Updated: Aug 15
A Christian Gaming Podcast 22: Christian "Whack A Mole" Syndrome, Blizzard Bans HS Player, Fortnite Settles with 14yo, New Details for COD, Free to play fiesta & MORE!
Christian Gaming Podcast Show Notes
Welcome to Episode 22 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 is10 8 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?
According to an Article in Livescience.com an English biotech company is said to have released millions of genetically modified mosquitoes from 2013 to 2015. They released them into neighborhoods in Jacobina, Brazil. They did it because they wanted to see if they could reduce the number of native disease-carrying mosquitoes. Well, have you ever heard the sying , “The road to hell is paved with good intentions”? could be the title to this story. They thought that by modifying certain parts of the insect's DNA, researchers could squash the target population's size without affecting its genetics. You see, the scientists had great intentions with this experiment. They wanted to see if they injected the male mosquitoes , once mated with the female mosquitoes ( the ones that bite) would pass on the Genetically modified genes with a defective gene to limit their fertility. It was their hope to at least ensure any offspring produced would be too weak to progress into adulthood and reproduce themselves. Well, many are concerned it didn't go down that way as planned. Some of the gene-edited mosquitoes passed on their genes to the native insects, which actually has them concerned that they created a more robust hybrid species, according to their new findings.
After reading this story it reminded me of what I have been seeing a lot of within different Christian groups and communities I belong in... virtually and in real life. I feel the devil is definitely in the details. I have witnessed so much bickering over theology, interpretations, and doctrines. Clashes over non essentials, and things don’t really matter in the greater scheme of things. Some parading around like peacocks, flashing their perceived knowledge like brightly colored feathers…perhaps hoping to hear the ooooohhhhssss and ahhhhhhssss from their counterparts. I've seen fellow siblings in Christ fire off social media posts like arrows... making direct attacks at fellow Christians that may not share their personal theology...Some feel that this is perfectly OK and quote Proverbs 27:17 saying “ As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Which definitely has it’s place, but there is a time and a place for everything and just because you are ready to duel with the intent to edify it, does not mean it is the time or the place for the other person. Show some respect.
Often we approach other christians and non christians with good intentions. We may be wanting to share the Gospel with someone, but end up attacking their morals without getting to know the person first. Sometimes we fall victim to stereotyping others or leaning on our own understanding and assumptions instead of listening to others. We may have a christian friend whose denomination is in direct opposition to our own denomination and feel we need to get them to come to “our side” of the tracks so the can do the “Christian thing” right as if we are somehow an authority…. I can definitely see that this sort of behavior can bring a smile to the devils face as he loves nothing more than to see Christians feasting on each other and Christians acting so poorly to each other that we end up scaring people away from following Jesus. It was never Jesus being crude and rude to those who followed him, it was those closest to him!
In John 12:3 , one of Jesus’s own disciples Judas, got snooty with Mary when she took out a pint of expensive perfume, made of pure nard, and she anointed Jesus’ feet and wiped them with her hair. Judas did not approve of this and asked “Why wasn’t this perfume sold for three hundred denariib and the money given to the poor?” Which you might agree with him on the philanthropy side of things, but In John 12:6 it busts out Judas by saying, “Judas did not say this because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief. As keeper of the money bag, he used to take from what was put into it.”
Jesus did not support this thought process or the behavior of Judas. He said, “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “She was intended to keep this perfume to prepare for the day of My burial. 8The poor you will always have with you,c but you will not always have Me.”
Disciples of Jesus were even snooty to little kids . In Matthew 19:14 , the “little children were brought to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. And the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not hinder them! For the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 15 And after He had placed His hands on them, He went on from there.
You see? Im sure his disciples thought that they were helping him at these times...but really they were missing the point. Jesus didn’t care about the money. Jesus did not get drunk on his fame and success. He did not turn arrogant, shooing away little kids. He was not chomping on someones every last word waiting to force feed his thoughts down their throat. He behaved in a loving, caring way that showed kindness and respect, but still got his point across.
