ID Required to Buy/Rent Games in Canada

Ha, and you thought Canadians were all weed-smoking hippies with all the freedom in the world. Yes, they have more nudity on TV, but no, you can’t buy your GTA: San Andreas without an ID. Nothing like good ol’ violence and a coalition of parents to force the gaming industry into IDing everyone.

You already need your photo ID to buy booze or cigarettes and now you’ll need it to rent or buy certain video and computer games.

Canadian retailers and entertainment software makers Thursday were to announce a broad initiative aimed at curbing children’s access to violent and age-restricted games, including asking customers to produce photographic identification in some cases.

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