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Submitted by iamnsuperman 715d ago | opinion piece

The 7 Most Horrifying Moments from Children's Video Games

We know that video games are not, by their nature, strictly for children. They can be extremely violent, very mature and occasionally horrifying to a degree that non-interactive media can never reach. But that's why we have a rating system for them: As a parent, you just pick up a box, check the rating and verify that at least one of the characters is some smart-aleck anthropomorphic bunny rabbit or something, and then you pop that sucker into the nearest Nintendo and go get drunk under a sprinkler for a while, secure in the knowledge that your kids are being entertained in relative psychological safety.

But then, hours later, the unnatural, keening screams coming from inside the house rouse you from your drunken stupor, and you realize that you accidentally ruined your children by exposing them to one of these horrifying moments from otherwise kid-friendly video games.

By Codie Martin (Culture, Earthbound, Lemmings, Manic Mansion, Monster Party, Sonic CD, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure)

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