Articles tagged religion, miis, wii, nintendo

30 Sep 2008 // 11:00 PM

Adventure: Adventure

Carpark continues to document Wham City's enchantment with juvenalia, this time taking on some chiptune teenage victory songs.

READ more
Wonder World Amusement Park

Carnival games on the Wii is a great idea whose time has come -- and apparently gone -- without any developer truly realizing the potential of the concept.

READ more

2 Sep 2008 // 10:00 PM

Space Chimps

As a movie, Space Chimps tanked pretty hard. As a videogame, though, it's got a lot going for it.

READ more

26 Aug 2008 // 10:00 PM

Order Up!

Order Up! takes the simulator aspects of a game like Cooking Mama and adds a broader frame and purpose.

READ more

24 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Wii Fit

L.B. Jeffries offers his experiences with eight weeks of Wii Fit training.

READ more

22 Jul 2008 // 11:00 PM

Pop Culture: Finding Meaning and Purpose in the Neighborhood

Whether intentionally spiritual or not, popular culture and its products serve many of the same drives of religion: making meaning and forging the bonds of community.

READ more

22 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Opoona

Opoona fails as a character because he's a weird little bulbous alien with a pom-pom on his head named Opoona.

READ more

22 Jul 2008 // 3:58 AM

Worst. E3. Ever. I wasn’t expecting much, but what transpired in Los Angeles at the annual video-game conference last week was a pretty big

READ more

13 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Deca Sports

There's a psychological advantage to a game that allows you to play as yourself, or at least as someone created by yourself, as opposed to one that simply offers someone who looks a little like you.

READ more

Poor Gordon has seen better days.

READ more

30 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

“Swiper, No Swiping!”: The Demonology of Dora the Explorer

With his moral ambiguity, ritualistic expulsions, and trickster ways, Dora the Explorer's Swiper is an archetypal image of the diabolical fox-spirit in the history of religions -- which might be an unacknowledged lesson for children.

READ more
The Word of God by Thomas M. Disch

This reads as if Italo Calvino was somewhat slow and raised on MTV, but had tried to write If on a winter’s night a traveler …” , anyway.

READ more

19 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

Boom Blox

The different weights of blocks and projectiles alike are so well realized, they are almost tactile.

READ more

12 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Family by Jeff Sharlet

What if the American fundamentalists' power and influence became such that they helped destabilize the New Deal, played key roles in anti-Communist foreign policy during the Cold War, and supported numerous bloodthirsty dictators?

READ more
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

Seeing Sonic and Mario alongside each other in the same game is still a synapse fryer along the lines of seeing Mickey Mouse guest star as a cadaver on CSI. Something about it just...ain't...right.

READ more
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time / Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darknes

While it may be unfair to expect randomly generated dungeons to approach the kinds of visual variety found in Zelda games, it's a shame more of the Pokémon aesthetic couldn't be carried through inside the dungeons.

READ more
Battle of the Bands

"Mama Said Knock You Out" becomes a whole different song when sung by a jug band.

READ more

22 May 2008 // 10:00 PM

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Even though many of the core game mechanics have not changed a jot from Melee, it's still almost impossible to return to the older game after seeing what the newer stages were capable of.

READ more
Sega Bass Fishing Returns!

Arun Subramanian takes a look at the recent Wii release of the Dreamcast/arcade fishing sim Sega Bass Fishing.

READ more

13 May 2008 // 10:00 PM

Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart Wii has reached critical mass levels of madcappery.

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

READ the article