Ban this sick filth! A history of violent video games
Violence has always formed a cornerstone of human entertainment. For proof, just look at the gladiatorial mosh pits of Ancient Rome or the claret-spilling climax to Shakespeare's Hamlet. As a race, we like the red stuff and we don't care who knows it. The video game industry is well aware of this fact -- and like an axe-murderer grasping a severed head, it has taken the concept and run with it. This has caused no small amount of controversy and consternation over the years. Occasionally, a trapdoor will open up beneath an offending game's feet and swallow it out of existence -- severed head 'n' all.In the following rogues' gallery, we take a look at the biggest feather-rufflers in gaming's blood-spattered history: from the 60 Minutes-bothering Death Race to the recently-banned Mortal Kombat 2011. While these games aren't necessarily the most violent on the block, they are the titles that caught the attention of our media, moral guardians and government censors.
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