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Zavvi offers GTA IV pre-order cards

Entertainment retailer Zavvi is offering pre-order cards for highly anticipated Rockstar title Grand Theft Auto IV, ensuring customers receive a copy on the day of release. The retailer offered a similar scheme for the release of Halo 3 last year. These highly collectable cards will add value to our customer’s …

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Rockstar disappointed with BBFC appeal

Strauss Zelnick, the chairman of Take 2, has expressed his ‘disappointment’ at the BBFC’s recent decision to challenge the opinion of the Video Appeals Committee, who recently backed Rockstar in its quest to have the BBFC’s banning of its controversial Manhunt 2 overturned in the UK. A statement from Zelnick …

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BBFC applies for official judicial review on Manhunt 2 ruling

Following the breaking news on this site last Friday , British ratings body the BBFC has now officially confirmed that it is apply for an official judicial review concerning the Video Appeals Committee’s backing of Rockstar’s appeal against the BBFC’s decision to ban the title from sale in the UK. …

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Rockstars Manhunt 2 appeal successful

The Video Appeals Committee has announced that it has voted in favour of Rockstar, by a margin of four votes to three, in its appeal against the BBFC for its decision to ban controversial PS2, PSP and Wii title Manhunt 2 from release in the UK. The BBFC has said …

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Rockstar Vienna staff question Manhunt 2 credit

MCV sister site Develop reports that Rockstar, no stranger to controversy, has once again hit the internet headlines, this time regarding the credits in Manhunt 2. In a blog post by Jurie Horneman, previously the game’s producer, it has been revealed that the instruction manual of the recently-released US version …

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Manhunt 2 thrown possible UK lifeline

Though there’s been no indication that Manhunt 2 publisher Rockstar is considering such action, it has been revealed that an 23 year old legal ruling means that it would be perfectly legal for the publisher to offer its controversial title for download. The Register reports that downloadable games are not …

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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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