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ESRB defends US games rating system

The governing body of the US games industry, the ESRB, has struck out at the National Institute on Media and the Family for undermining what it believes is a working, credible video games rating system in North America. Next-Gen reports that the recent release of the NIMF’s annual Video Game …

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US: Politicians call for ESRB review

In the wake of last month’s release of controversial Rockstar title Manhunt 2, four US senators including Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman have signed a letter calling for the review of US games body the Entertainment Software Rating Board, Next-Gen reports. This time last year said senators praised the ESRB …

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Rockstar: BBFC treats movies better than games

Rockstar has hit out at the British Board of Film Classification for treating violent films more favourably than ‘horror’ games. In a statement sent out today, the firm said that the changes that the BBFC requested be made to Manhunt 2 before resubmission were ‘unacceptable’. The full release reads: "We …

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Rockstar: BBFC treats movies better than games

Rockstar has hit out at the British Board of Film Classification for treating violent films more favourably than ‘horror’ games. In a statement sent out today, the firm said that the changes that the BBFC requested be made to Manhunt 2 before resubmission were ‘unacceptable’. The full release reads: "We …

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Manhunt 2 release authorised in EU country

Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 may soon enjoy a bone fide release in Europe – albeit only in Holland. The Dutch Ministry has declined to intervene in the title’s path to retail in the territory – as it would conflict with current Netherlands law. According to the Associated Press, it will still …

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Rockstar still in the dark over Manhunt 2 UK appeal

Rockstar Games has told MCV that it has enjoyed no further development in its appeal against the BBFC’s refusal to classify Manhunt 2 – despite the game being cleared for release in the US. If the company’s plea with the Video Appeals Committee fails, it is thought that it will …

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ESRB remains tight-lipped about Manhunt 2 decision

Following the ESRB’s recent decision to downgrade its rating of Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 from ‘Adult Only’ to ‘Mature’ in North America, paving the way for its release, the US governing body is resisting calls to reveal exactly what content Rockstar altered prior to the resubmission. Next-Gen reports that Californian State …

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Manhunt 2 cleared for release in US

Rockstar has finally received some good news over Manhunt 2: the game has been cleared for an October release in the US. American ratings board the ESRB has granted the game an ‘M’ classification – which allows sale to consumers of 17 years and older – after Rockstar submitted a …

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