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Manhunt 2 Banned in the UK – Again

Discussion in 'News' started by Jimmy 2004, Oct 9, 2007.

  1. Jimmy 2004

    Jimmy 2004 New Member

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    After initially being banned in the UK almost four months ago, the revised version of Manhunt 2 has yet again been refused a classification by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC), which effectively bans the game from being sold in the UK. The modified version of the game did manage to receive a Mature rating in the USA after initially being given an Adults Only rating, but in the UK the BBFC ruled that the "casually sadistic nature" of kills in Manhunt 2 is still unacceptable, despite Rockstar reducing some of the visual detail of executions. Any decision to appeal now rests with Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar’s publisher, although Rockstar is unlikely to continue making the game family-friendly just to get it a UK rating.

    Source: Reg Hardware
     
  2. Random Murderer

    Random Murderer The Anti-Midas

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    deja vu. those uptight.... whatever, i don't live there, lol.
     
  3. cjoyce1980 New Member

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    BBFC = everything that is wroung with the UK and more
     
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    lol sucks for ppl that live in the uk
     
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    Now they are carrying Censorship a little too far.

    Personally, I think the whole manhunt series sucks and rockstar games cant make a decent product, but that is just me.
     
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    Err don't feel down.. just pirate it. They're basically forcing us to, so why the hell not...
     
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    Rockstar only made ONE good series.....Grand theft auto ( all of them )
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    screw the bbfc.i'll just dl it if i cant buy it.

    a few old farts who decide for me if i would find something offensive or not.
     
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    Censorship should be banned.
     
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    *Sings* Reeeettttuuurrrrn to sender! adress unknown......
     
  11. lemonadesoda

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    I think we all agree there is a line of censorship that is acceptable; the question is where that line should be drawn. Young rebels always want less restriction and more freedom "for themselves" whereas mature adults recognise the need to protect "others".

    I personally haven't seen Manhunt 2, esp. the original that brought all the fuss. But I'm pleased there HAS been censorship and a quiet uproar. It brings the issue to the table. What are games for: and does it need to follow the route of the hollywood gore/snuff/hostel movies, or is there another (or hundreds of other) avenues for games and entertainment.

    Personally, I'm not into Schadenfreude (look it up if you dont know what it means), especially gore and maming. BUT I do love FPS shooters and Soldier of Fortune. Interesting philosophical tension there. :roll:
     
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    Pointless banning it again those kids more likley have it all ready lol.
     
  13. ex_reven New Member

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    Just get it shipped :)
     
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    They're a bunch of old sticks in the mud. I wonder if it'll be released in the R.O.I. tho? Only an hours cruise for me in blue thunder listening to some C.o.C. on the way to the shop :D
     

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