Violence in Video Games | 46

History of the 90s

Jul 26 2023 • 34 mins

On this episode of History of the 90s we look back at the rise of video game violence. Games like Doom and Mortal Kombat brought a new level of blood and gore, and they captivated players like never before. They also caused moral panic for parents and politicians who were shocked by the violence. Guest contact info: Alyse Knorr, associate professor of English at Regis University, co-editor of Switchback Books, and co-producer of the Sweetbitter podcast. She is the author of several books including Goldeneye 007 and Super Mario Bros. 3 which are both for Boss Fight Books. Twitter: @alyseknorr Show contact info: Twitter: @1990shistory Facebook: @1990shistory Instagram: @that90spodcast Email: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit