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Manhunt 2 game banned in the UK

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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
"A sequel to violent video game Manhunt has been banned in Britain, it was announced today.

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) rejected Manhunt 2 on the grounds of its "casual sadism" and "unrelenting focus on stalking and brutal slaying".

The game constantly encourages visceral killing, it said.

The BBFC's ruling means the game cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK.

It is the first video game to be refused a classification since 1997.

Against this background, the Board's carefully considered view is that to issue a certificate to Manhunt 2, on either platform, would involve a range of unjustifiable harm risks to both adults and minors within the terms of the Video Recordings Act.

The company has six weeks to submit an appeal.

The last game to be refused classification was Carmageddon in 1997. The BBFC's decision was overturned on appeal.

The original Manhunt game caused huge controversy and was blamed for the murder of a 14-year-old schoolboy."


Abit annoying as i wanted to get this
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9y, 5m agoPosted 9 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Banned again? Jeez
#2
Shame, was after that one.
#3
Will have to import it :thumbsup:
#4
Where did you get this info from?

OH will be gutted!!
#5
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#6
Thanks add-man. He was soooo looking forward to this.
[mod]#7
Play Asia it is then. :thumbsup:
#8
Syzable
Play Asia it is then. :thumbsup:


lol yeah:giggle:
#9
Syzable
Play Asia it is then. :thumbsup:



So could u buy from them and it would play on our Wii?
#10
All this does is increase demand for the game. It'll just be imported instead, so no tax paid to the UK govt.
[mod]#11
Becksdawe
So could u buy from them and it would play on our Wii?


Only if you're Wii is modded or they get PAL stock in. :thumbsup:
#12
Syzable
Only if you're Wii is modded or they get PAL stock in. :thumbsup:



Okies - PAL stock it is then - thanks hun
[mod]#13
Becksdawe
Okies - PAL stock it is then - thanks hun


Or, i'm sure you'll be able to order it from Amazon.de or the French one. :thumbsup:
#14
or the psp version
#15
When will they stop blaming video games for violence and look for some real causes like parents and the breakdown of the family unit.
#16
megalomaniac
When will they stop blaming video games for violence and look for some real causes like parents and the breakdown of the family unit.


Definatly it is because of family upbringing.
#17
Is it banned because the game is pants :p
#18
The first one was just plain violent!, The second in High def would be a lot worse!

I personally didn't like the game and I think it did glorify killing/murdering somebody and lets face it there are people stupid enough to copy video games. (Take GTA where some tool took pot shots at drivers from a bridge in America.)

Edit: However I do like the GTA series as Its more mission based and isn't just based on killing someone.
#19
Iom-RF
The first one was just plain violent!, The second in High def would be a lot worse!

I personally didn't like the game and I think it did glorify killing/murdering somebody and lets face it there are people stupid enough to copy video games. (Take GTA where some tool took pot shots at drivers from a bridge in America.)

Edit: However I do like the GTA series as Its more mission based and isn't just based on killing someone.


That is America though... We aren't American.
#20
ade2j
That is America though... We aren't American.


Yes that was America but that was just an example, I'd imagine there are people stupid to copy in the UK(To be PC, How about mentally unstable people?) and having a kid play Manhunt isn't going to do them any good either.

You could argue of course that neither of those 2 examples should have access to the game anyway, But it happens and most parents don't realise just how violent games can actually be, Again you could argue that the parents should read up on a game or watch their son/daughter playing it but there is still those who don't.
#21
The first Manhunt is ridiculously hard at parts, enough so to enrage you to go out and go postal.
#22
Play.com are still taking pre-orders!, Their site gets slower to take this off by the day!
#23
Ok - rant mode engaged...

1. Kids shouldn't be allowed anywhere near this game or any like it. It's aimed at males aged 18-30, who btw make up the vast majority of gamers. Video games are classified for a good reason, simply because some parents chose to ignore the ratings is no reason to deprive others. You wouldn't sit a 5yr old in front of an 18 rated film, so why is it ok for games? The parents views need to be addressed and they need to be made aware that the same laws and restrictions apply for good reason.

2. If you're mentally unbalanced enough to even think about copying a scene in a video game then something else will trigger you at some point, be it film, TV, book or everyday life. These people need to be treated for their mental problems not have everyone ignore the root cause and blame games.

3. Many films, TV shows, comics and books are much more graphic than even the worst of video games, so why are games always the scapegoat?

