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Grand Theft Auto lead buys a big, beautiful church

Rockstar North President Leslie Benzies purchased St. Stephen's Church in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the intent to prolong its role as a community venue for arts, theater and music gatherings. St. Stephen's Church is just half a mile from Benzies' home, and the purchase was "entirely philanthropic,"...

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Church shooter kept away from video games

As has become standard practice now when a kid goes on a killing rampage, it's time to examine the life of Matthew Murray and see if video games had anything to do with the weekend's shootings in Colorado. Murray, who killed four people over the weekend in a couple of church shootings, was apparentl...

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Man. Cathedral accepts Sony's Resistance apology, sort of

Forgiveness is the Christian way, so it's not too surprising that Manchester Cathedral officials have officially forgiven Sony for their use of the historic church in Resistance: Fall of Man. But the subtext of the public acceptance shows there is still some ill will behind the words. Despite two...

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Wii Warm Up: Gaming and (at?) church

A couple of days ago, Joystiq reported on churches using Halo to lure in younger folks who might not otherwise bother to spend the time going to church. The recent buzz may be about Halo, but the idea behind the campaign isn't new: we've reported on other examples of churches using the gaming angle,...

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Religion of Halo helps churches find young congregants

The New York Times explores how churches are using Halo to attract young congregants and the criticism it has caused. The article focuses on Protestant youth groups using the game to get young people through the door, then giving them the church spiel so that it'll be "hard for [the] teenagers to go...

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The Joystiq Weekend: June 16 - 18, 2007

Nintendo and Sony united for a holy cause, picture provided to us by Joystiq reader Norm Wilson. Check out the highlights for the weekend: Joystiquery Joystiq interview: Hal Milton, lead designer, The Agency Today's full of stuff video: Beautiful Katamari Today's which-one-is-evil comparison: Skate...

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Sony vs. Church of England, meanwhile CNN has field day

This weekend the news broke that the Church of England was unhappy with depictions of Manchester Cathedral in the Insomniac developed, Sony published, game Resistance: Fall of Man. The Church had issues with Resistance's use of guns in the virtual cathedral and called the whole thing "highly irrespo...

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Wii for love, Wii for life

Just hours after we heard that Wii kills marriages, we see evidence of the opposite: play Wii for a stronger marriage! Guess the difference is that the couple that Wiis together, stays together, amirite? A reader sent this into fellow Nintendo obsessives GoNintendo, and we couldn't resist sharing i...

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