The British Board of Film Classification, which also oversees the classification of videogames, has announced that it has rejected a revised version of Manhunt 2.
This is despite significant toning down of the content by the developers of the game, Rockstar.
By convenient coincidence, the governments have launched an investigation into violence in video games and the internet.
The scheme is being led by the 'popular' TV psychologist Dr Tanya Byron. Tanya has already completed some intensive preliminary research sessions using the notorious video game nasty GTA San Andreas: "I played GTA San Andreas for 5 hours straight, at the end of it I was ready to shoot someone in the face if they dissed my bitch."
When quizzed over the specific choice of video games and internet, Ed Balls (snigger) the children's secretary said: "Children should be able to enjoy new media without their childhood being harmed"
He added: "We have excluded other media formats such as television, film, music and radio becuase the glorification of violence never arises in these media"