Benedict: The Liturgy as a Game

Reading Ratzinger’s Collected Works: Theology of the Liturgy, this passage from Spirit of the Liturgy struck me again as a fascinating analogy (re-paragraphed for ease of reading): What is the liturgy? What happens during the liturgy? What kind of reality do we encounter here? In the 1920s the suggestion was made that we should understand the liturgy [Read More...]

So … This Exists

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Street Cleaning Simulator. It’s from Germany. It’s always from Germany. I wrote about this phenomena in Simulating the Mundane, And What It Means, but I’m still not sure What It Means. [Read more...]

Real Catholic Men Can Play Games

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A couple weeks back I read something by a priest arguing that Real Catholic Men should not play videogames. The article was pointless and ill-informed, and proved mostly that the author had not one single solitary clue about his subject matter and only the vaguest notion about “videogames” and the people who play them. We were treated [Read More...]

Tech Addiction:Technology & The Synod on the Family

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The Patheos Catholic Channel is hosting a Symposium on the Family in light of the upcoming Extraordinary Synod on the Family in October and the recent release of the working document for the Synod. The working document for the upcoming Synod on the Family lists “Dependence, the Media, and the Social Network” as one of [Read More...]

Titanfall [Game Review]

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Since we’re getting into the summer months, I thought I’d run a few more game reviews, starting with that rarest of all things: a multiplayer shooter that I don’t hate. You see, Titanfall (Electronic Arts: PC/Xbox 360/Xbox One) is fun. Yeah, I know: big deal. It’s game. Isn’t “being fun” a basic part of its [Read More...]

Nintendo Says No to Gay Love

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The grand modern project to jam homosexuality into every orifice of modern life has hit a brick wall at Nintendo. The family-friendly publisher is getting ready to bring their bizarre life sim series Tomadachi to America as a 3DS title called Tomadachi Life. Part of the gameplay is having your characters fall in love, and [Read More...]

Another Look at Bioshock: Infinite

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I was disappointed in Bioshock: Infinite in the end. The game started out like gangbusters, with an incredible world, solid action, and the same kind of set-up that allowed designer Ken Levine to explore complex issues in such depth with the original Bioshock. Then all of it ran aground on the shoals bad ideas, all [Read More...]

Giant Jenga!

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