Total RecallTotal RecallTotal Recall is a look back at the history of video games through their characters, franchises, developers and trends.

Video games used to be, quite literally for many in US politics, the devil. Or something very close. These days, though, you're more likely to hear about developers getting tax breaks than games being banned.


That kind of acceptance from a former enemy didn't happen overnight. It took years of education and lobbying. Oh, and games making billions of dollars. That helps as well.

This great video by Meredith Bragg and Nick Gillespie charts the history of games and government, reminding us that rock n' roll, movies and comic books had to endure the same kind of "trial by fire" before becoming more accepted.

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