Target refuses to sell Manhunt 2

oldfett - November 8, 2007 12:01PM in Gaming

Well it looks like Rockstar's luck continues to move downhill as the retail chain Target refuses to allow Manhunt 2 on its shelves. This is following comments against the game from California State Senator and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. A hack has also been released for the PSP to remove the blur from certain scenes in the game. "Target strives to provide merchandise that will appeal to a wide variety of guests. We also want guests to be comfortable with the purchasing decisions they make at Target. All video games and computer software sold at Target currently carry ratings by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)--from early childhood through mature audiences. While Manhunt 2 was given a Mature rating by the ERSB, we received additional information that players can potentially view previously filtered content by altering the game code. As a result, we have decided not to carry the game," the statement explained. I feel that this will soon snowball into further retail chains banning the game.