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Manhunt 2 FINALLY gets cleared for UK

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Finally UK gamers can discover it's not actually that great

It's hugs and kisses abound no-doubt in the Rockstar hallways, as its long battle to get Manhunt 2 released in UK is won with an 18 certificate from the BBFC.... read more

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Manhunt 2 FINALLY gets cleared for UK

Postby eddiehitler » 14 Mar 2008, 14:06

yes!
the evil that is the BBFC is defeated!

That'll teach em not to try to ban things in the future, and it will allow us to have the choice in what we can buy rather than having it made for us by state controlled nannyism!
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Manhunt 2 FINALLY gets cleared for UK

Postby bmaindj » 14 Mar 2008, 14:07

I think the hype for this title has long since passed plus it's probably been heavily cut to meet criteria of the sensors so you wouldnt be getting the full exp anyway.

Plus the fact it's on a last gen console (PS2 not the wii) and I think it'll be staying on the shelves for a while!
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Postby csdaveuk » 14 Mar 2008, 14:10

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*disinterest*

So, the BBFC still think they're right, even though the High Court has told them they're not? Talk about sour grapes. :)
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Postby eddiehitler » 14 Mar 2008, 14:22

All of a sudden 2k's stock will go up and thwart EA's bid to buy them!
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Postby mooksam22 » 14 Mar 2008, 14:23

Does anyone care anymore?
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Postby spooney100 » 14 Mar 2008, 14:30

Good I'm glad the BBFC lost this case, it would of been a disaster if they had won, this would of opened the flodgates for all sorts of games with violence (but no more then a gory horror film) or sex in to be banned or watered down.
I know this is the censored version but at least it still got released, not that I'll be buying it, but its the principle that counts.
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Postby SoulChimera » 14 Mar 2008, 14:30

mooksam22 wrote:Does anyone care anymore?


I don't, I finished it on the PSP ages ago. I'm sure there are lots of people waiting for it though.
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Postby Dajmin » 14 Mar 2008, 14:34

Not bothered in the slightest about the game, but the decision is good news. I spy a new precedent.

It means that adults have the choice over whether they play it or not, and that's how it should be.
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Postby ted1138 » 14 Mar 2008, 14:40

They shouldn't have tried to ban it in the first place, what's the point of having an 18 cert anyway? They won't ban alcohol, even though they know underage kids regularly get hold of the stuff, and it's known to be highly harmfull to 'em. :roll:
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Postby only_777 » 14 Mar 2008, 14:42

I'll buy it just as a two fingered salute to the BBFC!
As does anyone know if it is the full version (like in holland) or a watered down USA version?
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Postby TTDog » 14 Mar 2008, 14:54

While its great the BBFC have lost and common sense has triumphed... its such a shame that the game itself is s**t.
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Postby jaycee900 » 14 Mar 2008, 14:58

You can tell we have a lot of youngsters on here with no kids or teenagers, the BBFC are here to protect voilent images of sorts that go beyond responsible, if the BBFC cant even have the final say its a very sad day imo.
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Postby Deadgood UK » 14 Mar 2008, 15:02

Am I the only one that thinks the BBFC is usually a pretty fair and relaxed ratings board?

Although the level of violence in Manhunt 2 may be no worse than that of many violent movies, the BBFC do have to take into account the interactivity that is inherent in the videogaming medium.

I'm all for people old enough to make mature decisions having freedom of choice, but violence for the sake of violence is meaningless and serves no purpose.

Also I'd hate to think of a game like Manhunt 2 getting into the hands of a young child.. I suppose thats the parent's responsibility but seeing the absolute mental and moral defects that are reproducing in this country nowadays I wouldn't trust them to protect their own children...

Plus from what I've heard.. Manhunt 2 sucks.
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Postby spooney100 » 14 Mar 2008, 15:08

jaycee900 wrote:You can tell we have a lot of youngsters on here with no kids or teenagers, the BBFC are here to protect voilent images of sorts that go beyond responsible, if the BBFC cant even have the final say its a very sad day imo.


Sorry but imo your very wrong. The game has an 18 certificate for a reason. If parents can't keep an eye on what their kids are playing or doing then thats their problem. I know its hard to keep an eye on your kids generally but if you can't check to see what games they're playing on their home console then you seriously need to question yourself.
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Postby ted1138 » 14 Mar 2008, 15:09

jaycee900 wrote:You can tell we have a lot of youngsters on here with no kids or teenagers, the BBFC are here to protect voilent images of sorts that go beyond responsible, if the BBFC cant even have the final say its a very sad day imo.



But it's the parents duty to stop their kids getting hold of adult material, not the BBFC, their job is to classify things so parents know what's what. Or are you such a good parent that you need someone else to do that for you?
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