A fistful of tokens: Violent video game paved the way for ratings

October is a month dedicated to the spooky, the grotesque and the scary and the video game industry certainly doesn’t have a shortage of titles focusing on those themes. This month, I thought it might be fun to focus on some of the games that have had the largest impacts on the industry and we’re starting with one that people who don’t play video games have likely heard of.

The Mortal Kombat franchise has left an impression on the video game industry since its introduction in 1992. Ever wonder why video games have an age rating printed on the cover? You can largely thank Mortal Kombat for that...


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