Manhunt 2 Hacked, All the Good Bits Are Back

Manhunt 2 Hacked, All the Good Bits Are Back

image

Less than 24 hours after its release, the PSP version of Manhunt 2 has been hacked to restore the violent content of the original AO-rated version.

The hack demonstrates that Rockstar Games merely disabled the most extreme content in the game in an effort to get an M (Mature) rating from the ESRB, rather than removing it entirely. With its original AO (Adults Only) rating, the game would not have been available for sale through conventional outlets in North America.

The situation is nearly identical to the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas "Hot Coffee" controversy in 2005, in which that game was hacked to restore an otherwise-inaccessible minigame involving sex between game characters. As a result of that, the ESRB changed the game's rating from M to AO, forcing Rockstar to pull the games from store shelves and re-release a modified version which had the offending content removed entirely.

The AO-rated PlayStation 2 version of Manhunt 2 has already been available via the internet, as a result of a leak by a Sony employee who worked on the project.

Permalink

Kinda old news, and only a few dimwit sources like Common Sense Media would even ty and use it as a basis to berate the game, the rest of the news media has pretty much ignored it.

ok after finding mind mind just long enough to think and having some coffe with it, this is new..... but the need of a moded PSP kinda makes the point moot, at least a cheat device was at one time a easy thing to get.

Meh, just Rockstar trying to get free publicity by putting it in, knowing someone will crack it.
The Media won't jump on it this time though, it's old news.

_Tetsu_:
Meh, just Rockstar trying to get free publicity by putting it in, knowing someone will crack it.
The Media won't jump on it this time though, it's old news.

We'll the media might, with the normal anti crowed crying "baby rapers" if they can sensationalize it they will....

 

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here