Tagged With violence in video games


It's taken Mortal Kombat X to show me how much I've changed since 1992. See, back then I was in love with a new arcade game they'd just installed in the cinema at Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre (this was before the proper arcade was even built). It looked like real life, it sounded incredible in that small, sweaty room and - best of all - it was stupendously violent.


Hatred is a game about the wanton slaughter of people fuelled by nothing but pure, well, hatred. Its trailer came out this week, and many people found it to be upsetting, even deplorable. Video games, however, frequently revel in over-the-top violence. So why is everybody talking about this game in particular?