HOTScast #2 – Religion in JRPGs

HOTS Nexus

Zach and Brandon play HOTS and talk at the same time! So yeah, feel free to listen in either format! Topics include Final Fantasy XV, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, Tales of, The Game Theorist, Christianity in Japan, Dark Souls, Pharisees, Sadducees, praying in public, Christian movies, suspense vs. horror,…

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Podcast #44 – Spiritual Formation in Video Games


Zach, Ted, and Josh talk about how they got into video games, and how that affected their faith, or spiritual formation. Sounds boring? Well, you’d be wrong! Topics include indie games, Call of Duty, Bally Astrocade, Atari, Super Noah’s Ark 3D, multiplayer co-op, Double Dragon, showing through dialogue, testimony, Star…

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Review: Metal Gear Solid (**** stars) (Part 3)


Spoilers, Beware! Read Part 2 Before This! Furthermore, since the game begins as a relatively straightforward spy-thriller, you honestly imagine that you’ve got a grip on the universe. The undercurrent of realism lasts until Psycho Mantis pops in to say hello and all hell breaks loose. By introducing weird elements…

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