A look at controversial video games

Posted on Saturday, October 01 2005 @ 10:16 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
David from Shacknews takes a look at a bunch of controversial games. They start with Death Race, an arcade game from 1976 and the end with GTA.
It seems like at least once every few months or so, some video game or another is brought under fire by hordes of angry parents and/or politicians who, despite not really knowing much of anything about the content of the game in question, want it completely banned for one reason or another. Now, the GTA: San Andreas “Hot Coffee” thing has been beaten to death. You know it, I know it, and every journalist who's written about it since a week after the whole thing blew up sure as hell knows it. So in a sort of pseudo-celebration of San Andreas being the latest video game causing your grandmother to pray for your soul every Sunday morning, I've put together a little piece on some of the most controversial video games ever released, as well as a bit of their history and why they were so darn evil in their hey-day. So without further ado, let's corrupt some children, shall we?
It's a good roundup but I get the feeling they missed a couple of games like Carmageddon. Anyway you can check it out over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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