Christian Games Are Awful, and How to Fix It

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God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Number 23:9 Why do Christian games suffer from such a negative reception?…

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Podcast #96 – Discernment Is Broken

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Let’s talk about discernment and discerning content in video games! Simple, but complex… Topics include Christian schools and communities, heavy metal, Dark Souls, Bloodborne, Mass Effect, Fox News, PluggedIn, The Hateful Eight, legalism, Killer Is Dead, The Last of Us, Spec Ops: The Line, Hotline Miami, Grand Theft Auto V,…

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Theology Gaming Monologues – Mega Man 2/3

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Mega Man is awesome…but not always for the reasons you might think. Those reasons tend to be myriad and complicated, ranging from a child-like art style to great game design. Maybe games shouldn’t grow up. Download Link iTunes Link

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The Inherent Joys of Skill-Based Gaming

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I think there’s a large misnomer regarding “hardcore” gamers – the idea that we’re bizarre digital masochists who love failing at everything repeatedly. See the recent wave of indie games designed as difficult experiences by forcing your own death, or even mainstream games: Bioshock Infinite’s 1999 Mode attests to some…

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Podcast #40 – Fandoms and (Apparently) Dr. Who

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Zach, Michael Justin Jones (Theology Gaming University’s Guidance Conselor…sorta) and Eric Anderson of Nerd Chapel talk about the concept of “fandoms”, or pop mythologies. Why do people get into these things so much? Also a ton of Dr. Who spoilers! Topics include Dr. Who, Tardis, Christopher Eccelston, K-9, wibbly wobbly timey wimey,…

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