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Ars Technica - When religion and games intersect-and how it often goes badly.
In fact, religion seems to be such a taboo subject to include in video games that the only type of faith that really appears in titles here in the US is Christianity. Even then, the subject is often poorly addressed in games that are themselves poorly made. But why is it that religious content is so sparse in the realm of video games? The reasons are largely based on contention between religious and industry leaders, as well as the fact that you'll rarely find a topic as personal as faith.

Gamasutra - The Evolution Of The Class System In Games. Thanks Joker961.
This concept of min/maxing was something that grew out of the character design method of D&D. Depending on the character a player wanted, they could throw all of their weakness onto an irrelevant stat and turn themselves into a monster. TF2 characters are premade with this design in mind, so there’s less room for play customization, but less worry about game balance.

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13. Re: dont cry Dec 27, 2009, 10:32 Xenopulse
 
Amillennialist wrote on Dec 26, 2009, 22:06:
Too much of that going on in the world already: 1400 years of jihad and currently, including more than 14,000 Islamic terror attacks since 9/11 alone.

(For the historically-illiterate, the first Crusade was called by Pope Urban II in response to a desperate call for aid from Christians in the East under attack from . . . Islam.)

Uhm... you mean, under attack while they were occupying a part of the world that didn't belong to them? Just like you're now apparently counting 14,000 attacks as "jihadist" even though almost all of them are based on people trying to fend off foreign occupation (in Iraq and Afghanistan)? Occupation that was conducted in clear violation of international war and just war principles and has cost hundreds of thousands of innocent civilian lives? Come on.

Yeah, Christians have always been the poor persecuted ones. Just ask the Jews. Or the witches.

I understand that you're proud of your Horus-replica Jesus and his oft-contradictory stories. But your twisting of the facts is really quite astounding.
 
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