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New Zealand Bans Manhunt

Rockstar’s Manhunt, from the developers of Grand Theft Auto, has become the first game to be banned in New Zealand.

In a 12-page statement New Zealand's Of...

David Jenkins

December 12, 2003

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Rockstar’s Manhunt, from the developers of Grand Theft Auto, has become the first game to be banned in New Zealand. In a 12-page statement New Zealand's Office of Film and Literature Classification said the game depicts horror, cruelty, crime and violence in such a manner that its availability was likely to hurt the public good.

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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