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Twitch bans all Adults Only-rated games

Streaming network Twitch has announced it no longer allows games carrying ESRB’s Adults Only rating to be streamed on its service. "Simply put, AO games are not welcome on Twitch," the company wrote on its official blog. "Previously, we made game-specific decisions about which games would and would not be …

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Manhunt 2 dated for UK

IGN is reporting that Rockstar has dated Manhunt 2’s UK release for October 31st, 2008. The title will arrive on Wii, PS2 and PSP on the date – which is exactly a year after the game was released in the US. The game is the edited second edition of the …

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Rockstar boss: Were the new Elvis Presley

In a revealing interview with The Times, Rockstar North’s president Leslie Benzies (pictured) has compared the GTA series to Elvis Presley – saying that both have been targeted by a section of society which is unnerved by progress”. In his first ever newspaper interview, Benzies also claimed that Rockstar’s Manhunt …

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BBFC: Weve benefited from Manhunt 2 case

The British Board of Film Classification has given its first interview on its battle to get Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 banned – and told MCV that the High Court case that saw the game released has actually ‘benefited’ the ratings body. Speaking as part of an exclusive interview with MCV, BBFC …

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BYRON REVIEW: Media Reaction

Newspapers across the country have responded this morning to Dr Tanya Byron’s report ‘Safer Children in a Digital World’. The Times was the most in depth, offering up two pages and a front cover to the story that included a picture of a six-year-old boy playing Grand Theft Auto. The …

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BBFC to get the axe after Manhunt madness?

Manhunt 2 has finally been cleared for release – but its convoluted journey to retail has exposed the inherent problems with the current games classification system, say commentators. In the last week, MCVUK.com revealed that the BBFC was forced to green-light the title for release after the Video Appeals Committee …

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Rockstar promises to market Manhunt 2 ‘responsibly’

Following the news that Manhunt 2 will receive a UK release, Rockstar has promised to market the game responsibly, reports the BBC. In a statement, the company said: "We are pleased that the VAC has reaffirmed its decision recognizing that Manhunt 2 is well within the bounds established by other …

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Manhunt 2 granted UK release

Rockstar’s Manhunt 2 has finally been granted a UK release after a lengthy legal battle with the British Board of Film Classification. The Video Appeals Committee today announced that it had upheld the High Court decision to challenge the BBFC’s refusal to give the game UK classification. The VAC has …

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Governments clampdown on games a reality

MCV genuinely hates to say we told you so today – as The Guardian’s front page excitedly reports that Gordon Brown is to unleash an aggressive ‘clampdown’ on the sale of violent video games. As predicted in this week’s MCV, Labour appears to have settled on a new ‘cinema style’ …

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Judge blocks Manhunt 2 release

The Metro reports this morning that after the Video Appeals Committee took the Manhunt 2 case to court to finally get it released – but Mr Justice Mitting yesterday ruled that the committee must reconsider its decision. During the hearing, the BBFC – which rejected the game in the first …

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