So, you've probably seen the news - Manhunt 2 is banned in the UK/Ireland and Nintendo released a statement declaring that they would not allow an "AO" (Adults Only) rated game to be released on the Wii. The Wii version was particularly graphic due to the tactile nature of the control scheme; you'd actually remove a man's testicles with a pair of pliers by using the nunchuk/remote as if you were legitimately doing it. That being said, this annoys me. It harks back to the days of the bloodless Mortal Kombat on SNES. Why is it so difficult for people to allow adults (who frankly, are the only people that should be playing this game anyways) to make the decisions to what they are entertained by as they see fit? Responsible parenting is usually one of the main components of argument against banning/censored media of any type, and yet.. I just watched Hostel II a couple weeks ago where a man experienced slightly worse than what I described earlier (pliers) but that's rated R. This is a video game. Sure, it's a murder simulator. Sure, only the most depraved would want to play it. But shit, if I want to be a bloodhungry deviant, I should be allowed to. Before you get started, yes, I realize that Nintendo has the right to disallow the use of their system for this game but I don't care. (ed, stay out of my thread you ugly bitch).
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6/21/07 at 5:36pm