Well, the rumors have been flying around for the last couple of days that Grand Theft Auto III has been banned in the US and that retailers nationwide were pulling the game from their shelves. After talking with the managers of two different Electronics Boutique via telephone, I was informed that this indeed was not the case. If you don’t see any copies of GTA3 on the shelves, it’s not because the game was banned, but because it has simply been sold out.

On a related note, the game is still banned in Australia, with Take Two Interactive considering releasing a “toned down” version for the Aussies.