Pac-Man Is 62% Violent
According to a recent study done by a Harvard University researcher, Pac-Man is a violent game. Yes, you read that right: violent. How on earth could someone have arrived to this conclusion baffles me.
In June of 2006, Dr. Kimberly Thompson testified before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection about the effectiveness of video game rating systems. In one of the chief studies she cited in her testimony, Thompson lists the classic arcade version of Pac-Man as being 62% violent. In the same study, Dig Dug is 67% violent, Ms. Pac-Man 54.3%, Q*bert 33.5%, and Centipede 92.6%.
What? Centipede is 92.6% violent?!? If this is the case, then I wonder what kind of rating a game such as Doom or Quake would receive.
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