Manhunt's Publisher Sues For Control Of 10-Year-Old Promotional Site

Manhunt's Publisher Sues for Control of 10-Year-Old Promotional Site

This is weird. was a bogus VHS snuff-porn site Rockstar established way back in 2003 to promote the infamous Manhunt series until it let the registration lapse. Last month someone took over the domain and they're using it to flack a petition for a sequel. Now Manhunt's publisher is suing to regain control of the domain.

I wouldn't say this necessarily points to Manhunt 3 or some other sequel, but it's strange enough to notice, especially with the 10-year anniversary of the game's launch coming Nov. 18. Rockstar/Take-Two Interactive appeared to abandon the site sometime in 2011. Though the current incarnation insists it is "NOT Affiliated with Rockstar Games," it still loosely perpetuates the fiction of being Lionel Starkweather's (or someone's) snuff flick operation. There's a link over to a fan site called the Halloween Love Network, which appears to be a Manhunt/slasher-horror enthusiast blog.

Probably what tripped Take-Two's trigger is the countdown set to expire on the 10th anniversary of the game's launch. It's possible Rockstar's parent company is trying to reclaim ownership of this domain to squash the countdown's implication that a Manhunt sequel or re-release is coming. The identity of the current owner is shielded from WHOIS records.

Manhunt 3? Take-Two goes after domain name of fake snuff website it used to own [Fusible]


    Ooer I'm all for a Manhunt 3! Loved part 1 insanely so. Played part 2 and didn't mind it at all. With todays tech, bring on part 3 for sure :D

    Manhunt + today's tech = instabanned

      Not unless its got sexual violence or you do drugs that benefit you. Graphic violence is now allowed.

        Exactly. Look at By The Book in GTA V, that was rather horrific, but it passed through fine with the OFLC.

          Indeed, I was AMAZED we got that. Prior to the R rating I severely doubt GTA V would've been released at all.

            I find it strange that on the cover it just says R18+ - drug use.

            Does that mean everything else is included in the MA15+ tier and that drug use was the only reason it achieved an R rating?

              Maybe because the drug use is a repeatable thing? I'm not sure, but yeah..

              Because if we included everything it had, we'd need a third and fourth cover...

          I was more shocked by the roadside rape random event. They may not have done anything to the girl, but when I pulled over to her screams and realised one had no pants on and the other was completely starkers with his bits to the wind, I was surprised.

          That and Polly's back door scene xD

            Oh what.. I haven't encountered this, thanks for the heads up =/

              Ah crap sorry, should have thought about the spoilery aspect. It happened on the roads between Trevor's trailer and the East Coast Freeway near the hippy commune thing. It was night and I was Franklin, not sure if they are requirements though.

                Nah, that's fine dude, i've finished the game and most of everything else in it haha. Rape stuff just gets to me, from personal experiences. No need to be sorry!

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