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Gamers clamour for Grand Theft Auto V release in Gloucestershire

By The Citizen  |  Posted: September 17, 2013

  • The queue at Game in Gloucester

  • The queue at Game in Gloucester

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GAMING fans have been queuing up overnight in Cheltenham and Gloucester to get their hands on the newly released game Grand Theft Auto V.

Dozens of people took to the streets to wait for the much-anticipated release of the shoot ‘em-up computer game at midnight last night.

Emma Mills, owner of Game On, in Winchcombe Street, Cheltenham, said it had been a mad rush as people tried to avoid missing out.

“In my six years of trading here this has easily been the most eagerly anticipated game release,” she said.

“We had loads of people queuing last night so they could be there for when we opened at midnight.

“Most of the games were pre-ordered beforehand as people didn’t want to miss out.

“I have only got one left this morning so we are ordering in more stock this afternoon.

“I don’t want to be without it for long as it’s all people are after at the moment.”

In Gloucester gamers queued to grab a copy from Game in The Eastgate Shopping Centre.

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Online reviews are already raving about the multi-million release:

The Telegraph said:

"It’s brilliant, of course.

Given the pedigree and almost brutish levels of hype surrounding Grand Theft Auto V, it would have been a surprise if this wasn’t the five-star humdinger that you expected. But here we are: Grand Theft Auto V is the pinnacle of open-world video game design and a colossal feat of technical engineering. It takes a template laid down by its predecessors and expands upon it, improving on and streamlining some of its rougher aspects. It doesn’t break out of that template and can be brash, nasty and nihilistic. But for all its more unsavoury aspects, this is a game built with skilled mechanical expertise and creative artistry."

Stuff said:

"Grand Theft Auto 5 aims ridiculously high and despite those ethical missteps manages to deliver on all of its towering ambitions. It’s a game that pushes the boundaries not only of what’s possible in open world games, but what’s possible on the current generation of consoles. In GTA 5, the incredibly detailed world, compelling characters and varied missions combine to create an experience that will live on in your memory long after you've finished playing - and we expect you'll be playing for a long, long time."

Eurogamer said:

"Most importantly, though, it's the first game in the series where you feel as though you can strike out in any direction and find something entertaining to do. You can wander onto a golf course and find yourself in a reasonable facsimile of a Tiger Woods game, enhanced after every shot by Michael swearing and banging his club on the fairway. … GTA5 may not be the Hollywood-beating crime story it wants to be, then, but it's the best video game it's ever been, and I'll take that."

Here is the official trailer. This is only suitable for over 18s:

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  • NibNobs  |  September 17 2013, 3:34PM

    Was it worth queuing up in the cold at night.......there were piles of un-sold copies in Tesco Brockworth this morning!

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