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New York Police come down hard on Saints Row 2

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According to Ripten, the New York Police department has it in for THQ's decidedly unsaintly Saints Row 2. Apparently, Illinois developer Volition may have its New York privileges revoked.

NYPD union boss Patrick Lynch has been carping on royally at New York's Daily News, claiming, “horrible and violent video games desensitize young people to violence while encouraging depravity, immorality while glorifying criminal behavior.” It's only a game, Patrick. Like table tennis and tiddlywinks and that, you know.

Saints Row 2, as you'll probably be aware, is an especially down-and-dirty specimen of Grand Theft Auto 3 clone. One of your first tasks in the game is to bust out of an offshore prison, killing any and all representatives of the law enforcement community in the process, so it's no surprise the real-life fuzz are getting steamed up.

Saints Row 2 came out on Wednesday in North America and hits European shelves tomorrow. Australia gets it today.