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Save souls with Left Behind: The Game


There are two mainstream news reports about the upcoming video game based on Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins's end-of-days blockbuster book series, Left Behind. The New York Times covers the possibilities of religious video games, and the developers intent on making them, paying particular attention to Left Behind Games, the developers creating Left Behind: Eternal Forces.

MSNBC has a much shorter piece specifically about Left Behind: EF, which they call a "high-caliber shoot-'em-up videogame." They cite "the top-shelf design" and "a level of violence reminiscent of Grand Theft Auto" as key contributors to the hope that Left Behind: EF will avoid the pitfalls of other religious video games. CEO Troy Lyndon said, "We've thought through how the Christian right and the liberal left will slam us... But megachurches are very likely to embrace this game." Will a violent, outwardly religious video game find a receptive audience amongst gamers?

Read - MSNBC: Gamers' Good News
Read - NYTimes: Praise the Lord and Pass the Joystick

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