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Typical, the BBFC have alot to answer for. I'm an all out protester of censorship and as an adult and a parent I think it's up to the individual to make his/her own mind up as to whether they want to play the game. As a parent I would never let my son play an 18 rated game and I'm sure that other parents feel this also. I appreciate that if a child wants to play this game then they will probably manage to get hold of it but we need to make sure that the retailers are prosecuted for selling an 18 rated game to minors and parents who buy 18 rated games for their children should also be punished, that way the responsible adults who want to play this game will be able to decide for themselves. My local Gamestation is VERY hot on not selling to minors and even if they have ID, if they don't look the age for the game then they don't sell it to them, simple. I'm an old school gamer who can remember the outrage of the video nasty era in the eighties and most of the films they banned then were just because of mislead media and public outrage. The majority of films banned then are now readily available at most decent retailers after being re-released. I can't believe that this has been released in the US but not here, I thought the US were dead against anything like this. Here's hoping that Rockstar can sort something out. btw what was the other game to be banned by the BBFC?

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It doesn't really bother me that much but for gamers who don't like it, are there going to be pop-up blockers like we have in our browsers? Will there be some third party "hacker" who invents one so the ppl who don't want to see ads can have them blocked. But if this does happen, will it then make online play impossible, will punk buster have to program it in to the next update? Like I said before, it doesn't really bother me that much but for games that are suposed to be set 100 years in the future I don't want to see an advert for the latest mobile phone in 2006, it just won't work. An advert in a game such as GRAW for example where it's based just slightly in the future and on the "real" world, I think it would be OK. As long as advertisers don't MAKE us watch an advert , shove it down our throats every 2 minutes and as long as they make sure that they keep the adverts relevant to the game that we're playing then I can't see a problem with it. A really blatant piece of advertising in a recent game has to be Splinter Cell Chaos Theory with the Airwaves chewing gum, that was just OTT.