Oklahoma Politician Swaps Sides to Support ESRB, Others Offer Suggestions

By Carlos Bergfeld, Dec 05, 2007 2:26pm PST

Officially halted in September after more than a year of court battles brought on by the Entertainment Software Association, the Oklahoma bill...


"It's not like it's an impossible idea to implement, but the parents who already disregard ..."

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NIMF Slams ESRB As Complacent, ESRB Says NIMF Lacks Understanding

By Chris Faylor, Dec 04, 2007 3:13pm PST

A feud between the National Institute on Media and the Family (NIMF) and the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has erupted, causing the...


"I expect to see a postal-style game where you get to shoot up these idiots. The violent nature ..."

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Shacknews' Month in Review: November 2007

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 30, 2007 5:56pm PST

The month in review starts off with a list of this month's most notable Shack-crafted features, followed by the most popular news items and feature...


"not really, if there were a top 5 list with links to the original thread. maybe make new ..."

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Shacknews' Week in Review

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 21, 2007 3:13pm PST

Here's a pre-Thanksgiving holiday summary of all this week's feature content, as well as some of the more prominent news items. Features:...


"Get some good screen cleaner like Monster Clean (comes with a no static microfiber cloth). ..."

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Manhunt 2 Controversy Hangs On by Bloody Thread as Senators Demand ESRB Re-rating (Updated)

By Chris Remo and Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 20, 2007 3:45pm PST

Update: A Nintendo representative has returned Shacknews' request for comment on the issue with a statement defending the ESRB's rating of...


"Wow - some bad grammar in there( children's lives, not child's lives), but you get the idea."

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Take-Two Proposes 'Hot Coffee' Lawsuit Settlement, Will Reward 'Offended' with up to $35

By Chris Faylor, Nov 08, 2007 3:15pm PST

Publisher Take-Two's proposed settlement for a class action lawsuit stemming from the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas "Hot Coffee" fiasco will reward...


"People, this is why we can't have nice things... Such utter and complete bullshit these days. ..."

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Target Confirms Pulling All Versions of Manhunt 2 From Shelves

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 07, 2007 11:00am PST

A Target rep has confirmed with GameSpot that the store will no longer sell Rockstar Games' controversial title Manhunt 2 (PS2, PSP, Wii) in light...


"Wow, you obviously haven't seen how Pokemon sells and people know it's from Japan, eh? Or that ..."

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ESRB Defends Manhunt 2 Rating After Investigation

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 02, 2007 12:26pm PDT

Following the news of an unlockable uncensored version of Rockstar's controversial Manhunt 2 for PSP, advocacy groups like the Parents Television...


"This is so pathetic, if playing a computer game makes you go out murder people you're obviously ..."

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Manhunt 2 PSP Uncensored Through Hacker Trickery

By Chris Faylor, Nov 01, 2007 1:21pm PDT

Update: Rockstar has confirmed to GamePolitics that hackers have indeed reversed some, but not all, of the edits made to the PSP edition of Manhunt...


"But then the way you are using the Comcast TV example is wrong again. You mention without ..."

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Hollow Scares: A Halloween Look at Horror-themed Gaming

By Nick Breckon, Oct 31, 2007 2:28am PDT

In celebration of Halloween, we take a look at the best and worst of spooky games.


"For Halloween I return to Natural Selection. Came back to it for it's fifth year anniversary. It ..."

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Rockstar: Manhunt 2 Not Neutered for Release

By Chris Faylor, Oct 30, 2007 12:01pm PDT

Though modified, Rockstar Games' brutally violent Manhunt 2 (PS2, Wii, PSP) was not neutered in the company's quest for an M rating, claims...


"wow... that's pretty awesome... was this game any good though? "

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The Witcher Impressions

By Nick Breckon, Oct 19, 2007 9:50am PDT

CD Projekt's new offline epic is a throwback to the wild frontier of hardcore fantasy RPGs. Warning: this preview is rated M for Mature.


"After looking at the web page it seems not to focus on the humor very much at all... guess well ..."

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Sin & Punishment en Route to Wii Virtual Console, Likely to be Localized for the First Time

By Chris Remo, Sep 07, 2007 12:43pm PDT

Old-school action specialist Treasure's acclaimed--but relatively obscure--Nintendo 64 rail shooter Sin & Punishment looks to be coming to...


"awesome! I hope this is the case. I also hope Terranigma comes over as well, seeing that it ..."

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ESRB Defends Manhunt 2's New Rating

By Carlos Bergfeld, Aug 28, 2007 1:31pm PDT

Following calls from media watchdog groups for an investigation into the ESRB's recent re-rating of Rockstar Games' Manhunt 2, the board issued a...


"I thought it was ovibous, not many people want to see the media gain the upper hand in this, ..."

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Manhunt 2 Reduced to M, Releases Halloween (Updated)

By Chris Faylor and Nick Breckon, Aug 24, 2007 8:39am PDT

Rockstar Games today announced that Manhunt 2, the much-maligned game that was put on indefinite hold after receiving an Adults Only rating from...


"He said the company as a whole. I think GTA3 is an enormously significant milestone for the ..."

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