Daily Archives: July 10, 2012

Some Cultural History of Videogames

I know I am probably a bit late to the game on this but I thought I would share anyway.

C-SPAN has a searchable archive of their videos and included in that archive is some pretty interesting archival footage of the USA government talking about how videogames are teh eval!

For example, here’s a clip from December 9, 1993:

Witnesses testified concerning violence in video games produced for Nintendo and Sega. Graphic scenes from a number of Sega games were shown throughout the hearing.

Pretty cool stuff!