What it Takes to Make Pope Francis Stop Smiling

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Anti-Gaming Crusader Charged With Gun-Running

Which one is Leland Yee again?

Number of people killed by video games: still zero. Number of people killed by weapons allegedly smuggled by Democratic Senator and video game industry scourge Leland Yee: unknown, but given that the FBI claims Yee conspired with crime lord Kwok Cheung “Shrimp Boy” Chow to bring $2 million worth of weapons into the country from the [Read More...]

New Mozilla CEO in the Crosshairs for Prop 8 Donation

Brendan Eich, creator of Javascript. Can't you just see the eeeeevil?

One thing you can always count on with the gay rights movement: they never miss an opportunity to slander opponents of gay marriage as “haters” and gin up a thoughtcrime fatwa at a moment’s notice. The latest target may be Mozilla’s Chief Technology Office Brendan Eich, who was just made the CEO of the company, [Read More...]

Facebook Acquires Oculus Rift: What Does It Mean?

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Among gamers, the surprise acquisition of VR headset maker Oculus Rift by Facebook is being treated as a harbinger of the end times. Many are investing a great deal of hope in the next-gen virtual-reality tech being developed by Oculus Rift, believing it may kick gaming to the next level. To have that very tech [Read More...]

Qvadriga: Racing in Ancient Rome

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In 1984, Avalon Hill released a DOS version of their classic chariot racing board game, Circus Maximus. That was the last chariot racing strategy game released for the PC. It looked like this: Thirty years later, developer Turnopia reminds us what’s been missing from the gaming landscape: strong, turn-based, tactical chariot racing. That may sound [Read More...]

Check Your Amazon Account…

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… you may have just gotten a credit: Here’s the story: In December 2013, a federal court approved legal settlements by publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Macmillan, and Penguin in antitrust lawsuits filed by State Attorneys General and Class Plaintiffs about the price of eBooks. Those settlements resulted in credits for qualifying Kindle books [Read More...]

“Before Everything Became Automatic”

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I’m working on my next magazine issue, but I wanted to share Miranda Lambert’s new song, which speaks to some of my preoccupations here at God and the Machine. One of the constants in country music–both classic and Top 40–is nostalgia: a yearning for a lost past. It’s a profoundly conservative, deeply Christian sensibility. It’s [Read More...]

Jesus–The Revenge!: A Medieval Drama

Signs and portents warning of the destruction of Jerusalem .

The British Museum recently acquired a beautiful illuminated manuscript of a fairly obscure mystery play called Mystère de la Vengeance de Nostre Seigneur Ihesu Crist. In English: Mystery of the Vengeance of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Oh yeah, now we’re talking. I can see the movie poster already. “He’s back, and this time … it’s personal.” [Read More...]


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