ABC: Target Won't Carry Violent Video Game, 'Manhunt 2'
Screenshot from the video game, Manhunt 2
On the heels of criticism over its violent content, the video game "Manhunt 2" will not be carried by Target, the company confirmed to ABCNEWS.com in a statement Tuesday.
Since its release date was revealed, "Manhunt 2," a video game that chronicles the ultraviolent killing rampage of an escaped sociopath from a mental hospital, has stirred worldwide controversy for its violent imagery.
"All video games and computer software sold at Target currently carry ratings by the Entertainment Software Rating Board ‚ÄĒ from early childhood through mature audiences," the statement said. "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."...