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Thursday, December 14, 2006

Last minute shopping: Left Behind Eternal Forces

If, like me, you're looking for last minute presents for the devout(s) in your life, you probably can't go wrong with the new video game from (the aptly named) Left Behind Games. Eternal Forces is a game in which "players must either convert or kill non-Christians." The website claims that AOL.COM believes it has: "a positive moral message." However, according to a story in the SF Chronicle, others, including some "liberal and progressive Christian groups," aren't so sure.

Apparently the game's creator sees this as a pacifist game, although all the baddies have Muslim sounding names and you earn points by mowing them down. Wal-Mart is carrying it and refuses to pull it off the shelves.

Murray: I've ordered a copy for you already.

Via Slashdot

1 comment:

SJR said...

This statement is posted from an employee of Left Behind Games on behalf of Troy Lyndon, our Chief Executive Officer.

There has been in incredible amount of MISINFORMATION published in the media and in online blogs here and elsewhere.

Pacifist Christians and other groups are taking the game material out of context to support their own causes. There is NO “killing in the name of God” and NO “convert or die”. There are NO “negative portrayals of Muslims” and there are NO “points for killing”.

Please play the game demo for yourself (to at least level 5 of 40) to get an accurate perspective, or listen to what CREDIBLE unbiased experts are saying after reviewing the game at

Then, we’d love to hear your feedback as an informed player.

The reality is that we’re receiving reports everyday of how this game is positively affecting lives by all who play it.

Thank you for taking the time to be a responsible blogger.