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Video game controversy revolves mostly around the psychological effects that games with graphic violence or sexual content in them can have on players. Other sources of controversy can range from racism, sexism, politics, or religion.
Some games just won't settle for laughs. Some games make you want to cringe as you're busting a gut.
A gang isn't just two crude dudes, it's a whole mess of them. There's all kinds of different gangs represented in games: street gangs, organized criminals, and even high school cliques.
Characters that have a German accent.
Games often feature in-game music, however some have taken the effort to create their own radio stations, with DJ's, talkback, and a variety of music.
Radioactive particles in the air released by a nuclear explosion.
The complete or near-annihilation of life on the planet Earth by the means of nuclear weaponry.
Nuclear war is a conflict in which nuclear weapons are used.
Poking fun at a specific existing work, whether a game, a movie, or something else, by imitating and exaggerating its characteristics. Some games use parody here and there, while others are entirely parodic.
Referencing a TV show, celebrity, song, trend, historical event, etc. is one of the easiest ways to get a laugh. This can be either a throw-away gag, like the name of an achievement, or the main subject of the game.
A gathering of people who believe in the same higher power(s), and follow the rules laid out by the mortals chosen to be their prophets. Video games generally try to shy away from negatively portraying real religions to avoid controversy, however they make ample use of fictional in-game religions.
A joke or reference that appears throughout a series of games.
Major religion of the game Dead Space. Members believe that the scientist Michael Altman discovered an alien artifact on Earth and was later assassinated for it.
Zombies, more accurately called the walking dead, are reanimated corpses who feed on the living, and have become a ubiquitous video game enemy. They often move slowly, but can be deadly in large numbers, which is unfortunately how they tend to travel. Shotgun time!
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