Mortal Kombat takes a lot of the blame for the strict censorship that was enforced upon the early days of the video game industry. The 16-bit era finally saw regulation on the content of video games, as the medium was still seen as something that was exclusively enjoyed by children.

This led to incredibly harsh censorship being inflicted upon video games, which didn’t slow down until the PlayStation 2/GameCube/Xbox era.

The days of strict censorship in video games aren’t behind us just yet. There are still some companies who will flinch at the thought of the slightest accusation of sexism or racism, so they go out of their way to circumvent any possible ...

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