Left Behind GamesÂ is legally threatening people that criticized Left Behind: Eternal Forces.
Why am I not surprised?
I’m not, at all, which is rather sad in itself.
LawyerÂ Gordon D. KatzÂ is going to be rather busy.
But who is Gordon D. Katz? The Daily Kos poster did some digging, and found out that the office is actually a private house belonging to Katzâ€™s mother, and that his named “Administrator” is none other than Lyndonâ€™s wife. Most curious.
Criticisms of the game are not confined to blogs â€“ newspapers and magazines have covered the controversy, and it is even referenced in Richard Dawkinsâ€™s The God Delusion.
The details at Bartholomew’s Notes on Religion.
Jonathan Hutson of Talk2Action has written the definative series on Left Behind: EternalÂ ForcesÂ this company, this game play,Â employees, finances andÂ theology.
This articleÂ by Max BlumenthalÂ prompted an ABC newsÂ piece and The Pentagon yanked the contract.Â In May 2007Â The Christian Post wrote about management housecleaning.
The game was released in November 2006.Â The company has lostÂ millions ofÂ dollars, stock prices went from $7.44 to .14 cents. Investors lost aÂ lot of money the SEC filings are public.Â It is currently selling on Amazon for $2.67/US.
Game sites pointed outÂ story and technicalÂ flaws,Â and the use ofÂ Â embedded advertising technology from IsrealÂ called Double Fusion.
Evangelical bloggers and religious groups pointed out the theological and socialÂ flaws of the gamesÂ dominionist philosophy.Â Â
Gamespot gave it a bad rating of 3.4. February 2007:
However, the publisher still spent more than it brought in for the quarter, resulting in a net loss of more than $4.1 million for the three months. That brings its total losses since inception to more than $31 million.
I don’t think they’ll recoup those losses for their investorsÂ by sueingÂ gameÂ sites and bloggers.
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