I never got to experience life like the majority of people here where as children, ya'll can watch live action and cartoon gun violence every Saturday and Sunday morning and for some people smoking and racial caricatures freely and not be influenced to imitate it to the exact extent (yes you had your toy guns n' bubblegum cigarettes and that is how far it went I assume). Even with video games, it seems kids had more sense than kids of the decades that came after the 80s. Now my generation gets a bunch of powderpuff bullshit. Why am I ranting about this, you ask?
I recently played a game called Safari Hunt on the Sega Master System and beat the game (it ends after level 69). Either kids had more brains in the 80s or SEGA wasn't anticipating most children to make it that far. You beat level 69 and you get a message that says something along the lines of:
YOU ARE A GOOD HUNTER, NEXT TIME LET'S GO ON A REAL HUNT WITH A REAL GUN.
Let that sink in your mind. How in the Samhain hell was there ever no records of any reports of kids shooting their TVs playing this game with a real gun after beating it the first time? People talk about GTA this, Mortal Kombat that. But this game should have been chaotic.