This Nineties Report On Violent Games Looks Silly Now
Remember the hysteria over violent games in the early Nineties? If you’re old like us, you probably do – it was hard to open a newspaper without a scare story about Doom, Mortal Kombat or Night Trap. But if you’re not that old, you might think that so much fuss over a bit of pixellated blood was all a little bit silly. So we went back and checked. It was.
Watch as the news report talks about violence, while cutting to kids blasting an alien with lasers in the largely forgotten Neo Geo run-and-gun Cyber Lip, and boxed copies of games like Rampart. Terrifying.