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Hey everyone, so long time front-page commenter, first time forum poster :)

A so called "incident" happened a couple weeks back at my local EB Games. I live in Toronto, Canada, and I went in and decided to finally purchase Orange Box, as I already own Episode 1, and wanted to play Portal. I've been going to this very same EB Games for my entire life almost, and in the past have had absolutely no issue buying M-rated games, even though I will only be turning 18 this July. However, I had no I.D. whatsoever on me, only cash, and shockingly, when I went to purchase the title, the clerk (I suspect it was the manager, he just had this "air" about him) told me I needed ID. One of my two friends, who were in the store with me, then proceeded to offer to buy the game for me, as he had ID on him.

Then even more shockingly, the guy said "no you can't do that" and compared it to being the same as an adult buying cigarettes for a minor. I was completely stunned, and almost bought Portal (rated T) by itself in my stupor. Luckily my friend convinced me otherwise, and I decided to come back at a more convenient time. The funniest moment came when we were leaving the store, because it was our high school prom that night, and we were talking about it, with the employees hearing us clearly.

So....has this happened to anyone in any of the Canadian EB Games? :eek:
I specify country, because the policy may be different for the Canadian stores than the American ones, though I'm not sure on that.

What really peeved me off on this is that I'm 6' 2" and look a few years older than I actually am. It's blatantly obvious I'm either 18 or no more than a year younger. It's not like he was selling the game to a clearly under-age person. He was merely penalizing me for having no ID. I'm practically a year older than the limit. I understand that the policy for selling cigarettes is that they must ask for ID if you look under 30 (or is it 25?) but for videogames....please!? :mad:

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