Showing posts from July, 2008

What It Takes to be a Good Christian

Heh, this one's kinda weird. I first got the thought from a conversation I was having with my girlfriend, when she mentioned that she was probably more Christian than a lot of the "fundamentalist" types. I agreed wholeheartedly (and still do), but it got me wondering...what exactly DOES it take to be a good Christian? While in church today, I gave thought to looking for that, but I realized I already knew where to find a...checklist, of sorts. I knew because the list is located in my favorite chapter of Bible. (Yes I have one, and as one might expect, its REALLY hard to follow.)

So, what does it take? In short: A LOT of shit that most Christians don't even dream of attempting. In detail, well...

- A immense capacity to love. You are, after all, asked to love your enemies.

- An even more immense capacity to forgive people. You are asked to bless them that curse you, and pray for those that use you.

Most of us can't do either of those. I have trouble with t…

DC's video games

As I've stated several times in previous columns, I'm both a huge comic book fan and an even more huge DC fan. And as I made clear in the immediately previous entry, I'm also quite the video game fan. And like any other human being on the planet, I like the idea behind Reese's. In other words, when someone combines two great ideas to create an even greater one. (Fusion-HA! ... How many people even get that joke...?)

In fact, a great deal of the games I've been interested in lately have been licensed property games coming from the anime or comic book world. The Naruto: Ultimate Ninja series, DBZ: Budokai Tenkaichi series, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance....the list goes on and on. Sadly though, up until recently DC Comics has mostly refused to participate in the gaming world aside from a few games here and there with DC's single popular "anti-hero" character. (Its in parethesis because he's not really an anti-hero, but explaining that doesn'…

Sony @ E3

As everyone (apparently except me, 'cause I had to look it up yesterday) interested in games knows, this week is the week of E3. Y'know, the week where all the big gaming developers get together and announce to the press (who announce to the public) all the big games for the upcoming year.

This year, I managed to catch Sony's E3 presentation live on G4. (If I could, I'd make a Battleship joke here...) For those who DIDN'T see it...well, honestly? It sounded like damage control more than anything else.

Sony's CEO spent more time telling us how awesome the Playstation brand-name is than he did showing us actual GAMES. On and on about how many units they've sold (we're not your board of directors, man), how "impossible" it is to make the games that are on the PS3 on ANY other system, and Sony's large number of exclusives. Which, actually, would be perfectly fine if Microsoft hadn't totally cockslapped them yesterday with the announ…