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Jesus: The Terrifying Bio-Monster

Jesus: The Terrifying Bio Monster is a 1989 Nintendo Famicom adventure game developed by Enix and published by King Records in Japan. It's a pretty straight-forward port of a 1987 PC title simply called Jesus, but with worse graphics and s...

 
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Undertale is too demonic and evil for the 700 Club

[Header image by Nibroc-Rock.] Undertale, one of my favorite games released this year, made a very unlikely appearance recently on the 700 Club, a Christian television program hosted by Pat Robertson. The show received a question from a vie...

 
Religion and videogames
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 ...   read

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My Life as a Catholic Gamer

[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 front page? G...

 
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Dungeons & Dragons destroys peoples lives

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 throughout his career...

 
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Modern Warfare 2 map removed after Muslim complaints

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 phrase, "Allah...

 
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Pokemon are oriental demons, Minecraft stops bible study

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, religion can a...

 
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Mass: We Pray brings the Church to your living room

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 feels like somethin...

 
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Buddhist monk recommends games for treating aggression

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 and anger-manag...

 
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Russian priest designs an MMOrthodox RPG

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 our discussions ...

 
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Memento Mori: the art of trailers and a flaky release dates

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 morbidly cool-...

 
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Hindu Society threatens Sony, but something smells here

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 Universal Society o...

 
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Hindu Society pissed about PS2 game, asks it be pulled

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 like a perfect ...

 
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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...   read

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Dream Tablet: the Sega Dreamcast Tablet

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-style system. I...

 
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Christian conservatives attack 'gay agenda' in PC game

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 are," say...

 
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Islamic leader wants more Jew-killin' in his videogames

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 laugh. Back in 2...

 
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DS game allegedly claims that 'Islam is the light'

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 "Islam is the...

 
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Christian Children's Fund refuses donation from Gygax memorial fundraiser

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 Children's Foun...

 
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Church sees the good in videogames

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 charity leaders...

 
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Guitar Praise developer would consider a Christian-friendly GTA

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 titles like the D...

 
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Killing in videogames is not a sin: CONFIRMED!

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 concerned about this, b...

 
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Student's Atheism game does more harm than good

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 that a University ...

 
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Gonzo Sega artifacts: Rare promotional Dreamcast First Aid kit, Fanta Saturn?

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 rather bleed to de...

 
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Nintendo: What's casual gaming?

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 is more of a m...

 
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Is The Bible less suitable for kids than gaming?

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 extremists who just hate...

 
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Games of the week for 12/17/07: Jesus Christ Superstar edition

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 ...You are the l33...

 
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Holy man calls games 'electronic crack,' unknowingly labels himself a douchebag

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 crap falls int...

 
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They're letting Jack Thompson on TV again: Halo 3 + churches + Thompson = ???

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 readers exactly what...

 
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Creepy church tactics: Ministers use Halo 3 to lure kids into Christ's arms

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 tactics, especially...

 

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The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Soda Drinker Pro"Like explaining an inside joke to someone else"

 

King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 

Stories: The Path of Destinies"Choose your own adventure/death"

 

Koi"Fish out of water"

 

Severed"Cut my life into pieces / Slash into me"

 

ZEN Pinball 2: Aliens vs. Pinball"Not the Alien's most terrifying incarnation"

 
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Sir Shenanigans

Yeah so I bought that Ultimate Muscle Looks hilarious! Also Resistance 2 and 3 for I win #stilldonthaveenoughtimetoplayeverythingcerealfordinnerhahahahahelp

 
JuIc3

Im playing more Bloodborne, feel free to

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Oh my goodness, Overwatch is so damn Im playing with a couple friends right now This is being You cant stop

 
ikiryou

You Can Have This

 
Occams

This is me hunting around for an Overwatch beta code for the Id love to try it out if someone has an extra they can PM If not, I Much like anal and cocaine, it doesnt hurt to

 
Fuzunga

Disasterpeace? More like Dismasterpiece!

 
Double Monocles

I have a 16 hour road trip this week (round Ill be driving part of the way, but will have time for some handheld Any suggestions? I was thinking Shantae from the humble bundle, but I could whip out my GBA and finally play A Link to the Past

 
Gundy

I suddenly want to play a Hyperdimension Neptunia point and click adventure

 
lokhe

So Ive been hunting secrets and hidden areas in DS3 Some still elude me but my latest one felt really Blessings of the Dark Moon upon yall!

 
Bardley

Went hiking up in the Great Smoky I saw three deer, five bears (from inside a car), and chatted with a bunch of nice folks hiking the Appalachian Perfect weather and a gorgeous

 
KnickKnackMyWack

You have to admit, this is pretty

 
Amna Umen

Wheres the Offworld Trading Company review so I can complain about a score for a game that I already own?! #Hardcore #CaucusForOuyaSanders

 
Kaleido Ruby

Precisely how Puyo Puyo was meant to be

 
RenaudB90

Purpals get the best landed in a world with the host, a sunbro and a Attack the faithful, get a sentinel dropped on me for my I finish him off and get my shackle, the Sunbro and host die to the Archer love

 
Torchman

I DONT WANT TO BE AT WORK, I WANNA BE HOME PLAYING SUPER ROBOT WARS Z3!

 
whatsacow

Beat the dancer of the boreal valley at level Suffice to say, i am a fucking god! Either that or ive spent way too much time with this game and really need to get back to

 
gajknight

Beat the first boss of I can safely say, this game could turn out to be something real I got a few gripes that Ill highlight in the comments but I could still play it with no changes fairly

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

I made a small change to the length of the table, and I realize I didnt show the finished white shirt version, so here it is! Thanks for all your feedback and help, everyone!

 
Sr Churros

Godammit, Jake Kaufmans music is so awesome! This game has beeen pure ear joy so

 
Luca Blight

I was watching my brother trying to beat the nameless king numbers of tries then I played Fist of the North Star opening and he whooped his

 
Megas75

I havent went online with the Master Chief Collection Is the online still fucked or did they ever fix it?

 
OverlordZetta

My head is pounding and it wont be tonight until Why must it be this way?

 
FakePlasticTree

Yus! Physical copy of God Already own it on PSN but nothing beats having a physical copy Also wanted the first Bayonetta on Wanted to play it

 
Zer0t0nin

I cant even say why, but there is something incredibly soothing about Mid-90s Rave

 
iam16bit

Ok so this morning I showed my Street Fighter cover to my teachers and they really liked it but suggested putting in more shadows and showing energy coming from the They also suggested bringing Akuma down a bit to leave space for a

 
guitarvillain

Crom, grant me

 
Pixie The Fairy

I hope Axiom Verge for Vita has a patch coming because the occasional action-halting hiccups are a bit Ive seen some slowdown, too, but my brain rationalizes that as it trying to be an NES

 
Nathan D

*sees a quarter on the ground with tails side up* Ooh, a quarter! Wait, does tails side up being unlucky only apply to pennies? Oh god, should I pick it up?

 
OverlordZetta

Hey, Pokemon trainers! The Zygarde, Shiny Yveltal, and Shiny Xerneas events are a May event it looks like! Zygarde is this week and a little extra and the other two will follow that in the Check your country for specifics!

 

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