Phones

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Prompt: Controversial Idea or Term
Fatality
As a young teenager Mortal Combat was my younger brother and I favorite game. Our age difference did not matter, that was our common ground and one of our favorite things to do together. We would go to the local convenience store and cash in a dollar in pennies. Pocket full of pennies we walked the train tracks that led right behind the town arcade. Exited about what was in store, we put all of our pennies on the the train tracks, then like clock work every hour on the hour a train would go by, the train would would crush our pennies. They were no longer pennies, they were arcade tokens. The train driving over the pennies flattened them out and were the exact same size as an arcade token. As a result we now had 100 game tokens, 50 tokens a piece, that meant we each could play up to 50 games, 50 times trying to kill each other and rip each others spine out of the body and sever the head or limbs. That was the final move on mortal combat, it was when a person has won the fight and is wounded or dizzy the finishing move was applied if you know how to do it,it is called fatality. Thinking nothing about it we would brag about how we killed each other and how many times. We never gave it a second thought. My mother always told us not to play that gory game but we did not listen very well. As a result of kids like me that did not listen to their mothers the video game industry has grown to a billion dollar industry world wide. Consequently this multi billion dollar industry gets a significant amount of publicity. Both positive and negative. Nevertheless it is like a constant battle between good and evil. It is like two siblings always trying to out due each other. The controversy has been going on since video gaming was born. To illustrate this matter, it seems like every time I turn on the t.v. Someone is talking about video…...

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