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Submitted by -Mezzo- 868d ago | opinion piece

Why One Player Demanded a Refund For Bioshock: Infinite

Forbes - The second scene of Bisohock: Infinite is one of the most disorienting and visually arresting moments in the game. We’ve just been blasted into the sky from a lighthouse in the middle of the sea. We’re in a church where a thin layer of water covers the ground, reflecting hundreds of flickering candles. White robed figures walk through long aisles. It’s our introduction to Columbia, a land something like our own but also wholly different. And it’s where one player decided he couldn’t keep going with the game. (BioShock: Infinite, PC)

pr0t0typeknuckles  +   868d ago
i heard about this from review tech usa,and i think this is just pure stupidity,and sensitivity.
MikeMyers  +   867d ago
Once again the issues with religious fanatics rears its ugly head.
Conzul  +   867d ago
Um....Infinite is about religious fanaticism. In part.
MikeMyers  +   867d ago
Which is likely to get even more backlash from religious fanatics.
Qrphe  +   867d ago
This is the same person from the article from earlier correct? I'm just hoping there was this one irrational person and not two.
Irishguy95  +   867d ago
"If you’re going to push buttons, you need a good reason to do it."

No....you really don't. The PC doesn't have to care any more about the 'setting' of this game...because Booker only cares so much about it. It is not important in the end. In the end what was important was Elizabeth, Booker and Comstock. The rest of it is just a very interesting setting and plot elements. Everything in the game revolves around Elizabeth's powers. The story changes multiple times in the story.

Again, if people will let themselves get offended by a video game which portrays religious madness which happens in the real world...just go away. Never mind the fact that the Christianity isn't even present in the game except for 2 or 3 sequences involving baptism and Comstock's stealing of Baptism.(start of the game)

This game is entertainment, if they are going to use Racism and Religion...that is fine. It does not have to 'address' anything properly. They are at face value because that's how stupid Racism and 'cult' attitudes are. Just stupid. They are delicate area's which the 21st Century are supposed to have moved on from. Not carefully threading waters around such topics from very real and idiotic perspectives. Ie: If you want to join a cult...go ahead and be stupid, if you want to be a racist, go ahead and close your mind to your retarded beliefs.
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Jyndal  +   867d ago
It honestly makes me wonder what kind of games this guy is actually able to play without becoming offended.
KentBlake  +   867d ago
Nintendogs!
GribbleGrunger  +   867d ago
He's a Christian and complains he had to go through a Baptism before he could shoot people ... How can you apply morality to one thing and then ignore it for another? He doesn't mind murder as long as he can do it as a Christian. It's odd that the most 'Christian' minded people I've ever met were atheists.
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spartanlemur  +   867d ago
Disappointments and offense are everywhere. I hated the ending of the last Starship Troopoers movie because of its Christian themes, and so it left me incredibly offended.

However, it probably left others incredibly happy. I can't just go asking for a refund when something offends me, as I could have asked around and done my research first. Not only that, but diverse opinion should be respected, even if it offends you to extremes.
True art will always be divisive.
vanethe  +   867d ago
Im a muslim and most shooters make the enemies muslims and arabs , it bothers me but i never asked for a refund or made a big deal of it .

after all its just a game if you dont like it dont play it !
sprinterboy  +   867d ago
Well said dude, must be hard being a Muslim these days with everything going on in the world, theirs good and bad in all religions.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   867d ago
bubble up
rjgbyrne  +   867d ago
Without generalising you have the right attitude in your chosen entertainment. I am Irish and used to find the stupid accents of IRA villians in games/movies pretty laughable so I hope you get an element of slapstick from how Muslims are portrayed... Brad Pitts Northern Irish accent still makes me laugh, but as you say... What can you do but find fault in their wrong representation and enjoy it for what it is. There is good and bad in every race, religion and creed... The whole gay/lesbian thing perplexes me as the biggots who don't accept others for who they are, can only be hurting closed members of their own families in the process. As for Bioshock, this guy had to ascend to a cloud city before being baptised, as in a great Father Ted episode... Father Dougal 'Heaven and hell and all that stuff... You're not meant to believe it!' Father Ted 'You are so meant to believe it.' This guy probably thinks computers are the devils work, what a twit. But valve should block his account buying any game, just in case it might offend him.
Neko_Mega  +   867d ago
Can their be anymore dumber reason? I love it and I had no problem with it an I'm a Christian.

Some people just need to grow up and deal with it. Its not that big of a deal.
snipab8t  +   867d ago
Would you really buy an M rated game and not expect to be shocked by things that are in it? Just because the game offended some over-sensitive dandy does not mean he deserves a refund!
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Erudito87  +   867d ago
he's an idiot
Crazay  +   867d ago
Because he's a whiny panty waist who wanted his 15 minutes of fame.

I wonder if he demands refunds from his cable or satellite provider when he sees the news reporting on yet another debacle involving clergymen and the acts they tend to perform on children.
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gazgriff2k12  +   867d ago
I demand compensation from all the religious nuts on earth
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RickHiggity  +   866d ago
The game takes place on a flying city where slavery still exists. But the baptism is what offended him?

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