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So, as you all probably know, Manhunt 2 has been shelved by Rockstar in lieu of it basically offending every single ratings board on Earth, even meriting the infamous ESRB "AO".
That's tangential to this thread. But it illustrates one of the major problems with rating systems today - instead of being just a mechanism to classify content, they have become a system to select and purge it. When the MPAA system was created to replace the Hays Code, there was no issue with films receiving a rating of 'X' - many theaters would show such films. Indeed, there are several notable films that were rated 'X', the best known being Midnight Cowboy. But now, film studios scramble to avoid getting an 'NC-17' rating, lest the major theaters and retail chains close their doors. Somehow, I don't think this is how the rating system was meant to work.