Manhunt 2

  • Manhunt 2 now approved for sale in the UK

    [photopress:manhunt2aok.jpg,full,center] Manhunt 2 has finally been approved for sale in the UK. Normally I wouldn’t care, but we’ve been following this story since the summer, so this is more cathartic than anything else. Rockstar, the game’s developer, had twice submitted the game to a British rating agency. After the second submission, the game was sent to an appeals board… Read More

  • Yet another hurdle stands in the way of Manhunt 2's UK release

    [photopress:manhunt22222.jpg,full,center] Oh, Manhunt 2. You’re a terrible video game that was banned in the UK some time ago for being too violent and should have been banned here for being so awful. Only a few days ago, however, it looked like the game was headed toward UK store shelves. Note the past tense, as now, today, word is that the British agency responsible for its initial ban… Read More

  • Keep hope alive: Manhunt 2 might see UK release after all

    Keep hope alive: Manhunt 2 might see UK release after all

    Manhunt 2 may yet go on sale in the UK, saints be praised! Rockstar, the game’s publisher, had appealed a British certification board’s rejection to rate the game (which effectively banned its sale)… and won! Yes, R*’s appeal was successful, meaning that the certification board has to review the game again. If the board takes no action this time around, you’ll be able… Read More

  • British Board says there's no link between violence and violent video games (right now)

    British Board says there's no link between violence and violent video games (right now)

    In defending Manunt 2 over in the UK, Rockstar presented research showing that there’s no causal link between violent video games and violent behavior. The British Board of Film Classification, the body preventing the game’s release there, agreed to a point: “The research certainly achieves the objective of establishing that research does not demonstrate that there is a causal… Read More

  • Target removes Manhunt 2 from its shelves: code unlocks original violence

    Target removes Manhunt 2 from its shelves: code unlocks original violence

    The controversy surrounding Manhunt 2 refuses to subside. There’s apparently a code floating around that reverts the game’s altered, less violent death scenes back to their original, gore-tastic incarnations. Retail chain Target found out about this and has now removed the game from its shelves. Read More

  • Comparison video of Manhunt 2 kill moves

    http://www.gamevideos.com:80/swf/gamevideos11.swf?embedded=1&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&src=http://www.gamevideos.com:80/video/videoListXML%3Fid%3D15918%26ordinal%3D1193925449217%26adPlay%3Dfalse You know that if the controversial Manhunt 2 stayed in its original form, it’d be a damn fun game. But because some people in a church somewhere got their panties in a bundle over some… Read More

  • People claim Manhunt 2 will destroy Western Civilization

    People claim Manhunt 2 will destroy Western Civilization

    Here come the outrage mongers. As you’re well aware, Manhunt 2 comes out today. Predictably, all sorts of family-oriented “leaders” are up in arms over the game’s release. (Never mind that these “leaders” would be out of a job if they didn’t complain about anything.) The big, scary claim now is that children, my God children, could log onto the Internet… Read More

  • Manhunt 2 launches tomorrow amid controversy

    Manhunt 2 launches tomorrow amid controversy

    How appropriate that Rockstar will be launching Manhunt 2 tomorrow during Halloween. The game has been under fire for months due to its extremely violent content. It was even banned in the UK and received an “Adults Only” rating from the ESRB originally, meaning Rockstar had to take some time to modify the title so it would receive a “Mature” rating instead. Says producer… Read More

  • Manhunt 2 still banned in the UK, even after re-editing

    Manhunt 2 still banned in the UK, even after re-editing

    The British Committee to Ban Everything has once again rejected Rockstar’s Manuhunt 2, saying that the recently re-submitted edited version is still too “unremitting[ly] bleak” and callous. Too Manhunt-y, in other words. The censor board originally banned the game in June, forcing Rockstar to rework the game. And it did (the game was granted an “M” rating here a few… Read More

  • Win a Wii covered in blood

    Win a Wii covered in blood

    Well, fake blood at least. Looks like Rockstar Games, the folks behind the popular Grand Theft Auto series, are giving away a 50-inch plasma TV and a Nintendo Wii covered in “blood”. Don’t worry though, it’s just a couple of stickers on the system and the Wiimote, so you won’t be getting the HIVRageMonkeyVirus anytime soon. If you win, you’ll also get a copy of… Read More

 
  • Manhunt 2 Gets Mature ESRB Rating, Approved For Sale

    Manhunt 2 Gets Mature ESRB Rating, Approved For Sale

    Take Two Interactive is probably throwing an office party this week with the recent success of BioShock, but now the company has another reason to celebrate. Manhunt 2 has lost its “Adults Only” rating and has since garnered a “Mature” rating after some of the game’s contest was trimmed down to become less-violent. The hack-n-slash game is due out on Halloween this… Read More

  • Manhunt 2 No Longer Part Of Take Two's Release Schedule

    Manhunt 2 No Longer Part Of Take Two's Release Schedule

    Last we heard of Manhunt 2, the game was effectively banned for sale in the UK and given an AO rating here. But did anyone expect Take Two, the game’s publisher, to throw in the towel so easily, and so quickly? IGN noticed that the game has completely fallen off Take Two’s release schedule, all the way into fiscal 2008. Extrapolating a little, we can assume that Take Two has shelved… Read More

  • Manhunt 2 'Temporarily Suspended' in Response to Ban, AO Rating

    Manhunt 2 'Temporarily Suspended' in Response to Ban, AO Rating

    Take Two has “temporarily suspended” Manhunt 2 in response to the game’s ban in the UK and AO rating here in the U.S. The game was supposed to come out on July 10, but its publisher had to shelve it in order to “review its options.” While I’m personally opposed to games that feature such wanton violence—oh, excuse me, art—I definitely feel for the… Read More

  • Manhunt 2 Banned in the UK: Good Riddance

    Manhunt 2 Banned in the UK: Good Riddance

    The British Board of Film Classification has banned the sale of Manhunt 2, which was scheduled to come out next month for the Wii, PS2 and PSP. As you might expect, the ratings board cited the game’s encouragement of “visceral killing with exceptionally little alleviation or distancing…. There is sustained and cumulative casual sadism in the way in which these killings are… Read More