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Starman
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Sweden
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Posted - 12/15/2006 :  00:50:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Starman a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by annie - spannie

i think whoever came up with this concept is a total idiot, that is not what christianity is about and if they are christian i hope they are 100% ashamed of themselves!!!
Evangelizing, fleecing the flock and dehumanizing others. Which one of those is not included in what "christianity is about".

Welcome to SFN, annie - spannie!


Other fanatics will of course do the same
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The Global Islamic Media Front has released a game called Quest for Bush, in which players aim to kill the US president.

"Any religion that makes a form of torture into an icon that they worship seems to me a pretty sick sort of religion quite honestly"
-- Terry Jones
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Jumbo
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Posted - 12/15/2006 :  06:52:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Jumbo a Private Message
I give it five minutes before someone writes a patch to allow the anti christ to win and adds in blood, gore and all the other stuff too

I think sales might improve once thats happened!

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be lighted
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Paulos23
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Posted - 12/15/2006 :  16:03:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Paulos23's Homepage Send Paulos23 a Private Message
Well I am not to worried about it, the game got a horable review on gamespot.

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Don't mock Left Behind: Eternal Forces because it's a Christian game. Mock it because it's a very bad game. The real-time strategy/adventure game from Left Behind Games based on the best-selling series of novels from Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins will even let down born-again types who expect the Rapture to beam them up to heaven any day now. Nobody has enough faith to endure a game with such a hokey story, terrible mission design, serious problems with the interface and graphics, and loads of crippling bugs.



Now I agree that the basis for the game is a problem, but you would think they would polish it up more and get rid of all the bugs first if they wanted to spread their ideas.

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pleco
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Posted - 12/15/2006 :  16:22:11   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message
They probably recognize that they have a ready made buying audience that will buy anything and everything that is "christian" - music, movies, tv, etc.

They will make money no matter how bad it is, because their audience is very much used to "looking past the blemishes" of what they like.

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H. Humbert
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Posted - 12/15/2006 :  17:17:10   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Paulos23
Now I agree that the basis for the game is a problem, but you would think they would polish it up more and get rid of all the bugs first if they wanted to spread their ideas.

Obviously Satan is responsible for the buggy code.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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marfknox
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Posted - 12/15/2006 :  20:48:59   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message
Boron wrote:
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They feel that, since there is no blood or gore, the violence is acceptible and family-oriented.
I suppose that sort of logic must make sense to people with such an absurdly literal interpretation of an ancient book most of them have never actually read more than 10% of.

But I can't fault Walmart for selling it. I say put it all out there. Let the whole world know what sort of nutjobs we have in America. Yeehaw!

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beskeptigal
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Posted - 12/15/2006 :  21:05:23   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
And what sort of values Walmart really has.
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H. Humbert
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Posted - 12/15/2006 :  21:10:31   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by marfknox

Boron wrote:
quote:
They feel that, since there is no blood or gore, the violence is acceptible and family-oriented.
I suppose that sort of logic must make sense to people with such an absurdly literal interpretation of an ancient book most of them have never actually read more than 10% of.

But I can't fault Walmart for selling it. I say put it all out there. Let the whole world know what sort of nutjobs we have in America. Yeehaw!

I play an extremely violent (but really fun) first person shooter game called Counter Strike. I can't count the number of servers I've played on that ban foul language, meaning some people out there find the word "shit" less acceptable than splattering someone's brains all over a wall.


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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R.Wreck
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Posted - 12/16/2006 :  06:17:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send R.Wreck a Private Message
quote:
quote:
Originally posted by Paulos23:


Now I agree that the basis for the game is a problem, but you would think they would polish it up more and get rid of all the bugs first if they wanted to spread their ideas.


They didn't bother to debug the bible, so why bother with a video game?

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Paulos23
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Posted - 12/18/2006 :  10:04:37   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Paulos23's Homepage Send Paulos23 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by R.Wreck

quote:
quote:
Originally posted by Paulos23:


Now I agree that the basis for the game is a problem, but you would think they would polish it up more and get rid of all the bugs first if they wanted to spread their ideas.


They didn't bother to debug the bible, so why bother with a video game?



So true, so true.

I can even see online fights breaking out among the faithful about which patch is more "true".


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tomk80
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Posted - 12/18/2006 :  12:17:46   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit tomk80's Homepage Send tomk80 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by marfknox
I suppose that sort of logic must make sense to people with such an absurdly literal interpretation of an ancient book most of them have never actually read more than 10% of.

But I can't fault Walmart for selling it. I say put it all out there. Let the whole world know what sort of nutjobs we have in America. Yeehaw!


It isn't like that is such a big secret

Tom

`Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, `if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.'
-Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll-
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tomk80
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Posted - 12/18/2006 :  12:21:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit tomk80's Homepage Send tomk80 a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Paulos23

quote:
Originally posted by R.Wreck

quote:
quote:
Originally posted by Paulos23:


Now I agree that the basis for the game is a problem, but you would think they would polish it up more and get rid of all the bugs first if they wanted to spread their ideas.


They didn't bother to debug the bible, so why bother with a video game?



So true, so true.

I can even see online fights breaking out among the faithful about which patch is more "true".




Now that would be a cool upgrade for playing the devil. "False christians". You think you're walking up to a friendly character and "Bam", suddenly he/she starts converting you to catholicism (which we all know is the apostate church). Kind of like the spies in command and conquer.

Tom

`Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, `if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic.'
-Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Caroll-
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lpecucci
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Posted - 12/24/2006 :  10:24:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit lpecucci's Homepage Send lpecucci a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by pleco

They probably recognize that they have a ready made buying audience that will buy anything and everything that is "christian" - music, movies, tv, etc.

They will make money no matter how bad it is, because their audience is very much used to "looking past the blemishes" of what they like.



That is soooo true....Ive read so many articles with "christian" bands bitching & moaning about how theyre ignored by secular music mags,radio,etc....& its always because "our message is too strong for them" or "the war on christians.." etc etc....when really it's "dude,its not any of that,its that your band SUCKS!!!"
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Orwellingly Yurz
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Posted - 12/24/2006 :  12:48:35   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Orwellingly Yurz a Private Message
YO! This may be the most volatile topic on the site right now.

When there are way too many jerk-off "leaders" getting way too much TV face time like Ahmadinejad and Bush, nitwit marketeers get nothing but "a green light" to put out such shit. And what chain store would be most likely to sell it? Yes, you're right with that answer.

No, don't make them stop selling their sickness; just like: don't stop the online pornographers. Besides, watching naked bodies do sensual things to one another is less "disturbing" than watching people killing other people.

So, let the Israelization proceed. Let's just think positively that
sanity will, someday, ensue.

And, whatever you call your holiday, may it be one of peace and happiness.

OY!

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Boron10
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USA
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Posted - 12/24/2006 :  13:30:39   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message
So I was at WalMart the other day, and they didn't have this game on the shelf. Go figure. It didn't even have a labeled spot for it, like they did for other games. Think it was pulled, sold out, or somewhere other than the video games section?

For some reason, I just couldn't lower myself to ask the clerk for it ....
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