Actually, the nutroots lied about the game to "shut this plan down." They claimed the game promotes "convert or kill" violence, which it absolutely does not. Quite the contrary, the game promotes peaceful solutions even in the face of armed, hostile adversaries. Everyone who has made this claim about the game has not played the game, cannot point out exactly where in the game the "convert or kill" violence is promoted, and most are simply mindlessly parroting what they've heard elsewhere.
Ok were do I start?
1. Anybody who can't make a point without an ad-hominem three words into their comment isn't seeking to debate, correct, or validate a post. Use of invectives is reserved for the intellectually challenged and trolling.
2. As for the "convert or kill" violence, I myself was not claiming this but the article I excerpted claimed it did, along with many others that I have read regarding said game. Though I would find it incredibly naive to believe that a game centered around the Apocalypse would consist of peaceful solutions other than converting someone because all those who except the mark are doomed to Hell and are handmaids for the antichrist who naturally would be an opponent... Ones I would imagine you would kill. If there are peaceful solutions other than to convert in the game then the burdon of proof is on you to cite them.
3. You are right that I have not played the game, but why would I contribute funds to the Christian Right by renting or purchasing?
4. If citing reprutable news sources is "mindlessly parroting what [we've] heard elsewhere" then I wonder what would be a satisfactory source for your high standards?
Oh, and the Pentagon wasn't distributing this game. An organization that partnered with them included copies of the game in care packages for the troops. These care packages still contain Bibles. I don't see you complaining about that.
I never said the Pentagon was distributing this game, I said that the Pentagon was "endorsing" it. In other words the packages were being sent with full knowledge and permission from the Pentagon. Also the article itself never says the Pentagon was distributing it either, but rather Operation Straight Up was distributing them. Of course if you had actually read the damn article you would already know that. Instead you erected a strawman argument and didn't think anyone would notice.
As for anything religious being sent, whether it is a Bible or a video game, it has no business being endorsed by a governmental agency. You want to send the troops something? Send them something useful, like a kevlar vest, money, or some food. Don't prosthelyze on my dime as a tax payer.