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Tag Archives: Gamer’s Guide
Gamer’s Guide: Christianity is a LIE | The TRUTH About Bayonetta Part II
God doesn’t exist. At least, not in the way we all think. On this week of Gamer’s Guide we take a deeper look into how theology and our perceptions of God through the lens of Nintendo’s Bayonetta.
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Gamer’s Guide: The Traumatized Children of EARTHBOUND
Earthbound is so much more than a story about four kids saving the world from an evil alien overlord. It’s about a group of kids playing a tabletop game to process just how dark and harrowing the world we live … Continue reading
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Gamer’s Guide – The TRUTH About Bayonetta
Bayonetta is a fan-servicey game full of a ton of implied nudity and sexual innuendo. But what if the game is SO MUCH MORE than that? And I’m not strictly talking feminism and representation of women, but the heart of … Continue reading
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Gamer’s Guide: Do You like saying “No Homo”? You Might Be Gay According to Persona
With the release of Persona 5 I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to look back at Persona 4 with Charles Dunbar of Gaijin Insight. Here we see that Persona 4 does an excellent job of exploring gender identity … Continue reading
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Gamer’s Guide: Satan is AWESOME…According to Dishonored
Satanism is awesome! At least, that’s what Dishonored teaches us. It turns out religion seeks to take everything from humanity while the “evils” are not as evil as we would think. Continue reading
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Gamer’s Guide: Are the Members of Organization XIII Real People?
WHY is Pluto a DOG and Goofy a talking, walking dog in a world where all the animals talk and walk? Who is Roxas? He’s Sora, and Ventus. And also Xion! And kind of Kairi. It’s pretty wild.
Gamer’s Guide: Suikoden Wants You to KILL Your Loved Ones
Tir McDohl has to face the tough choices. Like killing his father, Darth Vader, so the Light side can win. Or the death of his lover, Gremio. Suikoden explores utilitarianism and the necessity of the needs of the many over … Continue reading
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Peace, Love & GEEKDOM: Hagen’s Alley, NES Oddities, and the HOMEBREW REVOLUTION
Can you hear the gamer’s sing? Singing the song of angry men. It’s the music of the consoles that are on the rise again.
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Gamer’s Guide: Chrono Trigger + Time Travel = Free Will is a Lie
Chrono Trigger is chalk full of more time travel than Marty McFly and Doc Brown, the Flash, and MAYBE the Doctor from Doctor Who can handle. And because of that it leads us to the question: Does Free Will exist? … Continue reading
Gamer’s Guide: Ni No Kuni Teaches Us How to Grieve Over Death
Before we dive into Ni No Kuni II: The Revenant Kingdom, let’s take a look back at Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. This excellent game by Level-5 Studio tackles depression and the grieving process in a way … Continue reading →