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Religion is not something that is discussed much when talking about videogames, even though many games often feature religious themes and stories based on religious texts. It's difficult to avoid these things, since religion ...


[Dtoid community blogger CarltonMcHard talks about what its like to be a Catholic and a gamer. It's an interesting read from a perspective that isn't discussed all that often. Want to see your own stuff appear on the fro...


Crazy alert: radical TV preacher Pat Robertson is at it again. In a new video aimed at warning the world of hidden evils, Robertson asserts that Dungeons & Dragons is a "demonic" videogame. In previous discussions throug...


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has removed a map from its servers after Muslim gamers complained (in fairness, quite politely) of offense. The problem lies in two paintings hung in a bathroom in the Favela map, containing the...




Just like videogames, religon can bring people together, inspire them to be the best person that they can be, and even help pull them out of depression, addiction, and other harmful frames of mind. Also like videogames, reli...


We just got a press release for Mass: We Pray earlier today from Paryer Works Interactive and it's so ridiculous that we doubt that this is a real thing. Seriously, just look at the Web site or watch the video above. It feel...


Videogames often get criticized by out-of-touch old cranks for causing violence and encouraging aggressive behavior, so it's very interesting indeed to see that one man, who could rightly be regarded as an expert on serenity ...


My friend Matthew recently joined the Eastern Orthodox Church, and being the worst kind of lazy pseudo-intellectual, I usually prefer asking him questions about it rather than doing any of my own research. As interesting as o...


I have to hand it to Centauri Productions, developers of Memento Mori, a new adventure game for the PC. Obscure (and often unremarkable) PC games are a dime a dozen, but they managed to catch my attention, owing mostly to the...


We got our first whiff of the controversy surrounding PS2 game Hanuman: Boy Warrior back in April, when the word on the street was that the game featured a denigrating depiction of a beloved Hindu monkey god and that the Univ...


Who is Lord Hanuman? Well, in case you aren't familiar with the name, he's a monkey god held beloved by followers of Hindu. In the ancient Sanskrit epic the Ramayana, Hanuman leads a monkey army to fight a demon king. Sounds ...


Well, I hope it's not an April Fool's Joke. There's a Nintendo Power cover to win you doubters over.This Silent Hill game is not a remake or a port, but a re-imaging of the first game. Uh-oh. Maybe it's not so bad, though. Go...


Someone had to do it, right? Oh yeah. I guess no one did, really. But someone did anyway, and here it is: a Dreamcast tablet called the Dream Tablet.So what is the Dream Tablet? It's a Dreamcast (R.I.P.) in a 15" tablet-...


Conservative Christian site World Net Daily is running a report on Hasbro's The Game of Life, with claims that it is "pushing the homosexual agenda" by allowing same-sex marriage in the game. "You know how kids...


We all like a good laugh here at Destructoid, which is why we're more than happy to chat about Imam Nabil Al Awadi, an extremist Islamic leader who wants more videogames about slaughtering Jews. Oh Mr. Awadi, you do make us l...


A mother in Indiana is currently kicking up a stink after discovering an alleged religious message in the kid-focused DS game Baby Pals. Bought for her 8-year-old daughter, the game speaks a phrase that sound a lot like &qu...


As you may well be aware, Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax passed away this year. His memory was classily honored by geekfest GenCon, who raised over $17,000 in an auction for Gygax's favorite charity, the Christian ...


How ironic. I leave boring England for exciting Japan and the most surprising bit of news all week has come from Blighty. Yes, believe it or not, Church leaders have said that videogames are actually a good thing. Church and ...


Here's something you don't see every day. MTV posted an interview with Tom Bean, the CEO of Digital Praise. It's a developer dedicated to making christian-themed versions of popular games. So far, their catalog consists of ti...


If you were worried that you'd be burning in Hell for all of eternity because you shot someone in Grand Theft Auto, then fret not, my son. According to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, a reader was seriously concerne...


History and common sense teach us all a valuable lesson in dealing with people whose religious beliefs don't parallel your own: violence is only acceptable if you're willing and able to decimate the opposition. It appears tha...


We simply can't pass up stuff like this when it comes along. UK Resistance spotted a rare Dreamcast-branded first aid kit, complete with bandages and wrist gauze worn by an escapee of The Yellow Submarine. I think I would rat...


I don't always agree with a lot of what comes out of Nintendo, but today is one of those days where I can safely tell it to preach on. Nintendo of Europe's Laurent Fischer has said that this "casual gaming" movement...


While videogames are demonized as a moral cesspool of sex and violence, The Bible is considered to be "the good book," that must be read by everyone. it is especially popular among the right wing Christian extremist...


Gamers, I am overjoyed to meet you face to face. You've been getting quite a name all around the place. Healing Heavies, spawning from the dead ... and now I understand you're l33t ... at least that's what you've said. So ......


Father Raymond DeSouza has his own entry on Wikipedia, so perhaps he is more important than me and I have no right to complain here. However, there's a difference between stupid commentary and intolerable commentary, and this...


Here's a curious one. Last week I posted (rather controversially) a story about church ministers using Halo to lure children like Gary Glitter into the waiting arms of Baby Jesus. I do believe it was asked by one of our reade...


I just stumbled upon this rather sinister piece of news about church ministers using Halo 3 nights to attract impressionable youngsters into their clutches. Anybody who knows me will know my disapproval of many Christian tact...


Here's a rather pitiful piece of news regarding Left Behind Games. The publisher of Left Behind: Eternal Forces has been sending threatening letters to blogs who dare to say bad things about its work. Eternal Forces is an RTS...


Admidst a flurry of announcements at today's QuakeCon, id software revealed their brand-new IP, Rage. Apparently the game is set to be a departure of sorts from their previous work, in that driving features heavily, and blo...


Yes I said crisp, not chip, you empire-disrespecting, uncultured, slack-jawed, American peasants. Only kidding, Jimmy loves you and your charming, jeep-driving ways. But this is indeed a crisp, for it was discovered in jolly ...


Recently, we brought you word that the Church of England had a bee in its bonnet over Sony's rampant and gleeful promotion of their PlayStation 3 flagship title Resistance: Fall of Man. The game, it seems, depicts scenes...


It's quite amazing just how violated videogames seem to make some people feel, as if any kind of link between them and a game is something dirty, filthy and shameful. When it's not some twerp whining and complaining t...


It's not exactly Capoeira Fighter or anything, but Adult Swim's Bible Fight makes up for its gameplay flaws with good, old-fashioned, hilarious blasphemy.That's right -- you can play as one of six characters from...


With a name like Scientology Pwned, you'd think that the angry little shooter would eventually knock you over the head with a message, meaning, or political statement. For better or worse, the subject matter of the game i...


China is a hot bed of political dissent. At least, it would be if the government didn't have a vice grip on literally everything; from newspapers, to books to the Internet, anything that goes against the government define...






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