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Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Praise the Lord and pass the BFG
Posted by neros_fiddle at 4:22 PM
The perfect gift for the angry end-times obsessive in your life (everyone knows one) is the new Left Behind: Eternal Forces computer game.

As the official web site promises:

LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces is a Real Time Strategy game. You, as the player, control your forces from a vantage point high above the action. You do not personally participate in the action; you command your units to perform tasks by giving orders via the game interface. You can order them where to go and what to do whenever you wish.

  • Lead the Tribulation Force from the book series, including Rayford, Chloe, Buck and Bruce against Nicolae Carpathia - the AntiChrist.
  • Conduct physical & spiritual warfare : using the power of prayer to strengthen your troops in combat and wield modern military weaponry throughout the game world.
  • Recover ancient scriptures and witness spectacular Angelic and Demonic activity as a direct consequence of your choices.
  • Command your forces through intense battles across a breathtaking, authentic depiction of New York City.
  • Control more than 30 units types - from Prayer Warrior and Hellraiser to Spies, Special Forces and Battle Tanks!
  • Enjoy a robust single player experience across dozens of New York City maps in Story Mode – fighting in China Town , SoHo , Uptown and more!
  • Play multiplayer games as Tribulation Force or the AntiChrist's Global Community Peacekeepers with up to eight players via LAN or over the internet!

Rather than muse about calling the AntiChrist's forces "Peacekeepers" or engage in facile speculation about which weapons Jesus might select against various targets, I instead pose the following question:

Is there a God Mode? If so, what happens?

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Monday, December 11, 2006
Stuck in a pre-9/11 mindset
Posted by neros_fiddle at 10:21 PM
"Let me assure you of one thing: the United States under this administration will never -- never -- let terrorism or fear of terrorism determine its foreign policy."

-- George H. W. Bush, 10/27/1984

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