Video game makers should be more sensitive while handling faith related subjects, as these games left lasting impact on the minds of highly impressionable children, teens and other young people, Zed added.
Catholics, Jews and Buddhists have already supported the Hindus perturbed by this inappropriate usage of Kali and other Hindu deities.
Over 600 companies from 40 countries are exhibiting on 140,000 square meters in Gamescom; which is expecting over 330 innovations and many world premieres; and claims to cover all genres of interactive games, from PC and console games, to online and browser games, all the way to social and mobile gaming. It had about 275,000 visitors last year. North Rhine-Westphalia premier Hannelore Kraft will open it. Gerald Böse is the Chief Executive Officer of Koelnmesse GmbH, which is staging Gamescom and organizes about 80 trade fairs in Germany and all over the world; and Tim Endres is Project Manager.
Website of online video game developer Hi-Rez Studios describes videogame SMITE as an “online battleground between mythical gods” in which players choose from a selection of gods. Erez Goren and Todd Harris are Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer respectively of Hi-Rez Studios, established in 2005 to provide online interactive entertainment.
Goddess Kali, who personifies Shakti or divine energy and considered the goddess of time and change, is widely worshipped in Hinduism. Vamana is the fifth avatar of Vishnu (the “preserver” in the Hindu triad with Brahma and Shiva as the aspect of the Supreme, who had ten incarnations to establish dharma). Agni is one of the most significant Vedic deities, second most frequently invoked in Rig-Veda.
Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world, has about one billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal. There are about three million Hindus in the US.
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