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When It Comes To Grand Theft Auto V And Target, This Might Be Part Of The Problem

As you are most likely already aware, Target has removed Grand Theft Auto V from stores across Australia. As I’ve already written this morning, I believe one of the root issues here is the attitude that video games are for children. If that’s the case, Target isn’t exactly doing themselves any favours.

Take a look at the above image. “The best toy prices in Australia… guaranteed!” That’s the message as an R18+ rated video game sits alongside Barbie and Peppa Pig.

I mean seriously, what is wrong with this picture? What were they thinking? This is an advertisement and it is essentially informing consumers that Grand Theft Auto V is a toy for children on the same level as Peppa Pig.

Absolutely mind-boggling.

Thanks Leigh!

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