Catholic Courier

Posted: November 27, 2011

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

Video Games

November 19, 2012
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Having showcased the underground racing world before, the long-running "Need for Speed" franchise features the illicit pursuit again... Read More

By Adam Shaw/ Catholic News Service
November 15, 2012
Borderlands 2
Borderlands 2

Classic tales of good guys voyaging across a desolate and destroyed landscape to battle an evil overlord are common in books and movies as well as in video games.

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By Michael and Maria Huemmer/ Catholic News Service
October 17, 2012
New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Mario Bros. 2

With apologies to Tom Hanks' Forrest Gump, "Super Mario" games are not at all like a box of chocolates -- you pretty much know from the start exactly what you're gonna get.

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By Adam Shaw/ Catholic News Service
October 10, 2012
'Madden NFL 13' (EA Sports)
'Madden NFL 13' (EA Sports)

This year, "Madden NFL 13" (EA Sports) seems to offer a significant exception to the low expectations routinely laid out by the vintage-gaming community.

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By Nicholas Grevas/Catholic News Service
August 29, 2012
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

The comic-book hero Batman and the classic Danish building-block toy Lego may not, initially, appear to have much in common...

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By Adam Shaw/ Catholic News Service
August 6, 2012
Mario Tennis Open
Mario Tennis Open

If there's one video-game character who knows how to fraternize with -- if not necessarily love -- his enemies, it would surely have to be Nintendo's ubiquitous mascot, Mario.

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By Adam Shaw/ Catholic News Service
July 27, 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Amazing Spider-Man

There was a time when adaptations of movies or television programs could carry their own in the gaming world...

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By Nicholas Grevas/ Catholic News Service
July 11, 2012
Ninja Gaiden 3
Ninja Gaiden 3

Gamers can face a dilemma when a title boasting addictive gameplay and high-quality graphics also contains content or themes that are objectionable...

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By Adam Shaw/ Catholic News Service
June 20, 2012
Xenoblade Chronicles
Xenoblade Chronicles

Role-playing games have grown tremendously in the past 20 years. A genre that began with a few men rolling dice to determine damage has burgeoned, and now features huge, epic stories ...

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By Nicholas Grevas/ Catholic News Service
May 29, 2012
MLB 12: The Show
MLB 12: The Show

If you know your RBIs from your ERAs, then "MLB 12: The Show" (Sony Computer Entertainment) might just be in your wheelhouse. Newcomers or casual gamers, however, may find the title a little dry.

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By Adam Shaw/ Catholic News Service
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