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Should We Keep Religion Out of Games?

Discussion in 'Computer and Console Gaming' started by BIV, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07...FNAME_5750_270400_270446&utm_content=15539969
     
  2. transit grinder

    transit grinder Baglin' with the Sex

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    I haven't read this yet, just want to answer the question posed in the topic - no. Edit: for clarification, my answer is NO, we shouldn't keep religion out of games.

    Killing God in Xenogears was a very memorable thing to a young teenage me. Religion is rarely portrayed in a good light in games. Whether it's some generic made-up church, cult, or an actual religion being represented. They're always scheming or plotting world domination (just like real life huehue) - no religion should be out of bounds. And honestly, as a non-religious person, I really like some religious themes, especially in my roleplaying games of yore. They usually make interesting bad guys, or late game bad guys turned good.
     
  3. Frankie_b

    Frankie_b Talk softly and drive a big tank!

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    i couldnt be arsed reading all that, i have a hang over and will read it later, but my answer is no.

    this guy makes an awesome argument 'IT OFFENDS MEEEEEE!!!!!!!'

    [video=youtube;z8NRX5osjhg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8NRX5osjhg[/video]
     
  4. CousinDave

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    This is like asking if Mickey Mouse, SuperMan, etc... should be kept out of video games
     
  5. transit grinder

    transit grinder Baglin' with the Sex

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    After his showing in Superman 64, yes Superman should still be kept out of video games.
     
  6. Hudson

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    Fuck that noise, I want Gilgamesh, Mithras, Ra, Tiamat, Anansi, and Hanuman as playable characters.
     
  7. Yesterdays Hero

    Yesterdays Hero She's better than you, Smirkalicious.

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    While skipping the article, and going for the question, I'll say negative. Keep it around. If it's a game I dig, I could give a shit what it's about in terms of 'Mythos'. I'll play it to death if it tickles my inner gamer.
     
  8. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    I think these people are severely underestimating Hindu nationalists' capacity for fascism and other forms of asshatery.

    I suspect this game is well on its way to causing riots.
     
  9. Mags

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    I want to play as Bad Jesus; turning wine into water and such.
     
  10. Plunkies

    Plunkies Registered User

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    You can play as Ra. There's also a little Chinese monkey god name Sun Wukong.
     
  11. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Did a GIS on Bad Jesus.

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  12. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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    Just like Jesus, my post had a second coming.

    Move along.
     
  13. Sunsetspawn

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    Four armed blue bitch with tig ol bitties for the win, John.


    I read nothing, just saw the picture and it's awsome. If it's any good I'll buy it.
     
  14. Sunsetspawn

    Sunsetspawn Registered User

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    Okay, online multplayer, so I won't be buying it. Anyway, fuck it, throw in Mo' and Jesus and everything's square. Boss characters could be Odin, Chronos, Bramha, Yaweh, and Allah.
     
  15. Don the Radio Guy

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    Manufactured issue.
     
  16. Hudson

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    Nice. I bet the game is educational, giving a brief story of the characters. I also want to play as Quetzalcoatl!
     
  17. Stig

    Stig Wackbag's New Favorite Heel

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    Without religion assassins creed is nothing
     
  18. Hudson

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    Is there a Vatican I and Vatican II... playable skin and story?
     

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