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ESRB Responds To Manhunt 2 Ratings Criticism

Following yesterday's criticism from California State Senator Leland Yee calling for transparency and an investigation into Manhunt 2's new M rating, ESRB president Patricia Vance has said simply that context and depiction changes in the game were enough to warrant the rating.

"Upon reviewing the modified version of Manhunt 2," said Vance in a statement, "the ESRB assigned a rating of M (Mature 17+) with content descriptors for Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content and Use of Drugs."

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Rooftrellen3622d ago

Oh no, what will we ever do if people who are 17 are playing a game made for 18 year olds! Heaven help us all!

Everyone knows that when you turn 18, your brain suddenly develops in one day and you are then able to play violent video games without killing someone, but someone who's 17 might play the same game and kill someone!

Pfft, really, people need to get over it. It's 1 year, and, really, AO or M should be done away with. You don't see movie ratings for 17+ or with an adult (R) or 18+ or with an adult (doesn't exist) because the difference is too small to warrent different ratings.

Why are games different?

BrotherNick3622d ago

The sad part is that they said it's modified in some way, and I like to see everything when it's part of a game.

d3l33t3622d ago

But the game is being released, and that alone is awesome.

Im sure glad the ESRB isn't controlled by politicians who don't understand our freedoms in the USA consists of playing whatever game we want, regardless of content. Also known as freedom of press, one of the vital principles this country is built on. Let freedom ring!