Banning violent video games - Right or wrong?

Summary:British censors have banned Manhunt 2 by Rockstar Games from being sold in the UK.The video game Manhunt 2 was rejected for its "unrelenting focus on stalking and brutal slaying", the British Board of Film Classification said.

British censors have banned Manhunt 2 by Rockstar Games from being sold in the UK.

The video game Manhunt 2 was rejected for its "unrelenting focus on stalking and brutal slaying", the British Board of Film Classification said.

It means the Manhunt sequel cannot be legally supplied anywhere in the UK.

Manhunt 2, for PS2 and Nintendo Wii consoles, is made by Rockstar Games.

The company has six weeks to submit an appeal.

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Topics: Tech Industry

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