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Editorial Video Games

The Christian Video Game Debate

The church that I attend has a podcast. A few weeks ago they posted an episode titled “Worship & Wonder: Video Game Debate.” In this episode, one of the leaders of our church moderated a debate between two other leaders, the central question being as follows:

Do video games contribute to shalom?

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The Ones I Finished Video Games

Game 227 — Stories Untold

I’ve finished my 227th video game. Here is a very short review:

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Editorial Video Games

What Counts as Playing the Game?

After really enjoying Fire Emblem: Three Houses last year, I wanted to go back and explore the series. So I decided to play the remake of the first game for the Nintendo DS. The only problem is that fans of the series don’t like Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. At a glance, the game didn’t seem so bad. In fact, the Metacritic score for the game is a respectable 81. Besides all of that, I’m enough of a weirdo that my interest in any given video game is not so easily swayed by consensus—or lack thereof. I chose to play the game. However, I did so in a way that was increasingly removed from the original game, which raises a question.

Did I actually play Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon?