Old 7th October 2002, 08:50   #1
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Grand Theft Auto Banned??

I am about to buy a PS2, I know it's been out for a long time, but I want one now, and of course, GTA3 came to mind for a game, since I had so much fun playing it at a friends.

Here's the thing, I am not sure where I heard this, but somebody told me GTA3 was banned, or re-released with a bit of content cut out in North America due to heavy violence. As they are still selling it in stores, it's obvious it's not, if it had been, banned completely, but was it for a while? Or is there a toned down version?

And with regards to Vice City, NAH, although it's probably gonna have slightly better gameplay, I just can't stand the 80's! I like new cars and stuff, not classics.
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Old 7th October 2002, 08:57   #2
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www.ebay.com if they aren't selling it in stores
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Old 7th October 2002, 09:19   #3
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They are selling it in stores, I just want to know if at one point they did pull it off the shelves, or it it got changed.
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Old 7th October 2002, 13:03   #4
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Re: Grand Theft Auto Banned??

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Here's the thing, I am not sure where I heard this, but somebody told me GTA3 was banned, or re-released with a bit of content cut out in North America due to heavy violence.

Heavy Violence? Give Me a break.
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Old 7th October 2002, 13:14   #5
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In Australia, it did get pulled from the shelves, they edited about 8 seconds of the game, then put it back on the shelves again a month or so later, I believe....
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Old 7th October 2002, 13:15   #6
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How come they don't ban CS or SOLF2 or Quake like games?
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Old 7th October 2002, 13:19   #7
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In Australia, it did get pulled from the shelves, they edited about 8 seconds of the game, then put it back on the shelves again a month or so later, I believe....
They changed a fair bit actually. You cant pick up hookers and dont get paid for killing police or civilians, and one of the missions has been removed if i remember correctly.

They dont impact on the game itself much though.
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How come they don't ban CS or SOLF2 or Quake like games?
in those you can't kill police, ampulance people, pedestrians etc. you can't nick cars, you can't randomly beat people up and you don't get a chance to work for the mafia.
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in North America the game remains unharmed, to my knowledge. i can still pick up hookers, kill police, etc.

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What's fun is picking up a hooker, doing the deed, then beating her up afterwards to get your money back :-)
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Old 7th October 2002, 19:33   #11
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at least we don't live in Greece where all video games are banned....
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Old 7th October 2002, 19:49   #12
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but gta3 you can't kill nazis. and if you can't kill nazis, your game isn't worth play.

wait, nevermind...
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Old 7th October 2002, 20:12   #13
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What's fun is picking up a hooker, doing the deed, then beating her up afterwards to get your money back :-)
roffal, i remember in duke nukem you could give a stripper some money, get flashed, and then kill her hehe, i remember one time my friend and i used the level editor to make a room full of strippers, get them all topless and then threw in a few pipe bombs.

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Old 7th October 2002, 20:36   #14
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in those you can't kill police, ampulance people, pedestrians etc. you can't nick cars, you can't randomly beat people up and you don't get a chance to work for the mafia.
Have you played CS at all? What is the main objective of the Terrorists in any map? That's right, a tea party!

lol! j/k

You kill police, or the dumb newbs who are CTs will kill themselves, so it all works out in the end.

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Old 8th October 2002, 00:39   #15
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in those you can't kill police, ampulance people, pedestrians etc. you can't nick cars, you can't randomly beat people up and you don't get a chance to work for the mafia.

But In CS you can kill THe Navy Seal Guys and you can always kill hostages and have hookers and shit like that. It's still total Bullshit that they Ban GTA.
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Old 8th October 2002, 01:04   #16
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as long as the internet exsists, nothing can be banned. (hehe banned like p2p music sharing )

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Old 8th October 2002, 02:48   #17
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yeah the aussie version is a bit pathetic now - not that my friends with PS2s would know - they have their modchips and bootdisks and internet and dvd burners...

in other words - buy your PS2, go ask for the 'guy out the back' and then you can get GTA3 & and everthing else you want, full version, with all the bells and hookers.


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Old 8th October 2002, 04:30   #18
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Everything's too violent nowadays. Even the Lemmings games (weren't those awesome games?) were full of 4-bit pixellated blood.

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Old 8th October 2002, 04:32   #19
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Old 8th October 2002, 04:58   #20
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Okay, GTA:Vice City will be coming out very soon, so you might want to get that first. Then again, GTA3 is the game that started it all, so you might want to get that first...either way, I`m sure you`ll be happy.

And all of those PC gaming GTA fans, pick up Mafia...`tis an incredible game.
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Old 8th October 2002, 05:13   #21
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/me waits another year for GTA3: Vice City and THPS4 to come out for
PC...
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Old 8th October 2002, 06:55   #22
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Then again, GTA3 is the game that started it all
ok, who can point out the error in that sentence? (no offense dude, i just thought it was funny)
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ok, who can point out the error in that sentence? (no offense dude, i just thought it was funny)
None of these games have the gameplay of games from 15-20 years ago... when the graphics weren't good, the gameplay had to be.

Give me Elite any day. Or Civilization, come to think of it.
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But In CS you can kill THe Navy Seal Guys and you can always kill hostages and have hookers and shit like that. It's still total Bullshit that they Ban GTA.
but it is hardly set in a real-life environment that any of us could find ourselves in. There are reasons to ban it, but i agree that they shouldn't
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Or Civilization, come to think of it.
*Sigh*

Masters of Orion 3 is out Late November- take heart. Although, I've noticed all the games I like are now sequels of games I have liked... no new blood.

Gaming has been reduced down to sad "who can click faster" contests...
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Gaming has been reduced down to sad "who can click faster" contests...
yeah, bring back the days of who can mash a lucky combination of buttons the fastest. woooooo mortal combat 3!


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ok, who can point out the error in that sentence? (no offense dude, i just thought it was funny)
I should have pointed it out...GTA3 was one of the first to have the vast interactive environments, not as in the first in the GTA series.

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yeah, bring back the days of who can mash a lucky combination of buttons the fastest. woooooo mortal combat 3!
If the days were brought back to you with a spell checker, you would remember that there was a K in "Kombat".


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