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10:53 AM on 10.22.2007

Sony Europe blamed for Manhunt 2 leak

Busted! Remember when a leaked build of Manhunt 2 managed to make its way out? Now it looks like a representative from SCEE was the responsible party, and Take-Two has just released a statement. "Take-Two Interactive has...

Dale North

8:25 AM on 10.22.2007

Rockstar drops subtle hint, sends us a personalized Manhunt 2 straitjacket

I guess nobody told FedEx, but 8:30 in the morning is a little early to deliver someone a straitjacket. I suppose they had no idea that's exactly what Rockstar had tossed in a package and sent to my house -- a personalized &q...

Nick Chester

11:23 AM on 10.08.2007

BBFC rejects Manhunt 2 again, Rockstar calls this a 'setback for video games'

It is no secret that the world (except for maybe the Netherlands) is not giving Take-Two/Rockstar's Manhunt 2 an easy time. The game's violent content has been beaten to a bloody pulp by the various ratings boards, and this l...

Dale North

Not for kids: Rockstar announces contest for Manhunt 2 bloodstained Wii photo
Not for kids: Rockstar announces contest for Manhunt 2 bloodstained Wii
by Jim Sterling

With Manhunt 2 able to chop itself down to an M-rating, the controversial title is now heading to the PS2, PSP and Nintendo Wii on Halloween. To celebrate this compromised victory, Rockstar has teamed up with the Radio Rebellion 2007 tour to hold a Manhunt 2 sweepstakes, the winner receiving a 50" plasma TV as well as this rather gruesome custom Wii.

While contests are nothing new, I have to say that the image of the usually family-friendly Wii daubed in blood is quite a sight. With Nintendo desperate to be the most popular kid in school, I'm actually surprise to see something like this.

While I'm here, who among us is actually going to be picking Manhunt 2 up at the end of the month? Controversy aside, I was never a fan of the first one and had no real interest in its release until it got banned. Does anybody actually love the Manhunt games or is it a pure shock fest? 

[Thanks Justin]

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12:47 AM on 09.13.2007

[Intensely NSFW] Wrench murder: It's not just for BioShock anymore! [UPDATE]

The above video is a compilation clip demonstrating the stunning variety of horrific assassinations one can perform with a common, everyday wrench in Rockstar Games' upcoming controversy slut title Manhunt 2. As some of you...

Earnest Cavalli

12:50 PM on 09.12.2007

Manhunt 2 before and after: neutered edition?

As the October release date slowly creeps ever so closer, a select few of us have been quietly keeping tabs on Rockstar's controversial Manhunt sequel on the Wii, waiting for word of exactly how toned down the finished game i...


7:44 AM on 09.04.2007

Manhunt 2 uncut in The Netherlands: Get your import mojo on

While America and Britain still consider their populations full of people who need entertainment screened like nations of giant infants, it seems that at least one country is sensible enough to let its people think for themse...

Jim Sterling

3:43 PM on 08.31.2007

Ask The Weekly Geek: AO Ratings and You

PAX knocked me on my ass, so it's been a while, but welcome back to a brand new edition of Ask The Weekly Geek! This week, I will use my MASSIVE BRAIN to tackle yet another inquiry by you, the intrepid Dtoid reader. Prepare y...


You can stop sacrificing goats to Satan: Manhunt 2 gets a release date! photo
You can stop sacrificing goats to Satan: Manhunt 2 gets a release date!

After being picked apart by the ESRB and having us ponder if it would ever see the light of day at all, Manhunt 2 has finally been given an M rating, the green light -- and a Halloween release date! Rockstar couldn't be more proud:

"Manhunt 2 is important to us, and we're glad it can finally be appreciated as a gaming experience," said Sam Houser, founder and executive producer of Rockstar Games. "We love the horror genre. Manhunt 2 is a powerful piece of interactive story telling that is a unique video game experience. We think horror fans will love it."

While this is great news for those of us who have been salivating at the chance to finally put the Wiimote through its paces, I just hope that Rockstar's edits to appease the ESRB hasn't turned this into an entirely different game altogether.

[Via CVG -- Thanks to Action Bastard and our very own faithful Cbloggers who pointed this out to us!] 

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9:07 PM on 08.15.2007

Rockstar Leeds boss: The games industry should rally behind us

With the appeal against the BBFC's banning of Manhunt 2 on-going, Rockstar has spoken out about the situation again, but this time it's the UK's Rockstar Leeds doing the talking via company founder Gordon Hall. Hall has just ...

David Houghton

10:57 AM on 08.09.2007

It's a long road from here to Manhunt 2: Rockstar's appeal could be a struggle

I had reported in an earlier post that Rockstar was going to appeal the BBFC's decision to ban its PS2/PSP/Wii title Manhunt 2 in the United Kingdom. However, as one might imagine, this is not going to be an easy task. Next-G...

Jim Sterling

3:35 PM on 08.01.2007

Rockstar officially appeals the Manhunt 2 banning

It's been a while since we ran anything on this matter, but news has now surfaced that Rockstar Games made an official plea with the Video Appeals Committee, hoping to overturn the BBFC's banning of Manhunt 2 in Britain. As y...

Jim Sterling

3:33 PM on 07.24.2007

Condemned 2 toned down in wake of Manhunt ban

The uprising kicked up in by the de facto banning of Manhunt 2 had some folks scratching their heads. They wondered: why all the ruckus over Manhunt? The original wasn't all that great, after all. Though I count myself am...

Aaron Linde

9:09 PM on 07.21.2007

Rockstar hits out at article on Manhunt 2

A month ago, ran an article on Manhunt 2 and the game's banning at the hands of the BBFC. While the article, written by contributor Rob Fahey, began by initially expressing distaste at the fact that such...

David Houghton

12:20 PM on 07.10.2007

Manhunt 2, round 2: Take-Two comes out swinging

Finally! After a worrying period of silence, non-specific delays, and vague mumblings about standing behind the game, Take-Two havespoken out about their true feelings on Manhunt 2's recent savaging at the hands of the wo...

David Houghton

4:48 PM on 07.01.2007

UK petitions new Prime Minister over Manhunt 2 ban

Slowly but surely, the wheels of dissent are beginning to turn in the UK. Earlier in the week, ELSPA's former leader let rip a volley of disapproval at the BBFC for its unfair and potentially industry-damaging treatment ...

David Houghton