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Get Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on PC for just £3.74

Author:
Carl Phillips
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Deals
Tags:
Black & White, MachineGames, PC games, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

Get Wolfenstein: The Old Blood on PC for just £3.74

It's on of the lowest prices we've seen for The Old Blood, and is the best price around at the time of writing. Considering how you're getting a 6-hour long campaign that is up to the same standards as The New Order, this is a fantastic offer for the stand-alone expansion that holds is own as one of the best FPS experiences of the year. Cheers to Buzz for the heads-up!

Be sure to check out our Wolfenstein: The Old Blood review for more details.

Holy Water And Pixels

Author:
Tamsin Oxford
Category:
Features
Tags:
Assassin's Creed, Black & White, Dante's Inferno, Little Big Planet, Spore, World of Warcraft

Across

When I was younger someone once said to me, “If you want to have a good party never introduce the topics of sex, religion and politics.” I’m beginning to think that perhaps we need to add video games to that list and keep it separate from religion and politics. Don’t even let the words touch one another in a sentence; it could be a lethal, and explosive, combination.

Recently I’ve discovered that religion in video games is quietly rearing its head once more. It’s a steamy topic that’s making a lot of people very, ahem, cross. Writer Julian Murdoch, in a feature for Gamespy wrote that he “encountered a wall of fear and paranoia when [he] called around, asking developers to talk about religion in gaming.”

AlittlebigSome were happy to talk about it, others refused point blank. It’s just too hot to handle and if one person says the wrong thing with the wrong inflection then it could be all out pandemonium. A PR nightmare. Littlebigplanet from Sony had to delay the game in order to remove music with texts from the Quran as lyrics. It's that tricky.

So what is the role of religion in video games? Is it even necessary? I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some of the titles and genres that have incorporated religion to a greater or lesser degree, and see if it made any difference at all.

Click here to see what happens when games take on religion...