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Sun, Nov 15, 2009 | 23:35 GMT
Speaking in a interview with The Times, Rockstar co-president Dan Houser has admitted that they would need to think of the main location and the main characters for Grand Theft Auto V before it goes into pre-development.
It’s really the first we’ve heard of any kinds of development work in GTA V, although a location for the game was teased in the manual for stand-alone DLC disc Episodes from Liberty City.
“We’ll think of a city first, then the characters,” admitted Houser.
Houser also spoke out on the controversy overshadowing the initial banning of Manhunt 2 in the UK, before it was lifted in March last year.
“Manhunt 2 was not a good situation. When a game gets banned, it means we’re not doing our first job, of making the investors back their money.”
Find the full interview through here.
Thu, Oct 15, 2009 | 23:00 BST
Rockstar has announced the Rockstar Legacy Collection of PSP games.
Starting today, Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition, Midnight Club: L.A. Remix and Manhunt 2 will be available for digital download from PSN for PSP.
An official Rockstar-branded storefront on PSN will also launch on October 22, and it will offer new and Legacy Rockstar titles for the PSP system, including Beaterator, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, and The Warriors, all available for digital download.
Mon, Aug 24, 2009 | 19:28 BST
The ESRB seems to have sprung a leak the size of Sony, yet game publishers keep letting it in on all their darkest secrets. And hoo boy, does this one look dark. According to an ESRB listing, Rockstar’s set to release an AO version of Manhunt 2 on the PC.
So, what makes this new version so rough and tough that even the extreme maturity of a 17 year-old can’t handle it? “Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs” — you know, the usual suspects, but probably without that weird strobe thing that used to happen when you killed people.
Fri, Oct 03, 2008 | 17:49 BST
According to this IGN report, the Wii version of Manhunt 2 will release in the UK on October 31.
If you haven’t already played it, rest assured that it’s not actually that good. Buy it anyway, you hardcore-starved Wii lovers, you.
Tue, Jun 24, 2008 | 18:16 BST
Rockstar’s denied Manhunt will release foe Wii this August, despite, Nintendo UK claiming the contrary.
“We have no confirmed release date set for Manhunt 2 in Europe,” a Rockstar spokesperson told Eurogamer this afternoon.
Not much else to add, really.
Fri, Mar 14, 2008 | 13:36 GMT
Rockstar’s just made a statement on the decision this morning to grant an 18 certificate to Manhunt 2, clearing it for release in the UK.
“We are pleased that the VAC has reaffirmed its decision recognizing that Manhunt 2 is well within the bounds established by other 18+ rated entertainment,” said the company. “Rockstar Games is committed to making great interactive entertainment, while also marketing our products responsibly and supporting an effective rating system.”
And that’s that. All that remains to be seen now is how many people will actually buy it.
Mon, Mar 17, 2008 | 08:37 GMT
It’s true. After months of legal wrangling the BBFC has granted Manhunt 2 an 18 certificate and the game will be released. The BBFC isn’t exactly thrilled about it.
“As I have said previously, we never take rejection decisions lightly, and they always involve a complex balance of considerations,” said BBFC director David Cooke. “We twice rejected Manhunt 2, and then pursued a judicial review challenge, because we considered, after exceptionally thorough examination, that it posed a real potential harm risk.
“However, the Video Appeals Committee has again exercised its independent scrutiny. It is now clear, in the light of this decision, and our legal advice, that we have no alternative but to issue an ‘18’ certificate to the game.”
We’re waiting on Rockstar for comment.
Mon, Feb 11, 2008 | 08:01 GMT
Following this week’s news that wary glances are being cast behind the scenes of Tanja Byron’s upcoming report, British national daily The Guardian is this morning carrying, “Ministers plan clampdown on ‘unsuitable’ video games” as its main headline.
The story mirrors earlier reports this week in that it claims the Byron Report is to recommend a legal classification system for all games, but goes into further detail about plans to advise parents to not allow children to play games in their bedrooms and to only let them use computers and games consoles in places where the screens are clearly visible.
According to the piece, “A legally enforceable, cinema-style classification system is to be introduced for video games in an effort to keep children from playing damaging games unsuitable for their age… Under the proposals it would be illegal for shops to sell classified games to a child below the recommended age.
“At present only games showing sex or ‘gross’ violence to humans or animals require age limits. That leaves up to 90% of games on the market, many of which portray weapons, martial arts and extreme combat, free from statutory labelling.
Ministers are expected to advise parent to keep computers and games consoles away from children’s bedrooms as much as possible, and ask them to play games in living rooms or kitchens facing outwards so carers can see what is being played.”
The report doesn’t mention the BBFC as being the body to handle a new classification system, instead leading with a strap of, “New rating scheme devised.” Currently, only a handful of games are classified by the BBFC, with most in the UK carrying the voluntary PEGI rating.
The Byron Report, due next month, includes a lengthy review of studies into the effects of games on children, and has been discussed with the Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Ministers are now said to have a “sense of the report’s direction”, said the Guardian’s piece, on which the article is based.