A portion of the letter reads, "As you know, in June 2007, the British Board of Film Classification refused to rate Rockstar's Manhunt 2 videogame ... stating that it contains 'unremitting bleakness and callousness of tone. In October 2007, the BBFC again refused to rate a revised Manhunt 2 stating that 'the impact of the revisions on the bleakness and callousness of tone ... is clearly insufficient. [The ESRB, however,] reduced the revised version's rating to "Mature," effectively opening the door to its widespread distribution and its licensing approval by game system manufacturers Sony and Nintendo."We think it's fair to say the last thing the ESRB needs to be is more strict on the content it reviews. Moreover, It's growing increasingly clear that the video game industry may never reach the societal acceptance that the movie industry enjoys with its violent content.
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11-21-2007 @ 2:49PM
I don't think Hillary understands the unremitting bleakness and callousness of tone of the preemptive War she voted for and continues to fund.
11-21-2007 @ 2:58PM
That picture of Hilary chills my soul.
11-21-2007 @ 4:01PM
Its funny because a couple of years ago under funding by Clinton she proved that video games do not encourage violence.
HOWEVER I am now photoshopping that image and putting it as my CSS Spray. Good job PS3FANBOY4LIFE @@@@@
11-21-2007 @ 4:05PM
that picture reminds me of something i saw in the toilet this morning
11-21-2007 @ 4:23PM
No seriously if parents don't want there children playing the game then don't buy it for them. There is no reason every one should suffer not being able to enjoy it. I have played both versions and the censored version is a waste of money. You see more violence on television and in real life.
11-21-2007 @ 4:42PM
No comment about Manhunt 2, but that picture of Senator Clinton is really disturbing... it's like a car accident, you just can't look away.
11-21-2007 @ 6:35PM
best picture EVER !
11-23-2007 @ 2:16PM
The Clunge said...
ZOMG! Billary is a brain-sucking alien!
Maybe she wants to introduce a Tipper-Sticker system, as championed by the wife of her husband's VP for the music industry. Before then, lyrics were infrequently explicit, usually just suggestive, and only a few extreme groups like NWA and Ice Cube would be considered worthy of censure. Now, having the sticker means musicians can plumb the very depths of obscenity and depravity under it's protective banner, as long as the radio edit blanks out about 1/10th of a second of any naughty words, so we all know what they said, but we don't quite hear all of it.
Bring it on! I love a bit of filth. I don't want Manhunt 2 though, it looks crap.
11-24-2007 @ 12:04PM
Tell the truth -- that's a grotesquely Photoshopped image, isn't it? You've got people responding as if that were Senator Clinton's normal expression at a press conference -- which, frankly, is the sort of vilifying hype I'd expect from Fox News. Is it true pspfanboy editors worship Rupert Murdoch?
The only women I can think of who make faces for photo ops are Jenny McCarthy and Tyra Banks, both of whom learned that the cheap way not to be perceived as a shallow model is to make grotesque facial expressions. It's the visual equivalent of Janet Jackson learning to sound breathy when it was discovered she couldn't sing:-- shorthand for character where the effort isn't distinguished by talent.
Hillary Clinton's on the other side of that equation: A late middle-aged woman who has to make blank faces in order not to emphasize her wattle and webwork of wrinkles. You can tell right-wing-biased news sources by their use of unflattering pictures. They could do that to any female politician her age, but they only do it to her. Yet they use the most dignified pics possible of the chimp-like George Bush III no matter how ridiculous he makes himself look at every press conference.
You want real censorship? Put another republican in the White House.