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Kratos would like to have a word with you...
Dude, you should not even know this much about ebil video games.Hope you never stumble across "Dragon age:origins".
2/9/2011 5:55:59 AM
Dude the devil is fucking with my oblivion game (Or should i say the dadrea lord).
2/9/2011 5:59:50 AM
Over the years?
2/9/2011 6:02:10 AM
"God-mode" has been around for at least 2 decades now.
The first time I remember using it was Wolfenstein, I think.
Also, video games are fiction, just like your retarded book of mythology.
2/9/2011 6:03:40 AM
2/9/2011 6:06:58 AM
This was called "god mode" in the early 1980s. But at least you're 30 years behind the times instead of 300 like you fundies usually are.
"But there is only one God "
Whos name is Allah.
2/9/2011 6:12:15 AM
In recent years? Haven't played Doom before have we?
2/9/2011 6:20:13 AM
God Mode is of teh satan. Yeah, right.
There have even been stories about fundies frowning at the mascot of the BSD computer operation system.
Let me introduce Beastie, the 'BSD daemon':
Can you imagine that there are fundies around who see this as another sign that we are falling to Satan? Unfortunately, this is no joke...
2/9/2011 6:21:47 AM
That's right, there's only one God, the Holy Spirit.
Oh, plus Jesus.
1 plus 1 plus 1 plus 1 = 1 in theology. So what's your problem with adding a few thousand more? It still adds up to 1.
If you insist it doesn't, you're denying the Trinity!
2/9/2011 6:27:46 AM
Hackers, and often engineers of other sorts, very frequently have a whimsical streak and a fondness for metaphor. One classic manifestation of this is references to mythology in the names they choose for things. This not least because there are so damn many myths and religious structures that anyone even moderately well read can probably find in them a name or phrase that succinctly describes, quite accurately, absolutely anything they can create, and it will quickly and effectively convey that meaning to anyone else similarly well read (the Germans actually had problems with this during WWII; they chose metaphorical code-names for secret technology such that Allied engineers who were familiar with German mythology and culture were actually able to guess remarkably accurately what it did!)
Such people usually do not give a damn about the myths themselves, let alone have any agenda for them. (With the possible exception of Rise of the Triad, where god mode made you act quite stereotypically like a god - in addition to becoming invulnerable, the player got a foot taller than everyone else and made languid, disdainful yawning noises at everything)
2/9/2011 6:30:04 AM
Ehm, isn't God Mode actually the opposite of Invincibility Mode? As in, the enemies are ridiculously hard and you die every 5 seconds? I know it is in God of War anyway. But I don't expect fundies to be up to date with this new "videogames" fad anyway.
2/9/2011 6:39:09 AM
New? Commander Keen had the G-O-D cheat in 1990 or 1991.
Better not tell him about Unix Daemons or how you can kill or "abort" stuff in it.
Those processes are like little babies you see.
2/9/2011 6:41:10 AM
God is a generic term, that you people refer to your God by his TITLE is your problem. It's not SPECIFIC, predates your Bible, and is a public domain, uncopyrightable term.
In fiction it's been used for hundreds of years to describe unimaginely powerful entities or creatures BECAUSE of the literates built-in understanding of the concept. Even to this day other faiths refer to their deities as Gods
2/9/2011 6:49:09 AM
And if there was a way to lose every game, bungle every action, and make every choice wrong, it would be called "fundie mode." Or maybe "Andrew."
2/9/2011 6:52:08 AM
Jezebel's Evil Sister
In recent years?
Horace coined the term "deus ex machina" (Latin for "god out of the machine") around 18 BCE for a plot device that playwrights had been using for centuries.
One of the few accurate verses in the Bible: "There is nothing new under the sun."
