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Left Behind VP resigns, CEO demands remaining board follow

Judgment day has come for the three remaining members of Left Behind Games' board of directors. After accepting the resignation of senior vice president Jeffrey Frichner, CEO Troy Lyndon has called for the souls resignations of the rest of his board. Two months ago, LB Games posted a $4.1 million...

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Left Behind Games leaves behind money

According to Next-Gen, Left Behind Games posted a $4.1 million loss for its fiscal third quarter. This was on top of a last year's loss of $934,000. It really doesn't mean much given their first product, Left Behind: Eternal Forces, just debuted at the end of the last calendar year. Troy Lyndon, CEO...

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Ars Technica defends Left Behind, industry grows up a little

Recently Ben Kuchera of Ars Technica was interviewed about Left Behind: Eternal Forces on NPR's All Things Considered and found himself "defending the Christian right." He says Left Behind is being unfairly "demonized," the same way Bully and GTA have been, "We can't pick and choose our fights based...

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The Political Game: The 2006 Political Mix

Each week Dennis McCauley contributes The Political Game, a column on the collision of politics and video games: It's game over for 2006, the craziest year ever in video game politics. And that's saying something, given the Hot Coffee hoopla that plagued 2005. Here are some of the major political...

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Islamic group wants Left Behind off Wal-Mart shelves [update 1]

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is asking Wal-Mart to take the controversial religious game Left Behind off the shelves and out of its stores. CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad, in a letter to Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott Jr., asserted that the game promotes "religious intolerance ... i[its]...

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Political groups angry over Left Behind game

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Left Behind: Eternal Forces is beginning to raise the ire of some religious and political groups a month after its release. The Campaign to Defend the Constitution and the Christian Alliance for Progress are working to get the critically panned game pulled...

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Left Behind Games ordained with Big Huge Games engine

Gamespot has an interview with Left Behind Games' CEO Troy Lyndon -- whose game, Left Behind: Eternal Forces, they gave a 3.4 to -- about the upcoming sequel to Left Behind and expansion pack for the original game. For the sequel Lyndon says they've acquired the rights to use Big Huge Games' RTS...

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Video game asks for child sponsorship

Tugging at the heart strings of gamers, Left Behind: Eternal Forces comes with the note above. The CEO of Left Behind Games Inc. asks gamers to please sponsor an Eastern European child for $27 a month. The game was developed in Eastern Europe using "talented artists and engineers" and Left Behind...

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The Daily Show gets Left Behind

Take one part The Daily Show, stir in one part violent religous video game Left Behind: Eternal Forces, and roll it all up with a nice portion of This Week in God's Rob Corddry. The results: a delicous, snarky treat comparing "murder-simulator" Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with, uh,...

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Save souls with Left Behind: The Game

There are two mainstream news reports about the upcoming video game based on Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins's end-of-days blockbuster book series, Left Behind. The New York Times covers the possibilities of religious video games, and the developers intent on making them, paying particular attention to...

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