Infection Vs. Resurrection: The New Science of the Zombie

Where once they shuffled, now they run. Initially born of forbidden voodoo rituals or the sign of a religious apocalypse, for the past decade zombies have slowly metamorphosed into the by-products of something else entirely. » 4/09/10 2:30pm 4/09/10 2:30pm

What's With The Nuns, Japan?

Whether it be action title Bayonetta, fighting game Guilty Gear or role-playing game Rune Factory, habit-wearing characters have made appearances in video games. Many Japanese games simply use nun accoutrements. But why? » 4/09/10 6:00am 4/09/10 6:00am

For The Love of God, This Week's Rock Band Tracks

This week's new batch of downloadable tracks for Rock Band all have one thing in common. Did you catch it? The post-Easter releases from bands like Anberlin, Hawk Nelson and Skillet all fall under the "Christian rock" label. » 4/08/10 11:30pm 4/08/10 11:30pm

Should The iPad Ouija Board Have A Mind Of Its Own?

It might be your nervous hands or my deceased ancestors that make the pointer on a regular Ouija Board move. On an iPad Ouija Board, there could be another culprit: a computer programmer. Fair or foul? » 4/08/10 5:00pm 4/08/10 5:00pm

Prepare For A Return To The Afterlife

We're running a religion theme week here on Kotaku. And it would wrong - no, it would be a sin - if we went those seven days without once mentioning Afterlife, a 1996 strategy game by Lucasarts. » 4/07/10 5:30am 4/07/10 5:30am

Losing Our Religion

In the early 90's Nintendo was famous for removing religious iconography and references from video games for North American release. Have times changed, or is religion still a taboo subject in the video game industry? » 4/05/10 4:00pm 4/05/10 4:00pm

Religion in Games: Less a Leap of Faith, More a Suspension of Belief

I've no idea why, but it seems no accident that the week before Easter I went back to start over the original Assassin's Creed, the only game I've ever played that is set in the Holy Land. » 4/04/10 1:00pm 4/04/10 1:00pm