Friday Flame Wars: GTA V Delay A Government Conspiracy!

We were all a bit disappointed by yesterday’s news that Grand Theft Auto V is arriving a bit later than expected – nearly 6 months later, in fact. We will have to wait until September 17th to return to Los Santos. Sure, the delay might be just the ticket to ensure we don’t end up with something rushed out, half-assed, ruined, essentially, just to meet an arbitrary quarterly earnings report.

But what if big brother is to blame?!?!?

That’s right kids, there are theories making their way around the internet – you can search for them yourselves – that Rockstar and Take-Two actually delayed the game because – GASP – the Government pressured them to do so. Supposedly, one of two things happened:

1) After the Biden meeting, and in light of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook, Take-Two/Rockstar felt that releasing GTA V in spring would come with a serious dose of too soon.

2) Teh Govermint somehow put serious pressure on them to delay. What pressure? Who knows! But, says the theory, Take-Two and Rockstar were forced to buckle by delaying the game.

Is it true? It might be! It might not be! Really, it’s not for us to say whether or not this ridiculous theory is plausible, anyway. Because Game Front has also bowed to government pressure and we don’t want to be [REDACTED]. So instead, we put it to you, Game Fronters. Does this theory have legs? Is it batshit insane? Head now to comments and let the flaming begin. And don’t forget to be rude and irrational as possible.

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5 Comments on Friday Flame Wars: GTA V Delay A Government Conspiracy!


On February 1, 2013 at 11:17 pm

It seems like if the government was really trying to affect the release of a game like GTA, they’d try to cancel it rather than just push it back.


On February 2, 2013 at 4:27 am

More likely Biden may have suggested that they put it back a bit without actually putting pressure on them to do so, and Rockstar obliged, knowing that it would also give them ample more time to add more stuff and make sure it doesn’t end up like Skyrim or Fifa 13 needing 87 patches before it works properly.


On February 2, 2013 at 5:23 am

Of course they didn’t. Don’t you people see? Violent games like GTA fit so perfectly in the master plan of ridiculing the very medium of video-games. The government loves games like these that they can point fingers at.
The government wouldn’t push back the release of GTA. It would push it forward if anything. DON’T YOU PEOPLE UNDERSTAND!!!!!


On February 3, 2013 at 5:19 am

well thats bit flat.

probly realised it was as buggy as driver


On March 2, 2013 at 4:01 pm

I let all the filthy, nozey, stalking, government creeps known to me that I was getting a wii-u at xmas, and GTA V in March for the 1080p console, and I would not buy a PS3 console because I would never let myself or my friends on their PS3 online chat-and-stalk networks, and GTA V would be the last real game for the PS3, crazily similar to GTA 4 for the PS2 before that went in the trash. Now I think Rockstar North and Take Two Interactive have got wind of it, and they are making this more of a wet dream than I could have possibly imagined. Go Take Two!!