So I'm avid gamer, have been for years, even once was a video game reviewer and journalist for a fairly mainstream gaming website, and there is one thing I've noticed about atheism and gaming:They…Continue
"Dragon Age actually gives your character conversational options that seem atheistic and "The Maker" is a seriously absentee god of a deistic bent at best if we are to believe he exists in the context of the game at all. If you have…"
"Another game that may not immediately come to mind but actually was my inspiration at a young age to give up on false hopes is FFX. (Final Fantasy X)
I don't want to reveal story details but the game's religion, Yevon, was…"
"It isn't specifically revealed that any of the characters in the game are atheists, but like I said the protagonists of the animated comic are confirmed to be and I wonder if there aren't implications behind that. Isaac doesn't have a…"
"I for one, genuinely wish you luck with this one. =) I'm not going to tell you you're wasting your time because I don't believe that. Honestly, I could and have had relationships with folks that did have a strong faith and have made…"
"Dead Space is amazing. I never really pegged everyone that wasn't a unitologist as an atheist, but I could totally see that. I have yet to beat the first (it got damn fucking hard) but I did beat extraction and am more than halfway through the…"
"I wish I remembered which game it was (never played it myself), but there was an old Japanese game on the Super Nintendo where at the end, you kill God. If I remember correctly, Nintendo changed the ending for the American release.
Out of the…"
"If you haven't played Dead Space, that is one game you should not pass up, especially if you enjoy survival horror. The game definitely has the undertones of a religion=cult motif. I actually played the game when I was still a theist and…"
"Well, considering how awesome paranoia is as a plot device in gaming, particularly in something like a survival horror, I could easily see something along the lines of The Firm, but with a religious conspiracy at hand to fight against. It…"
"Good topic to discuss. I'm an avid gamer too. Started as a kid with D&D and Avalon Hill war games. I've really enjoyed seeing the development of video games from Pong and artillery duel on my brother's Apple II to Battle for…"
"Well, there are plenty of games that don't even deal with any religion or religious debate on anything at all, but my point was that I have yet to play a game that makes atheism part of a character's makeup or something that effects the…"
So I'm avid gamer, have been for years, even once was a video game reviewer and journalist for a fairly mainstream gaming website, and there is one thing I've noticed about atheism and gaming:They are almost never paired together.There are many games that tackle religious subject matter, from either their being a negative spin on religion and being viewed as zealots and cults, or as the hero being some divine lightning rod, doing the bidding of a higher power.I can't, however, recall many games…See More
"I'm going disagree with this statement: "I would guess a marriage and children would work much the way it does when Christians and Jews intermarry" mainly because I was in a situation where that exact scenario came about.
Greetings, Rene! I notice you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus lately. <sigh> Sometimes it can seem a bit fragmented, with different groups for every interest. Please consider a group for socializing, where we talk about whatever's on our minds, Hang With Friends. :D You might feel more at home.