A Christian Gaming Podcast #17:Discord Live streaming, Steam knows we can be hacked,more free games!
Christian Gaming Podcast Show Notes
Welcome to Episode 17 of Christian Gaming Podcast!
The Gaming Podcast focused on putting God before gaming, being more mindful of our faith while we are gaming, finding games Christians can feel good about playing, gaming news, and more!
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It is August 15 2019!
I am your host Rainna SwiftSage
Jesus replied to the Devil in Matthew 4:4 "It is written: 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” that so make sure you get your Bible study on before you hop in game!
What did I learn in the bible this week?
Favorite Bible Verse?
I found and shared a graphic online today that said “God is not who YOU think he is. He is what HE says he is”.
And I thought how true that really is. I know I was guilty of molding God into what I thought he was. Someone who loved me and everything I did. Don’t get me wrong, Jesus DOES LOVE US, but he's not cool with everything we do. I, like many, would cherry pick Bible verses to back me up. I would say ohhhhh Jesus made wine at that wedding in John 2:5 so I could justify me getting trashed. No where in the Bible does it say , Hey folks! I turned water into wine so you can get wasted! He never said that, yet I used to be one of those people who used that story to justify my bad life choices. I have since been shown the difference between the wine that's referred to as a new wine being Juice and fermented wine being actual alcoholic wine, but that's another road entirely. It was easier to change what the Bible said to what I wanted it to be or say so I would not have to be changed. I also felt nothing wrong with some of the stuff I would watch on TV… I would justify it by saying Oh its only a TV Show. But would I watch it if God was sitting next to me ? OH HO HO NOOOO Like the show The Magicians on the SYFY channel. A couple years ago, on another podcast I actually described it saying, “if an X rated Adult Film Married Harry Potter and they had a kid, the kids name would be The Magicians and its crib would be the Syfy channel. I have since stopped watching it due to its graphic content and clear occult content and leanings. I definitely wouldn't watch it with Jesus in the same house let alone the same room. The Bible doesn't say anything that would approve of me watching it. In fact it says in 1 Corinthians chapter 10: verse 31 that,”...whatever we do, do all to the glory of God.” That's a huge reason why I don't watch Horror movies. Would I sit on a couch with God and watch his children, his creations torn limb from limb? Do you think he would enjoy seeing a demonic looking creature chasing his children down with chain saws and the like? Nope! I do think that the Devil would enjoy it and I bet he has a hand in creating films like that. Movies and shows like that definitely don't bring Glory to God am I right? So I know watching them does not bring glory to God. I know that when God convicts us in areas we need to work on, it isnt always easy, but once we get our pride out of the way, once we get real with ourselves like God is getting real with us, only good can come from it! As christians, we desire to be more Christ like. If we have to twist his words and recreate him in our hearts and minds to avoid having to change our ways, to avoid being convicted...to avoid being molded by the hands of our creator...is that giving Glory to God?I think we all know the answer.
I want to wrap up this daily bread with the bible verse
Isaiah 64:8 New King James Version (NKJV)
But now, O Lord,
You are our Father;
We are the clay, and You our potter;
And all we are the work of Your hand.
With each gentle nudge in the right direction, we are being molded into the beautiful children of Christ we were intended to be in Genesis. We are not to mold our Heavenly Father, we are to trust in him to mold us. He is the potter and we are the clay.
Carrier Pigeon has arrived with some mail!
I want to tell you guys and gals thank you so much for listening to my show!
What I've been upto:
Ark , Outlaws, Stardew Valley!
Games that don't make you feel like you're compromising our faith!
Free Epic Games this week!
Hyper Light Drifter
Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.
Normally $19.99 but you can get it for free till August 22
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
Mankind has been eradicated by climate change, nuclear war, and pandemics. Will your team of mutants survive the Zone? Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a tactical adventure game combining turn-based combat with real-time exploration, story, stealth, and strategy.
Normally $34.99 but you can get it for free till August 22
Free Steam Game!
Offer ends Aug 19 @ 1:00pm.
Released:May 24, 2019
Engage in epic 1v1 or 2v2 battles, in this fast-paced strategic minion brawler that's easy to pick-up but hard to master.
In Minion Masters there are many different Masters with unique hero abilities and you collect awesome minions like fierce demons, cute creatures, devastating spells and much more.
Utilize your minions to destroy the enemy Master! When a minion has been summoned they can no longer be controlled, so place them wisely to win!
1v1 - Fight against other players and see how far your skills can take you. The rank of Grandmaster awaits if you become one of the best!
2v2 - Join with your friend or queue up with strangers to take down other teams in this super intense 2v2 action. Twice the minions, twice the action!
1v1 Draft - Build your deck from a random selection of cards each run. You gain better rewards if you defeat more opponents, but be careful, 3 losses and you're out!
Mayhem - New crazy rules to try out every week!
Expeditions - Rewarding and challenging journeys!
Solo challenges - Hone your skills by practicing against AI Masters!
No Mans Sky
No Man's Sky is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated universe.
In its latest BEYOND update,
No mans Skys is now offering a multiplayer social hub called The Nexus –
which enables you to meet up with friends (VR and non-VR alike),
No Man's Sky@hellogames Tweeted out a pretty great tweet that summarized their new content honestly.
No Man’s Sky Beyond
Nexus Social Space
Cooking & Recipes
Power & Logic & Industrial Bases
🌈 Version 2.0
They have been beefing up the VR experience with the game stating on their steam page they “ began to lift the VR experience to another level.”
They also say “ With 2.0, we saw a way to fill in some of the details and pull all the different strands of No Man’s Sky together into a cohesive whole. We think it makes this the perfect time to play No Man’s Sky, as a new player or a seasoned explorer.”
You can Purchase the game for only $29.99 until August 21!
