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Welcome to Episode 15 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 June 28, 2019!
I am your host Rainna SwiftSage
In Episode 13, I started covering the armor of God found in Ephesians chapter 6:13-18, and specifically covered the belt of truth. Just to refresh us on the belt of truth, we put on the belt of truth each day by consulting the BIBLE which is our source of truth. We measure our thoughts and actions and words against the Bible to stay rooted in truth. We see what God has to say about a matter, so that is how we wear our belt of truth.
This episode we will be covering the Breastplate of Righteousness! I As gamers we know the importance of gear for many our characters in game. We know we wouldn't run into any battle without the best gear we have and we surely wouldn't go into an encounter without a chest piece on! First we will cover what we know about the breastplates of this world. We know they are meant to protect our most vital of organs. Hidden under the breastplate is our Heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, liver, and kidneys. Basically everything in your upper torso area. All of these organs are very important to have healthy and intact for us to live, so naturally we started covering them as soon as we had the knowledge and ability to do so.
The word armor as described in the Merriam Webster Dictionary is “defensive covering for the body especially : covering (as of metal) used in combat . The use of armor actually extends beyond historical records and we continue to use armor to protect anything of value. We have armored trucks that transport money, armored vehicles protecting political leaders,law enforcement and military personnel.Even those involved in high impact sports use their own versions of armor to protect themselves from dangerous impact.
In the past, Armor was heavy and clunky and was not always available for everyone to use. Some armor could only be used by knights and it consisted of large plates of iron and steel. Over time we have found ways to reduce the weight of the Armor while improving its ability to protect us. When Paul was addressing the Church of Ephesus about the Armor of God in Ephesians, he was not referencing the physical armor we know and use today. He was addressing the spiritual Armor. Unlike the armor we are familiar with, Gods Armor is not burdensome, it is not clunky, it is not meant for only those who can afford it, or have the social status to use it. It is a set of Armor all of us have access to. It is a set of armor we have to be intentional about and choose to put on.
The Breastplate of Righteousness is protecting our heart in a way our earthly armor can not. We wear this armor by putting on righteousness. But what does that mean? What does the Bible have to say about righteousness? Righteousness is the opposite of sin. Sin is lawlessness. Without righteousness to use as a unit of measure we would not know what sin is. For the same reasons the 10 commandments are important to us. Without the commandments from God we wouldn’t have anything to measure our actions against to help us make sure we’re on the straight and narrow. They are not called the 10 suggestions, or the 10 recommendations. They are called the 10 commandments.
We wear our breastplate of righteousness by following God's Law, because lawlessness is sin and sin is the opposite of righteousness.
1 John 3:4 of the New King James Version states :
“ Whoever commits sin also commits lawlessness, and sin is lawlessness.”
I heard a sermon once that explained how we can get carried away with sin very much like we can be overrun with cockroaches. If you see one cockroach and do not kill it, you will soon have an infestation. The same goes for sin. If we sin once and overlook it, sooner or later we will be overrun with sin. We will have kicked God out of our life and made room for the enemy.
If we make one creeping compromise and sin , it becomes easier to sin and easier to sin, and before we know it our breastplate of righteousness needs serious repair, for it will start to look more and more like a breastplate of lawlessness, and as Christians we can not allow that to happen. We must continue to be intentional on repairing our gear out of game as much as we do in game. We must check ourselves before we wreck ourselves...
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Thank you so much Francisco!
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What I've been upto:
Wrapping up the Crystal Isles Map on Ark to add a new one.
I have been streaming a lot on twitch Twitch.com/RainnaPlays !
Tried City of Brass that was a free download from the Epic Games STORE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO.
Woh that game is not one to play for relaxation! HA!
Sequel to Zeldas Breath of the wild with no date of release yet.
Many expect its release to overlap with Nintendo's new console, which we still don't have a date yet, but according to an Article in the Wall Street Journal
reported earlier this month, that the company is working on two new consoles: a cheaper model and a high-end next-generation successor.
According to Inverse.com, a Japanese newspaper called Nikkei also reported something similar, suggesting that the budget-friendly Switch Lite/Mini could hit stores before the end of 2019.
Animal Crossing has been delayed till 2020
Final fantasy 7 remake was confirmed will be out march 3rd 2020
We got a look at Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal's Avengers game during the Square
Enix E3 2019 conference.
Marvel's Avengers is described as a co-op action game with an original storyline featuring the Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, and Captain America.
Marvel Games vice president and creative director Bill Rosemann stressed that this is "an all-new original story showcasing authentic Marvel heroism and humanity. It's about losing what matters to you most and fighting to get it back."
Marvel's Avengers will launch on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Google Stadia in May 2020. PS4 owners will also get access to some platform-exclusive content, including early beta access.
