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User Info: CapoMafia

4 years ago#1

Breen Malmberg, a self-described Christian and "devout believer," received a refund for BioShock Infinite after requesting one from Valve based on his objections to an unskippable scene in the game, according to an interview with Malmberg published in Kotaku.

Malmberg objected to an early game scene in which the protagonist must submit to a baptism to progress. He characterized the choice as "extreme blasphemy."
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User Info: LosingStreak06

4 years ago#2
This seems, to me, quite silly.
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User Info: kozlo100

4 years ago#3
Now, I haven't played Infinite yet, but I hear there's quite a lot of rather gory violence in it. There's something to be said in regards to rejecting a fictional baptism on religious grounds, but not the violence.

Good on Valve for the refund though. Smart customer service, smart PR, and just generally the right thing to do when you deliver a product that the customer didn't expect and no longer wants.
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User Info: Thuggernautz

4 years ago#4
Yeah, this is as silly as all the people complaining about racism in the game. Look at the time period, folks. There's a reason that was included.

User Info: FlashOfLight

4 years ago#5
I don't understand the gamer's mentality, is he thinking that if his character is getting baptized, so is he? Or what? Because in any case it would just be the character and not him.

So, I don't really get it. Maybe the scene is too graphic, or something?
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User Info: hunter_gohan

4 years ago#6
He realizes the character isn't him right?
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User Info: Suibom

4 years ago#7
What Kozlo said.
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User Info: DarkContractor

4 years ago#8
i wouldnt play the binding of issac when i was a christian

what a silly move that was.
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User Info: mercuryink

4 years ago#9
Suibom posted...
What Kozlo said.
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User Info: Silviiro

4 years ago#10
Maybe the scene is too graphic, or something?

Rated M for Graphic Baptism
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