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Swery is now a certified Buddhist priest

Game developers say some crazy things. Some make promises they never intend to keep, like Molyneux's spectacular failure of a publicity stunt that spanned both Curiosity and Godus. Others just say crazy things they totally do intend to...   read

 
 
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A copy of Undertale was presented to the Pope

This is the type of thing you'd normally shake your head at and write off, but it actually happened. As part of a world summit on the Internet at the Vatican (real thing), popular YouTuber MatPat was invited, and was given the opportun...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Faith in gaming: The influence of Christianity in 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 has had such an...   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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 


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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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-...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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No April Fool: Silent Hill Wii, titled Shattered Memories

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. GoNintendo has so...   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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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