With Manhunt 2 facing an Adults Only rating in US shores (ESRB had reportedly given Manhunt 2 an AO rating already) and getting banned in the UK, retail sales are sure to suffer quite a blow on the head.
There is a 4th option. They can release 2 versions of the game:
1.Cut (Rated M)
2.Uncut (Director's Cut rated AO)
I dont think it will hurt them that bad. Adults usually buy for their kids anyway, regardless of the ratings. And those kids that are not 18 yet and using their own money have friends that are 18 that will purchase it for them.
Well it's also in their favor because controversy always bring in sales.
On a topic not about the post I just have to say that pic is hilarious
I now that take-two like to show as much guts and limbs as they can in their games.. and their obsession for blood has no limits... but they may want to try uhhh... lay low a bit when it comes to that and reduce their gutness level... at least until things cool off... they do need to make money... you know.
I can't believe I actually agree with you on this.
Take Two has to focus on making games that everyone will want to play, and focus on getting them to every market. Forget the blood & gore, the controversy and that rebel image! Just make games, thats whats its about!
ItsDubC: No Nintendo doesn't do that, they just re-hash old games over & over! It never stops, almost every game on the Wii, has been on another system.
"Take Two has to focus on making games that everyone will want to play"
This is what Nintendo does, and yet you troll Nintendo news stories all the time. Don't be a hypocrite.
that pic is indeed hilarious...
Wats wron with you people..ou dont want to kill any more wats america comming two....I WANA KILL
Why does the editor even suggest that? What a moron. 10'000 sales instead of a million is always better than no sales at all. Besides, the PS2 version will be available at many retailers. Rockstar should do a massive marketing campaign for Manhunt 2 on Adult only magazines, and score deals with retailers of adult chains.
What some of these developers (the ones that love gore, blood, sex, nudity, foul language, etcetera on their games) should do is start a retail chain where they sell exclusively Adult Only and Mature games, perhaps some porn, tobacco, alcohol and other adults only material, and obviously, only let in people with ID.
Nintendo is growing the industry, and I'm 100% sure that making Adult Only games would definitely expand the industry. Then again politicians would cry foul, but there's porn on magazines and DVD, so why can't games be controlled in the same way? Why can't retailers like Wal-mart have an "adult section" where only adults come in? People are retarded.
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