Will The UK Ban Stephen King Books Next?
from the oh,-the-horror dept
Lots of folks have been submitting the story of British censors deciding to
give the new video game Manhunt 2 tons of free publicity ban the new video game Manhunt 2. The censors are claiming that it’s being banned for “unremitting bleakness and callousness of tone.” Of course, that pretty much describes every horror movie or horror book ever created — but we don’t hear calls for those to be banned. Yet, the censors claim that the game “involves a range of unjustifiable harm risks to both adults and minors.” It’s not quite clear what those risks are. In the meantime, that second link points out that there’s a campaign underway stateside against the game as well, from a group demanding that the game be given the strictest rating possible from the ESRB. Of course, the group pushing for this also admits that it’s not yet seen the game. Apparently everyone there just knows that the game must be horrible. In the meantime, thanks to all this negative publicity, you can pretty much bet that the demand for Manhunt 2 just show way up.