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Christina Aguilera's blasphemous Donkey Kong art

When we first embarked on our blogging careers, fresh-faced and full of hope, there were titles that we never expected to use. "Christina Aguilera's blasphemous Donkey Kong art," it's fair to say, was one such example. Yet the world moves in mysterious ways, and so here we are, blogging about how...

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Left Behind: Eternal Forces now free (Hurry! First 1m only!)

It's no secret that religious messageware Left Behind: Eternal Forces failed to find an audience amongst gamers (we think it's the whole "prayer is more powerful than guns" thing) so it's with a raised eyebrow and a quizzical look – and maybe even a Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor huhhh – th...

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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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Today's most message-filled video: Bibleman

Games with a religious agenda aren't new. A trailer for A Fight for Faith: The Bibleman Video Game Adventure shows the latest way to teach gamers about Christianity. You've got Bibleman, Biblegirl, and Cypher making this Superfriends-style team that thumps enemies. It seems like a pretty standard PC...

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Religious group sending Left Behind game to troops in Iraq

The Nation has a report this week on Operation Stand Up, an evangelical military entertainment group that is planning to send care packages including Left Behind: Eternal Forces to American troops fighting in Iraq. The game, which raised the ire of many activist groups for its promotion of killing a...

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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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Religious broadcaster takes balanced look at games

The stereotypical image of a fiery preacher warning about the moral dangers of video games took a hit today with the relatively balanced look at games on Christian lifestyle program Living the Life. The CBN program talked to Richard Abanes, author of What Every Parent Needs to Know about Video Games...

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Political groups angry over Left Behind game

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Left Behind: Eternal Forces is beginning to raise the ire of some religious and political groups a month after its release. The Campaign to Defend the Constitution and the Christian Alliance for Progress are working to get the critically panned game pulled fr...

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