4. If parents didn't use video games as a means of bringing up/keeping quiet their kids then maybe violent games wouldn't be perceived so negatively. Let's face it you wouldn't stop a late night horror film because kids might see it. It's time people stopped seeing games a childs media, it's not and is in-fact far from it. Just like TV, book and Film different games are aimed at different age ranges and many aspects just aren't suitable for children....let us not forget kids are NOT the target audience for this game.

5. Video games are and always have been a form of escapism, a way to see and do things you could never do in real life. Many studies have proven that violent tendencies are actually less prevalent among those who play video games. However the media don't concentrate on those studies as it doesn't perpetuate the myths they peddle, instead they make speculative links between violent crimes committed by people who like many in society just happen to have played games at some point.

Rant over.
#24
Some very good points there MM, My posts weren't to "rant" but it was obviously going to trigger some unbalanced opinions.

megalomaniac
3. Many films, TV shows and books are much more graphic than even the worst of video games, so why are games always the scapegoat?


Yes this is a good point but in a game, You're controlling the character who's killing, Strangling and brutally mudering another character, In a film your watching someone else.

4. If parents didn't use video games as a means of bringing up/keeping quiet their kids then maybe violent games wouldn't be perceived so negatively.


I'd average a good majority of games are also partly advertised towards kids/young teens, The amount of whiny gits on Xbox live confirms this, Even if they aren't then kids are bound to watch their parents play the game.

5. Video games are and always have been a form of escapism, a way to see and do things you could never do in real life.


I'd mostly agree with this, But there are still the oddballs that are going to play this and Yes they would probably get the same trigger from a book or Film etc but as before in a game you're controlling the characters actions.

Another game that isn't that violent but a lot of kids copied from is the WWE titles, Kids were learning from this and were actually doing similar moves in the playground, I certinetly remember a couple of fights in the playground where people were very nearly breaking other peoples neck, Arms, Back, Etc, I think it was only down to strength issues that more people weren't seriously injured.

That is a game that most would think is harmless, Yes its rated 16+ but its just a couple of wrestlers in the same way that Manhunt is only a guy going round killing others.
#25
im surprised that postal 2 was released,it containg
- Killing people,with varies objects
- Urinating on people
- Setting fire to people
- Throwing scissors at people
- Putting cats on the end of your shotgun

Good game tho
#26
Simple answer as long its not banned in the whole of europe you will be able to import a french/spanish etc copy and play as they are PAL and will have english language option.. unless of course Rockstar pull the game totally and remake it to pass
#27
i'll hold my hands up and say that i was just looking for the torrent of this game
#28
fwibble
i'll hold my hands up and say that i was just looking for the torrent of this game


That gives me a idea
#29
add-man
im surprised that postal 2 was released,it containg
- Killing people,with varies objects
- Urinating on people
- Setting fire to people
- Throwing scissors at people
- Putting cats on the end of your shotgun

Good game tho


haha, i loved that, especially pleasing when you hate cats.

Anyway, I doubt many kids would or can play Manhunt because its too bloody hard and would more than likely get feed up with it.
#30
Iom-RF
Another game that isn't that violent but a lot of kids copied from is the WWE titles, Kids were learning from this and were actually doing similar moves in the playground, I certinetly remember a couple of fights in the playground where people were very nearly breaking other peoples neck, Arms, Back, Etc, I think it was only down to strength issues that more people weren't seriously injured.


Yes but that caused the same sort of hysteria years ago when the WWE (then WWF) started broadcasting on Sky. Just as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were accused of causing kids everywhere to run down sewers. Just as Clockwork Orange was blamed for rapes and violent crimes. Even Shakespeare's work was once described as "a product of the imagination of a drunken savage" and blamed for all sorts of societal issues.

Someone somewhere is always looking to blame these things on someone else, no-one seems to have any personal responsibility any more. Be it game, film, TV show, book, comic, play, or whatever non of them can make anybody do anything they do not want to do. While the wrestling games may give kids some moves to copy, the kids are violent because of their personality's, the most the wrestling game can do is give structure to the sort of thing they'd be doing anyway.
#31
Thats a very good post (and point).

I think as you say :

Someone somewhere is always looking to blame these things on someone else, no-one seems to have any personal responsibility any more.


Thats the exact problem and I suppose you can't go banning every violent thriller/horror film or book for the fear someone somewhere will copy the actions, The same as you can't go banning every CSI or police program etc that "could" help someone get away with the perfect crime.

Whether people should be concerned at other peoples enjoyment playing such a game, watching such a dvd, Tv program or reading book is debatable also, But then again, It could be put quite simply as you did before "Video games are and always have been a form of escapism, a way to see and do things you could never do in real life". :)
#32
Or, i'm sure you'll be able to order it from Amazon.de

Not a chance.

