Updated: Aug 15, 2020
Christian Gaming Podcast Show Notes
Welcome to Episode 25 of Christian Gaming Podcast!
The Gaming Podcast focused on putting God before gaming, being more mindful of our faith while we are gaming, Sharing faith based commentary gaming news, and more!
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It is December 23, 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!
Merry Christmas to you! When you are sitting down to eat with your friends and family this holiday season, I wanted to suggest that you add some salt to your conversation. I'm not suggesting that you be “Salty”, adding salt to our speech is actually biblical advice!
When ever we gather with our family and friends over the holidays, tensions can run high. You might dread trying to find something you have in common with your cousins you see once a year, or your Aunt is always cornering you to gossip about the family who hasn't arrived yet. You may share different sport teams or political views than your step dad and that always has the potential to trigger someone within ear shot.
Have you ever felt like dropping out of a conversation or a situation you felt was going nowhere good? I feel like many of us have at one point or another have and for many different reasons. Some of us are more prone to flight instead of fight while others appear to be wired to enjoy debating with others, and some of us have learned to hop off the conversation wagon before it takes a nose dive off a cliff, for the greater good of all involved. A lot of what determines how we handle and cope with certain situations depends on where we are at in life, in that moment, and also where we have been. Whichever version you might feel fits you, one thing is sure, and that is that the bible says in Collossians 4:6 to “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Salt helps improve the taste of bland foods and preserves food from rotting which are just a couple of things off of the long list of the benefits of Salt. I think it is pretty cool that Colossians 4:6 tells us to make sure our speech is seasoned with salt because what we say and how we say it is very important to preserving relationships and to ward off rotten conversations. So, wherever we find our conversations going as we go about our business celebrating and wrapping up the year 2019, I think we definitely want to make sure we keep the salt handy!!
In an article on TechRaptor.com Tesla owners have seen a bunch of games added to their car’s in-dash display over the last few months, from a handful of Atari classics to the painfully hard Cuphead. Next up? The oh-so-sweet farm-living RPG, Stardew Valley.
The in-dash games are only playable only when parked
The games are said to help Tesla owners kill time while at superchargers.
Stardew Valley is thought to be the perfect game for this.
And I agree with that because the game plays so well on the Mobile platform and the pc etc. It has spread to so many different platforms, I can see it easily being added to platforms like this. The game offers a farming simulator, dating simulator, dungeon crawling , exploring, puzzles, fishing, etc.
IT is definitely a great way to it’s an absolutely incredible way to burn for 30 minutes.
Word of the addition comes from a Musk tweet:
Tesla holiday software update has FSD sneak preview, Stardew Valley, Lost Backgammon & a few other things 10:28 PM - Dec 19, 2019
He followed up with a tweet stating Elon Musk@elonmusk Dec 19
“Needs a few more days of validation, then early access, then wide release”
World of Warcraft's playable foxes and cyborg gnomes are arriving in January
World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth's next update sees the old god N'Zoth getting out of jail
The vulpera are said to look like foxes, but also a lot like very furry goblins. They've joined the Horde
The robotic mechagnomes have teamed up with the Alliance.
Allied races come with prerequisites,
If you've not played for ages you'll need to complete their storylines and get exalted reputation with the corresponding factions before you can roll a mechagnome or vulpera
In the Vale of Eternal Blossoms
you'll need to fight N'Zoth's corruption
And experience new Horrific Visions
This is where you'll see more of what N'Zoth is planning for the world
Pokémon Go news and Pokémon Go updates
Buddy Adventure System!
Niantic is now rolling out its new Buddy Adventure feature.
improves the bond between players and their Pokémon,
allowing them to feed, play with, battle with and explore with them through the in-game map as well as in AR+ mode.
Similar to the Trainer Friendship system,
there are four tiers of Buddy friendship:
Good, Great, Ultra and Best.
Each brings benefits to players
seeing their Pokémon follow them around in the game
having their Pokémon bring them items
helping them in encounters with Wild Pokémon.
Wayfarer tool is now accessible to Pokémon Go players level 40 and above.
This tool allows players to submit nominations for Gyms and Pokéstops,
giving them a say in new places to play.
All players are now able to review nominations.
Niantic has upped Pokémon Go's in-game storage space.
Players can store up to 3000 Pokémon and 2500 items.
The extra capacity isn't free—an extra 50 spaces for items or Pokémon will cost 200 PokéCoins.
Pokémon are appearing in more places
Niantic has confirmed that Pokémon are now more evenly distributed around the world.
Where Pokemon have been more dense, they are said to be more spread out,
while in areas where the population of Pokémon was sparse or even non-existant creatures will now appear more.
Hellblade 2 Is being made exclusively for Xbox and PC.
Red Dead Online is now covered in snow, and you can expect free gifts soon
American Truck Simulator has a new DLC that will take you to Idaho
Achievements are now on Google Stadia
Mario Kart Tour’s multiplayer has entered into beta.