2/9/2011 6:58:19 AM
Ordinary humans don't have invincibility, infinite ammo, or any of the other perks that tend to come with this mode thus it'd be a complete misnomer to call it "human mode" and that name sounds boring anyway. And they can't just call it "infinite ammo, invincibility, and super jump mode" because that's a long ass name. They chose "god mode" because it's easy to convey that the character has basically become nigh omnipotent (at least as close as you can possibly get within the confines of the game world) and nobody but paranoid, delusional fundies (who probably wouldn't be caught dead playing a video game anyway) would complain about it. But if you're going to complain about this then I can't imagine what you'd say about Black & White where you actually get to be a god.
Well originally it was a debug mode used by developers to examine their AI, level design, and check for any bugs without having to worry about the enemies or avoid obstacles. So that's the more traditional version of god mode.
2/9/2011 7:00:26 AM
Are there no lengths these people will go to try to demonize everything they dislike?
Hey idiot, it's called "God mode" because you are completely powerful and nothing will hurt you. As in, God is invincible. You should see that as a compliment to your god.
And as others have pointed out here, it's not a recent development, since "God mode" has been a term in use since the 80's.
2/9/2011 7:11:07 AM
They Call Me V
Wow... everything is satan's influence with these guys. Wonder what they've got to say about the Konami code.
2/9/2011 7:15:23 AM
In recent years? Dude, one of the first (modern FPS) games to use such a cheat explicitly called it "God Mode" when it was activiated. In 1993. It's been around almost as long as computer games.
2/9/2011 7:21:14 AM
I think a game called Gods had God Mode in it. That was in the late 1980s.
2/9/2011 7:23:57 AM
"In some games, there is an "invincibility mode", which makes the player invulnerable to enemy attacks, so the player will not die. However in recent years, it seems the industry is changing the term "Invincibility mode" to "God mode"."
I've been playing computer and console games for 20+ years and, so far as I can remember, it's always been called "God Mode." I wouldn't call that "in recent years."
"I think that this is another way Satan wants people to think that they are gods, when they are really not (Genesis 3:5). But there is only one God (Mark 12:32)."
You should read Genesis again a little more closely. You'll notice that when "god" is speaking or quoted he's often referring to "us" and not "I."
If that piqued your interest you might then ask a religious scholar why that would be since your god, supposedly, is the only one that exists. No. Don't ask your preacher. He'll give you that standard bullshit that "us" refers to the Trinity (which makes no fucking sense as now your god not only has multiple personalities but they all interact with one another making him appear even more schizophrenic).
Dig into your religion's history a little. You might be surprised at where its roots lie.
2/9/2011 7:27:51 AM
FYI, it's pretty much ALWAYS been called "God Mode". Just because you idiots are behind the time and think that atheism is a recent thing doesn't mean that this is too.
2/9/2011 7:28:06 AM
More generally, if Satan has such an easy time tricking people out of salvation, that says something about your religion's plan of salvation.
2/9/2011 7:39:51 AM
Hint from a random gamer: "God modes" are boring shit. They're cheats. Stupid crutches that will just ruin your fun. Serious gamers won't need them because they don't want to ruin their own fun.
(...and you're just going to spin this as "people who are deep into this game cult thingy will reject God Mode, and doing so, they will soon also reject God.")
What I'm trying to get at here is that you can't get too far in life if you don't know what the hell the terms you discuss even mean.
2/9/2011 7:57:46 AM
I'd like to challenge your 'God' at Quake IV Deathmatch, Andrew. His choice of map. Any server He can even have the Dark Matter Gun right from the start.
No 'God Mode' required.
Now why doesn't he want to? (check one):
[ ] He knows I'd kick his arse
[ ] He doesn't exist.
Choose wisely. Oh, and if you think I'd frag him to the extent that even his gibs would be unrecognisable, that's nothing compared to what 'Mega Bitch Goddess' would do to him. That's the screename of porn star-cum-producer Asia Carrera, the acknowledged 'Geek of Porndom'; not only does she build her own computers and run her own site, but she frags up a storm.
Some of my friends have the scars to prove it.
2/9/2011 7:59:58 AM
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