Even back when video games still meant a pocket full of quarters and a huge console in the local pizza parlor, Reason writers found the new technology, the entertainment it offered, and the possibilities it presented to be intriguing. Since we began covering the topic, the virtual world of video gaming has involved real-world issues, including new means to communicate and build communities. It has also come under attack from critics, moral crusaders, and legislators, who brought with them regulatory efforts and assaults on private behavior and free expression. Nick Gillespie, Meredith Bragg, J.D. Tuccille, and Zenon Evans bring together some of the most memorable moments from Reason's video game history.
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