SPOnG can't be the only one who had the kind of mother who never shouted but instead said, "I am so disappointed in you" before locking us in the cellar. It's that word, "disappointed" that's supposed to shame you.
Which is why we're guessing that Take Two chairman, the fabulously named Strauss Zelnick has used it in his official statement to the world regarding the British Board of Film Censors' decision yesterday to take the Manhunt 2 banning saga to the High Court (great news, eh tax payers!?).
"We are disappointed that the BBFC has decided to appeal its own Video Appeals Committee's judgement in favour of an 18-plus certificate for Manhunt 2
. We believe the VAC decision was correct and do not understand the BBFC's decision to expend further public resources to censor a game that contains content well within the bounds established by the BBFC's 18-plus ratings certification", says Strauss in an antiseptic statement.
Don't understand the decision. It's quite simple, Strauss, the BBFC is using your game as a 'line in the sand'
; a first bastion; a thin end of the wedge against video game violence.
In case you (like Strauss) have missed out on the facts that... Take 2 and Rockstar decided to produce a follow-up to 2004's 'controversial' Manhunt
; called it Manhunt 2; it was refused a classification by the BBFC; this meant it couldn't be sold; T2 appealed to the Video Appeals Committee; the VAC said, "What the hey! Give it a rating why dontcha!?"; the BBFC refused and is taking the whole thing to judicial review in the High Court... phew... well, you can read that all here