Unformatted text preview: the creation of the ESRB to pre-empt government censorship. Near the end of the decade, Columbine managed to cause a second moral panic over video game violence , this time targeted at the burgeoning First-Person Shooter genre. Video games were still viewed very much as a children's activity, and anybody over the age of 16 who still played games was viewed as either a shut-in nerd or an Eric Harris-in-waiting. • It's probably worth mentioning that the 1997-1999 period saw the appearance of numerous games that would go on to influence the industry for the next decade. This includes Half Life , Deus Ex , Resident Evil , Final Fantasy VII , and Silent Hill , among many others. 1998 in particular may go down as the single "best" year in gaming history, much like how 1939 is remembered by film buffs as the high point of the Golden Age of Hollywood ....
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- Fall '10
- Mortal Kombat, console games, video game violence, arcade games, burgeoningFirst-Person Shooter genre