40°
Submitted by RonaldRaygun 570d ago | opinion piece

10 Controversial Games That Influenced The Industry For The Better

Stuart Bedford: "The word controversy goes as hand in hand with gaming, thanks to the simple fact that, out of all of the entertainment platforms, gaming gives us personal control over what we see on screen. In a movie, if we see a stabbing, we’re witnessing it, and what we see is usually being influenced in order to create some sort of meaning or message. In gaming, we’re the ones doing the stabbing, no message, no poetry, just ‘tap X’.

However, controversy doesn’t necessarily limit the scope of this piece to violent games. Controversy is to debate in public; to have two opposing opinions clash one with the other. Not all controversial games are violent. Some are simply cause for debate or contention: did they suck or where they awesome? Play or avoid? Innovation or imitation?" (Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, Grand Theft Auto, Industry, Resident Evil, The Sims)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories

DualShockers ShockCast Ep. 170 – “Tales From Pax East 2014″

9m ago - DualShockers' Tony Polanco writes: "This week’s episode is almost exclusively dedicated to our... | PC
20°

Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars Review – Baby Mama Drama | FRONTBURNR

22m ago - FRONTBURNR: With my 31 years on this planet, I’ve played a ton of different RPG games. It always... | PS Vita
30°

Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) Crafting – Overview of Crafting Professions

25m ago - A full overview of each of the crafting professions found in The Elder Scrolls Online. This artic... | PC
40°

The Lego Movie Videogame Review | GES

33m ago - Emmett is just a normal worker, but today will be a special day for him! Today he will become the... | PC
Ad

Enter to Win a PS4 and More!

Now - We are buying one lucky N4Ger a PS4 just for commenting on any N4G story! | Promoted post
20°

PAX East 2014: Interview: Jools Watsham (Renegade Kid)

34m ago - oprainfall writes: "My history with Renegade Kid is kind of interesting. Back when they first sta... | Culture
Related content from friends