‘Where Is Your God Now?’ (Or, That Brief Horrible Moment We All Thought Bieber Was Robin)

Bieber-Robin

"Where is your God now?" accused one of my friends. "I'd have to rethink the problem of evil and God's goodness, if it were true" said another. I—who usually am not thrown off in situations of theological doubt in the face of pain—stood there, silent, unable to muster up a response in the face of such pointless evil.What horror could throw my friends and I into such deep, existential and theological instability? This:In case you weren't aware, over the weekend Justin Bieber threw up a pic … [Read more...]

When Games Matter: Arkham City and Seamless Storytelling

When Games Matter is a weekly exploration by Drew Dixon of meaningful moments in games. Operating under the assumption that games do in fact matter, Drew seeks to highlight those moments that have much to say to say about who we are and the world we live in.If you really examine the story of many of the most successful videogames you will find that they ask a great deal of the player. When playing the average triple AAA title, the player must constantly to suspend her disbelief so as to … [Read more...]


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