Star Wars Jedi
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is an upcoming single-player action-adventure video game developed by Respawn Entertainment and published by Electronic Arts
It is set in the Star Wars universe shortly after Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
It was announced during E3 2018 and a more detailed reveal took place at the Star Wars Celebration in April 2019.
At E3 2019, Electronic Arts showcased a 15 minute demo of the game.
The game will be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 15, 2019.
Respawn Entertainment unveiled Apex Legends’ upcoming second content season.
Season two will be called Battle Charge
When it launches in July it will include a redesigned battle pass, a new weapon, a new ranked mode, and a brand new playable character named Wattson.
According to Wattson’s backstory, she and her father actually designed and built the massive arena in which Apex Legends matches are held.
Like her father, Wattson is a gifted engineer and scientist who functions as a defense-oriented character when it comes to direct gameplay.
The next-generation Xbox was announced at Microsoft's Xbox E3 Briefing.
It is Currently called Project Scarlett
Scheduled to be released in Holiday 2020.
According to their reveal trailer, Scarlet will be:
four times more powerful than the Xbox One X
capable of resolutions up to 8K, 120 frames per second
and ray tracing.
Microsoft has said that the new-gen SSD drive is being used as virtual RAM, offering major performance increases over previous generations.
Microsoft introduced the new Xbox Elite controller at E3 2019.
It’s called the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2.
There’s a total of 30 new features on the next-gen Elite controller
Heres a few of the more notable awesome ones :)
New adjustable-tension thumbsticks
Higher precision control
New trigger grip and redesigned bumpers
Shorter hair trigger locks
New wrap-around rubberized grip design
New thumbstick and paddle options
Three new profiles for different games you play
Bluetooth connectivity, USB-C
Internal rechargeable battery, with new detachable charging dock
40 hours of battery life
The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 will be available in 24 countries on November 4 for $179.99.
At E3 many saw a familiar face during the announcement the much-anticipated Cyberpunk 2077.
After the Cyberpunk2077 trailer the audience got to see a digitized Keanu Reeves but then POOF! They were were further amazed when the John Wick star walked onstage!
In an article in Newsweek, Keanu Reeves was quoted saying
"Awhile back, the guys from CD Projekt Red approached me and asked me to be a part of their new project, Cyberpunk 2077"
"They went on and on about how they created this vast, open world with a branching storyline, how you'd be able to customize your character through in-game choices and it wasn't something I knew about before but I was excited about it."
"I'm always drawn to fascinating stories," he added.
"The feeling there, of walking the streets of the future, is really going to be breathtaking," Reeves continued.
One of the fans in the crowd yelled out to Keanu, and said, “You're breathtaking!" The actor laughed and said, "You're all breathtaking!"
This has since been turned into one of my favorite gifs on the web :)
Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming role-playing video game developed and published by CD Projekt, releasing for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on 16 April 2020.
Adapted from the 1988 tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020, it is set fifty-seven years later in dystopian Night City, California, an open world with six distinct regions. In a first-person perspective, players assume the role of the customisable mercenary V, who can reach prominence in three character classes by applying experience points to stat upgrades. V has an arsenal of ranged weapons and options for melee combat.
Watch Dogs: Legion was announced
It is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft.
It is the 3rd instalment in the Watch Dogs series and the sequel to Watch Dogs 2.
It takes place in a fictional representation of London
It is designed as an open world and playable from a third-person perspective.
One of the interesting features is the ability to control multiple characters that can be recruited across the game's setting
It will also feature a cooperative multiplayer that will allow up to four players being able to work together.
It is due to be released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Google Stadia on March 6, 2020.
Bethesda did not shy away from the Fallout76 pimple thats been on their nose for a while In
Todd Howard, the game’s director and the one who insisted that Fallout 76 not have any human NPCs, to emphasize the human multiplayer component.
That decision fell flat on its face right along with Fallout 76 at launch.
Fallout76 disappointed fans of the RPG
Todd Howard said “We’ve had an incredible year at Bethesda Game Studios,” said “Given some of that excitement, I’m impressed you’re still here.”“Take Fallout 76,”
Many look at this as a great sign that they are not the type of company that will just try to bury their mistakes but be humbled by them and learn from them.
Bethesda also announced:
Nuclear Winter, a Battle Royale in Fallout 76
players are to battle it out in Appalachia’s wilds to be crowned the overseer of Vault 51.
The Nuclear Winter mode was called a "beta sneak peek,"
Many thought the test would be temporary but according to an update on the Fallout 76 blog, the company says "the pre-beta sneak peek of Nuclear Winter will remain on and continue to receive updates."
Bethesda also announced the games
Shinji Mikami took the stage at Bethesda's E3 to announce Tango Gameworks' first new project since The Evil Within 2. ,GhostWire: Tokyo
It is described as an "action-adventure game in which you'll fight paranormal enemies and rid the city of supernatural evil." You can watch the trailer on Bethesda.net https://bethesda.net/en/game/ghostwire-tokyo
Pulled from the Bethesda site, this is what we know right now:
From the team at Arkane Lyon comes an innovative take on first-person action. "DEATHLOOP" transports players to the lawless island of Blackreef in an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins.
