Bible video games
December 31, 2006 9:18 PM   Subscribe

Should you make video games from Bible stories? Or can you have fun with with video games made from bible stories?
posted by bigmusic (25 comments total)

 
This does not bode well for 2007.
posted by obvious at 10:34 PM on December 31, 2006


is metafilter only for youtube links now? I think I missed that memo.
posted by jdfalk at 10:39 PM on December 31, 2006


Ars Technica did a good job reviewing Left Behind.
posted by danb at 10:54 PM on December 31, 2006


I hear the endboss is fucking impossible!
posted by Kickstart70 at 11:12 PM on December 31, 2006


You did miss the memo. Video on the internet tends to be uploaded to YouTube these days. We can link to it there without worry for bandwidth, or for people who have an irrational hate of Quicktime or other common container formats and/or codecs.
posted by blasdelf at 11:20 PM on December 31, 2006 [3 favorites]


Enough with the YouTube posts.
posted by James I at 11:21 PM on December 31, 2006


I couldn't watch past the first Chuck Norris joke
posted by p3on at 11:31 PM on December 31, 2006


YouTube??! I've seen that before.
posted by Leather McWhip at 11:48 PM on December 31, 2006


The Angry Video Game Nerd has a blasphemous attitude and a mouth that either needs to be washed out with Lysol or packed with dynamite and exploded.

I'm sure there are tons of Christian video games and animated cartoons that are both fun and full of proper instruction and pop-quizzes. Why did he have to single out the most horrible examples (which were probably made by Jews or not-really-Christians just to make a buck)?

I'd like to provide some good positive examples but I can't recall any.
posted by MonkeySaltedNuts at 12:10 AM on January 1, 2007


i, for one, embrace our youtube overlords.

welcome to web 2.0 you fucking whiners. suck it up, or stop coming around.
posted by jcterminal at 12:34 AM on January 1, 2007


I knew this was about Bible Adventures. It was my favorite video game and the only one I ever won. The ark floated away and then I got to see a pretty rainbow.

I haven't played it in years, and I am still mocked for it to this day.
posted by chiababe at 1:24 AM on January 1, 2007


The Angry Video Game Nerd is just a Sean Baby clone who relies far too much upon vulgarity. No sir, I don't like it.
posted by GavinR at 3:46 AM on January 1, 2007


OMG.

I had all these games growing up. Also, the christian Archie comic books. You know, the ones where the gang hung out at sunday school and shit and Betty and Veronica had smaller racks. Those and the bible games totally saved my soul.
posted by premiumpolar at 5:42 AM on January 1, 2007


What's with all this text and HTML crap? Did I miss the fax? Call me to discuss...
posted by hal9k at 6:37 AM on January 1, 2007


It's sad, because the content is pretty funny -- that is the games and how silly they are. But I literally can't watch it for more than a few minutes because the commentary is so asinine and riddled with pointless profanity. Every other word is "fuck" or "shit" and the ones that aren't are "fucking shit". Words like fuck have meaning, power and utility but when you hear this they become nothing more verbal tics like "ummm" or "like".
posted by The Bellman at 6:52 AM on January 1, 2007


This video is 20 minutes. That's 18.5 minutes more than I spent on a Metafilter post. Is there some part of it that's funny?

Super 3D Noah's Ark was an awesome Wolfenstein 3D conversion for SNES.
posted by Nelson at 9:20 AM on January 1, 2007


Why did he have to single out the most horrible examples (which were probably made by Jews or not-really-Christians just to make a buck)?

Is that the sound of Duelling Banjos I'm hearing playing on Metafilter again?
posted by PeterMcDermott at 9:37 AM on January 1, 2007


The Angry Video Game Nerd is just a Sean Baby clone who relies far too much upon vulgarity. No sir, I don't like it.

But I literally can't watch it for more than a few minutes

Is there some part of it that's funny?


Haters. Have you seen other 'presenters' on youtube? I laughed a couple of times. Good work Angry Video Game Nerd...
posted by meech at 10:09 AM on January 1, 2007


"Have you fought the donkeys yet?"
"Nah, I'm stuck on the wisemen desert ops level."

The Nativity, for Playstation 3.
posted by Area Control at 11:38 AM on January 1, 2007


Spiritual Warfare was actually really good! it was probably the best Zelda clone for NES.
posted by mcsweetie at 12:27 PM on January 1, 2007


Yeah, I thought Spiritual Warfare was a halfway decent game.
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 1:59 PM on January 1, 2007


Sorry meech, but calling me a "Hater" isn't going to change the fact that this guy rehashes things that have been done to death online for years now.

Look at this Sean Baby article. That page is at least five or six years old. So this guy does the same type of material, but without anything new or different to add, and just because it is on YouTube, and the vast majority of YouTube sucks, so I'm supposed to give him a pass?

Sorry, but he is unfunny and unoriginal.

Something Awful did the same type of articles back in the same time period as well.

Sorry, but the Angry Video Game Nerd is beating long dead horses.
posted by GavinR at 4:21 PM on January 1, 2007


this is just god awful
posted by es_de_bah at 4:34 PM on January 1, 2007


And now, some words from a bigger game nerd than even this guy.

The Angry Video Game Nerd (a less elegant name than his prior title, the Angry Nintendo Nerd) is interesting for reasons beyond just ripping into video games.

For some time now I've been getting the sense that there is some subtle meta-commentary going on in those videos. Take a look at the room in which the guy (who writes, directs AND edits) plays his games... all the posters, some dating back to the NES days, look at his TV, which has *dials* on it for changing the channel, look how he works the procedure of blowing into a cart into playing a Nintendo game (I forget which video has that, it's over in a second but then, why not edit it out)....

The guy is careful to provide only accurate knowledge (I know at least as much about video games as this guy and I have never found a problem with his content, which is far from the case with Seanbaby, who is often too quick to dismiss), and he even is careful to applaud something when it works despite expectations, even if it is against his thesis--he shows that playing R.C. Pro-Am with the Power Glove works surprisingly well, even if it sucks for almost everything else. The fact that he does this shows he's not just in it for the shouting.

And he plays around with the form in unexpected ways. One of the videos finishes up with the usual torrent of obscenities, followed by "...and I don't like it!" as a stinger right before the end. He couldn't make that joke if he didn't realize what he was doing is essentially formulaic.

Maybe I'm overanalyzing them, but I think the guy almost as much about playing a nerd character as he is reviewing old games, and that's why I really think the AVGN videos, for their occasional editing awkwardness, are on a higher plane than Seanbaby and all those game-mocking websites.
posted by JHarris at 4:51 PM on January 1, 2007


"Nah, you just winged him. That makes him Unitarian."
posted by jonmc at 6:00 AM on January 2, 2007


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