Even sitting with the Samaritan woman at the well… He didn't let the fact that he was a Jew and she was a Samaritan, stop him from talking to her. Jews and Samaritans did not associate with each other. He not only talked to her, He even asked to drink out of her water jar. I don't even like drinking after my son at times. He has so many floaties in his water, just looking at it makes me want to vomit! Can you imagine sitting down and drinking out of a strangers cup you just met? Beside the fact she was a Samaritan, but also a woman, and one who had a reputation and was low on the social totem pole in her town? She had so many things stacked against her but Jesus saw through all of them and then chose to use her to spread the Gospel. The news of the living water. He did it in a graceful caring way that probably made no sense to the disciples who were watching from a distance.
I feel it is very important to make sure our love for Jesus is not be replaced with a club. We need to focus on witnessing to others the way Jesus did. We need to not let our knowledge, our social standing, our titles, our doctrine, our theology, replace the mission of our Lord. We must not run around participating in a Christian Whack A Mole contest by clubbing each other into boxes we have picked for them. We need to trust in his sovereignty and pray on all things before jumping into all things. Our desire to be more Christ like should show in our interactions with others and how we talk to others and how we treat others. If those closest to Jesus, those who witnessed his miracles, his demeanor, his knowledge, his care and kindness, STILL did not seem to get the point, that should show us we need to stay even more aware of our actions. We need to cross examine ourselves more and others less. We need to constantly compare and align ourselves and our motives, and our intentions, and our delivery to that of Jesus or we can find ourselves doing more harm than good just like the scientists did with the mosquitoes.
Jesus corrected his disciples, but in a respectful way that was full of truth. He did not belittle them. He did not yell at them. He did not go for the jugular in the name of love. He did not curse them. He did not look down at them. He simply corrected them in a couple of sentences.
Proverbs 18:19 States A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.
This verse says a lot! It paints a very adequate picture about how we as humans are wired. If we come with a battering ram, even if being powered with good intentions, we can cause others to go on their defense and inevitably shut us out.
The enemy can easily turn our passion for Christ into a passion to be right if we allow ourselves to be easily blinded by victory. When we start valuing winning arguments instead of winning souls for the Lord, we may end up pushing thirsty people away from the living water we know we all need.
Carrier Pigeon has arrived with some mail!
My eyes bugged out when I saw I had 2 new reviews on Ao=pple Podcasts!
I want to thank FriedRaptor for their 5 star review they left on
Stellar content and production!
I absolutely love Rainna’s approach to gaming and Christian values. She strives to honor God while critique gamer culture with the Word of God. Definitely put this show in your rotation even if you are a casual. The scripture reading and commentary are worth it alone!
I want to thank ProfessorAlan for their 5 star review on 09/25/2019!
Great Idea, Great Show
Rainna does a terrific job of covering gaming news and doing gaming reviews, all from a Chrisitan perspective. She delivers a much-needed show, in a very impressive way.
Thank you both for your reviews! It was a pleasant surprise! It is nice to hear feedback about the show because without it you never know how and where it has landed and if your intent is felt. I pray before I record and I pray when I write my daily breads and I often let them bake for a few days and wait to see if God has anything more I should add. I Have chosen to host my show from a cohost position and and intentionally made God the main host. This is definitely and team effort. Thank you so much for the reviews!
What I've been upto:
Working in my house that now seems like a health clinic.
My daughter was ill with a mysterious recurring high fever , but praise the lord! That has been gone for a week
My Redbone Dog Mookie is at the peak of her life expectancy and has been moved into diapers and refusing to eat so I have been feeding her with a syringe.
Our mudroom is currently the home to a Chicken my kids named Rockstarwho needed to heal her injured leg.
My elderly cat has started to forget where he is and no longer hears us. I have been having to shut him in the bathroom to eat his special old man cat food where he wont forget why he is there.
