Manhunt 2 News

Gamers' Voice slams Keith Vaz

Attacks "amateurish" early day motion.

UK gamer rights group Gamers' Voice has attacked notorious anti-video game MP Keith Vaz for tabling an "amateurish" early day motion.

Vaz: "Iíve never been against games"

Controversial MP speaks to Eurogamer.

He was the guest that no-one expected to see Ė and yet Keith Vaz MP, Parliament's most hostile critic of the industry, turned out last night at an event in support of gaming, claiming: "I've never been against games".

Manhunt 2 finally gets release date

Manhunt 2 finally gets release date

It's out sooner than you might think.

Rockstar has finally announced a release date for Manhunt 2 after months (in fact years, come to think of it) of waiting.

The game will be out on Friday October 31st, according to IGN. It'll be available for Wii, PS2 and PSP.

Manhunt 2 has already been out in the US for a whole year, but the UK release was delayed after the British Board of Film Classification refused to give it an age certificate.

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BBFC applies for judicial review

BBFC applies for judicial review

Contests Manhunt VAC ruling.

The British Board of Film Classification has applied for a judicial review regarding the successful appeal made by Rockstar Games against the Manhunt 2 ban, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

The Video Appeals Committee had previously overturned the BBFC's rejection of Manhunt 2, but now the Board is seeking to overturn that decision, as well as a suspension of the Committee's decision to grant the game a classification.

According to a statement released by the BBFC, the Board believes that if its original decision isn't allowed to stand there could be significant consequences on future classifications.

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Tiga, psychologist defend R*

BBFC told off for Daily Maily acts.

Tiga president Fred Hasson and psychologist Guy Cumberbatch were today called to speak in defence of Rockstar at the appeal against the BBFC's decision to refuse certification for Manhunt 2.

Rockstar rails against BBFC

Manhunt 2 appeal hearing begins.

Rockstar today launched its appeal against the BBFC's decision to refuse Manhunt 2 certification, accusing the board of putting its reputation above the interests of gamers.

ESRB on Manhunt PSP rating

Not a Hot Coffee repeat.

Following reports that hackers were able to reinstate violence censored from the PSP version of Manhunt 2, the ESRB issued a statement defending its "M" rating, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Manhunt manual ignores Vienna

Producer cross at lack of credit.

Former Rockstar Vienna producer Jurie Horneman has spoken of his "outrage" that over 50 staff who worked on Manhunt 2 have not been acknowledged in the game credits, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Manhunt violence reinstated

Hot Coffee all over again?

Hackers have already tampered with the code of Rockstar's Manhunt 2 to reinstate the violent scenes and images thought to have been removed from the game, GamesIndustry.biz.

Itagaki doesn't feel censored

Backs classification systems.

Team Ninja boss Tomonobu Itagaki says that he doesn't feel "censored" by ratings boards, and believes that the difficult work undertaken by organisations like the ESRB and PEGI to classify what people find offensive, or too violent, is very positive for videogames as a whole.

Rockstar "proud" of Manhunt 2

Says thanks to fans.

In a message of thanks issued to its supporters, Rockstar has defended controversial title Manhunt 2 and argued that games should be judged in the same way as other forms of media, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Take-Two shelves Manhunt 2

[Surely "kills"? - Ed]

Following bans on the sale of the game in the UK and Ireland, as well as a preliminary Adults Only rating in the US, Take-Two Interactive has temporarily shelved Manhunt 2, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

US platform holders refuse Manhunt sequel

US platform holders refuse Manhunt sequel

Won't allow AO-rated game.

Sony and Nintendo have confirmed that Manhunt 2 will not be appearing on consoles in the US following the ESRB's decision to give the game an Adults Only rating.

As reported by GameSpot, both platform holders have corporate policies which forbid the release of AO-rated games for their systems.

A Sony spokesperson has since confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that Take-Two will not be allowed to publish Manhunt 2 for PSP or PS2.

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Rockstar upset by Manhunt ban

They "emphatically disagree".

Rockstar Games has stated its disappointment at the BBFC's recent decision to refuse Manhunt 2 a rating in the UK, effectively banning the game from sale, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Manhunt 2 excuses in early

Rockstar leaps to own defence.

Rockstar has pre-empted the headline writers by pointing out that Manhunt 2 is clearly an adult game destined for an 18+ rating from classification bodies.

Manhunt 2 trailer

Manhunt 2 trailer

Kill murder frenzy death!

As those of you with eyes sharp enough to cut shadowy throats may have spotted, Rockstar has released a little teaser trailer to go with last night's announcement of Manhunt 2.

The game's due out on PlayStation 2, PSP and Nintendo Wii, a bit bizarrely, and as soon as this summer, but it doesn't look like it'll be gracing those other next generation consoles - even if they're usually quite fond of violence.

As for the trailer, it doesn't show us much of what the game will look like, but it does feature plenty of screaming and a man called Dan who reckons that tonight, we're all getting out.

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Rockstar is working on a follow-up to controversial 2003 stealth-action game Manhunt, where players were tasked with violently murdering gang members to help make underground snuff films.