Explore stunning environments
Immersive gameplay that lets you approach every situation any way you like.
Hunt down targets all over the island in an effort to put an end to the cycle
PlayStation Plus: Free Games for July
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
As described on the Playstation site, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 features a huge selection of real-world licensed leagues alongside hundreds of familiar players, bringing the thrill of global competition directly to your living room.
Horizon Chase Turbo
Playstation says, Prepare for a blast of pure ‘90s nostalgia with Horizon Chase Turbo, a love-letter to the iconic, just-one-more-go racers of the arcade’s golden age.
you still have a few days left to pick up June’s two PlayStation Plus titles.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a bumper bundle of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands:
If you haven’t downloaded these yet, fear not: both are available to download for active PS Plus members until July 1.
In a forum post on Terraria.org it was announced that “Terrarians from around the world! We are ecstatic to announce that Terraria will be launching on Nintendo Switch on Thursday, June 27!”
Junes Xbox Gold games are still available :
EA Sports NHL 19 (Xbox One) - Available: June 1 - 30
NHL 19 is the hockey game to beat right now. New features in this annualized series include outdoor rinks and a suite of challenges against hockey legends
Rivals of Aether (Xbox One) - Available: June 16 - July 15
This 2D fighter features a nicely varied roster of anthropomorphic animals duking it out, rendered in gorgeous, smoothly animated pixel art that really pops.
Xbox GOld Games for July 2019
Inside ($19.99 ERP): Available July 1 to 31 on Xbox One
Hunted and alone, take control of a young boy through creepy atmospheric environments, survive all forms of deadly traps and enemies and journey your way to the heart of a covert institute.
Big Crown: Showdown ($12.99 ERP): Available July 16 to August 15 on Xbox One
Compete for the crown in 4-player local or online multiplayer in three wacky worlds full of medieval shenanigans. Engage in frenzied fights and avoid perilous hazards in a fun and entertaining title for all ages.
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night ($9.99 ERP): Available July 1 to 15 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
In this 2-D adventure/RPG platformer, battle the forces of evil, upgrade your armor and stats, and solve the mystery of what became of the previous hero, Richter Belmont.
Meet the Robinsons ($19.99 ERP): Available July 16 to 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360
Based on the animated movie, help Wilbur Robinson pursue the dastardly Bowler Hat Guy and his robotic hat, Doris, through time and thwart their evil plans.
Xbox tweeted out that you can
Upgrade now for $1: (link: https://xbx.lv/2wKGeiL) xbx.lv/2wKGeiL
Original price was $14.99, current price $1.00
93% off • 6 days left
I'm not sure if you're going to be happy I am tell you this or not happy, But I am sure your bank accounts won't be happy!
The Steam Summer Sale is here!
If you have been waiting for some games to come on sale like I have, you may want to take a look at your wish list! I had a couple on there! I nabbed Atlas for only
Gamesradar has a pretty extensive list built to help you comb through the sales! Im not even going to try to list them here!
Resident Evil 2 remake: Now $39.59, 34% off from $59.99
Rage 2: Now $40.19, 33% off from $59.99
Monster Hunter World: Now $29.99, 50% off from $59.99
Doom (2016): Now $14.99, 25% off from $19.99
Borderlands 2 Game of the year Edition: now $8.79, 78% off from $39.99
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus: Now $19.79, 67% off from $59.99
Ark Survival Evolved is down from $49.99 to $17.49
Rust is down from $35.99 to $8.74
Outlaws of the Oldwest is on sale for -30%$19.99 $13.99
A New Free to Play Battle Royale Escape an astonishing disaster in Ring of Elysium, a battle royale shooter developed by Aurora Studio.
RELEASE DATE into Early access:
Sep 19, 2018
was officially released on June 24th
DEVELOPER: Aurora Studio
PUBLISHER: TCH Scarlet Limited
Free Epics Game Store Game until July4th 2019
Last Day of June
Join Carl and June on what begins as a magical outing to their favorite spot, and try to unlock the sequence of events that could save the day – and June’s life – in this cinematic experience that will compel you to ask yourself: “What would I do to save the one I love?”
Last Day of June is an interactive tale about love and loss, from an all-star team of creators.
Created by Ovosonico | Published by 505 Games
The world has already been saved. Now it's time to rebuild your town, learn new hobbies, and forge lifelong friendships in this peaceful and relaxing RPG.
RELEASE DATE into early access::
Jun 18, 2019
Popular user-defined tags for this product:
Early Access Casual RPG Indie Adventure +
What Should We call it?
Executioners of the Potatoe
Gladiators of the Lynx
Duty of the Mislead
Victims of the Turtle
As we 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 the game?
Please let me know what you came up with!
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