And now my son has caught the crud from little bobby at church.
In gaming , I have dove back into gaming after my 2 week hiatus being a nurse.
I have been playing Warcraft classic horde side on the server Atiesh.
Im a member of the God Mode Activated Gaming Community and we started a GMA Guild . We just got our tabard and We are all still leveling and will be raiding. If you would like to join us, you can join the discord from the show notes here; discord.gg/65UFPxH and you can follow the God Mode Activated Group on twitter https://twitter.com/GMAMinistries !
Games that don't make you feel like you're compromising our faith!
Blizzard Bans ‘Hearthstone’ Player From Esports Tournaments for Pro-Hong Kong Protest Statement
Activision Blizzard’s Blizzard Entertainment unit has banned “Hearthstone” player Blitzchung from competing for one year
They also took back the prize money he won in the recent Asia-Pacific Grandmasters tournament for the game
They activated their banhammer after he made a pro-Hong Kong statement in an interview following the match on Sunday.
Blizzard said in a statement on Tuesday that Blitzchung has been removed from the Grandmasters tournament and will receive no prize money for season 2.
They also banned him from participating in “Hearthstone” esports for 12 months, which will be until Oct. 5, 2020.
The interview took place on the official “Hearthstone” Taiwan stream.
according to esports news site InvenGlobal. Blitzchung pulled off his Hong Kong-protester-style mask and said, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age!”,
Man accused of stealing $40,000 worth of equipment, games from Valve
In A news report from KIRO 7 (as reported by GamesIndustry International)
A 32-year old Shawn Shaputis was given orders to make an appearance to answer to answer for burglary charges.
Shawn Apparently had six warrants out prior to his arrest back in September.
At the time, Valve charged him with burglary.
Valve also learned that he tried to resell stolen games at a nearby GameStop, thanks to a security camera.
As if that wasn't enough, in July of this year, stole a FedEx truck then led police on a chase. He was charged a week later. If he doesn't show up , he will have a 7th warrant out for his arrest.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Special Ops trailer reveals new details
Activision has shared more details on what’s to come with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Special Ops mode.
Different from the multiplayer portion of the game, these modes will keep you and three friends busy as you fight for survival.
They have released a trailer where they focus on showing Operations.
With Operations, teams of four can work together to complete a number of objectives against enemy forces.
The ultimate goal with these type missions is the “destruction of a key logistical aspect of the Al-Qatala army.”
Activision explained on there website that in this mode, players can “employ different strategies. Go in quietly or tackle the insurrection head-on. The enemy reacts to your team’s decisions, meaning the outcome of any battle can change.”
When COD Modern Warfare releases on October 25th, 2019,four different Operations will be available.
Infinity Ward noted that more will come following the game’s release.
The World of Warcraft development team is hard at work on the next content update for Battle for Azeroth.
You can watch game director Ion Hazzikostas Talk about what’s in store for Battle for Azeroth and what’s next for WoW Classic!
According to Blizzards latest update video they posted on Youtube,
Warcraft Classic has its phase two content update coming soon.
Blizzard had originally planned to include the Dire Maul dungeon alongside world bosses and the honor system for PvP combat.
They have now decided to release the Dire Maul dungeon next week on October 15.
Monster Hunter: World shatters records with 14 million copies shipped
It was released in January of 2018 and surpassed 14 million global shipments of the game
The game shattered sales expectations, This sets a new sales record for Capcom
FREE TO PLAY FIESTA!
Destiny is now free to play on steam! https://store.steampowered.com/app/1085660/Destiny_2/
We can now hop into the free-to-play world of Destiny 2 to experience responsive FPS combat, explore the mysteries of the solar system, and unleash elemental abilities against powerful enemies.
We can Download now to create our Guardian and collect weapons and armor to customize our playstyle.
