Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

February 12, 2010 -

The Church of England has issued a call for tighter regulation of videogames.

The Church, which perhaps still has a bad taste in its mouth from the use of Manchester Cathedral in Resistance: Fall of Man, addressed the issue of violent games in a meeting of its general synod on Thursday night.

Following an introduction, in which speakers were cautioned not to mention the names of specific games because “there is a risk of legal proceedings,” Tom Benyon (pictured), a former MP, took the microphone.

Benyon labeled the Byron Report “good in parts,” but said that it “did not go far enough.” He proceeded to read a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes which he felt “encapsulates the essence of what we are about today in the matter of violent and sexual DVDs.”

God's plan made a hopeful beginning. But man spoiled his chances by sinning. We trust that the story will end in God's glory. But, at present, the other side's winning.

He continued:

A bubbling sewer of gratuitously violent and sexual pornography in DVD games are washing all around us. Byron relied on the proposition that parents have a liability or are interested in controlling what their children do. We think, sadly, that that is optimistic and a prize hope.

Benyon went on to recount the story of a “family member” who “saw one so-called game some years ago and had nightmares. He was a teenager. He was an innocent and he was profoundly shocked. The damage that he suffered was substantial. The images remained with him for months.”

Benyon also had a compilation of violent games on CD that he was going to show, but he decided not to ruin the “evenings or supper” of attendees by showing it.

He added, “I know that the Devil is said to have all the best tunes. Without any question of doubt he has the monopoly of violent and pornographic videogames.”

The Archbishop of York offered analogies to Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King, selecting a quote from the latter, that “law cannot legislate for morals, but it can actually regulate it.” He added, “On this great day of celebrating 20 years since Mandela came out of prison, can we help our young people to come out of the prison of these awful, awful videogames.”

Full audio of the hour-long meeting can be listened to here.


Via The Guardian


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Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

If seeing a single videogame gave a person nightmares, that seems more like an argument against the church, which is causing people to raise their children to be weak-willed and psychologically imbalanced in such a way that pixelated blood and gore can give them nightmares and scar them for life. However, I'd bet these folks would sing the praises of "The Passion of the Christ" up and down, despite it being a giant snuff film.

What I find most curious about this whole thing is that they consider watching acts of intense violence to be a sin, though I'm pretty sure there is nothing in the Bible that says violence is a sin.. In fact, much of the Old testament stuff called for a lot of murder and rock throwing as punishment.

Actually.. Does the bible ever saying anything about viewing depictions of violence, murder, or porn? Is it a sin to write about these things? If you accidentally see it happen, does that count as a sin? Will these silly men have to go and repent for even talking about such things? The whole thing is quite... Stupid.

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*nod* I was thinking something similiar.  It sounds like the problem there was artificially forced innocence resulting in a person unable to cope.

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That's the problem with how a lot of these types are. If you shield your kids from the world as it is, they won't be prepared for ,well, anything unpleasant. You shield them from graphic violence, they'll panic at the first instance it happens, you shelter them fro msex, their chances of reproducing are fairly shot, you shield them from heatbreak, they're more likely to go emo after a break up.

Sheltering is a bad thing to do.

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This family member - real or not? Im siding with not... 

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

Wouldn't be surprised if they didn't exist, let alone they did exist and the trauma story is fabricated.

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Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

Wow religion wanting to destory video games who would of throught. They wants censorship and bannings and seems to want to have "church approved video games". They would love to have games only be allowed to be rated ages 3 and up. Anything above the age of 3 would be banned and burned.

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Church themed video games do exist. Problems is, they all kinda suck gameplay wise, thus, no fun. The message or story is lost if you aren't driven to keep going.

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Why the hell does this website continue to post these kinds of stories?  Religion is one of the biggest opponents of videogames and those who play them.  Every time one of these stories comes out, it just starts a flamewar.  Perhaps its time to just accept that religion and games don't mix. 

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"Religion is one of the biggest opponents of videogames and those who play them."

"Perhaps its time to just accept that religion and games don't mix."

Allow me to start my comment in the following way: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3y3QoFnqZc.

You can't just say no religion can be good with videogames. You can't just say none approve because a few fundamentalists, not even all of them,  say videogames are bad. It's generalizing.

Thad's second paragraph says it perfectly.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

"Why the hell does this website continue to post these kinds of stories?"

The answer you seek lies within the name of this website.

