There was a puff piece a while ago about a kid in EB games pretending to give cocaine away with the new Grand Theft Auto Game, beside an ad for the game.
I pretended to have misunderstood the article and be outraged that they were giving cocaine to children – encouraging others to the same. People got right into it and it was really great.
Some of my favourites:
“How are we ever going to put a stop to drugs if they are being sold with VIDEO GAMES!? EB, YOU ARE A DISGRACE.”
“EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT FAKE COCAINE IS A GATEWAY DRUG TO COCAINE!! TONY ABBOTT, YOU NEED TO DEMAND THAT EB GAMES RESIGNS.”
“cocaine is an #illegal substance”
“OH NOW I UNDESTAND WHAT EB GAMES STANDS FOR – ECSTACTY BUSINESS (GAMES). YOU SHOULD CHANGE TO EB SHAMES! (SELLING KIDS DRUGS IS A SHAME)”
“IT IS OUTRAGEOUS THAT THEY SMUGGLE DRUGS INSIDE VIDEO GAMES AND THEN SELL THEM TO KIDS. KIDS SHOULD STICK TO WHAT THEY KNOW LIKE SUPERGLUE AND AEROSOLS. THIS IS WHY AUSTRALIA NEEDS AN R18+ VIDEO GAME RATING. TO BE HONEST I DIDN’T READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE”
“What? Cocaine with a video game? What is the world coming to? My neighbour Gary Little pays $300 for a bag of cocaine. Now he’ll just buy the video game to get high – what’s the RRP? LIke $99.90 or something?”
“WAIT A MINUTE IS THIS REAL COCAINE? COCAINE IS ILLEGAL”