Current Epic Free Game
The name is Minit! Free on Epic stores until October 10th
Minit is a peculiar little adventure played sixty seconds at a time. Journey outside the comfort of your home to help unusual folk, uncover countless secrets, and overcome dangerous foes, all in hopes of lifting a rather unfortunate curse that ends each day after just one minute. Minit is a collaboration between Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio & Dominik Johann.
Developer JW, Kitty, Jukio, and Dom
Publisher Devolver Digital
Release Date Apr 03, 2018
Platform Windows and Mac
Surviving Mars will be free on the epic store from October 10th until October 17th 2019
The time has come to stake your claim on the Red Planet and build the first functioning human colonies on Mars! There will be challenges to overcome. Execute your strategy and improve your colony's chances of survival while unlocking the mysteries of this alien world.
Developer Haemimont Games
Publisher Paradox Interactive
Release DateMar 15, 2018
Single Player EVERYONE 10+ Platform Windows and Mac
STEAM FREE TO PLAY Games
I Love You, Colonel Sanders!
FREE TO PLAY!
A Finger Lickin’ Good Dating Simulator follows you, a promising culinary student, as you try to date your classmate, Colonel Sanders. Throughout your journey, you’ll be faced with life-changing decisions that will affect your chances of friendship and love. But be careful! Your choices have real consequences with real animated characters’ feelings at stake.
Do you have what it takes to survive culinary school? Will Colonel Sanders choose you to be his business partner? Or maybe even so much more? Find out in the most finger lickin’ good dating simulator ever created—a game that KFC actually made.
RELEASE DATE:Sep 24, 2019 DEVELOPER: Psyop PUBLISHER: KFC
- 9 lovable characters
- Multiple hours of play-through
- Dateable Colonel Sanders
- A secret ending! Shh!
- Secret recipes! Double Shh!
- Cooking battles
- Battle battles
- Earn a degree from a fictional culinary school
- 11 Herbs and Spices
- Cute miniature food
- Officially created by KFC. No, really
Another New Free to Play Game Released on steam called Maelstrom!
RELEASE DATE:Sep 20, 2019 DEVELOPER:
Gunpowder Games, Inc.
Gunpowder Games, Inc
Fast-paced naval battles in a grim fantasy world of leviathans, warships & magic! Captain Orc, Dwarf & Human warships with tactical, ship-vs-ship-vs-monster multiplayer. Upgrade ships & crew to become the most powerful warship to sail the Abyssal Ocean!
Be ruthless! Sink other players ships, take their loot and collect their bounty!
Be greedy! Maps are littered with floating treasure chests and ships loaded with gold.
Be cunning! As the match progresses hungry sea monsters become more aggressive and encroach the safe waters ships can sail in. Ships sailing in 'Dead Waters' for too long end up as monster chow!
Be unsinkable! At the end of a match ships can be upgraded and customized with captains, cannons, armor, mates and more!
October 2019 PS Plus free games lineup.
Starting now, PlayStation Plus members can snag the company's latest baseball game with MLB The Show 19 and catch up on one of PlayStation's most acclaimed exclusive series with The Last Of Us Remastered.
MLB The Show 19 released this past March and was quite warmly received, earning a 9 in GameSpot's review. Although Franchise mode lacks any significant innovation, numerous other areas of the game have been improved, both in terms of its single-player content and the action on the field.
The Last of Us Remastered, meanwhile, is the enhanced PS4 re-release of Naughty Dog's acclaimed PS3 game. It includes not just the Last Behind story DLC, but also some new features. You can read all about it in our Last of Us Remastered review.
Both games are now free to download for PS Plus subscribers as of October 1. You should have until November 5 to claim them.
XBox Game Releases Coming Up this week
All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer service, free games, and exclusive member discounts on games in the Microsoft Store — get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action!
