Video gaming has been without a doubt the most revolutionary and profitable form of art among young people for over three decades now, with U.S. gaming revenue alone currently estimated at about $22 billion. With millions of hard-core fans across the globe, the world of video games keeps growing each day, while many pop culture experts believe that in a few years it will officially be the leading type of entertainment, ahead of music and film. What’s even more encouraging is that the benefits of playing video games have been highlighted by many recent scientific studies, and they are not viewed anymore, for the most part, in as bad of a light as they were when they first became popular in the early 1980’s.
Despite the rise of video games in modern culture, there have been more than a handful of cases where things went wrong and the industry received many blows. Even from the early ’70’s, the gaming world has been a minefield of criticism and censorship, where games have been viciously attacked or even banned for their content or objective. The following 25 Most Disputed Video Games That Shocked The World are absolute proof that video games have a greater impact on society than some of us might think.