Gaming and Religion

Sometimes I wonder if games the games that we play will send us half way to hell! Yes hell is real.

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Kill this, Stomp him, and Finish her, all these things make me think about how religion has apart if any, in the games that we play.

As a Christian, I look the Bible in which says not to kill but as a gamer in the games that I play killing is not an option, it’s a requirement.

I have encountered people who were changed mentally by their personal beliefs and religion to the point where the games that they played, they could no longer play. For example, Gears of War was suddenly too violent, Injustice Gods among Us, had the name of God speaking to many God, not just one.

The games began to conflict with their personal relationships as well. I think that gaming is a great hobby to have and should not be taken seriously as you are not committing the crimes and or actions on your own in real life.

Virtual gaming is just that, virtual. I don’t think that gaming should affect ones religion.  Where religion would affect our gaming is if you begin to imitate the actions that your characters are doing on screen in real life.

I believe there are consequences to our actions and the road that you take in life can lead you to your destination, the one that you choose, Heaven or Hell.

This is why I don’t think gaming should influence our behavior though, in my research I found that it does influence some.  I belief that with a balance of religion or some type of belief, one will stay clear from the influence of the characters on screen.  Not only religion but some type of moral and or standard will also stop one from engaging in negative behavior.

 

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What I want to see @ E3 2014

My list of what I want to see at E3 2014!

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1. We have been hearing rumors about The Last Guardian for years. It would be great if Sony would show some game play of the game running on the PS4.

 

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2.  With Microsoft making progressive moves to level the playing ground between the Xbox One and PS4, I hope that their games will set them apart.  Show us the games that will make us proud, sure we can expect Halo 5 mention along with other things but what else is there?

 

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3. No hype, just games. A ton of games have been delayed this year, including the next gen only batman, The Order and a host of others.

 

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4. I am expecting some mention of the next iteration of Mortal Kombat! Hopefully, this game will be next gen only. Ed Boon has been teasing some type of game on his twitter account, here’s hoping that it will be MK10.

 

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5. I want Sony to show game play for triple a games that will take advantage of the power of the PS4. Indie games are cool and fun but they don’t last long in my opinion.

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You Vs. Others

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It has been a while since I have written anything. Sometimes life can come at you full force and you have to go along with it.

So the whole point of video games is to play and have fun.  You can do this either by challenging the computer or taking your game online to vs the world.

In reality life is really a battle between you and others.

If you make a choice to do a specific thing such as buy a particular system or make a decision about something that you think is best, you will always have to battle people opinions and beliefs.

Just like the main character in a game you then have to navigate and filter out all the junk that comes your way.

If you feel a certain way about a thing embrace that feeling as long as it is a good one.

Know that the judgment and so called execution from others really doesn’t matter. Only what you think about you and your life matters.

If you want to go back to school go for it! If you want to start that new relationship, go for it! Never let negativity hold you down from being who you are.

Feel free to live your life freely according to the guidelines and principles that you believe.

It won’t be easy to do, you will have your nay sayers who feel that they should have some say over you and dictate who you should be and what level you should arrive to in life.

Some people even hate on you just for spite and when they get a little dirt or something on you they will try to use it against you, it becomes a big thing because they cannot stand who you are. But be encouraged and be you in spite of.

The best way I can put say this is that life is like an airplane gliding through the clouds.

The airplane may pick up flying debris or when flying through a storm it may be hit with rain, wind and turbulence.

The planes ability to remain on course will speak to it arriving safely.

You are the airplane vs the storm, glide your wings, maneuver yourself through the rain and turbulence for you have a date with destiny.

I think it is important to have a definition of who you are as a person at the core because when all the other parts of you are attacked.

The core of who you are will still remain. Know that no one can beat you at you being you!

Sure in the height of the moment, drama and pure hatred from others, you can lose your focus and start to cave into what others think of you but none of that matters.

What matters is “YOU”, what “YOU” say what “YOU” think and how “YOU” feel.  Know that in your navigation of life that you can and will be successful.

People say life isn’t a game but I beg to differ. Just like video games, we have a specific path that we must go on with specific tasks we must complete.

Traveling along the way you find advantages and rewards, traps and disappointments, again, it’s all about how you navigate!

I just wanted to encourage “YOU”. Keep your head up and be who you are.

Always be “YOU” in the battle vs others!

How have you navigated the road of life? How has the game of life affected you? Have you had haters and nay sayers trying to attack you? Leave a comment below.

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Next Gen Game Drought Vs Wii U Game Drought

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There’s no secret that the so called next generation of gaming has become a desert. Promise after promise was made to gamer’s expecting the next big thing.

We were promised graphical leaps only possible on next generation hardware. This was something to look forward to. Sure we have seen some games looks amazing but the experience in terms of game-play that has not differed. A few of you may disagree with me on this but this is how I feel.

The approach from both companies seem to be different, Sony is focusing on games but their games seem to be of indie descent at the current moment. Big releases on the system as it stands are now multi plates. With big name games coming sometime later this year or the next year for that matter. Microsoft is not without their share of problems, with the Xbox one struggling to hit 1080p. It seems to me that Microsoft might have a few more games up its sleeve but no one can deny the lack of games on either system.

Some gamer’s I spoke to have returned to playing their previous generation systems. This brings me to the Wii U. The step child of the gaming industry as I call them, had a huge drought in which nothing currently happening in gaming can compare to. Games that were supposed to come out weren’t ready because Nintendo had not taken the steps to make themselves aware of just how demanding and time consuming an HD game could be. Promises were made and apologies as well. People began to lose hope because a lot of their big games were pushed back and were trickled out every few months.

At the current moment with the Wii U however, it seems Nintendo has struck gold. All there major releases are coming out this year. We have seen Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, we have seen Super Mario 3D World and will soon see Mario Kart 8 the end of this month. With Super Smash Brothers coming for 3DS and Wii U this year things couldn’t look any better.

Though the initial dry spell was worse on the Wii U than that of the current next generation, things are beginning to change and will get better with time. No one would have thought that they would have gotten a new system only to have it collecting dust but that is the price you may have to pay to be an early adopter of the so called next generation or if you are one of those people who call themselves geeks and want to have every new piece of tech possible.

 

With this in mind, I say to all those who have these systems mentioned above, wait it out and try to make the most of the wait. It will only get better. Happy Gaming Everyone.

 

What are your thoughts on the gaming drought? Did you notice that there have been gaming droughts? Or were you too busy playing games to care? Be sure to comment, follow and share and like. As always, thanks!

Infamous Second Son: Beautifully Boring

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I’m late on the train of talking about this game as it has been out for a few months. However, since there isn’t much to play these days one might give this game a try.

This game was hyped from conception till release. Don’t get me wrong, this game looks stunning and definitly works the muscle of the PS4, however, nothing can cover up its repetitive nature.

It takes more than pretty paint to fool me, initially I was excited to be playing something truly next generation but having to do the same thing over and over again to unlock new powers became a boring task. The colors and powers that you receive are nothing short of amazing and create a sheer spectacle across the screen.

Most of the bad guys look the same and the story never captured my attention.

Am I saying not to try this game? No, I am not. Instead I am saying once you get past the initial shock and awe of the eye candy set before you, there is nothing more to hold your attention, unless you just want to unlock trophies.

That being said, there are my thoughts on this game. What are yours? Did you play this game? Are you looking forward to getting this game? As always share, comment and follow!