Two comments................first, I actually knew the guy that wrote the program for the Atari 2600 Pac Man game (he made over $200,000.00 for doing that - and that's 1981 dollars folks). No names here, but a pretty nice guy - and he bought a house IN CASH with the money he made.
Second, I LIKED "Death Race" - a really cool arcade game for the times. It was all done in good fun (kinda like the movie........it was so bad it was good), and I can't ever remember the arcade game promoting violence - just lots of laughter!!