Gamers go wild for Grand Theft Auto
BENDIGO gamers lined up outside retailer JB HI FI on Tuesday morning to purchase the newly released game Grand Theft Auto V.
A long line formed outside the Hargreaves Street store with game fans hoping to be among the first in the country to get their hands on one of the year's most highly anticipated releases.
Killing people in games does not make you a killer yourself. I am a model citizen.
The game is the fifth in Grand Theft Auto series and is rated R18+.
The game includes rebel gang members and drug use.
The Bendigo Advertiser posed the question, “do you think this game is too violent for young people to play?” on Facebook.
It had a strong response from the community.
Brayden Hayes posted this, “It’s violent but I don’t think that it is too violent for those fifteen and older.”
“Due to everything in the media today, there is nothing that they haven’t seen before," he continued.
Brayden then went on to say, "killing people in games does not make you a killer yourself."
"I play them regularly and I am a cub leader and hold a retail position.
"I am a model citizen and games such as this have not had an affect on me."
Jess Bouck posted this, “there is more violence going on in the real world.”
“Look at Syria and Egypt.”
Kevin Ferguson said, “I’ll tell you what, it’s nothing you don’t see in the movies and on the 6 o’clock news.”
Editor's note: The Bendigo Advertiser earlier today published a picture of a school student with a copy of Grand Theft Auto V. The Bendigo Advertiser understands given the game has a 18+ rating this picture was inappropriate.