Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Hackers go over the head of ratings board in "Manhunt"

Once again, the futility of product limitations makes someone get creative. Necessity is the mother of invention, so I hear.

By Associated Press

BLOODY MESS: The initial version of "Manhunt 2" was gory enough to earn an "adults only" warning from the panel that rates video games. So publisher Rockstar Games blurred out enough of the nasty bits to get the rating lowered to "mature," which is how the game ended up on store shelves last week.

But it only took hackers about 24 hours to un-blur the footage, leading to more headaches for the rating board and more headlines for Rockstar. The hack only works on the PlayStation Portable version of the game, and only on PSPs that have been illegally modified.

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