Playing Valheim With The Boys

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Playing Valheim

The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show – Playing Valheim With The Boys

Let’s talk about playing Valheim – the new Viking survival game I have been enjoying with my sons and an assortment of friends and family.

We have learned some important life lessons so far. Team work, strategic thinking skills, and how to fell trees without them dropping on your head – it’s all here, folks.

The graphics may not be anything to write home about. As many have pointed out, the game has a very Minecraft feel to it where textures are concerned. But the map to explore is huge and randomly generated. The score is relaxing and appropriately themed. And the lighting effects and scope of vision are downright breathtaking sometimes. Not only that, but the building, crafting, and requisite resource collection mechanics are deeply satisfying and engaging.

Also, more broadly, how do we think about videogames and computer games? As I have argued before, play can be more than entertainment. If we choose to utilize them this way, playing videogames can be an excellent medium for learning. But we have to be intentional and strategic about what games we play, as well as how and why we play them.

Listen to this episode of The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show to hear all about it.

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Then all the congregation raised a loud cry, and the people wept that night. And all the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The whole congregation said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! Why is Yahweh bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to one another, “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt.” – Numbers 14:1-4 This Episode’s Links: (All timestamps offset by 24-seconds) 00:00 – Numbers 14 07:05 – Thoughts on the Reading 24:45 – Foot-long mastodon tooth found on California beach is MISSING after discoverer thought it was wood – Hope Sloop, Daily Mail 29:39 – Iraqi transport minister claims first airport was built 7,000 years ago in Iraq by ancient Sumerians – Katie Forster, Independent Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization by Paul Kriwaczek – Audible 42:45 – World War II ‘Horror Bunker’ Used For Human Experiments Discovered In China: Report – Ben Whitehead, DW 50:55 – CEOs got smaller raises last year. It would still take a typical worker 2 lifetimes to make their annual pay. A closer look at the numbers. – Alexandra Olson, AP, Billings Gazette 1:04:52 – IT'S HERE: The crew of The Babylon Bee sits down to chat with Elon Musk at Twitter HQ, gives him an I.O.U. for $44 billion – NTB Staff 1:12:34 – DeSantis fires back at Trump for attacking his Covid policies: "His whole family moved to Florida under my governorship! Are you kidding me?" – Harambe, NTB 1:23:00 – MSNBC talking head calls boycotting Target "literally terrorism" – Cardinal Pritchard, NTB 1:25:54 – Target stores across US hit with bomb threats because they "turned their back" on the LGBT community – Harris Rigby, NTB 1:29:40 – Ballplayer Caves And Apologizes For Sharing Video On Bud Light, Target Boycotts – Daniel Chaitin, DW 1:31:18 – The Biblical Reason Christians should Boycott Target – dudewithgoodnews, Instagram 1:48:18 – Did Chick-Fil-A just go woke? Fast food company announces new commitment to "Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion" – Commodore Vanderbilt, NTB 1:55:41 – Someone spotted a Pride flag in behind-the-scenes footage from "The Chosen." Check out the show's official response. – Holly Ash, NTB 1:59:29 – Donald Trump’s Pride Merchandise Resurfaces Amid Target, Bud Light Backlash – Newsweek, — Send in a voice message:
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Christian, husband to a darling wife, and father to seven children - I enjoy pipe-smoking, playing strategy games on my computer, listening to audio books, and writing. When I'm not asking you questions out loud, I'm endlessly asking myself silent questions in my head. I believe in God's grace, hard work, love, patience, contemplation, and courage.