Target takes violent video game out of its stores

Target has pulled the Manhunt 2 video game from its stores because it's been found that hackers could go in and unlock some the...

Target has pulled the Manhunt 2 video game from its stores because it's been found that hackers could go in and unlock some the game's gruesome content.

A few days ago, Good Morning America featured this disturbing video game, even showing some of the viciously violent scenes that it contains (of course they warned us first to keep kids out of sight).

Rockstar Game's Manhunt 2 goes beyond other bloody games. It's truly a horror story disguised as a game, in which two prisoners go on a bloody rampage after escaping from a secret asylum for crazy people. Though the Entertainment Software Rating Board gave it the rating of "mature" ("mature" games are deemed suitable for players ages 17 and older), its original version was so strikingly horrific that it earned itself the "adults only" rating.

So Rockstar blurred out some of the grotesque scenes to bring itself down to a "mature" standing before it went on sale during Halloween. And of course, skilled hackers were able to un-blur the scenes, causing Target to pull the game from stores.
"Target strives to provide merchandise that will appeal to a wide variety of guests," the Minneapolis-based retailer said in a prepared statement. "We also want guests to be comfortable with the purchasing decisions they make at Target."

The article also reports that two years ago, hackers found a hidden sex scene in the game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The ratings board slapped an "adults only" rating on it following this discovery.

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