Happy belated Thanksgiving by the way. Anyway, there is something more important to talk about.
Video Game History is a very interesting story. There are many great things about the history of video games but some people like to **** up that history and make some of that great majestic history terrible. One of the main plot points to the on going history of Video Games is controversy. Controversy is a big problem with video games. One of the biggest problems with it is the fact that it happens often. There are many controversial video games, but I have gathered up facts and piled them up into this list. This is the list of The Top 10 Most Controversial Video Games of All Time.
(NOTE: Before I get this list started, I just wanted to note that there are very offensive, racist, and controversial games such as Super Columbine Massacre RPG, Ethnic Cleansing, JFK Reloaded, Muslim Massacre: The Game of Modern Religious Genocide that I would definitely put on this list, but in the future I will make another list that will have these games in it, so these games will not be on the list. Now on with the list.)
10. Daikatana(or John Romero's Daikatana)
Developers:Ion Storm, Kemco
It's really hard to start a list like this. I mean seriously, were to begin. With all of the controversial video games out there, it is really hard to start a list like this. Well, I might as well start it with one of the worst mistakes John Romero has ever made in his career. Now, many of you gamers have probably heard this story before. Daikatana is considered one of the worst video games of all time. Now, there isn't anything controversial in the game Daikatana, what was controversial about this game was its advertisement campaign. If you haven't ever seen this, well here it is.
This is the infamous Daikatana campaign. Daikatana was originally going to be released in the year of 1997. So this ad came out that year and my god the crap that this advertisement caused. As soon as this advertisement came out, it got negative reception everywhere. Ion Storm was criticized as well. Critics criticized Romero for his hobbies, for Ion Storm, for the advertisement, and many other things. Eventually, not even an apology from John Romero could fix the crap he caused. Daikatana went into development hell after this advertisement came out, and for many years to come, was stuck in development hell. This was because many employees from Ion Storm left to pursue their own careers. Finally, the year 2000, the game was finally released. And it turned out to be one cluster**** of a game. No one liked it, and everyone especially hated the Nintendo 64 version. This game caused the closure of Ion Storm and John Romero's legendary career to go down the drain. Where is John Romero now? Who knows, probably sitting in his house thinking about all the chaos he caused.
9.Postal and Postal 2
Release Date: Postal(November 14th 1997)
Postal 2(April 13th 2003)
Developers: Running with Scissors.
No one really likes Postal. Postal is a game series that gets no attention at all, and that is because everyone says that the games are pretty **** What I want to know is, if the games are so **** why is there a film based on it... oh wait, the movie adaptation was directed by Uwe Boll, makes crappy games into crapier movies that is amazing. Anyway, why are these games so controversial, well that is probably because these games are violent as hell. I have looked at the gameplay videos of these games and I know why it is so controversial. No one likes video game violence. Another thing, in Postal 2, there is violence against civilians and many things such as sexual themes, racisim, language, animal abuse and go ol' drug use. These games shouldn't exist anyway since barely anyone knows what these games are. Well, nothing else to say so lets move on to the next game.
8. Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
Release Date: January 22nd 2003
Developers: Team Ninja
Kung Fu fighting girls playing volleyball with big **** Count me in. But no, on a serious note, this is Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, the spin off the not perfect, but pretty good fighting game series Dead or Alive. Now what could be so wrong about this game. I mentiond Kung Fu fighting girls playing volleyball with big **** right? Yeah, older people don't like women with big ta ta's playing volleyball. There are sexual themes in the game according to the people who trash on this game, but to me it's just the characters of Dead or Alive playing Volleyball while their boobs are shaking when they hit the ball. I guess I should have put this game on the number ten spot, but Daikatana was controversial because of an advertisement about a now washed up video game developer who wants to make you his **** while Dead or Alive Volleyball involves sexual themes such as boobs, and sexual themes are a big controversy in any country, especially America, so it should stay in the #8 spot. But cmon strict people, their just boobs. Big,firm,jiggly,gorgeous,delicious boobs. Okay, I am acting a bit to perverted. NEXT!
7. Kingpin: Life of Crime
Release Date: June 30, 1999
Developer: Xatrix Entertainment
This game shouldn't really be controversial and yet it is. And I don't blame the incident that happened before this game was released, I blame the developers releasing after the incident. Now what is this incident called, that my friends is the 1999 tragedy known as The Columbine High School Massacre. Now what can a very violent game about a Kingpin and his life of crime have anything to do with the tragedy that is The Columbine Massacre. Well, this is how the story goes. You see, the killers who started the Massacre Eric David Harris and Dylan Bennet Klebold were addicted to the gem of a first person shooter known as Doom. People believe that their love of Doom made them plan the idea to cause that massacre. Now Doom was a first person shooter, and Kingpin is a first person shooter as well. Nobody wanted a first person shooter to be released into the market because of The Massacre. Well, Xatrix and Interplay Entertainment didn't give a rat's ass and release it on the market anyway. Now the game did get positive reviews, but Congress, lobby groups, US Senate and all other kinds of political games were trying to get this game canceled. This game was very violent and had a lot of profanity. The game eventually went through a lot of crap, but got the game out in North America. Well, they got the game out. But jeez The Columbine Massacre really messed up the FPS business.
