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Posted: November 27, 2011

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

Video Games

May 23, 2017
Nintendo announces plans for new handheld console
Nintendo announces plans for new handheld console

CNS photo by Nintendo

There's good news for Nintendo fans. The gaming giant has just announced plans to release a new handheld console, the 2DS XL, in July.

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April 24, 2017
'Blackwood Crossing' a top choice for a spiritually rich video game
'Blackwood Crossing' a top choice for a spiritually rich video game

When you hear that a video game is about death, certain awful images quickly come to mind: stolen "Grand Theft Auto" cars being wrecked; a first-person shooter dispatching the enemy; ultraviolent war-themed titles.

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February 2, 2017
Gravity Rush 2
Released in 2012, "Gravity Rush" was playable on the Sony Vita, a small portable device. Five years later, the follow-up, "Gravity Rush 2" (Sony Interactive Entertainment), is designed for the more powerful PlayStation 4 console.
 
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Reviewed by David Gibson/CNS
December 1, 2016
Video games now have a classic genre with retro Nintendo console
Video games now have a classic genre with retro Nintendo console

The hottest video game console on the market is 30 years old. 

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September 22, 2016
In space, no one can hear you yawn
In space, no one can hear you yawn

When a video game is set amid the vast, empty expanses of outer space, it had better feature the familiar hallmarks of the action-adventure genre rather than aim for anything resembling reality.

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Reviewed by Mark Judge/Catholic News Service
August 8, 2016
'Song of the Deep' a puzzling undersea adventure

In many ways, "Song of the Deep" (Insomniac) is the perfect summer game. A dive into the depths of a fantastical ocean, it offers a cool -- in both senses of the world -- respite from the scorching days of August.

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Reviewed by Mark Judge/Catholic News Service
June 30, 2016
'Kirby Robobot': fresh take on a gaming staple
'Kirby Robobot': fresh take on a gaming staple

"Kirby: Planet Robobot" (Nintendo), the latest adventure for a character who dates back to the early 1990s, can be likened to the dynamic interpretation of a classic jazz tune.

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By Mark Judge/Catholic News Service
May 20, 2016
The wonderful world of Disney art
The wonderful world of Disney art
Parents whose children have an interest in drawing might consider "Disney Art Academy" (Nintendo) a worthwhile purchase. This new video game for the Nintendo 3DS system is designed to help young people hone their sketching skills.
 
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By Mark Judge/Catholic News Service
February 1, 2016
BigFest: Running your own rock show
BigFest: Running your own rock show

Rock 'n' roll has a notorious reputation for causing trouble, from drug addiction and promiscuity to blown-out eardrums. But what if power chords could also teach personal responsibility?

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By Mark Judge/Catholic News Service
January 4, 2016
Chibi-Robo: Spidey Meets Super Mario
Chibi-Robo: Spidey Meets Super Mario

Combine the adventures of Spider-Man with those of the ubiquitous Mario and you've got "Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash," an entertaining new game for the Nintendo 3DS system.

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By Mark Judge/Catholic News Service
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