If you have not yet seen this video of a grandmother playing on an Oculus Rift, it is something any tech enthusiast will enjoy. For those that do not know what the Oculus Rift is, it is a virtual reality headset for 3D gameplay and the grandmother seems to love it.
What I take out of this for a spiritual direction is this idea of a whole world within the Christian life that is to be experienced. As Christian tech workers, we have the opportunity to invite a whole host of people within a church building as well as out in the community to experience Christ in a unique way, with technology. My hope is that you try to achieve something that will make people react thee way that this grandmother does, but to the Gospel.
Video games and video game culture has come a long way since Super Mario Bros.
Did you know that:
“A nationally representative study found that the average American 8-to-18 years old play video games for 13.2 hours per week.”
And video games aren’t “just for kids,” anymore, as plenty of adults are in on the action. So how can the Church tap into this gaming culture?
These guys are bridging the gap between the Gospel and the gamer, a culture that has hardly been untouched by the Church–until now.
This is the best gaming/controller/mobile device solution I’ve ever seen.
I would be tempted to get an Android smartphone just to do this!
Check it out:
Can you imagine building an RPG game with Microsoft Excel?
Cary Walkin did and it’s available for download!
This is nothing short of impressive:
If you think the website for “It’s Dangerous To Go Alone…The Movie” is awesome, you should see the movie trailer:
Now this is way to play Pong:
Video games have come a long way since 1947. Well, at least technically speaking. I still think the fundamentals of a good video today is the same as it was 25-years ago. That’s why games like Minecraft and Angry Birds can be outrageously popular despite their lack of eye-candy.
This infographic covering the evolution of video games is like a blast from the past and a cool look of how gaming has progressed over the years.
What was your first gaming system?
I absolutely love this mix of retro Atari style with modern classics!
Figuratively speaking, Minecraft is huge.
It’s become our family’s favorite game.
It. Is. EPIC.
Technically speaking, Minecraft is comprised of 1 cubic meter blocks, making the game this big:
If I were ever going to where some cufflinks, these would be it.
Check out these other controller classics: