Mass: We Pray: A Holy Hoax or Just a Really Bad Game?

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Mass: We Pray: A Holy Hoax or Just a Really Bad Game?

A website has sprung up for Mass: We Pray, a new game that lets families "go to church every day without leaving their home," and it's surely - I mean, it just has to be - a hoax.

"A family shouldn't have to wait until Sunday to worship the Lord. Now you can go to church every day without leaving your home," promises the website for Mass: We Pray, a new videogame system that features a wireless motion-detecting cross controller, a "Kneeler accessory" for more interactive action and unique game software that features more than 24 "unique and exhilarating" ceremonies including Lighting Prayer Candles, Transubstantiation, Adult Baptism and Genuflecting. And no, I am not making a word of this up.

Someone must be, though. The site at masswepray.com is played straight but most gaming sites, including this one, are working from the assumption that this is some sort of elaborate hoax. Game Culture did some digging and found that while the developer credited with the game, Prayer Works Interactive, claims to have been founded in Boston in 2007, there's no such company listed in the Boston business directory, nor does Boston directory assistance have a number listed for it. The company doesn't seem to have a website, either; the game's site, meanwhile, is hosted by MediaTemple but the actual owner is hidden.

I'm tempted to leave the "anything's possible" door open but I'm not going to, because there's just no way this can be real. It is very well done, though; along with the promotional video, the site features more than a dozen screenshots, images of the controllers and a design sensibility that's pretty much exactly right for the product its advertising.

So what's the point? I've had no luck coming up with any clues so this is a complete shot in the dark, but I'm calling it as yet another blasphemous Dante's Inferno promotion from EA. Maybe that's the easy, all-too-obvious answer, but that's how I roll. We'll hopefully find out soon enough; the site promises that it will begin taking preorders for Mass: We Pray on November 20, at which point I expect the Big Revelation to hit. In the meantime, check it out for yourself and give us your theories!

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Religious games do suck this much, so if it's a hoax, it's a quite well-thought out one.

I hope this is a hoax.

Or I swear to God I will sell my Wii and buy it back because I want to play Epic Mickey and other games that might be good

maybe its an clever joke on the fact that the bible just got released on the 360, but judging from the video and the site it looks just about as good as any other wii game.

This has to be a hoax...

I could only last 50 seconds into this........wow religions games suck......can't be real Christianity isn't this lame............never mind it is.

Yeah pretty sure it's hoax.

I'd like to see the extremist cliche deep south American Christian Version

Achievement Unlocked: 100 Prayers - 20 G(od points)

This is a hoax. We all know this is a hoax. Because it has to be - religious people can be determined in their faith, but there's not many of them who could be that stupid.

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Sigh. For once i try to defend right of "everymen" to believe whatever the fuck they want, and fail miserably.

I dunno about it being a fake, we live in a world where these things happen.

For what it's worth, I really wished that Modern Worship was a piss take of Modern Warfare. That would have been hilarious.

Surely I'm not the only one who laughed the entire way through that video. I mean come on.

I guess this gives a whole new meaning to the name Mass Effect.

hmm...mass we pray is an anagram of sperms away...new Leisuresuit Larry game?

Why can't someone make a game based off of the Bible instead of just church ceremonies? You could be the angel of death and kill all the firstborns in Egypt. Each area requires you to kill a certain amount of babies in a certain amount of time and than you can move on to the next room.

... Yeah, no.
How could this be anything but fake?
I mean, come. It's ridiculous.

(Seriously, if this turns out to be real, I am going to go out slap the first Christian I see and he or she will have no idea why)

TheNamlessGuy:
I hope this is a hoax.

Or I swear to God I will sell my Wii and buy it back because I want to play Epic Mickey and other games that might be good

I don't think it's supposed to be for the Wii... I think it's a seperate thing, not for any system.

Which, of course, lends evidence to it being a hoax. Those types of games have died out in nearly every market but the toddler one. Considering no system is specified, I doubt it's real.