 

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Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

I disagree on that point. Being a Christian never prevented Tracy Hickman from being a great game designer (yeah, I know, he's not a video game designer, but a roleplaying game designer. However, Dragonlance has already been adapted in video games).

By the way, it's always good to know about what our adversaries think, but seriously, who cares about this "former MP" ? I mean, I could care if he had an informed point of view, or new ideas on the subject, or at least some evidence to back what he says. It's obviously not the case.

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

Er, well, Hickman DID retcon the entire Dragonlance pantheon into something a lot more monotheist-friendly (in the backmatter of Dragons of a I've-Really-Lost-Track-at-This-Point -- whatever the end of that trilogy with Mina and the Knights of Neraka was), and I think it made for a much less interesting cosmology as a result.

But your larger point is perfectly valid.  Lumping all religions into the same umbrella is absurd.  Fundamentalists of any stripe are the problem, and it's not fair to compare all religious people to fundamentalists any more than it is to compare all atheists to Stalin.

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Jesus has just facepalmed with this. Seriously. Haiti was destroyed by an earthquake, but violent videogames and porn are way more important than a natural disaster or the destruction of an entire country.

Benyon also had a compilation of violent games on CD that he was going to show, but he decided not to ruin the “evenings or supper” of attendees by showing it.
 

And Jesus just headdesk´d with this. What an idiot.

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He likely doesn;t have such a disc then, as if it's up to date it can't all fit on one disc. It seems to be more of a "They're bad, but I don't need ot show you, just take my word for it" move.

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"God's plan made a hopeful beginning. But man spoiled his chances by sinning. We trust that the story will end in God's glory. But, at present, the other side's winning."

(VOMIT)

Whose god? Oh right... his.

Something tells me that he should not be speaking for everyone. Some of us don't believe in imaginary friends anymore.

Keep your religion private and in your own home please, and most definately out of politics.

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"Keep your religion private and in your own home please, and most definately out of politics."

You can't just tell people to not to try to put their morality into law/politics. That is all law is: what the people decide is right or wrong. By saying that those who are religious to stay out of politics, you have just asked a group of people to not exercise their right to have a say in the country they live in. All because they don't believe in the same thing you do. In fact, even fundamentalists haven't done what you have done, at least from what I know. They haven't told you to stay out of politics because they think your beliefs are ridiculus. Think about what you said.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

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Morality is not equal to religion. People can have morals without any religion ideology and there are religious people with any morals.

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Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

I never said it was. Morality is something we all have. A feeling for what is right or wrong.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

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Whose god?  The one who put a tree in the middle of the garden, told man and woman never to eat from it, then got mad when they did.

Why'd he put the tree there in the first place?  Couldn't he have, like, put a fence around it?  Or at least warned Eve not to hang out with the serpent because he's a bad influence?

Frankly, I think it all comes off as some very bad parenting.

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 Its pretty simple as far as i can see... If God tells you not to eat from a tree then you should not eat from the tree... If you are indeed a trustworthy person, you would follow that rule regardless... A fence should not be needed, nor should there be any fear of the you listening to a snake; why should God warn you about a snake when its clear that the snake is telling you to do something you should not; i mean if someone told you to steal from a store would you do it? Even if that someone was your own brother that's still the same crime and just as wrong; you knew it was wrong but you did it anyway.

I mean that's part of the point of the bible... it's less "what really happened", and more "what can we learn from these stories". Hell the tree could be seen as a test; will you follow god's one and only rule about living in paradise, or will you break his rule... if you are willing to break his one and only rule for no reason then that just reflects badly upon yourself. 

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God Also says

"He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death." (Exodus 21:16)

Which is why do not understand how the slave traders that were kidnapping people in Africa were not killed.

God also said

Genesis chapter 17, verse 12:

And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy money, must needs be circumcised.

Exodus chapter 12 verse 43:

The Lord said to Moses and Aaron, "These are the regulations for the Passover: No foreigner is to eat of it. Any slave you have bought may eat of it after you have circumcised him, but a temporary resident and a hired worker may not eat of it.

Exodus Chapter 21, verse 1:

Now these are the ordinances which you shall set before them. When you buy a Hebrew slave, he shall serve six years, and in the seventh he shall go out free, for nothing. If he comes in single, he shall go out single; if he comes in married, then his wife shall go out with him. If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's and he shall go out alone. But if the slave plainly says, 'I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free,' then his master shall bring him to God, and he shall bring him to the door or the doorpost; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for life.

Exodus Chapter 21, verse 20:

If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property.

