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On 11/11/11, a masterpiece was released. There was a problem, though. I was leading our senior high fall retreat.

You can walk to everywhere you see. This game is massive and beautiful.

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim was released for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC’s on that Sunday, and I had it pre-ordered. I had been eagerly awaiting Skyrim’s release for months. And yet, I didn’t start playing the game until this last December, over a year after its release.

There are several reasons why I waited thirteen months to play a game that I was thrilled to play. Continue Reading…

 

Earlier this year, I finally beat Mass Effect 3 on Xbox 360.

The famous Dialogue Wheel that has become a trademark of Bioware.

The famous Dialogue Wheel that has become a trademark of Bioware.

To fully appreciate the significance of this achievement, I have to begin my story in the summer of 2008.

I was living in my seminary apartment, working as a chaplain intern at Holy Redeemer Hospital, and counting down the days until the end of the summer when Sara and I would get married. Continue Reading…

In my last post, I talked about how busy my fall has been. During these past few months, I’ve used my busy schedule as an excuse for why I haven’t written as much as I’d like. But there’s more to the story.

This game is massive

This is what has been making be busy lately.

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This last week I finished an Xbox 360 game, called Deus Ex: Human Revolution.

Espionage gaming at its greatest

I loved it for a variety of reasons which I’ll get into later. For now, here’s the setting: Continue Reading…

Video games get the shaft.

To see where I’m coming from with this assertion, check out part one of the topic here. Stay tuned for parts 3 and 4 coming soon.

Now, on with debunking the criticisms that are lobbied against video games.

4. Video games cause antisocial behavior. There is a perception that the typical video game player spends the majority of their time playing video games alone in a dark room, pouring hours into a personal experience that nobody shares. If the gamer isn’t playing alone, the other perception is that the only interaction shared is immature, obscene, or inflammatory. Although my response to this criticism is anecdotal, I still believe it’s powerful nonetheless. Continue Reading…