Articles tagged religion, miis, wii, nintendo

Believers Keep on Believin’: Vera Farmiga Envisions a Higher Ground

Oscar-nominated actress Vera Farmiga rips a page from the Ida Lupino playbook and directs herself to a funny, moving performance in one of the year's most surprising -- and unmissable -- debut features. Farmiga and co-star Dagmara Domincyzk talk with PopMatters about the experience...

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12 Jul 2011 // 10:00 PM

Nintendogs + Cats

Anyone with an affection for cute pets will find something to like about Nintendogs + Cats, but its longevity as a title is questionable.

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Finding ‘Eden’: Can Games be Spiritual Experiences?

Child of Eden's gameplay is very much in the nature of religious ritual, as much as a passion play or holy communion.

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Dead or Alive: Dimensions

Fighting games seem to be making the most noise in the 3DS's rather lackluster launch line-up and it stems from the perfect marriage between fighter and level as a definition of depth.

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‘The Quotable Hitchens’ Gives Us the Best of Hitchens, Arranged in a Convenient Dictionary Format

Love him or hate him, Christopher Hitchens nearly always has something interesting to say. The Quotable Hitchens presents some of his pithiest remarks, arranged alphabetically by topic.

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‘Revolutionary Deists’: Fanatics for a Reason

The story of deism proves that America has never been, in an absolute sense, a Christian nation.

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Nintendo adds a new dimension to gaming with glasses-free 3DS

The Nintendo DS in its various versions has sold so many units (more than 130 million worldwide) that it can be hard to remember that when

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30 Mar 2011 // 11:45 AM

The pros and cons of early 3DS ownership

Being a fan of technology and gee-whiz gadgets can take its toll on your bank account and your faith in innovation at times. Often the

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30 Mar 2011 // 5:04 AM

Nintendo’s new 3DS handheld game system disappoints

The release of a new-generation game machine from one of the top video game companies happens so rarely these days that it’s a momentous

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28 Mar 2011 // 8:30 AM

Nintendo looks to revive handhelds

SAN FRANCISCO — Having watched its once-mighty handheld business come under attack by touch-screen smartphones sporting $1 game apps, Nintendo Co. is betting big that it can

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Ghosts of Presents Past: The 1990s

Here’s a look at gifts from more than a decade ago.

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28 Nov 2010 // 10:00 PM

Kirby’s Epic Yarn

The unapologetic sugary sweetness of Kirby is both attractive and resistant, depending on your age and possibly your gender.

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Tribal Spirituality in ‘Populous: The Beginning’

An underappreciated strategy title from 1998, Bullfrog's third Populous game is thick with references to religion and spirituality.

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Would a ‘Society Without God’ Be Hell on Earth? Or Would It Be Like Scandinavia?

"Without religion, society is doomed." Discuss.

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Are Wii Shooters Better Than The Rest?

Michael Thomsen makes a strong case for shooters on the Wii. I don't agree with everything he says, but he's got me excited for the future.

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6 Apr 2010 // 11:23 AM

Gaming for Apple is an estimated half a billion dollar industry, but the company behind the iPhone, iPod Touch and now the iPad still seems

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SAN FRANCISCO — Not too long ago, many in Hollywood would never have heard of Nintendo North America Inc. President Reggie Fils-Aime. Now that video games

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8 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

Azrael #1-3

Scorsese-inspired and Petraeus-infused, Fabian Nicieza and Ramon Bachs' new Azrael is an incendiary powder keg, commenting one everything from the War on Terror to its title character's relevance to the very purpose of faith.

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15 Jan 2010 // 2:39 AM

LOS ANGELES — The No. 1 video game console is taking a page out of the playbooks of the ones in second and third place. Nintendo Co.

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6 Jan 2010 // 3:39 AM

Staggering layoffs, a slew of delays, console price drops, promising new technology and two new gaming platforms: For fans of video games, 2009 was one heck

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"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.

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