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Target's Target: Manhunt2

Posted Apr 09 2009 7:14pm

Manhunt2_2 Target stores have removed Manhunt2 from their video game shelves a week after its release on Halloween.  The premise of this violent game is that the player is a patient trying to escape from a mental hospital who must kill or be killed.  An added concern over the violence in this game came because it was released for Wii, a game system where players must use a motion-sensing wand to act out how they want the character onscreen to behave.   

Originally rated M for Mature audiences, child advocates convinced raters that the game should be rated AO for Adults Only, meaning that no one under 17 could purchase it.  After modifying the game, the creators were able to return to the M rating before the game was released.  Dr. Michael Rich, Director of CMCH, was interviewed about his thoughts on the game and the ratings controversy.

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