item away then that is on the purchaser not the retailer.

No laws are being broken as it is not being sold to a minor.

 

I purchase m & ma rated games all the time for and with my kids and it has never been an issue even when it is absolutely clear I am purchasing it for my child.

 

You can allow children to drink I dont, but you can, with written consent from their parent/guardian but EB wont sell you an 18 rated game to you if they suspect it's for your child... not likely.

 

I would suggest your EB retailer just doesn't like you very much if that happening to you mate.

 

i wont be dictated to about what I can and cannot provide for my children. That is my call as a parent. And before you get all righteous, my children do not and will not play GTA so best not to go down that road.

 

I manage a specialist adolescent team and collaborate very closely with a multitude of players in the youth landscape including the Vic Pol and the Department and as I am at the coal face every day with families and vulnerable children I can tell you now that neither the Police or DHS CP (in VIC) would blink an eye if you purchased GTA V for your children/child.

 

There is a big bad nasty world out there where GTA and games in general do not even register.

 

Yeah, keep smoking whatever you're on.

 


 

Your response has no valid point.

My oldest child is older than you  and my youngest has more manners than you.

I have no reason to talk sh!t on a forum, I was clearly identifying that you do not know what your talking about that is all.

I understand that you are only young yourself, and my initial comment was not meant as a dig at you, more of an awareness post mate.

There is no reason for EB to not sell your mum the game if you are in her company.

 

On a side note, I will be taking my 15yo with me to the midnight launch for the experience. Based on your logic, EB wont allow me to purchase the game if they believe that it is for him?

 

If you treat people with respect and present with character along side your mum, I am sure you will be fine. That said though, if you carry on in store in a manner similar to how you present on this forum I would be worried.

 

I don't give a sh*t about your children, their age, or their manners. Your parenting is entirely up to you, but stop showing off about it.

 

Your original post was simply you showing off how good of a parent you are and showing off, that is it. Nobody cares, okay?

 

Actually, if the person selling the game believes my mom is buying it for me, then I am not getting it. If the person sells it to my mother for me, then they are facing a federal offense with $8K AUD of fines. It is up to the store owners to decide if my mother is purchasing it for me or herself, hence why she is going to go in the store and buy it herself, without me. I have done research, like going on the rating board's website. Before you look at it and don't see anything, dig further, it's kinda hard to find, but it should be in a PDF file.

 

And then, stop judging me. You know jack sh*t about me, how I was raised, who I am, or anything else. You only have an outsider's look at my life, and that is you thinking I am a generic asshole on the forums, so you can't formulate a proper opinion about me. So please, f*ck off with that sh*t and go raise your children more, I don't care. Let's hope they aren't as much of judgemental assholes.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:38 AM Edited by Cinoy, 11 September 2013 - 12:11 PM.

oops I didnt read it was australians..


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:40 AM

I'm attempting to be patient and have ordered it from the UK to be imported to my house for cheap.


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:55 AM

For those importing, just remember that if you import a PS3 version from USA or Asia, it is region locked and you won't be able to activate your Pre-Order Bonus or DLC


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 11:58 AM

This is kind of a dumb question and it's definitely not thread worthy but I didn't preorder for whatever reason, I'm not sure why but anyway if I go to EB Tuesday morning will there be copies in the store or is it that high of a demand that it's basically preorder and wait for the next shipment?


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:12 PM

JB midnight launch for me. But hopefully if all goes like it has before on games ive been this hyped about street date will break a day or so early :lol:





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