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Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Episodes 1-4

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Well, huh. This happened again...

Anyway, Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon is a short (hence only 4 episodes) platformer in the style of the old Castlevania games. It serves as a prequel and companion piece to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, which will be coming out in mid June. I wanted to make sure to give it a play before that game comes out!


Direct video links:

Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Ep. 1: How do I platformer without Air Control?! - https://youtu.be/T2ndzrIuNH0
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Ep. 2: Literally Made of Money - https://youtu.be/FZWKCaZGCeg
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Ep. 3: The Portrait wants a Hug! - https://youtu.be/f0cTf-FvwUQ
Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon Ep. 4: FINALE - https://youtu.be/sf04Fdc8Mwk

Childlike Faith and Doubt - Geekdom of God Ep. 48

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We all wrestle with doubt at times. But how do we reconcile those struggles with the instruction to have a childlike faith? Join me in this episode of Geekdom of God to find out!

I want to thank my sister for her invaluable help in editing the script for this video.

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Hollow Knight Double Feature and Guild Wars 1: Getting to 10k Luxon Faction

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I didn't feel like starting a new thing for one episode, so Friday gets to be an honorary member of the weekend this week. At least for my video series, at least!

The first two of these are continuing my journey in Hollow Knight, as I pursue the requirements necessary to get a better ending.
The third video is more Guild Wars 1 stuff. Specifically, I continue what I'd started last time with the pursuit of 10,000 Luxon faction, except there's no anniversary celebration weekend to distract me!


Direct video links:

Hollow Knight Epilogue Ep. 2: The Traitor Lord - https://youtu.be/2b0EnpqvKEE
Hollow Knight Epilogue Ep. 3: Markoth - https://youtu.be/Iq9el5timXc
Guild Wars 1: Getting to 10,000 Luxon Faction! - https://youtu.be/vMp4PWA3cs0

Shadow of War Miniseries Episodes 3-6

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Well, uh, spoilers for tomorrow, I guess, but I finished of the Middle-earth: Shadow of War miniseries today! Which is definitely not a Friday, so that's kinda awkward...

I had fun with this miniseries, though. Definitely something worth considering in the future as a format!


Direct video links:

Shadow of War—Siege Miniseries Ep. 3: Hunting Warchiefs - https://youtu.be/0hMf73vFyPA
Shadow of War—Siege Miniseries Ep. 4: Opening the Bodyguard Position - https://youtu.be/45_Fe15z_xw
Shadow of War—Siege Miniseries Ep. 5: The Final Warchief - https://youtu.be/cZWK4wTIch0
Shadow of War—Siege Miniseries Ep. 6: Reclamation! - https://youtu.be/uD7Eepe8e1s

Free Will vs. Predestination: What's the debate about? - Geekdom of God Ep. 47

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Christian theologians have long debated whether we have free will or if we are predestined. This debate can be rather confusing, so I endeavor to break down and analyse these concepts and topics in this video.

I want to thank my sister for her invaluable help in editing the script for this video.

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Hollow Knight Epilogue Episode 1 and Guild Wars 1 Anniversary

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Guild Chat is gone, so the weekends are now whatever I feel like them being. For right now, Saturday is going to be more Hollow Knight, at least until I get a better ending than I did during the main playthrough.

The Sunday video is just some Guild Wars 1 stuff, because I love that game. :D


Direct video links:

Hollow Knight Epilogue Ep. 1: Into the Abyss - https://youtu.be/Ptl3L0xGM4w
Guild Wars 1: Accidental Anniversary Celebration! - https://youtu.be/dW76h3zTpPk

The Surge Episodes 6-8 and Shadow of War Miniseries Episodes 1-2

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Hey everyone. Well, this was quite an interesting week for the Let's Play series, huh?

I ended up deciding to stop playing The Surge because I found the combat too frustrating to be fun. This led to a pivot to playing Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, just to have some fun. That's gonna end up being a longer thing than I expected, though definitely not as long as a full playthrough of the game would be. I just want to get my fortress back!


