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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 07:25 AM
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They're advertising the LEFT BEHIND: ETERNAL FORCES, as the no blood game. LOL
Edited on Thu Dec-14-06 07:26 AM by trumad
They are also going out of their way to minimize this as a violent game:

Because our game is a strategy' game, never does a player click a key or press a button to actuate a first-person violent act. Instead, control is managed by the player in much the same way as an animated chess game would be when pieces fight for position, except that in real-time' strategy games, many pieces fight for position at the same time.

In Left Behind: Eternal Forces, the players' objective is to find tribulation clues', which include Bible mysteries, codes and fascinating and eternally relevant information. In the initial missions, there is little emphasis on physical warfare and gamers are introduced to powers of influence which result in a battle for the hearts and minds of people. As missions progress, there are no objectives' to cause war physically. However, physical warfare results when the player is required to defend against the physical forces of evil; led by the Global Community Peacekeepers.

http://www.leftbehindgames.com/pages/controversy.htm

I got to play a demo of this game and I must say, I did a lot of killing of the Anti-Christ which I suspect were a lot of Jews, Muslims, etc. Yee Haw!

The game is rated T which means : Content may be suitable for persons ages 13 and older. May contain violent content, mild or strong language, and/or suggestive themes.

You'd think if this game was as mild as they'd like you to believe it would be rated E which means: Content may be suitable for persons ages 6 and older. May contain minimal violence and some comic mischief or crude language.

Why is it rated T? Because there is killing and whole bunch of it. If there was blood it would easily be rated M which means: Content may be suitable for persons ages 17 and older. May contain mature sexual themes or more intense violence or language.

It's kind of like a bare breast kicking a movie from PG to R.

The hypocrisy of the people advocating this game is simply astonishing. In their world it's horrible if I were to kill someone in the Grand Theft Auto game, but it's peachy Keen to kill somebody who doesn't believe in Christ in their game.

Here's a funny and dead on clip from the Daily Show about this game:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ct-hzYodttU
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GrpCaptMandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 07:58 AM
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1. And here's their promo video
as hosted by a kid whose comb was apparently "left behind." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YMaYEOz3kA&NR

"The violence in our video game is more of a spiritual warfare kind of violence." -Robilyn Lyndon, Co-founder Left Behind Games

jihad, n. jee-HOD. "An individual's striving for spiritual self-perfection."

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

http://www.headonradionetwork.com
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 07:59 AM
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2. So, what exactly do all of those guns and bombs do?
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:22 AM
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3. They only kill people who are naughty in God's sight
A Reading from the Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20:

Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, saying, "Bless this, O Lord, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals ... Now did the Lord say, "First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count two, excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe, who, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it."

-- Monty Python, "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"

http://www.clubi.ie/exalted/holyhand.htm
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:27 AM
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5. ROTFLMAO
:rofl: :rofl:

Perfect.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:25 AM
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4. Target sells it too. I called their main office to complain
Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) 1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Map)Phone: 612-304-6073
Fax: 612-696-3731

Chairman and CEO Robert J. Ulrich
President Gregg W. Steinhafel
EVP and CFO Douglas A. Scovanner

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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 08:30 AM
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6. I would SO like to hear the fundies cry "censorship" if a big chain drops this turd
When a big corp excises something liberal (a book, an ad, a documentary), they're fast to say, "it's only censorship if it's the government that does it."

Goose, gander, etc.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 06:07 AM
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8. Well well well. It didn't take long.
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ContraBass Black Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-14-06 01:07 PM
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7. I don't think it should be boycotted.
I'll be much more pleased when it's available everywhere but is a retail failure because of how poorly it's made.
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