Viewing news posted in September 2005

GTA3 Banned in another Japanese Prefecture

20
Sep
2005
By Chris | 20th Sep 2005 at 21:52 GMT in GTA III | 9 Comments
The hit 2001 game GTA3 has been banned in Japan again, this time in the Saitama Prefecture.
It is now illegal to sell the game to anybody under the age of 18, and if retailers are caught they can be fined up to ¥300,000 Yen (,700 Dollars).

The government reckon the game is harming youths and promoting violence among them.

"I've seen the game myself and it's far too violent and obviously harmful," the governor of Saitama, Kiyoshi Ueda, told the paper. "Freedom of expression is one thing, but the wholesome upbringing of youths is also important and this was the only option."

Read the full story at Gamespot

I must clarify the game hasn't been banned throughout the entire country, but just in another small prefecture, and they are small.

GTA3 Kubrick Set Limited Edition

10
Sep
2005
By Chris | 10th Sep 2005 at 13:06 GMT in GTA III | 6 Comments
IPB ImageIf you're on the Rockstar mailing list you will have noticed after the Liberty City Stories announcement there was a small paragraph about the Limited Edition GTA3 Kubrick Sets now available at the Rockstar Warehouse, along with some new apparel. There's only 3000 of these sets worldwide, and the R* Warehouse only has 50, so if you want them you better act quick.

We are proud to announce the release of the Grand Theft Auto 3 Kubrick figure collection - a limited-edition box set
brought to you by Rockstar Games and Medicom Toy Corporation featuring all your favorite Liberty City stars of
high and low society: 8-Ball, Misty, Donald Love, Salvatore Leone and of course the strong and silent protagonist.

Stock at the Rockstar Warehouse is limited to only 50 pieces! So get in there and cop yours post-haste.

Also available at the Warehouse is an all-new fall collection of Rockstar apparel -
including the Rockstar painter's cap, the polo (in men's and women's sizes), wave tee, and solid tee.
Fully stocked up, right now, at www.rockstargames.com/warehouse

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