My parents were pretty lax when it came to what I watched or played. Like, they took me to see R-rated movies all the time when I was a kid, including RoboCop, Predator, and Total Recall. They let me watch horror movies at home. Mortal Kombat was released when I was 12 and I thought it was totally rad. I played Doom the following year. I was a teenager when the first big controversy over violent video games was making the news. But my parents really didn't care. I guess they felt I was emotionally mature enough to realize that all the blood & guts were fake.
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