Direct video links:

The Surge Ep. 6: Missing the Obvious Door - https://youtu.be/3Vl5FPAldSw
The Surge Ep. 7: Rescuing Hobbs - https://youtu.be/3cHm7HyjxdE
The Surge Ep. 8: "Rage" Quit - https://youtu.be/Wfb2NM955Bo
Shadow of War—Siege Miniseries Ep. 1: Whoops, Lost My Fortress - https://youtu.be/-9o4is5c0BU
Shadow of War—Siege Miniseries Ep. 2: Hunting Captains - https://youtu.be/IwUxi-Bd0eA

The Spouse-Idol - Geekdom of God Ep. 46

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Our culture has fed us the idea that romantic relationships—particularly the spousal one—are the best type of relationship out there, and that having one is the key to happiness, if not more.

In this week's episode, I'm going to look at and challenge this idea.

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The Magic Circle Epilogue and Guild Chat: Creep Scope

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The first video this weekend is an epilogue to the The Magic Circle playthrough. Given the ridiculous length of that game's finale, I didn't really have time in the final episode to give my thoughts on the game. Also, I wanted more time to digest and process it. So I decided to share my thoughts here.

The second video is a Guild Chat on scope creep, which is when a project slowly balloons to ridiculous proportions to the point where completing it becomes too resource intensive to do well.
This weekend also marks a bit of a change in the weekend video slots. I've decided that, in general, the Guild Chat videos are a bit too much of a content mismatch between the audio and video portions. As such, I'm discontinuing the idea. While I may still make videos on random discussion topics, I want to handle them in a more cohesive way when I do make them.
Moving forward, you can usually expect edited gameplay with live commentary, but unlike the Let's Plays, these videos will b…

Let's Play The Surge Episodes 1-5

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As I finished The Magic Circle last week, this week we start a new game: The Surge! This game is set in the relatively near future, and features the dubious tech company, CREO, doing something dubious. Like their surgical procedures.

The game itself is a "Souls-like," which is a fancy way of saying it has combat mechanics reminiscent of Dark Souls, et al.


Direct video links:

The Surge Ep. 1: Poor Surgical Procedure - https://youtu.be/P-jtsQB_Z-E
The Surge Ep. 2: Targeting Attacks - https://youtu.be/qdaEJln-U3U
The Surge Ep. 3: Is That Acid? - https://youtu.be/1_7X5-yoyfo
The Surge Ep. 4: Lost in the Dark - https://youtu.be/9UzfUYxlFJE
The Surge Ep. 5: Convention-al Boss! - https://youtu.be/JiHq0uZPpP0

The Trinity - Geekdom of God Ep. 45

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The Trinity is an important theological concept in Christianity about the nature of God, but it can often be confusing or ambiguous. In this episode, I delve into this topic to explain what the Trinity is!

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Guild Chat: Playgrounds to Gyms and Star Wars Continuities

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In the first Guild Chat, I discuss how the ways we exercise change as we grow up.

In the second Guild Chat, I explain why I think the Original and Prequel Star Wars trilogies are in different continuities.


Direct video links:

Playgrounds to Gyms: How Exercising Changes As We Grow Up - https://youtu.be/xSl0Gqkx4Kw
Why I think the Star Wars Trilogies are in different continuities - https://youtu.be/w6-zCOAwJn0

Let's Play The Magic Circle

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The Magic Circle is a relatively short (given I finished it in one week!) game, but a very interesting one. I'll definitely have a future video discussing it. The game itself is a sort of metaphor for creativity and creation from multiple angles using the premise of a game called "The Magic Circle." It's very interesting, and a real thinker of a game!



Direct video links:

The Magic Circle Ep. 1: Enter Development - https://youtu.be/y4lonMh3D6k
The Magic Circle Ep. 2: Uncovering the Past - https://youtu.be/CR3FjAhWqv0
The Magic Circle Ep. 3: Using the Map - https://youtu.be/UKauPZ3bcjQ
The Magic Circle Ep. 4: Ghost Puzzles - https://youtu.be/LgkFce5MBD0
The Magic Circle Ep. 5: Feature-Length Finale! - https://youtu.be/08kE-zZbgkU