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‘Mortal Kombat’ among latest inductees into Video Game Hall of Fame

“Mortal Kombat,” the blood-and-guts arcade game that triggered Congressional hearings and age-level game ratings, was inducted Thursday into the World Video Game Hall of Fame, along with “Colossal Cave Adventure,” ″Super Mario Kart,” and the ubiquitous “Solitaire” game built into Microsoft Windows. The 2019 inductees were honored for their impacts on video gaming and pop culture, and their popularity over time and across countries. “Mortal Kombat” quickly raised alarms when it launched in 1992, with critics taking aim at a feature giving players the gory choice of whether to kill by decapitating an opponent or ripping out their heart. “Instead of enriching a child’s mind, these games teach a child to enjoy inf ...
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