Thursday, April 23 2015
A new breed of magicians are self-consciously aware that their toolbox of trickery enables them to wield the potential power to affect beliefs—and thus behavior.
Tuesday, July 16 2013
Religion occasionally gets some lip service when games attempt to flesh out a world, but the deeper issues that guide people to their faith -- the quest for meaning in the universe -- is rarely explored in games. Game worlds operate in systems of miracles, but churches, heroes, and gods within them are treated in a purely utilitarian manner.
Thursday, August 25 2011
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...
Tuesday, June 21 2011
Child of Eden's gameplay is very much in the nature of religious ritual, as much as a passion play or holy communion.
Monday, February 7 2011
The better contributions in this edited volume navigate a course between the particular and the universal, granting Coltrane's music the freedom it demands.
Wednesday, September 22 2010
An underappreciated strategy title from 1998, Bullfrog's third Populous game is thick with references to religion and spirituality.