Problem

Video violence

Other Names:
Trivialization of death and suffering on videos
Violent video games
Incidence:
In 1994 in the UK police seized some 5,000 films showing necrophilia, torture, mutilations, autopsies, bestiality and road accidents. One video game issued in 1993 depicts the winner of a battle ripping his victim's heart out before decapitating him. This game was promoted by a $10 million advertising campaign, whose officials received 70,000 telephone calls from interested consumers.
Narrower Problems:
Snuff movies
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET