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According to reporters at Pocket Lint it would seem that the controversial ban upon the sale of the equally controversial video game Manhunt 2 in the UK has been overturned. The site reports that the Rockstar Games developed title has been edited to the satisfaction of the British Board of Film Classification (which control certification of games as well as movies in the UK) and will be released with an adults only 18 certificate.

Actually, that might not be quite true as it appears the BBFC twice rejected the title, and even went as far as taking the battle against certification to the English High Court. However, the ultimate decision was taken by the Video Appeals Committee which upheld a previously appealed decision that the game could be sold on an adults only basis.

David Cooke, director of the BBFC says "We twice rejected Manhunt 2, and then pursued a judicial review challenge, because we considered, after exceptionally thorough examination, that it posed a real potential harm risk."

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