Exodus Chapter 21, verse 32:

If the bull gores a male or female slave, the owner must pay thirty shekels of silver to the master of the slave, and the bull must be stoned.

Leviticus Chapter 22, verse 10:

No one outside a priest's family may eat the sacred offering, nor may the guest of a priest or his hired worker eat it. But if a priest buys a slave with money, or if a slave is born in his household, that slave may eat his food.

Leviticus Chapter 25, verse 44:

Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly.

Luke, Chapter 7, verse 2:

Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the point of death. When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his slave. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy to have you do this for him, for he loves our nation, and he built us our synagogue." And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed. For I am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my slave, 'Do this,' and he does it." When Jesus heard this he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude that followed him, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith." And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave well.

Colossians, chapter 3, verse 22:

Slaves, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing the Lord. Whatever your task, work heartily...

We are disobeying God. We must bring back slavery.

We must also bring back stoning people to death as punishment.

Remember God Loves you.


I am a critical thinker not a dumbass conservative or a jackass liberal

Pedophiles are the new Nazi / Communist. Labeling someone a Pedophile will get them blacklisted even though there is no evidence.

Murder is not a crime when done in self defense, a time of war, or when done by court order (death penalty). People cry murder when fetus are aborted. How about when the mother could die? The mother is 13 years old? The mother was raped? The child is a product of incest? Is foster care really the best answer for children who's parents cant take of them? How many children actually end up in foster care when their parents are dead beats?

A 14 year old is child when they have sex but is an adult when they commit murder?

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

Only believe half of what you see and none of what you hear. 

 

Old saying.  Don't know who said it, but just cause someone says that the Bible is God's book doesn't mean it is.  Furthermore, for something to have existed for so long and not be mistranslated or have things added to better suit the individual is impossible.

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I once had a dream about God. In it, he was looking down upon the planet and the havoc we recked and he said unto us, "Damn Kids get off my lawn!"

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

Some thigns are speffically written for the times and its the chruch who more or less wrote these things as wel. Making Religion© soemthign that should be a basic guide applyed to the times not a absolute guide that overrides the times....

 


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I wouldn't steal from a store because I know of the consequences for doing it.

However, if someone told me to "not step over this line," but provided no reason other than "I told you not to," I'm going to step over the line. I don't show blind faith in something without proof/reason, and at which point it no longer becomes faith.

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So are you saying that if you knew of a way to steal frm the store that you were 100% certain to get away with the crime and thus avoid any and all consequences, you would steal from the store? just because there are no consquences does not mean what you did wasn't wrong

If a police officer warns you not to cross over a line, would you just do it anyway? I do think i recall a study that showed people more willing to do what an officer tells them even if they don't understand why.

Does a parent really need to point out that their child will be punished if they break one of their rules, or is punishment obvious? I really don't think a parent needs to add "or you will be grounded" to every rule they make

That's what a "rule" is... it is something that you are not alloud to do, and it is something that has consequences to it. That's right in its very nature... you are free to question the rules, asking if they are fair and what is there purpose(you do not need to be "blind")... but by no means does having no understanding of the purposes or consequences of the rules give you the right to break the rules and go unpunished.

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

If I saw no legal reason as to why I shouldn't cross the line, I would in fact be MORE likely to cross it if a cop told me not to, because I hate cops as a whole. Not all cops, just the abusive/dickish ones (most of them).

I wouldn't steal from a small store (like a Mom and Pop store) because it's a dickish thing to do. I would steal from a Walmart or Meijer (and have before) if I knew that I wouldn't get in trouble for it, because they've got plenty of money to spare.

-Optimum est pati quod emendare non possis-It is best to endure what you cannot change-

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Police Officers used to tell a certain group of people not to sit at the Front of the bus, not to drink out of a certain water fountain, could not go to a certain school, and not to use a certain bathroom.

But then that group of people had to go and sit at the front of the bus. go to those schools. They were never right to go and break those rules. They were wrong. WRONG WRONG.


 

I am a critical thinker not a dumbass conservative or a jackass liberal

Pedophiles are the new Nazi / Communist. Labeling someone a Pedophile will get them blacklisted even though there is no evidence.

Murder is not a crime when done in self defense, a time of war, or when done by court order (death penalty). People cry murder when fetus are aborted. How about when the mother could die? The mother is 13 years old? The mother was raped? The child is a product of incest? Is foster care really the best answer for children who's parents cant take of them? How many children actually end up in foster care when their parents are dead beats?