August Game Releases
Shenmue III (PS4, PC) - August 27
Astral Chain (Switch) - August 30
Pine (Switch) - August , The exact day? To be confirmed
Discord Announced in a psychedelic video tweet today:
Go Live and stream a game directly in your server. Personal, cozy, real-time streaming with friends is gradually rolling out now.
According to their FAQ
You can only Go Live/stream from the Windows 8 or 10 desktop client. Go Live support for the Windows 7 desktop client is still in the testing phase and is not available yet.
The ability to Go Live on a channel is locked behind the “Go Live” permission. Server owners can decide who has the power to stream in Server Settings > Roles.
Spectating is available from both the desktop and Chrome browser clients. Mobile cilent spectating hasn't been released, but it's coming soon!
You will be able to stream for upto 10 people at a time on each go live.
It's rolling out, but they won't be releasing it 100% for some time.
They need to stress test and make sure it's perfect before we release it further and further and further and further and further.
It's also not locked behind any server boost levels.
According to an Article on BleepingComputer.com https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/steam-zero-day-vulnerability-affects-over-100-million-users/
The Steam game client for Windows has a zero-day privilege escalation vulnerability
This is said to allow an attacker with limited permissions to run a program as an administrator
In The article they describe a Privilege escalation vulnerability as “bugs that enable a user with limited rights to launch an executable with elevated, or administrative privileges.”
This is said to be a huge risk that could be used by Malware to perform a variety of unwanted activities.
In an article on MAssivelyOP.com https://massivelyop.com/2019/08/10/researchers-discover-nasty-steam-security-loophole-that-valve-allegedly-initially-brushed-off/ they quoted MOP’s Andy McAdams as he explained what the exploit does. He stated that it “ basically provides a link to Steam that Steam thinks it needs to run, even though it could be a virus or keylogger or botnet or whatever, and runs it as System. So now that baddie program is running in the background, doing all kinds of stuff that should require you to explicitly say is OK [with User Access Control permissions] without your knowing it’s happening. It’s not an especially difficult exploit to use either.”
According to the Bleeping Computer Article tis exploit was reported to Valves Valve’s Bug Bounty Program on HackerOne but they did not reward a bug bounty or even say if they were going to have it fixed. It was also reported that they told the researchers they were not allowed to report it.
Bleep Computer.com said they reached out to steam for further comment and had not heard back. I have combed their twitter and they have only been advertising games to sell to us, but not commenting on the us using their platform safely and without being exploited.
That's not cool at all. 99.9% of the games I play are on steam. This might be the time to stop and amp up for WOW Classic.
Twitch has been in the news a lot the past couple of weeks.
First we had the Streamer who tossed her cat over her head and was caught giving it vodka on stream and was reported to PETA
Then there was a popular ASMR streamer who was thought to have said a racial slur, but I havent heard if it was confirmed or not.
THen Ninja said he was leaving Twitch to join Mixer and that it wasn't solely for the money he was offered to do it, but to get back to his roots in gaming.
Then Twitch decided to start showcasing others streams on Ninjas Old Twitch Channel Page.
Then Twitch was caught streaming Triple X Content on that channel
and now Bernie Sanders is working with stream Labs to reach out to the gamers.
The point of Sanders’ stream is to connect with people where they are. “It’s another opportunity, I think, to tap into a potentially supportive audience that we may not be hitting other ways,” says Josh Miller-Lewis, Sanders’ director of digital comms. “Our goal with Twitch is to not only let people know what we’re doing on the campaign every day, and what Bernie’s doing — but also hear from them, and bring their opinion into what we’re trying to do and into the political process.”
So far, Sanders’ channel has mostly broadcast town halls and rallies; the candidate himself rarely shows up on streams. Even so, 70,000 people followed Sanders’ account on Twitch in the first 24 hours they were on the platform, and 20,000 people tuned in for the first Democratic debate on their channel, according to his communication staff.
Arks New Expansion! http://playark.com/genesis/
Warcraft Classic Q and A! https://www.reddit.com/r/classicwow/
Aug 15, 2019
DEVELOPER:Pixel Forest Games
PUBLISHER:Pixel Forest Games
ABOUT THIS GAME
Ever wanted to effortlessly paint beautiful landscapes where there are no mistakes, only happy accidents? FlowScape offers that with its built-in selection of trees, houses, forts, mountains, flowers, wild critters and so much more, all at your immediate disposal. It’s easy, just click and paint, and the results are breathtaking.
FlowScape boasts hundreds of unique 3D models, an intuitive interface, an ever-growing community and free content updates. The toolbar has advanced paint options such as align to landscape, size, flow of the brush, random leaning, grow speed, and layers to determine where things get painted. Drop objects such as rocks, logs, twigs and leaves in real-time physics into your scene.
Feb 1, 2019
ABOUT THIS GAME
Command an army, customize battlefields, and challenge your friends, in this richly detailed return to retro turn-based combat!
When war breaks out in the Kingdom of Cherrystone, the young Queen Mercia must flee her home. Pursued by her foes, the only way to save her kingdom is to travel to new lands in search of allies. But who will she meet along the way, and what sinister challenges will she face?
Choose Your Commander!
A vibrant cast of 12+ characters! - Commanders are at the heart of Wargroove - each with their own distinct personalities and motivations.
Four warring factions! - Take up arms with the Cherrystone Kingdom, Heavensong Empire, Felheim Legion, and Floran Tribes.
Campaign Mode! - Follow the story of a fresh-faced and inexperienced young Queen on a quest against unworldly forces. Told through animated pixel art cut-scenes and dynamic
As we are going into our gaming realms this week, let us be intentional and mindful with our actions.
What’s something we can do to glorify God in and out of game?
Please let me know what you came up with!
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