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Manhunt 2 title wins ban appeal

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358w ago - The developer of Manhunt 2 has won its appeal to force the British Board of Film Classification to look again at its ban on the game's release.

The game has twice been rejected by the BBFC for certification, effectively banning the game for sale in the UK.

Developers Rockstar contested the ban at the Video Appeals Committee, which ruled in the firm's favour.

The game could now go on sale, if the BBFC, which is "considering the judgement", takes no further action.

In a statement, Rockstar said: "We are committed to making great interactive entertainment, while also marketing our products responsibly and supporting an effective rating system.

"We are pleased that the decision of the VAC has recognised that Manhunt 2 is well within the bounds established by other 18+ rated entertainment."

David Cooke, director of the BBFC, said the body "exercised great vigilance and care in ensuring that all violent games which are submitted to us are correctly classified".

He said the body had twice rejected the game "for its focus on varied and cumulative killings".

'Serious step'

He added: "We recognse that rejection is a very serious step, in which the desire of publishers to market their games, and that of gamers to buy them, must...
 

Rumor: Activision behind Rock Band PS3 compatibility patch delay?

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359w ago - If you own a PS3 and are at all interested in music games, you would know about the problem of guitar compatibility with the PS3 version of Rock Band, being that only the instruments that come bundled with the Rock Band special edition work with the game as of right now.

According to hmxsean of the Rock Band forums, a patch addressing guitar compatibility has been completed by Harmonix and ready for release for a week now.

However, something is holding up its release, and nobody has a concrete answer.
 

Guitar Hero 3: Legends Of Rock contest underway!

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361w ago - As the title states, the Guitar Hero 3: Legends Of Rock contest is now officially underway!

Those interested can enter to win 2 Guitar Hero Controllers and an Ipod loaded with Guitar Hero 3 songs. Second place winners will win an Ipod nano with Guitar Hero 3 songs loaded on it. There is also a video trailer available on the site to check out.

To view the Guitar Hero 3: Legends Of Rock video or enter the contest, just click the link above or visit www.LegendsOfRockContest.com and fill out the entry form.

Good luck to all who enter- winning one of the prizes would definitely make a sweet Christmas present!
 

Rock Band Delayed in Canada

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362w ago - MTV Games has now confirmed that all versions of Rock Band will be delayed in Canada, and not released until December 17.

The US release date is unaffected.
 

Rockstar: Manhunt 2 beta leaker has been sacked

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366w ago - Back in September, an uncut pre-release version of Rockstar Games' Manhunt 2 for the PlayStation 2 found its way onto the Internet.



As part of a Sky News report which looked at how 'easy' children could download Manhunt 2, they seeked comment from Rockstar on the matter of the leaked code- who stated that the person who leaked the code has been sacked and proceedings are taking place. The leaker, who was not directly involved with Rockstar, had been caught and fired.



It accepts the game was leaked onto the Web by an employee of a different company who had access to the preview copy.
 
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