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Rockstar pleads for help

Controversial publisher Rockstar is asking for the industry's support in its battle to revoke the BBFC's 'no rating because it's revolting' decision on Manhunt 2. In an interview with Develop, Rockstar Leeds chief Gordon Hall, said:

"But if you look at a film like Man Bites Dog, it makes Manhunt look tame in comparison, but that film can be bought by anyone aged 18... We need to teach people that games are an art form - they are more artistic than film. I think the games industry should rally behind us, because there will come a time when we'll all have an idea that's a little edgy, and we need to have the freedoms to express it.

"We are an adult entertainment industry - we may have started out with child-like technology making games solely for a younger audience, but it's just not like that anymore. It might take legislature a little while to catch up, but if the industry sticks together hopefully we can change people's attitudes quicker."

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News source: Guardian Unlimited

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