A 14 year old is child when they have sex but is an adult when they commit murder?

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Now when did i say a person was always "wrong" to break the rules; that there was no exception?... what i said was that when you break the rules you should not expect to go unpunished, and that their would consquences... Which is what happened to those certain people when they first broke those rules... they knew their would be consquences and accepted it knowing their sacrfice would lead to a better life and proving the rules themselves were wrong.

Furtharmore we should understand a big difference in those situations... Blacks first questioned the laws that segregated them, and wanted to change them, but they had no such voice... they broke the rules only as a means to start a dialouge to change the rules... Eve broke the rules of eden for no other reason than to eat forbidden fruit.

Its one thing if you are trying to say the rules are wrong and should be changed... its another thing if you are just breaking them for no real reason.

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It doesn't help when people like the preacher in the article start stacking on rules that their god didn't even speak of.

Part of why I do beleive in a higher being or beings, just not that one.

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

Being a very logic based person, this is a major reason why i've never gotten in to religion, there are just so many situations where i think "but wait...if he's all powerful, why didn't he just do this, or do that in the first place?"

To me, it just doesn't make sense in a lot of places.

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

See, while I find that man's comment to be akin to sewer drippage, by saying that God is an "imaginary friend", you're not keeping your own beliefs at home either. And starting a "He started it war" is both pointless and counter-productive. How about attacking the "meat" of his argument, aka, the regulation possibilities and the annecdotal nightmare of a family member?

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The fact is that not everybody has the same believings. Not everybody believes in god, but the church still wants to force their dogmas on everything and everyone. They can´t. They shouldn´t.

The comment of "imaginary friend" maybe was too much, but at the end he said that not everybody believes in god.

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Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

You are right, the "imaginary friend" comment was too far, but damn I hate being told what I believe in by someone else. It pisses me off, and rightfully so IMO.

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

And i hate it when atheists tell me what i should not believe in and imply that i am stupid and immature for having those beliefs

Biggest problem with the "imaginary friend" comment is that you are pretty much doing the same thing... you are pretty much saying that everybody who believes in religion is an idiot; as such you are in a way trying to force your beliefs (or lack there of) onto the religious...

your basically doing pretty much what the highly religious do

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

Oh, on that I perfectly agree and like both christians and non-christians have noted on this site, those people are egomaniac jerks who either do it for publicity or archaic thinking. I'm on that boat as well and call them out with all of you.

I just don't think that poking fun or worst at others' beliefs is the way we'll make any sortof progress on the topic ;) Thanks for the balanced reply that took my point in consideration and not simply as an opposing view with nothing in it by the way ;)

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Well, the Chruch has idiots like the one who is speaking this time. We have wannabe gangsters that after being caught they use "it was like a videogame" cliche.

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Whats done more damage to humanity fitcional content or the chruch?


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Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

 Do we REALLY have to go down this anti-religion path every fricking time?

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

Yes, when Religion© with their brand of God®  says the dumbest things, yes yes we must rail on them until they say intelligent things.


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Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

This, by the guy who thinks that people shouldn't be paid for their work.

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Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

Not anti-religion. Just anti-organized-religion. Or are you denying the Crusades, the Inquisition, the Dark Ages, and practically every other Church-based problem...

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Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

the problem is not necessarily all "organized religion," that would be akin to saying that all corporations are pilfering and corrupted bastions of evil, don't get me wrong a lot are, but there are also exceptions

the problems are the people in positions of power or authority using that to try to enforce there personal and moral beliefs on everyone else who do not abide by those beliefs, in many cases this just happens to be someone in a position of power within the church, and those morals have a religious swing to them, or people use their "correct" religious views as a mace because they've been raised so brain washed that they can't accept any other possibility of "truth," personally i think religious indoctrination is far more dangerous than any videogame, unforunately in the world we live in common sense and logical thinking have down the proverbial crapper (can you tell i'm a cynic? :P) 

unfortunately though you can't blame the dark ages on the church :p, that would be the germanic tribes that sacked Rome and collapsed the empire that caused that

my two cents

 

Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

What exact denomination do you mean with "the church". Saying "the church" is like saying "the guy". Who are you exactly refering to?

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

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Generally the Church is the Catholics, as generally the Guy is the Fonz...or myself...take your pick.

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Re: Violent Games Assailed by Church of England

That's what I think Zephyrus means, but I'm trying to be sure before I say something.

