Night Trap controversy

Title:
Night Trap controversy
NFSA ID:
228549
Year:
1993
Courtesy:
Seven Network
Category:
Access fees

The news item from the Seven Network (26.5.1993) reports on video game classifications and examines the controversy around the game, Night Trap.

Night Trap was released for Sega CD in 1992 and used VHS tape technology to present an interactive movie-like gaming experience. The controversy centred around what some perceived as promoting violence and sexual aggression towards women. Night Trap was at the centre of a 1993 United States Senate committee hearing on violent video games, along with Mortal Kombat. In the US, retailers stop selling the game just before Christmas. 25 years later, in 2017, the game was re-released.

 

 

 

Broadcaster:
Seven Network