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GTA 5: fan stabbed and robbed of new video game
Quote:A Grand Theft Auto fan was hit with a brick, stabbed and robbed of the new computer game moments after queuing to buy it.

The 23-year-old was attacked as he made his way home from a supermarket in the early hours of this morning.
He had been to the Asda superstore in Colindale, North West London, which had opened late for the worldwide release of the fifth version of the notoriously violent game at midnight.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "Wee were called at 1.20am to Princes Avenue, Colindale. A 23-year-old man was shopping, then on his way back home he was hit with a brick and stabbed.
"He was robbed of items he had bought from a nearby Asda supermarket, including a copy of Grand Theft Auto."
Police believe the attack was carried out by multiple suspects but said it remained unclear how many were responsible.
The victim was taken to a north London hospital, where he was in a stable condition this morning.
Detectives have asked witnesses to contact Crimestoppers with any information on the attack.
Twitter users meanwhile expressed their shock at the violent mugging, with one writing, "It's just a game".
The release of Grand Theft Auto V was expected to break sales records after hitting the shelves today.
Amazon, the online retailer, has already sold out of the game, which reportedly cost around £170 million to make and market.
Experts estimate it could generate £1 billion during its first year on sale when gamers are predicted to buy some 25 million copies.
Kevin McFeely, from the GAME store, said the company opened as many branches as it could last night.
GTA V has received rave reviews from critics across the board, who have labelled it "one of the very best video games ever made".

Source: The Telegraph

This was only after launch as well...

17/09/2013 12:29 PM
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Unsurprising if the attacker knew he had the game.

Still, unfortunate. Glad the victim is doing okay.
17/09/2013 01:19 PM
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The article doesn't say he was robbed specifically because they knew he had the game and they wanted it. He was just robbed in general, the fact it was GTAV is irrelevant. Unfortunate none the less and unnecessary. Poor guy :(
17/09/2013 01:44 PM
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(17/09/2013 01:44 PM)Grey Ghost Wrote:  The article doesn't say he was robbed specifically because they knew he had the game and they wanted it. He was just robbed in general, the fact it was GTAV is irrelevant. Unfortunate none the less and unnecessary. Poor guy :(

i was gonna say this. why the hell are they making it sounds like he got robbed because he had GTA V?

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17/09/2013 02:45 PM
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Because the media will use anything to draw negative attention to games like this. I like how the rest of the article is completely irrelevant to the actual stabbing.
17/09/2013 02:58 PM
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(17/09/2013 02:58 PM)Joom Wrote:  Because the media will use anything to draw negative attention to games like this. I like how the rest of the article is completely irrelevant to the actual stabbing.

Very true. The media will try put a spin on anything.
17/09/2013 03:02 PM
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RE: GTA 5: fan stabbed and robbed of new video game
This wouldn't be the first time the media used a misleading title to get people to read their articles as well...

Anyway, I'm glad the man is all right.

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It could have been for anything big with a big launch, not just a game. But that media...

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Also, I wonder if the dude that got clocked with a brick dropped floating bricks of money.
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Quote:Twitter users meanwhile expressed their shock at the violent mugging, with one writing, "It's just a game".
^ I have a feeling it's a bit more than just the media, unless the Tweetards were merely responding to an earlier article.
17/09/2013 07:50 PM
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