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Ah, yes, good times. These examples seem to focus on catholicism, my faith to be exact. I don't see any crusades happening now, do you? Nor any inquisition. We messed up, but we aren't pulling that harsh crap anymore.

And why anti-organized-religion? It isn't every organized religion under the sun attacking videogames. So, attacking all organized religions for the wrong of one hardly seems fair either, does it?

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

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Not getting into this but as far as I've heard the Pagan community is keeping out of it.

Hunting the shadows of the troubled dreams.

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 "We messed up, but we aren't pulling that harsh crap anymore."

No, instead your groups are trying to censor free speech, teach lies in schools, and teach people lies that hold back our advancement as a species.


Thus, still anti-religion when religion when religion pulls stuff like this. Understand?

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I notice you have a problem with the body count that the Catholic church has put up hundreds of years ago, but, instead of comparing that to the body count that Muslims put up today, you throw out your own vitriol.

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"No, instead your groups are trying to censor free speech, teach lies in schools, and teach people lies that hold back our advancement as a species."
 

I'm sorry, but what do you mean by "your groups". Be specific. There are catholics, baptists, anglicans, etc. Don't just bunch us all in the same group then accuse us of the same thing. In the case of catholics, you really don't know what you're talking about. When have as a faith tried to censor anything? And when you say "teach lies", I assume you're refering to creationism. The catholic church has accepted the theory of evolution as having not conflict with our beliefs and that it is a viable theory to believe in. Do you know what school taught me evolution. A catholic school. So please, stop generalizing, look up your facts, and then make a claim.

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits." -Albert Einstein

 
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MaskedPixelanteIt's my secret hope that Nintendo announces Xenoblade HD to be released in the leadup to Xenoblade Chronicles X, or at least a mass market version of the first game so that people aren't going into this one blind.08/01/2014 - 12:40pm
PHX CorpI'm going to do a test stream later today, if anyone is intrested07/31/2014 - 2:40pm
Andrew EisenYes, I'm such a big Nintendo dork that I read Nintendo's quarterly financial reports.07/31/2014 - 2:09pm
Andrew EisenCool tidbit - Mario Kart 8 sales account for more than half of total Wii U software sales for the last quarter even though it was only available for the last third.07/31/2014 - 2:09pm
Andrew EisenStill a pretty cool promotion. Unfortunately for me, I'm not interested in purchasing Mario Kart 8 and I already owned or didn't want any of the free games on offer.07/31/2014 - 1:43pm
Andrew EisenInteresting that EU had 10 games to choose from while North America only had four.07/31/2014 - 1:41pm
MaskedPixelanteIt certainly worked, I probably would never have bought Mario Kart 8 if it didn't come with a free copy of Wind Waker HD.07/31/2014 - 1:14pm
Andrew EisenI imagine will see similar promotions like "Buy Mario Kart 8 get a download code for one of these specific games" but almost certainly not for all of its (however you would define) biggest releases.07/31/2014 - 11:24am
MaskedPixelanteI wonder if Nintendo is going to be doing "buy one get one free" promos for all their biggest releases going forward.07/31/2014 - 10:48am
MaskedPixelantehttp://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/special-report-retail-revolt-over-pc-code-strippers/013614007/31/2014 - 8:27am
ZippyDSMleeWouldn't they be able to afford and get done in a timely manner a general gba emluator for the 3DS? It seems to me if they want to make money off sales they need to do it.07/31/2014 - 7:25am
Sora-ChanAmbassador program, that's what I was looking for. Anyway the other games that have been made no longer exclusive to the early adopters got updates in their software. It'll only be a matter of time more than likely for the GBA to get the same treatment.07/31/2014 - 5:35am
Sora-ChanI might be naming it incorrectly when I say "founder" i mean the program for earlier adopters.07/31/2014 - 5:34am
Sora-Chanthe 3DS's GBA emulator was a rush job due to the founder program. No other GBA titles have been released on the 3DS yet. If/When they do get around to it, they'll more than likely update the emulation software.07/31/2014 - 5:32am
Zenemulator...it's not just a slap job that makes "some" work..they do it for each which is why they work so well. I would rather have the quality over just a slap job.07/30/2014 - 5:48pm
ZenMatthew there is a difference between "worked" and "accurate". You play the Nintendo VC titles they play as damn close to the original as possible. The PSP would just run them as best they could, issues and all. And Masked...EACH VC title has their own07/30/2014 - 5:48pm
 

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