A history of video game violence

The evolution of violent video games has been marred with controversy. This infographic charts the progress of gory games from red polygons to the creation of realistic digital blood.

After a decade-long battle it looks like computer games in Australia are finally going to fall under the purview of a classification system that makes sense. The introduction of a bill by federal government will not only bring computer games in line with the system for films it will also brings things more in line with international standards.

As things stand now the highest rating available is MA15 which means that games that are usually available to adults overseas must either comply with our rating standards or not hit the shelves at all.

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