"Bully" is a video game scheduled for release Tuesday by Rockstar Games, part of Take-Two Interactive Software. It bears the rare distinction of having an antiviolent video game crusader try to block its release through a lawsuit in Florida--a suit filed before plaintiff Jack Thompson has even had a chance to view the game. Ironically, one reviewer has concluded that "it turns out the game doesn't glorify bullying at all."
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