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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron Screenshot

I have been comfortably Agnostic for years, but my departure from Christianity hasn't erased the experience of having practiced it. I couldn't deny the influence my time within the church has had on me, and wouldn't; to do so would be to deny a fundamental piece of myself. From this perspective, I can't help but wonder if Western developers are doing themselves, gamers, and culture as a whole a disservice by continually minimizing and ignoring the role of religion in Western society.

Sonic Colors Review

Experience has Taught Me to Investigate Anything That Glows

Sonic Colors Screenshot

HIGH Seeing Sonic swim. It's about freakin' time.

LOW "Hey Tails, you just missed the B.B.B.E. The Best! Boss! Beating! Ever!" *cringe*

WTF Why is Sonic's mouth on the side of his face?

Cosplay: Omi Gibson as Cloe Walsh from No More Heroes

Cosplay: Omi Gibson as Cloe Walsh from No More Heroes

Omi Gibson is known for her stunning Metal Gear Solid cosplay photo shoots. Sometimes she takes a break and tries something else like No More Heroes. As these photos show, whatever she tackles is no less spectacular. These are just some of the Cloe Walsh pics she has posted. Be sure to take a look at her website to see the rest of them as well as her entire collection of daring and authentic cosplay shoots. You will not be disappointed.

Video: Navi's Song (Hey, Listen!)

Ever felt badly that Navi's love for Link went unrequited in The Legend of Zleda: Ocarina of Time? Yeah, me neither. Still, not a bad song.

Video: Navi's Song (Hey, Listen!)

Virtua Tennis 4 Review

Like Foot-Faulting on Match Point

Virtua Tennis 4 Screenshot

HIGH Working your opponent into a corner and then unleashing an inside out forehand for a winner on match point.

LOW Needing to move one space to enter a tournament and having no one space move vouchers.

WTF Why does Rafael Nadal look like he's sweating milk?

Video: Mario dumps Pauline

Obviously, Mario was destined for bigger things. That meant a more desirable damsel in distress—why did Donkey Kong want Pauline anyway? But who knew their break-up was so bitter.

Video: Mario dumps Pauline

Video: Star Fox: Space Oddity

So this is a Star Fox sock puppet remake of David Bowie's "Space Oddity." Enjoy.

Video: Star Fox: Space Oddity

Mom kills five-year-old son for breaking TV with Nintendo Wii remote

Nintendo Wii remote Image

Remember when we used to laugh at those stories of people flinging Wii-motes into television screens and through expensive windows? Those were pretty hilarious. Maybe it was because none of us really thought someone could get mad at themselves of someone else after doing something so silly. We certainly didn't think a parent could get upset a child for doing something so obviously an accident.

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Review

Again for the Third Time

Lego Pirates of the Caribbean Screenshot

High Getting unstuck by realizing that I'm a goofus, rather than checking an FAQ and thinking: "How was I supposed to think of that?"

Low The overwhelming sense of déjà vu.

WTF Lego Davy Jones is adorable.

GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 56: E3 2011

GameCritics' own Trent Fingland regales us with war stories from the E3 front. Along the way we reconcile our E3 predictions, debate the future of Japanese gaming, have a serious talk about religion, and get uncomfortably inquisitive about the whereabouts of Ken Levine. Featuring Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, and Tim "Death to Handhelds" Spaeth.

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