Kmart Has Also Pulled All Versions Of Grand Theft Auto IV

An anonymous source has informed us that in addition to removing Grand Theft Auto V, all copies of Grand Theft Auto IV — including the Episodes of Liberty city game — are being pulled from store shelves at Kmart. We have yet to confirm if Target is following suit, but Kmart representatives confirmed that all copies of all Grand Theft Auto games are being removed from sale.

We did, however speak to one Target store representative who confirmed to us that, in a group email, staff had instructed to only remove copies of Grand Theft Auto V. Our source claimed that all Grand Theft Auto games would also be removed from Target.

The source we spoke to, however, informed us that the games were being "stealth pulled". Meaning that no statement would be sent out to press. Most likely it's just an attempt to remain consistent with their decision to remove Grand Theft Auto V.


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    Hay cousin, let's go completely crazy and cave to the demands of the misinformed few!
    I mean bowling

    Maybe this is a stealth move by Sony & Microsoft to start buying digital copies at stupidly inflated prices

      nah. They don't collude like that. That is just how the internet thinks they work. At Xmas they would want as many physical copies on store shelves for gift shopping and the loss of sales from this for the very small extra margin on digital on the small Aussie customer base is not worth it in the slightest.

    If this ends up being called GTA-Gate, I'm going to puke.

      at least it would make sense, we could take a look at that name and infer some sort of information from it

    I hope you got hiking boots on cause this slope is awfully slippery.

      Change your avi from Doom Guy to Duke Nukem, start throwing around a few more quotes and innuendos!

    Here is a seinfield quote that wraps up this controversial day in gaming
    "No soup for you"

    I don't want to live in this country anymore :(

      But you can still buy the games, just not at certain department stores.

      Why, do you buy a lot of games from K-Mart?

      Considering how old GTA4 is, doesn't everyone who wants it own it by now? EB will probably be discounting it in the Christmas sale if it isn't discounted in the current sale.

        Oh don't get me wrong, I'm not affected by this, I have GTA V, on both gens. In fact I pretty much day one buy most of my games, cause i need them sealed. and I buy from JB.
        But its the principal of the thing, its just, so, so stupid, that a few people (sex workers at that) can bundle together and have a cry, and a store as big as Target and Kmart shit themselves and cave in.
        It makes me sick for anyone this does affect, because this will have consequences.
        If mainstream media get wind of this we are stuffed, the backlash against gamers and the rights of adults to choose thier media will take a massive hit.

    iono, I'm still waiting for the PC version anyways... but this really sucks that someone can put a misinformed petition together like that and "force" stores to remove an item from sale.

    You mean the 2 copies that still have the $98 price tag on it?

    GTA4? Trying to clear old inventory on moral grounds. Clever K-Mart. Next they will be saying the Australian Idol 2007 CD's promote sexual violence so they also need to be returned to the manufacturer for a full credit.

    Now banned from aus: all future gta games & yakuza games if they decide to ship it for English speaking audiences

      Not banned from Au, just not stocked at Target and Kmart.

        I think he meant it as a possible future factoid rather than this is actually the case.
        I think...

    As one who has been around swimming pool death of a minor, all copies of Sims need to be removed from Target/Kmart/Australia/World
    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2014/11/it-only-took-me-an-hour-to-drown-my-sims-in-their-new-pool/

    Ban this sick filth. Because games cause murders.

    I actually got this petition in my email. Both my girlfriend and I were baffled at the super-transparently biased wording that made it sound as though the violence in the game was exclusively aimed at women, going on with all the possible ways and weapons with which "violence against women" could be perpetrated. Obviously, it didn't mention even once that such violence could be employed against men too.

    Whomever coined "equal opportunity violence" really nailed it.

    Maroon 5 CDs should be banned next. Animal promotes both violence against women and cannibalism. Someone start a petition.

    Just wanted to put this out there:
    https://www.change.org/p/target-withdraw-the-holy-bible-this-sickening-book-encourages-readers-to-commit-sexual-violence-and-kill-women

    Best response to this whole fiasco I've seen so far

    I find there is a bunch of people overreacting towards this game and these bunch of people work in packs to bully a specific target.

    Next up, chess will be off the shelves and banned because it encourages killing the king or queen.

    I wonder now that both Kmart and Target have taken the moral high ground on this one if they will happily keep the $$ that they have made from sales made over the past few years from all versions of GTA V ( and previous incarnations) or if they intend to donate this profit on to victim of crime groups

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