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Controversial Games

Some games push all the wrong buttons. Check out this rundown of gaming's biggest offenders.

From the very beginning, video gaming has managed to stir up controversy. Exidy's 1976 arcade game Death Race raised the ire of the National Safety Council by rewarding players for running over gremlins. The 1982 Atari 2600 game Custer's Revenge angered women's rights groups for its tasteless depiction of non-consensual intercourse. Regardless of whether or not you happen to believe that video games are a valid form of artistic expression, you can't argue with their ability to tick people off.

And over the past 15 years, they've gotten really, really good at doing just that. So grab your picket sign and get ready to march as Yahoo.com look at some of gaming's most controversial games.

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Chriswsm3407d ago

I used to have a copy of Custer's Revenge on the 2600. No idea why it angered anyone.

I have to say that many of the games on that list are the best available (or at least related to them). Lets hope there are many more to come.

Cat3407d ago

what i find horrifying is how in a free market, and with the Bill of Rights and Constitution still in place, people find it appropriate (even their duty) to determine what can and cannot (or should and should not) be consumed. i want to place a ban on unconsistutionial litigiousness.

if you don't like popsicles, don't eat them. if you don't like randian fallen utopias in which you are faced with the option of harvesting children, don't play the game.

thank goodness controversy nowadays=$$$

Foliage3406d ago

I'm sick of how you can literally depict anything the sickest mind can come up with in a movie, but you can barely cross the line on a video game.

People have to stop looking at video games as strictly kids toys. Are we to believe that a kid stands zero chance at getting their hands on an R rated movie? From what I've seen it would be a lot easier than getting their hands on a video game rated above their age.

nfs_queen3394d ago

"if you don't like popsicles, don't eat them. if you don't like randian fallen utopias in which you are faced with the option of harvesting children, don't play the game."

Yeah... I agree with that.

hmm... are u Danny?

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