The way religious people are portrayed in some games is exasperating.
What do you mean by this? If you mean how they're usually portrayed as being either horrible, murderous monsters or some sort divine warrior who won't shut up about how much he loves God like, say, that one party member in Diablo III, then I totally agree.
I don't really understand why it's so rare to find a person in a video game who's religious, but also fucking kind of normal.
Yep, that's what I was getting at.
The reason is probably that most games don't address religion head-on, so most characters are left ambiguous and could believe anything. Which is fine, but it only makes it more childish when they throw in some fanatical minor character and call it a comment on religion.
The way religious people are portrayed in some games is exasperating. I wouldn't say I'm offended by it, because it's all so predictable. To offend, I think, requires some element of surprise.
Then again, the tendency of anime fans to talk about the standards of "Japanese culture" as if it begins and ends with their dumb cartoons never fails to be offensive, no matter how many times I see it.
Let me take the opportunity to ask this: Does anyone know if this rule still applies to canceled games?
Canceled games should have no associated links (i.e. concepts, locations, objects, etc.) nor should they be attached to their respective franchise pages. Thus, canceled games' pages should exist on an island unto themselves for historical purposes only.
It appears on the concept page, and I assume @marino wrote it, but I almost never see canceled games given this treatment.
What if a game entered open beta, was playable etc. for a while, and then it was shut down before officially "going gold"? Do we call it canceled, since they technically killed it during development? Or do we say it launched when the "open beta" started?
Mostly I'm wondering what to do with Fifa Online (you can see the history of it here, under "FIFA Online by EA Sports").