Canis Canem bollocks


The Sun have the news that Curry’s will not stock the game Canis Canem Edit (previously Bully) in the UK, because they are a “family-friendly retailer”.

Yeah. Uh-huh.

Dixons – a part of Currys that is now actually called Currys Digital – was one of the UK retailers to stop selling Manhunt after the whole furore about the allegedly related death of a teenager (the episode where it turned out that the victim used to play Manhunt, not the killer). Woolworths and Game also stopped selling the game. Within – no kidding here – three weeks of the proposed ban, I had found copies of the game at all three stores.

 So don’t expect this new ban to hold any water, especially if the rumours are true and the game’s not as nasty as everyone thought it would be.

EDIT: Yeah! Just call me Tipster Geoff!

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Published in: on October 17, 2006 at 2:22 am  Comments (10)  

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  1. Don’t see what the fuss is about. ‘Tis just a game.

    Though I do feel like running around slaying zombies and bats again since I began WOW (again).

    For the Horde!

  2. You have an innate ability to get WoW into any conversation you start, don’t you? Or is this simply part of your campaign to get me to play too? I mean, I already said yes, damnit.

  3. I was just browsing the Frostwhisper server forum and reminiscing of the year and a half I spent on there.

    Time does fly indeed!

    To change the subject.

    Arse.

  4. You should hold out. I’m sure Mike will eventually bribe you into playing WoW.
    And have you ever heard of an online retailer banning a game?

  5. It’s not the online retail section. Currys aren’t stocking it, which means Currys Digital (the high street shops which were once Dixons) won’t stock it. No matter, because no one buys games in Currys.

    Amazon are stated in the article as continuing to list the game for sale, as are HMV.

    I’m to play WoW on Wednesday at Mike’s house. I shall attempt to leave my scorn at the door.

  6. Also your wallet.
    But bring your iron will.
    Are you going to L of T&L’s 30th? I’ll be back on the day before.

  7. I certainly am, as I was the one wot suggested it to her. See you there?

  8. I fear notwelshman will hate WOW. In which case, I will have to send him to the insane asylum and invite you round instead oh Mr Hill.

  9. My iron will is strong indeed. But i’ll be leaving it at home.
    I offer my soul to WoW.

  10. Welcome to the fold sister.


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