The Escapist, Religion, and Fake Baptism

There’s nothing so untimely as being a game reviewer who can’t buy games when they’re new, except, perhaps, commenting on news events surrounding the release of a game, then covered in someone else’s podcast. Still, this is the lot I have, so I’m going to try and make the best of it. In the Escapist’s podcast, they sat down and had a discussion about in the opening of Bioshock Infinite, there’s a baptism – trust me, that’s not a spoiler, it happens in the first few minutes of the game – and a religious player objected to it, demanded a refund, and received it to him.

Now, not to open up the religious debate, or the stupidity or hipocrisy of a person who was happy to play a game which advertises itself with guns and at least one chainsaw-to-the-face murder, or the wisdom of the move itself. What I want you to consider is: Is there any context in which I could demand a refund of the same game and expect to have it?


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