Wednesday 20 June 2007

Game banned in Ireland

RTÉ reports that the Film Censor has banned a video game in Ireland for the first time. The offending title, Manhunt 2--which was also banned in the UK--was considered to contain " an unacceptable level of violence."

The Film Censor, John Kelleher, claims the game features gross levels of manipulation and torture.

Mr Kelleher said he recognises that in some films or video games strong graphic violence may be a justifiable element within the overall context of the work. However, he said that in the case of this game, there was no context and the brutality was unrelenting and gratuitous.

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