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A Brief History Of Banned Video Games

Riddled with censorship bullets, bleeding heavily from its projected sales forecasts, 2015 saw the blood-soaked Hotline Miami 2 become the latest title to fall foul of Australia's stern gaming censors. 

The response of game designer Jonatan Söderström? An open invitation for Australian gamers to pirate his top-down shooter, downloading it illegally where they can. 

But before the age of the internet, other generations weren't able to flout the rules so easily. Inspired by the fate of Hotline Miami 2, we put together a brief history of video games that have caused controversy over the years - from understandable bans to utterly bizarre blacklistings. 

Now play nice.

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