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kill + -o- + -graphic, after the pattern of pornographic. Coined by the National Institute on Media and the Family in 2003.[1][2]


killographic ‎(comparative more killographic, superlative most killographic)

  1. (neologism, of a video game) Featuring graphic depictions of violence, especially of an intensity or form considered excessive and socially damaging.
    • 2005, Chris Noon, "Good News For Probst's EA As Judge Blocks Game Law", Forbes, 23 December 2005:
      There's something of the chicken-and-egg debate about killographic video games. Do they produce real-world aggression, or are the games merely mirroring actual violence in our society?



  1. ^ "Parents' group coins new phrase for ultra-violent videogames", USA Today, 9 December 2003
  2. ^ "Violent video games report card released",, 8 December 2003