Release Date: November 18th 2003
Developer: Rockstar North
Violence, Violence, and even more Violence. Gotta love that Violence. Manhunt is probably the most violent game on this list. I mean really, everyone probably saw the controversy in this game coming. I mean this game involves a snuff film with a killer named James Earl Cash who randomly murders people for the snuff film with baseball bats, crow bars, plastic bags,etc and meets a bunch of gangs he has to kill and eventually meets a mentally retarted chainsaw wielding psycopath who wears a pig's head as a mask named Piggsy. This game is crazy ultra violent. I mean, this is a Rockstar game so there should be expected violence. But those people who don't like violence were like No Violence. And don't get me wrong, I don't have a problem with violence in video games but some people just do. Another reason why this game is controversial is because of this one kid named Warren Leblanc who murdered his friend Stefan Pakeerah. Leblanc was claimed to be obssessed with the game so the game didn't have a happy stay in the United Kingdom. The game also got banned in countries like New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and Germany. God this game was violent. Remember aspiring game desingers out ther, it's okay to make violent video games, just make sure you don't piss the people off.
Release Date: December 10th,1993
Developers: id Software
The granddaddy of all first person shooters that launched the legenday careers of John Romero and John Carmack is also one of the most controversial video games of all time. This game had everything that a gamer dreamed of but those certain kinds of people didn't like the violence and gore in the game. Another controversial issue with the game was the satanic imagery. Today in the year of 2012, nobody would find the first Doom game scary, but back then, I'm pretty sure this game scared the crap out of kids and that is why it was probably so controversial. Religious Organizations picked on the game for its Diabolic undertones and being a mass murderer simulator. Religious Organizations just don't know who to keep picking on. They pick on Atheists, Film, TV, Video Games, People, American Situations. Jesus make your mind Organizations. Anyway, another reason why this game is controversial is because it is believed to be the cause of The Columbine Massacre. Remember back in the Kingpin entry that Doom might have been the cauuse of that incident, yeah a lot of people believe that. Well, if we do ever find out if it's true or not, hopefully it isn't.
4. Custer's Revenge
Release Date: October 13th 1982
Oh god, this game, THIS GAME!!! Oh god, OH GOD! If you don't see anything wrong with this picture by now, I'm sorry but you are really blind. I have never played this game, yet I hate it. I ****ing hate this game. I despise this game. It really is a monstrosity of a game. Wanna know the controversy, well here it is. The game stars General Custer and some random ass Indian Women. We will call her Hazel, I don't know any Indian names. Now if you don't know who General Custer is, well I will give you a brief history on the man. Genral George Armstrong Custer was part of a war known as the Battle of the Little Bighorn, he got into a battle with indians. Eventually, Custer and his team lost and Custer was killed by one of the indians and died. He was reconized as a hero. Now tell me this, who at Mystique took this big part of American history and made it into this sick twisted warped idea about Genral Custer who has to dodge falling spikes so he can **** an Native American Women. Where the hell did this idea come from. Who can become sexually attracted to this? Who would want to spank their monkey to this crap. Anyway enough about this rant. You see as soon as people saw General Custer rape Hazel the random Native American Women, controversy happened in a matter of seconds. This game offended Native American's, Women Rights, Women Against Pornography, etc, etc. The games puns on the cover of it are just god damn ridiculous too. Those also offended women. Eventually, this game was obliterated from existence too because this game sucks. This game is not only listed as one of the most offensive games of all time it is also considered one of the worst games of all time. There was a sequal by the way called General Retreat. It involves Hazel raping General Custer now. Yeah, **** you Mystique.
3. Mortal Kombat
Release Date: August 1992
Mortal Kombat is another very controversial game. Damn is this one controversial. For its time, the game was excrutiatingly violent. Parents didn't like their kids playing these games. The fatalies were bloody and violent and parents didn't appreciate that. Sooner or later, Mortal Kombat got an M rating. Yeah, this one is going to be short. A lot of people know the Mortal Kombat story so we shall continue to numero dos.
2. Grand Theft Auto 3
Release Date: October 22nd 2001
Developers: Rockstar Vienna
Yes, this is probably out of all the Grand Theft Autos the most controversial and the most violent. This game is controversial because of its violence and sexual content. No parent likes that sexual content. For example, you can pick up a prostitute, have sex with said prostitute, and then either kill her or steal her money. This game was so controversial that GameSpy named it Most Offensive Game of the Year. Jesus Christ. People who don't like violence also didn't like the common game mechanic in GTA 3 were you could hijack a car. Yeah, this game didn't go so well with the violence haters. But hey, it's still an amazing game, controversial, but still really good.
And now, finally, in my opinion, the most controversial game of all time is.....
1. Night Trap
Release Date: October 15th 1992
Developers: Digital Pictures
This game, THIS GAME. This is Night Trap. This is the game that made a huge part of video game history. Don't know what it is, well allow me to explain it to you. This game is responsible for the Video Game Rating System. If it wasn't for the infamous nightgown scene in Night Trap, there wouldn't be the rating system we have today. This game sparked controversey immediately after its release. Congress men started calling this game shameful, ultra violent, sick, etc, etc. This was so so "ultra violent" that it failed poorly in sales and was taken out of the market immediately and never saw the light of day again. Soon after,like I said earlier, the beautiful Video Game Rating System was born. And instead of me explaining to you how the infamous nightgown scene went down, I will show you it instead. Here is the link to it. Check it out,it's very important.
Remeber, this is the scene that caused the rating system
Also, here is a link to a short documentary about Night Trap. Check this out after you finish reading the blog and the nightgown scene.
So yes, this is my list of the most controversial games. Hope I kept you interested and entertained. These games caused controversy and made history in the book of Video Games, and it feels good to talk about it. Thanks for reading my majestic friends.
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EDIT: The links were messed up so you couldn't see the videos. Sorry about it, I fixed the links and you can go to the videos now.