A Christian Gaming Podcast #21! Riot Settles, Razer Protects, September Game Releases & more!

Updated: Sep 18, 2019

Christian Gaming Podcast Show Notes








Intro

Welcome to Episode 21 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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Email the Show at AChristianGamingPodcast@gmail.com !

You can call the show at 269 248 1724

It is September 10, 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 read an excerpt from the Complete Works of E.M. Bounds which is a quote from his friend A.Dixon.

Carrier Pigeon has arrived with some mail!

I want to thank those who have reached out to me to let me know that you are enjoying my extra loaf episodes!

Watch out for that poll!

Time for "Watch out for that poll!"

Should dances created by artists be able to be monitized & used in video games without permission from those who created them & made them famous?

No way! 41% Absolutely! 18% Only if not monetized. 41%

JoAnne of the Khaleesi's Khalasar@LolliJojo= Give credit where credit is due!

💈WATCH OUT FOR TH POLL!

Do you like it when discords have the member "levels" activated that grant access to certain channels based on member activity? Do you think it harms or helps a server?

Take the poll and/or share your thoughts! https://twitter.com/A_CGPodcast/status/1164942175769124864

What I've been upto:

Warcraft Classic on Atiesh Server with the God Mode Activated Community!

I have got my Tauren hunter to 21, she is halfway to 22!

Gaming News

Games that don't make you feel like you're compromising our faith!

Gaming News

Gaming/Christian Info

https://www.usgamer.net/articles/28-01-2019-every-video-game-release-date-in-2019-confirmed-games-2019-release-schedule

https://progameguides.com/lists/epic-games-store-free-games-list/

Riot settles class-action suit with employees who alleged sexism, discrimination

Riot Games and the plaintiffs in the class-action gender discrimination lawsuit against the company have reached a settlement

According to an article in Polygon, It is said that both sides called the agreement “a strong, fair outcome that helped change a studio culture alleged to be hostile to women employees.”

https://www.polygon.com/2019/8/23/20829881/riot-games-sex-harassment-lawsuit-discrimination-settlement?utm_campaign=polygon&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

The Nintendo Direct presentation confirmed that Overwatch is coming to Switch.

It lands on October 15 and will cost $40.

Overwatch launched in May 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

This is the second Blizzard game for Nintendo’s home console/portable hybrid after Diablo III’s 2018 port. T

his version will include support for motion controls.

https://venturebeat.com/2019/09/04/nintendo-confirms-that-overwatch-is-coming-to-switch-on-october-15/

Razer made a case for cooling iPhones while gaming

There are two versions of the case

The Slim and the Pro

The Pro has added protection for up to a 10-foot drop.

The company’s launched The Artech Covers on September 10

They will be available for the Razer Phone 2 as well as all of Apple’s new iPhones.

The Slim runs $30 and the Pro is $40.

https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/10/razer-made-an-case-for-cooling-iphones-while-gaming/

GameStop to close up to 200 stores

According to an article PC Gamer,

https://www.pcgamer.com/gamestop-to-close-up-to-200-stores/?utm_content=buffer1d315&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer-pcgamertw

During the Gamestop Q2 earnings call , GameStop CFO James Bell announced that they “are on track to close between 180 and 200 underperforming stores globally by the end of this fiscal year."

They also stated they are in the middle of implementing what's being called a "reboot"

This involves

Shutting down ThinkGeek's online store

laying off 170 employees

Laying off several staff members of Game Informer, their in house magazine.

Bell was also quoted saying that the majority of of GameStop stores worldwide are profitable, but they have a clear opportunity to improve their overall profitability by de-densifying our chain.

It was also said that this year's closures won't be the last of them.

This year GameStop posted a loss of $415.3 million.

Civilization VI (6) has New online multiplayer mode

In their September update they announced the update also includes a new multiplayer mode called Red Death.

In this new mode, you are to try to outwit and outmaneuver other players as you all race to board the last space ship off the planet.

The new turn-based battle royale mode, Red Death, is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland of poisoned oceans, ruined cities, and a shrinking circle of deadly radiation. Red Death supports up to 12 players per match (though you can play with as few as two), and you can play against other people, against AI opponents, or a mix of both. Red Death is free if you already own Civ 6.

