Newspaper report warns against rise in “satanic games”

Oh dear. A Philadelphia newspaper has warned parents that videogames “invite players to make pacts with the devil.”

A recent article in “Philadelphia’s family newspaper”, The Bulletin (via Eurogamer), features an interview with Lance Christian, in which the 32 year-old warns against a rise in satanically-themed videogames.

“This has been going on for the last 10 years, but especially in the most recent games,” said Christian. “For instance, in one game, players kill the Archangels Michael, Gabriel and Raphael before going on to destroy God. Another game requires players to sell their soul to the devil and rewards them for ‘killing unbaptized infants.’

“All of these games seem to have one central theme – God is the enemy and the devil is the hero. And they do nothing to hide it.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg in what I have discovered,” Christian continued. “I feel that the devil has a new tool to work with in this age of technology, and the majority of adults in a position of responsibility are left in the dark.”

Thankfully, Christian provided The Bulletin with a list of the most satanic games. The list is largely made up of older titles, such as Deception: Invitation To Darkness for PSOne and PS2’s Shadow Hearts, but 2009’s Dragon Age: Origins also features.

“The game revolves around the story of God going mad and cursing the world,” said Christian. “A witch attacks believers and players can ‘have sex’ with her in a pagan act called ‘blood magic’ so she can ‘give birth to a god’. Another scenario allows players to have sex with a demon in exchange for a boy’s soul.”

Other egregiously satanic games on the list include Dante’s Inferno, Devil Summoner, Bayonetta, Darksiders and the demonically diobolical Guitar Hero. Like we said; oh dear.