Posts Written OnFebruary 2016

Crash Course FPS: Part 3 – Fancy Freakin’ Graphics

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Gamers play their favorite games for different reasons. This post is the 3rd in a trilogy. In the first two posts on First Person Shooters (FPS) I gave some specific examples for why gamers love FPS: Part 1: We love that we get to be an epic hero. Part 2: We love the incredible storylines And now, Part 3: We love the fancy freakin’ graphics If you’ve watched the videos I included in the previous articles you’ve seen some of the best heroes and plots the FPS genre has to offer. If you haven’t, go back and watch! But to be fair, their…

Game Review: Black Ops 3

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Parents Need to Know: Black Ops 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a professional caliber First Person Shooter designed as a platform for competitive gamers to try their hand in tournament play. Yes, anyone can play it, but that is not the goal. The game developers dumped tons of cash into graphics, development, a fancy online store called “The Black Market” and a worldwide tournament mode that is live every Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a well made game, but the heart of it  elevates a viewpoint that laughs at suffering, idolizes those who can establish power over others,…

Addiction and Gaming: 13 Signs

Parents, friends, and loved ones often ask great questions: Is my gamer addicted? What does addiction look like? Can I really be addicted to gaming? This list includes thirteen signs that a gamer is struggling with unhealthy gaming behavior. Since practice makes permanent, these signs tell us that they are headed in the wrong direction on their journey to who God has called them to be. It is important to remember that addiction, at its core, makes us captive to behaviors we know aren’t good for us, and we know we can’t stop on our own. Jesus promised that he…