Current Epic Free Game

Free Period: September 5th - 12th, 2019

The End is Nigh

The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where you die a lot, but thats ok because you are probably already dead anyway.

Abzu

From the art director of Journey® and Flower®, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving.

Conarium Free Sep 12 - Sep 19

Conarium is a chilling Lovecraftian game, which follows a gripping story involving four scientists and their endeavor to challenge what we normally consider to be the ‘absolute’ limits of nature.

PlayStation Plus

Subscribers will get access to :

Rocksteady Studios’ Batman: Arkham Knight

Gunfire Games’ Darksiders 3 as part of the subscription service in September.

Both third-person action games will be available for PlayStation 4 from Sept. 3 to Sept. 30 through PS Plus.

Xbox Gold Games For september 2019

All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold.

Hitman: The Complete First Season ($39.99 ERP): Available September 1 to 30 on Xbox One

We Were Here ($4.99 ERP): Available September 16 to October 15 on Xbox One

Earth Defense Force 2025 ($49.99 ERP): Available September 1 to 15 on Xbox One & Xbox 360

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ($19.99 ERP): Available September 16 to 30 on Xbox One & Xbox 360

Gaming Spotlight

GreedFall Released Sep 9, 2019

DEVELOPER:Spiders PUBLISHER:Focus Home Interactive

Engage in a core roleplaying experience, and forge the destiny of a new world seeping with magic, and filled with riches, lost secrets, and fantastic creatures. With diplomacy, deception and force, become part of a living, evolving world - influence its course and shape your story.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/606880/GreedFall/

Blasphemous

PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Release: September 10, 2019

DEVELOPER:The Game Kitchen PUBLISHER:Team17 Digital Ltd

SPECIAL PROMOTION! Buy Blasphemous Digital Deluxe Edition

Bundle info - $37.95 it is now $31.90 till Sept 17

You can Grab the game for 22.49 which usually runs 24.99

https://store.steampowered.com/app/774361/Blasphemous/

Blasphemous is a punishing action-platformer that combines the fast-paced, skilled combat of a hack-n-slash game with a deep and evocative narrative core, delivered through exploration of a huge universe comprised of non-linear levels.

Borderlands 3. Releasing on September 13 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

It has been brought to my attention that the President and CEO of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford has been involved in some sketchy behavior . I have included the links in the show notes in the case you do not like to put your money where it goes to those who partake in this alleged behavior.

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford Personally Addresses Child Pornography Accusations

https://dontfeedthegamers.com/randy-pitchford-child-pornography/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzV_Ps52hyk&feature=youtu.be

Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford under fire for tweets about animal abuse

https://www.dexerto.com/general/gearbox-ceo-randy-pitchford-under-fire-for-tweets-about-animal-abuse-664673

Community Spotlight

During my travels through the gaming community over the last couple weeks via social media, forums, and websites I have decided to share some of what I've Found with you! :)

JoAnne of the Khaleesi's Khalasar @LolliJojo

You wanna know what I love about the word of God, and being able to hear it preached?

Even when I am not very fond of the presenter of the Scripture, God can still speak to me through His Word. If I let go of my attitude, listen and learn.

I also wanted to let you know there are great conversations taking Place in the Christian Gaming Community over at GodsGamers.Org It is a blog owned by JeanneDArcc. You can find devotionals there, and weekly blogging series.

They are tackling topics like:

Streaming Relationships by Kennethan

Christian Gamer Best Practices Pastor Stewmac

“Stigmas surrounding Christian Gamers” in a post by Kennethan

https://www.godsgamers.org/post/gfgg-gamer-stigmas

And a post by Pastor Stewmac where he looks at the stewardship of time when it comes to our video gaming schedule.https://www.godsgamers.org/post/gfgg-stewardship-of-time

So head to GodsGamers.Org for some great content!

What Should We call it?

https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/guild_names.php

Shameless Hunters

Moonlight Assailant

Lost Vanguards

Sentinels of the Wolves

Children of the Eagle

Closing Thought

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!

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!

I have also been invited to join the prayer team for the God Mode Activated Gaming Community and I welcome you to visit the link in the show notes to send in your prayer requests. We want to pray for you!

Prayer Sign Up Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe3zkbWhUgfI0MENFC1tkxtV0nfKUF-z13wR1pR7F1tFWSNyw/viewform

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