How Mortal Kombat Triggered The Government

There's a new Polygon article about the hysteria over video game violence in the 90s made it all the way to Congress. 

At the time, the developers at Midway took much of this in stride as they knew what they were doing was not harmful in the same ways comic books and rock and roll did not destroy society. 

What was most interesting was that Mortal Kombat was already out in the arcades for some time and the violence was barely noticed by the mainstream. But once mom and dad saw it in their living room? Oh boy.

Check out the article here with quotes and clips from Insert Coin

https://www.polygon.com/22346875/mortal-kombat-violence-esrb-ratings-lieberman

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