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Sex and Violence: The 10 Most Controversial Games

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Every new entertainment medium is initially seen as something detrimental to the nation's youth. It happened with comic books. It happened with music. And it's still happening with video games.

The majority of titles that are released each year are made for general audiences and enjoyed by families. But it only takes a few bad apples to damn an entire industry. And the gaming industry has had its share.

Since the days of the Atari 2600, developers have pushed the artistic envelope, but sometimes they've pushed too far. Here are 10 titles that have galvanized critics of the industry – and sometimes even had hard core gamers wondering what the developers were thinking.

By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 06 June 2011

Photo: Atomic Games