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Looking for 'Manhunt 2'? Don't ask Target


Target is pulling a video game dubbed the most violent to date from its shelves, according to reports.

“Manhunt 2”, whose predecessor has been burned with controversy and banned in several nations, has both uncut and clean versions, which fully show the graphic violence or “blurred” images, respectively. The discount retailer ultimately decided to pull “Manhunt 2” from its shelves because of its violent content.

Since hackers have managed to uncover the explicit violence that is hidden from the retail release of “Manhunt 2”, which was done previously with games like “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas”, the company said it was in their best interest to pull the mature-rated game from its shelves.

Target released a statement saying, “while “Manhunt 2” was given a Mature rating by the ESRB, 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.”

Officials in other countries have banned the game as well. Lawmakers in the United Kingdom, for example, said they would not supply the sequel after a 14-year-old boy was murdered based on tactics utilized in the first of the “Manhunt” series, according to BBC News.

Recently, game regulator ESRB was urged to change the rating of the game to “adults only”, to which the controller declined.

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