Senators, presidential candidate talk tough on 'Manhunt 2'

Members of the Senate from both sides of the aisle are pressing for a review of the current video game rating system in the wake of the controversy surrounding Manhunt 2. Senators including Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) have protested the ESRB's rating of the game, and said that consumers should be able to trust the ratings the board gives.

Sens. Clinton and Lieberman have been regular names in the fight against violent content, and have backed legislation to ban the sale of these games at the federal level to minors. "We ask your consideration of whether it is time to review the robustness, reliability and repeatability of your ratings process, particularly for this genre of 'ultraviolent' video games and the advances in game controllers," the senators wrote.


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