NIMF on Manhunt 2

The National Institute on Media and the Family has issued a statement relating to the AO rating given to Manhunt 2, and the subsequent fallout of that decision. In gloating: "Hopefully Take-Two has learned from its Manhunt 2 experience and will undertake preventive measures to ensure its future games, including Grand Theft Auto IV, are appropriate for families and gamers," they seem to be opining that there aren't any adult gamers, so games targeted at adults are inappropriate:
Minneapolis - The National Institute on Media and the Family today released the following statement in response to Take-Two Interactive Software’s decision to “temporarily suspend” distribution of Manhunt 2. This announcement was in response to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) issuing an “Adults-Only” rating for the game and Nintendo and Sony’s decisions to deny Manhunt 2 a license for their products.

“Take-Two’s decision to temporarily suspend distribution of Manhunt 2 is a victory for parents and children.

“Because of the their thoughtful decision to give Manhunt 2 its strongest rating, “Adults-Only,” the ESRB has sent a strong message to Take-Two and other game makers that they no longer can push the envelope on gratuitous violence in video games. The ESRB showed real leadership in assigning this rating and further evidence it is making significant progress in keeping extremely violent and graphic materials out of children’s hands.

“Hopefully Take-Two has learned from its Manhunt 2 experience and will undertake preventive measures to ensure its future games, including Grand Theft Auto IV, are appropriate for families and gamers.

“As gaming technology continues to change, we hope to continue to work with the ESRB to ensure that future games have appropriate content and context for children. The uniqueness of Nintendo’s Wii gives game raters a new challenge when it comes to first-player shooter games. We take the ESRB’s decision about Manhunt 2 as a positive step in addressing this new challenge.”
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I think these stupid fucks need to chill the fuck out.

Games should be as gory as people want them to be. I haven't seen it, but I think Hostel II is based on a similar idea as Manhunt.

Basically, there should be a mature 18+ rating. Adults only implies pornography, and to have an adult-rated game without such things would simply not work in acceptance from the public.

And yes, stores should card people that buy these games and should not sell them to minors. Why not? What fucking kid do you know that can afford these things, by the way?

That way, the blame is on the PARENTS and not on the CONTENT MAKERS who should be able to MAKE THE CONTENT THAT WE WANT.

By the way, people shouldn't be put behind bars with a felony (3 of which lands you LIFE IN PRISON in California) for selling violent or pornographic material to minors (as some of these fucking psychos want).

And console manufacturers should acknowledge that they allow overly gory games like Mortal Kombat and Soldier of Fortune 2 (THE goriest game *I* have ever played) and accept games rated Mature 18+.

It's one thing to have pornography on your game system, but a whole 'nother thing to have MORE OF THE SAME SHIT.

'Nuff said.

-Asphyxium

By the way, if you want to see some REAL gore (taking someone's face apart piece by piece down to the brain tissue and beyond, for example), play Soldier of Fortune 2 on the PC. Download the demo! Just make sure to enable the gore. Here's how:

"Before starting the game, right click the shortcut to the SoF2 demo (whether it's in the Start Menu or the Desktop) then click Properties and go to ''Target'' and enter +set lock_blood 0 to the end. It should like something like ''C:\Program Files\Soldier of Fortune II - SP Demo\SoF2.exe'' +set com_multilingual 2 +set sp_language +set lock_blood 0

Then, close the shortcut, start SoF2 and start a new game. Open up the console with Shift + Tilde (~) and type in ''menu lock'' (without the quotes). The violence menu will appear, prompting you for a Parental Lock password. Anything will do. Set the new password and then the choices will be brought up, such as allowing blood and/or limbs damage. Once you have picked your selections, exit and restart the game. Now the demo will have all the violence of the retail version! ;)" -UnknownMercenary

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