Podcast #31 – Suffering

Sorry about the image above (totally unrelated, but I couldn’t resist!).

Sounds like a fun topic, doesn’t it? Well, life isn’t always a bowl of cherries, and suffering remains an essential topic in Christian circles. So how can we apply video games and their structures to it? Zach, Josh, and Ted talk all about it!

Topics include Soundshapes, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Game Gear, Sega Master System, Firehawk (PC), Chrono Trigger, The Last of Us: Left Behind, The Banner Saga, Frozen, Don Bluth, Shin Megami Tensei, NieR, X-COM, Fire Emblem (i.e., “permadeath”), The Shivah, That Dragon Cancer, Ouya, PewDiePie, Rocksmith, John Stott, and Lent. Beats me how we got to these, but hey, weird stuff happens!

Podcast 31

EDIT: Ted’s Game Gear Find can be found on Youtube!

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About Zachery Oliver

Zachery Oliver, MTS, is the lead writer for Theology Gaming, a blog focused on the integration of games and theological issues. He can be reached at viewtifulzfo at gmail dot com or on Theology Gaming’s Facebook Page.
  • Just finished this episode on my way to work. It’s a good one! We’re developing particularly good chemistry as the “morning cast.”

    Thanks for posting the referenced video, btw!