I'd have to agree with Malygris. it's probably a Dante's Inferno viral ad. Everything about that commercial and site screams "this place and this family will soon be on fucking fire", to me at least.

Kollega:
This is a hoax. We all know this is a hoax. Because it has to be - religious people can be determined in their faith, but there's little to no chance they could be that stupid.

Yeah, beyond the whole 'praying to an invisible man in the sky' and being gullible to a degree that would embarrass Goofy, they obviously couldn't be that dumb.

Kollega:
This is a hoax. We all know this is a hoax. Because it has to be - religious people can be determined in their faith, but there's little to no chance they could be that stupid.

you really havent been paying attention to the things they do have you

Commander Breetai:

Yeah, beyond the whole 'praying to an invisible man in the sky' and being gullible to a degree that would embarrass Goofy, they obviously couldn't be that dumb.

Well, i meant people in general, not isolated cases of retardation. Fixed for clarity.

feather240:
Why can't someone make a game based off of the Bible instead of just church ceremonies? You could be the angel of death and kill all the firstborns in Egypt. Each area requires you to kill a certain amount of babies in a certain amount of time and than you can move on to the next room.

An old testament style game were you control an angel of death?

See, christianity has soo much potential for cool stuff like that. But we are stuck with crap like this....

Yeah it's a joke.
I laughed, though! Especially when transubstantiation came up!
If it upsets anyone, it'll be Catholics. Most everything presented there was of Catholic tradition, which is why I agree with Malygris that this is probably a Dante's inferno viral video. Which is unfortunate, since I hate the way they have butchered the source material with that game.

Funny video, though.

this is like the game sunday funday the game that marked the end of the nes

Mass: Wii Pray (rated RP for Resurrection Pending)

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messy:
Yeah pretty sure it's hoax.

I'd like to see the extremist cliche deep south American Christian Version

Realistic snake controller twists and turns on its own in 3 dimensions, and will bite non-believers! OUCH, that's a painful looking bite Sally! Better hit that kneeler and grind up some more pews! If it's a video game, shouldn't it be pew-pew-pews?

This is the Churchs last, desperate move to keep up with the times. Then they begin the brainwashing and fight a holy war with Islam, destroying both and much of civilization as we know it.

Monkfish Acc.:
(Seriously, if this turns out to be real, I am going to go out slap the first Christian I see and he or she will have no idea why)

They'll just say "God works in mysterious ways" and go about their business. Make sure you wait ten minutes and slap them again.

300lb. Samoan:

Monkfish Acc.:
(Seriously, if this turns out to be real, I am going to go out slap the first Christian I see and he or she will have no idea why)

They'll just say "God works in mysterious ways" and go about their business. Make sure you wait ten minutes and slap them again.

Really mysterious ways in that case.

Some strong Catholic undercurrents there, incense burning, apparent church layout etc...

More than likely a hoax or promotional stunt, however these days anything is possible.

This is a hoax. No one in their right of mind would try to make a releigous video game that was both a decent video game and actually religous.
My only question is, 'which of the seven deadly sins is this?'
sloth maybe?

Well for one thing, this is decidedly Catholic, not Christian (and yes, there is a rather large difference, mostly in the areas of rules and traditions, and a few core beliefs). Secondly, it would actually be quite blasphemous: a transubstantiation game? That would just not be okay. It had better be a joke, which I'm pretty sure it is.

stonethered:
This is a hoax. No one in their right of mind would try to make a releigous video game that was both a decent video game and actually religous.
My only question is, 'which of the seven deadly sins is this?'
sloth maybe?

I would have gone with Pride, personally.

It's a hoax.

Hoax or not, I'm on my way to gamestop to preorder

No gamer with their brain in their head and not in their fridge could tell you that any bible based game EVER created has sucked....APART from Dante's Inferno, of course.

It was clearly meant to be humorous.

EDIT: The video, not the game. The game doesn't exist. This is just like Wii Breakfast.

LOL I WANT THIS JOKE!

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