Early this week, it was a rumor, but now it's official: Target is pulling controversial videogame Manhunt 2 from its shelves.
"Target strives to provide merchandise that will appeal to a wide variety of guests. We also want guests to be comfortable with the purchasing decisions they make at Target. All video games and computer software sold at Target currently carry ratings by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB)--from early childhood through mature audiences. While Manhunt 2 was given a Mature rating by the ERSB, we received additional information that players can potentially view previously filtered content by altering the game code. As a result, we have decided not to carry the game," a statement from Target explained.
Gamers who long for Manhunt 2 will presumably have to go to other retail outlets to get the game. Damn.
GameDaily: Target Rips Manhunt 2 from Shelves