A religious group is asking event organizers for this week's QuakeCon 2012 Dallas festival to omit a video game it says is hurtful to Hindus.
The video game SMITE takes players through an 'online battleground between mythical gods,' according to the web site of game maker Hi-Rez Studios, based outside of Atlanta, Georgia.
Universal Society of Hinduism president Rajan Zed released a statement today saying the popular gaming convention should show responsibility and respect for Hindus who are upset by the game. Zed has also asked makers of the game to remove the Gods from the game.
QuakeCon 2012 is begins Thursday in Dallas and runs through the weekend.