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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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318. Wowbagger: The gift that keeps on giving May 12, 2010, 05:18 Amillennialist
I wrote in a post to Sepharo:

Until you have the courage to discuss this topic honestly, this will be my final word to you on it . . . Sepharo

So, of course, even though I was responding to Sepharo, Wowbagger replies with:

You addressed that topic again in your very next post. So yes, you lied.

As should be clear to even the moderately-literate, that post wasn't addressed to you, Wowbagger.

My "very next post" was directed to you, but its purpose wasn't to debate Darwinism, it was to defend against another absurd personal attack:

You're obviously incapable of understanding the subject matter at hand.

So, no, I didn't "lie." (Speaking of "repeatedly demonstrating reading comprehension issues"!)

Now, if I had been addressing you, your claim that I "lied" by commenting on Darwin's creation myth again would be an admission that you lack "the courage to discuss this topic honestly," which was the condition I put on further discussion of Darwinism in that post to Sepharo.

Well done, Wowbagger! It's good to see that you're consistent!

What a waste of time. You won't be honest, and I won't lie. You were doing so much better when you were arguing that denying religious liberty was protecting religious liberty. At least then you had some actual facts, even if you misinterpreted them. Kind of like Darwinism, but not nearly as obnoxious.

Regardless, I have a right to refute your mendacity. You stop lying, and I'll stop pointing out your lies.
"The Christian religion, when ... brought to the original purity and simplicity of it's benevolent institutor, is a religion of all others most friendly to liberty, science, and the freest expansion of the human mind."

Thomas Jefferson, 1801
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