Tembo the Badass Elephant ($14.99 ERP): Available October 1 to 31 on Xbox One
Friday the 13th: The Game ($19.99 ERP): Available October 16 to November 15 on Xbox One
Disney Bolt ($9.99 ERP): Available October 1 to 15 on Xbox One & Xbox 360
Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge ($29.99 ERP): Available October 16 to 31 on Xbox One & Xbox 360
ARK: Survival Evolved @survivetheark
You've never played ARK? Well, it's on sale in the
@XBOX store!!! Get it now for up to 65% off! #playARK
ABOUT THIS GAME
CAT QUEST II\ is a 2D open-world action-RPG set in a fantasy realm of cats and dogs.
It sells for 14.99 on Steam!
Under threat from a continuing war between the cats of Felingard and the advancing dogs of the Lupus Empire, CAT QUEST II tells the tail of two kings, brought together against their will, on a journey of paw-some discovery to reclaim their thrones.
Play as both a cat and dog as you explore their kingdoms solo or with a friend! Quest in a world filled with magic, curious monsters, and go on a catventure like never before!
RELEASE DATE:Sep 24, 2019 DEVELOPER:The Gentlebros PUBLISHER: PQube Limited
Following the success of the acclaimed CAT QUEST, developers The Gentlebros return to the world of Felingard to expand on the original with more explosive spells, expanded weapon options, an exciting new character switch mechanic, and local co-op!
During my travels through the gaming community this weeks via social media, forums, and websites I have decided to share some of what I've Found with you! :)
THE WORD FOR WORD BIBLE COMIC
UNTAMED (For ages 15+)
In depth historical research and landscapes drawn from the real locations give the story a rich and accurate middle eastern and historical setting. Also, the range of styles, fashions and traditions give a richness that text alone will lack.
By not missing out one word from the biblical text readers will know it is a trustworthy, authentic and authoritative rendering. Also, the original pace, subtly and the important but lesser known elements are retained. See "Unabridged" page for details.
It is stated on their website that their aim is to “bridge the gap between illustrated children’s Bibles the harsh and shocking events of the Bible text; which not only encourage and instruct but also ‘cuts to the heart’.
This graphic novel will not shy away from any issue the Bible addresses. Unfortunately, due to the corruption of mankind some issues include violence, kidnapping, cold blooded murder, even rape. This work will not glamorize evil of any kind nor will it be explicit or dwell on these things but it will cover all the lessons the Bible teaches.
As a result it is aimed at adults and young people over the age of fifteen or twelve, see advisory.
I had the honor of catching Missionary Gamers stream today titled
“[PS4] Testimony Tuesday in DayZ - Come play together on our new Private Server” and was curious what he had in store. I got to witness him witnessing to fellow players in the game who had a very heartfelt convo with him regarding Jesus and how he died for our sins. I got to watch them kneel together and pray after Missionary Gamer shared the Gospel with these young twin brothers in a virtual world. It was so amazing and I could feel such happiness inside and it brought happy tears to my eyes to see the glory of the good news being shared with these young guys who knew nothing about it and listened intently . If you would like to catch his twitch streams and follow his channel, I definitely recommend it! The links are in the show notes and you can find it at https://www.twitch.tv/missionarygamer
Peter also has a youtube channel with more of his missionary work !
His channel description is as follows.
Jesus said in Mark 16:15 And He said to them, ``Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation." Well I am using video games to share the good news about Jesus Christ to people in virtual worlds, much in the same way as open-air evangelism. There are some very unique differences but the message is clear. There are some great advantages when these games offer ways to build things, like signs where I can display scripture. Please let me know your thoughts and ideas of how I can better use these worlds to meet people and share the Gospel. If you would like to support this missionary outreach please visit my Patreon Page: https://www.patreon.com/missionarystreamer
As we go 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!
Lets keep our brothers and sisters all over the world in our prayers.
Send any prayer requests ( private or public) you'd like to share to:
AChristianGamingPodcast@gmail.com or tweet the show @A_CGPodcast!