UK Man Hunt 2 Ban Lifted Will Go On Sale
This is probably pretty exciting to some of you over in the UK, so I am going to past the article from the BBC below.
The ban on controversial video game Manhunt 2 in the UK has been lifted and the game will now go on sale.
The Video Appeals Committee agreed to give the game a certificate following a nine-month battle between developers Rockstar and UK censors.
The British Board of Film Classification had taken the fight to ban the game to the High Court saying the game “went too far”.
An edited version of the game will be released with an 18 certificate.
The game was first banned in June 2007 and an edited version of the game was later rejected by the BBFC.
David Cooke, director of the BBFC said: “As I have said previously, we never take rejection decisions lightly, and they always involve a complex balance of considerations.
“We twice rejected Manhunt 2, and then pursued a judicial review challenge, because we considered, after exceptionally thorough examination, that it posed a real potential harm risk.
“However, the Video Appeals Committee has again exercised its independent scrutiny. It is now clear, in the light of this decision, and our legal advice, that we have no alternative but to issue an 18 certificate to the game.”
Developers Rockstar have always maintained that the content of Manhunt 2 is no different from other 18-rated entertainment products, such as the film series Saw.