Violent new video game on sale in Toledo

Characters kill and torture people in order to escape from an insane asylum.
Characters kill and torture people in order to escape from an insane asylum.
But violence doesn't bother everyone. Sean Black told News 11's Tim Miller he'll still buy the game.
But violence doesn't bother everyone. Sean Black told News 11's Tim Miller he'll still buy the game.

TOLEDO -- The controversial video game, Manhunt 2, went on sale Tuesday at Game Stop in Toledo Commons. Its promotional poster features a guy with a needle getting ready to pounce on his victim, and its characters kill and torture people in order to escape from an insane asylum.

Some people aren't at all disturbed by the game. In fact, Sean Black bought the first Manhunt and says he'll buy this one, too. "It was a pretty good game to a certain extent," he explains.

The game is rated Mature 17, meaning only those over the age of 17 can buy it. It features blood and gore, intense violence, strong sexual content, and use of drugs.

Some parents say they won't allow their kids to play the game.

"It's something I wouldn't buy for my kids. No. Not for them to play," says mom Lola Wright.

Inside Game Stop, in the Playstation 2 section, you see the game "Bratz." Just three shelves up is Manhunt 2. And along with the Wii games, Manhunt 2 is right next to the popular game Mario Party.

Store manager Jesse Sine is even disturbed by it.

"I have played a lot of different things and I am actually choosing not to play this game just because of the content in it," he says, though he says anyone of age has the right to buy the game. He just worries it could get into the wrong hands.

"You do need a parent to buy it, but if they are going to other people's houses and playing it, kids could get their hands on it and this is definitely not intended for kids, whatsoever," Sine says.

Dion Wright won't let his children play the game. "No, I don't want him playing. My kids or none of my grandkids or no kids," he says.

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