Germany has possibly the most strict video game rating system out there.
#33
It is available at amazon.fr on playstation 2 (perorder) :)

About £27 :)
#34
Well i've now got to tell a stupid error i've just made!

I just went onto Google to see where else it was available for preorder, I typed "Manhunt", Stupidly I clicked the first link without actually reading or double thinking what i'd typed!!

Manhunt.net is a site for hunting men : Big lol!!, Luckily I clicked off the page before it loaded, God knows whats on there :lol:

I think I've just became the best contender for Idiot of the week! :) .
#35
Lol at IoM-RF :)

I wasn't too bothered about the game, but now its banned I want to see why!
#36
Just look for a european copy(Y)
#37
Iom-RF
Yes this is a good point but in a game, You're controlling the character who's killing, Strangling and brutally mudering another character, In a film your watching someone else.


Actually that's been shown to be one of the reasons video games can lower violent tendencies, they are your actions and they have consequences. With film there is no personal involvement, it's a detached reality. With games, even the most violent, there are always consequences.

Of course the mainstream media completely ignores such studies as "Games aren't bad for you" doesn't make a good story but "Games cause violence" does.

A quick Google search will dig up many such credible studies and of course many more taking the media's approach of "I don't understand it so it must be bad".

Iom-RF
I'd average a good majority of games are also partly advertised towards kids/young teens, The amount of whiny gits on Xbox live confirms this, Even if they aren't then kids are bound to watch their parents play the game.


These days games are subject to the same classification laws as TV and Film, and in many cases are treated much more harshly as the interactive element is viewed in the same light as you mentioned; the sensationalist media view. This means unsuitable games cannot be marketed to kids, besides as previously mentioned kids are a tiny fraction of the market, a drop in the ocean of a multi billion dollar industry. Neither xbox, PS2, PS3 nor xbox 360 (or pretty much anything currently available except the Wii) are aimed anywhere near the children's market, and the industry make no bones about their adult orientations.

Iom-RF
Some very good points there MM, My posts weren't to "rant" but it was obviously going to trigger some unbalanced opinions.


I don't think I'm being unbalanced here, I'd take the same stance for a film or book derided in the same way. I probably wont even play the game, it's not really the sort of game I enjoy, it's just a matter of principle. It's media, political and public opinion that has brought about this decision. All of which is based on seriously flawed logic. Take for example the controversy over Resistance: Fall of Man and Manchester Cathedral, one of the first things the BBC news (supposedly the voice of moderation in the media) did was interview a woman who's son had been shot dead in Manchester some years prior to the release of the game, and implied heavily that the game and those like it were somehow responsible for high levels of gun crime in Manchester. It's like suggesting that Macbeth is responsible for encouraging murders because they are a lot of killings in it, unfounded nonsense.
#38
Iom-RF
Thats a very good post (and point).

I think as you say :



Thats the exact problem and I suppose you can't go banning every violent thriller/horror film or book for the fear someone somewhere will copy the actions, The same as you can't go banning every CSI or police program etc that "could" help someone get away with the perfect crime.

Whether people should be concerned at other peoples enjoyment playing such a game, watching such a dvd, Tv program or reading book is debatable also, But then again, It could be put quite simply as you did before "Video games are and always have been a form of escapism, a way to see and do things you could never do in real life". :)



Yeah exactly :thumbsup:
#39
Iom-RF
Well i've now got to tell a stupid error i've just made!

I just went onto Google to see where else it was available for preorder, I typed "Manhunt", Stupidly I clicked the first link without actually reading or double thinking what i'd typed!!

Manhunt.net is a site for hunting men : Big lol!!, Luckily I clicked off the page before it loaded, God knows whats on there :lol:

I think I've just became the best contender for Idiot of the week! :) .


Accident? Are you sure? LOL :giggle: That's the funniest thing I've heard all day, nice one :thumbsup:
[mod]#40
Iom-RF
Well i've now got to tell a stupid error i've just made!

I just went onto Google to see where else it was available for preorder, I typed "Manhunt", Stupidly I clicked the first link without actually reading or double thinking what i'd typed!!

Manhunt.net is a site for hunting men : Big lol!!, Luckily I clicked off the page before it loaded, God knows whats on there :lol:

I think I've just became the best contender for Idiot of the week! :) .


:shock: You might have known i'd see this Mr R. My god the mickey taking now. ;-) :lol:

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