Articles tagged religion, miis, wii, nintendo

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 // 9:00 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 // 10:23 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 // 9:00 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 // 1:39 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 // 2:39 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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15 Dec 2009 // 8:43 AM

No non-gamers allowed

There may not be any special handshakes or furtive high signs for it, but make no mistake: Video gamers are part of a secret society.

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Santa Claus: Super Hero Icon and Religious Figure

Kris Kringle has flesh-and-blood status and is a religious secular figure. He is Superman, Peter Parker, Bruce Wayne, Gandalf the White, James Bond, Dr. Who and James T. Kirk all rolled into one.

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3 Nov 2009 // 9:50 AM

News of a new, extra-large, extra-priced portable from Nintendo was met more with confusion than enthusiasm when it was unveiled last week. The DSi XL

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14 Oct 2009 // 1:31 AM

When the going gets tough ... let the game play itself

Like many younger brothers I had a contentious relationship with my older brother. We butted heads, fought, lied, accused each other of unimaginable atrocities and

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25 Sep 2009 // 3:33 AM

SAN FRANCISCO — Nintendo Ltd. cut the price of its popular Wii console by $50 to $199, the latest price reduction by video game console makers who have

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Believer, Beware, ed. by Jeff Sharlet and Peter Manseau

How does a person live with the concepts of religious belief or non-belief without falling prey to fundamentalism or intolerance, or simply feeling foolish?

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1 Sep 2009 // 10:11 AM

A reignited console war means a happy holiday for gamers

The long-simmering war between the Playstation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 has boiled over in time for the holidays thanks to dual price drops that put all

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31 Aug 2009 // 8:59 PM

Audience of One

Director Michael Jacobs resists simplifying his subject, leaving viewers to come to their own conclusions about pastor Richard Gazowky, who he is, and why he wants to make his movie.

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The Evolution of God by Robert Wright

In Wright's view, biological evolution is an engine for the development of higher intelligence, which contrasts with the more traditional, scientific view that higher intelligence is merely a lucky break in a chaotic and complicated process.

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Nintendo might do well to remember that we, as gamers, crave a challenge every once in a while.

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

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"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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