THE STEAMVILLE HOLIDAY MARKET
The Winter Sale Coupon
Save during the Winter Sale! This coupon is available for use ‘til January 2, 2020 @ 1:00:00 pm EST and can only be purchased once from the Holiday Market
Save $5.00 off your next purchase!
SO MANY GAMES ON SALE! A lot are 60 and 75% off!
Steamville Holiday Event Details
Earn Festivity Tokens on Steam
Complete Holiday Quests to Earn Festivity Tokens
Complete Quests on Mayor Carol’s Good List and earn 100 Festivity Tokens for every Quest you conquer.
Earn More Tokens When you Shop in the Winter Sale
Shop on Steam during the Winter Sale and earn approximately 100 Festivity Tokens for every $1 you spend on Steam (we'll convert your spend to USD first, so it's really for every $1 USD you spend, you'll receive 100 Festivity Tokens). You will be granted Festivity Tokens when you fund your Steam Wallet (during the sale) or make a purchase using non-Steam Wallet funds.
Tally Up Your Tokens
For a detailed breakdown of your Festivity Token count, whether acquired via Steam purchases, Wallet funds, or Quests, visit Your Token History.
Spend Tokens in the Holiday Market
Treat Yourself to Wintery Goods in The Holiday Market
Get festive with friends using new Seasonal Chat Stickers and Chat Room Effects, now available in the Holiday Market. Additional Seasonal items include The Winter Sale Coupon and The Winter Profile. The Winter 2019 Profile upgrade will expire February 24, 2020 @ 7:00:00 pm EST, but Chat Stickers and Chat Effects will no longer expire.
In addition to Seasonal items, you may purchase Chat Emoticons, Profile Backgrounds, and the Winter Badge in the Holiday Market. These items are yours to use beyond the duration of the event.
Please note that all items purchased on the Holiday Market cannot be traded, sold on the Steam Community Market or turned into Gems.
Try the New Steam Chat Stickers & Effects
To access and use your new Chat Stickers and Chat Effects, visit any Steam Chat window, where you'll discover these items alongside Chat Emoticons in the happy face menu.
Earn the Steamville Badge
Earn Your Key to the City Badge
Earn this exclusive badge when you complete all of the Winter 2019 Holiday Quests.
Participate in the Steam Awards
Collect More Stuff in the Steam Awards Event
Check out the 2019 Steam Awards, where you can also collect Trading Cards and craft a Badge.
Free To Play Fiesta!
12 DAYS OF FREE GAMES: Free Games
Get a free game every day during the 12 Days of Free Games as part of the Epic Games Store Holiday Sale.
Come back to the store every day for a new FREE game from December 19, 2019 at 11am EST until January 1, 2020 at 11am EST. Each new FREE game is only available for that day, so don’t miss it. Fun fact! You can claim the daily free game(s) on your phone by opening up the Epic Games Store on a browser.
Sign in to your Epic Games account, then click the button to claim one $10 Epic Coupon (to use on eligible games of $14.99 or above or local currency equivalent). The $10 Epic Coupon will be applied automatically at checkout. Note: If you make your first purchase or grab your first free game during the promotion before clicking on the button you will automatically receive your first $10 Epic Coupon. Coupons expire on May 1, 2020 2:59am EST.
WE GIVE YOU ANOTHER $10 EPIC COUPON AFTER EVERY ELIGIBLE PURCHASE
Use the $10 Epic Coupon to buy an eligible game of $14.99 or more on the store (during the promotional period) and you’ll receive another $10 Epic Coupon. Note: Coupons expire on May 1, 2020 2:59am EST.
GREAT GAMES UP TO 75% OFF
Get deals on great games like Division 2, Borderlands 3, Outer Worlds, Red Dead Redemption 2, Satisfactory, World War Z and many more. Click through to find the full list of games!
12 DAYS OF FREE GAMES
All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold.
In December on Xbox One, play the unique card battler Insane Robots and then bring the wonder and majesty of dinosaurs to life in Jurassic World Evolution. On Xbox 360, and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, and continue the fight against Dracula in Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD.
Insane Robots ($19.99 ERP): Available December 1 to 31 on Xbox One
Jurassic World Evolution ($49.99 ERP): Available December 16 to January 15 on Xbox One
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD ($14.99 ERP): Available December 16 to 31 on Xbox One & Xbox 360
December’s Free PS Plus Games:
Titanfall 2 and Monster Energy Supercross — The Official Videogame
In Titanfall 2, an intense first-person-shooter from Respawn Entertainment, you’ll experience high-speed mobility as a nimble Pilot who can quickly maneuver the battlefield both in distance and verticality. But when the scale of battle shifts, you’ll be able to call in a hulking Titan war machine for you to pilot to turn the tide of battle.
Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame contains official bikes, tracks and riders, of the Supercross Championship. You’re also able to customize bikes & riders with numerous brands and items to design your ideal rider and face players around the world. The Track Editor lets you make and share your own custom creations with other players. Start with a stadium of choice, then craft away and share it with the community.
Titanfall 2 and Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame will be available from December 3 to January 6.
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! :)
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 or @RainnaPlays!