Manhunt 2, which had been banned in the UK last year, has now been given permission for release in June after an appeal by Rockstar Games.
Part of the defence used by Rockstar is that although the game is violent and is about committing murder it is no more violent than a Tarantino film.
If I am watching a film and one character tortures another, it is the writer and director who are choosing to do the maiming. If I am controlling the character, then it's my choice to torture or not. I'm no psychologist, but that has to have a much bigger impact.