Warehouse removing R18 games, DVDs

grand theft auto 4NZ City 24 November 2014
The Warehouse group stores won’t sell any R18 games and DVDs in future, saying it wants to promote family values.

Chief executive Mark Powell says the decision was made to remove such games and DVDs from its 92 Warehouse and 77 Noel Leeming stores after controversy surrounding the recently released Grand Theft Auto V, in which players can have sex with a prostitute and then beat them up.

He said it was driven by feedback from customers and the community, and its guiding principles, which include making New Zealand a better place to live.

“This feedback has formed part of what has been an ongoing internal review, to ensure that the products we range reflect our brand values of family, children, and community,” he said.

Family First national director Bob McCoskrie welcomed the decision and called on other retailers to do the same.

“It is completely unrealistic to believe that young people will not be influenced in their attitudes and behaviours by constant exposure to this type of gaming and DVD material,” he said.

“So-called ‘entertainment’ and freedom of expression should never be at the expense of the safety of our community, appropriate emotional and moral development of our children, and promoting acceptable attitudes towards women, violence and law enforcement.”
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The Warehouse pulls R18 titles 
3 News 24 November 2014 
The Warehouse group stores won’t sell any R18 games and DVDs in future, saying it wants to promote family values.

Chief executive Mark Powell says the decision was made to remove such games and DVDs from its 92 Warehouse and 77 Noel Leeming stores after controversy surrounding the recently released Grand Theft Auto V, in which players can have sex with a prostitute and then beat them up.

He said it was driven by feedback from customers and the community, and its guiding principles, which include making New Zealand a better place to live.
http://www.3news.co.nz/business/the-warehouse-pulls-r18-titles-2014112416

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