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 â€” 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."...