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Pac-Man is 62% violent O.o

The U.S. Senate recently heard testimony on violent video games from Dr. Thompson, a Harvard researcher that claims PacMan is 62% violent, and that saying “push it to the limit” is sexual. Her research is amazingly out-of-touch with reality. Some of the other games: Mario (41.3%), Zelda (68.4%) Dig Dug (67%) Ms. Pac-Man (54.3%) Q*bert (33.5%) and Centipede (92.6%). The way they determine how violent a game is is by measuring the duration a player engages in violent behavior over a 90 minute period. Who ever thinks Pac-Man is violent clearly has some issues.

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