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.

This is the 100th episode of The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show podcast. To mark this momentous occasion, it seems good to me to take a look back at how this all started and how far the process has come. The Garrett Ashley Mullet Show is not an end unto itself, but is rather a means to the end of encouraging greater intentionality and faithfulness in every facet of life, since Christ is Lord and God is Sovereign over the universe and everything in it.  To put it another way, how can you and I be better stewards of what the Lord our God has entrusted to us in this moment? This podcast is an experiment in not burying our talents in a field. Perhaps some have or will question the utility and wisdom of investing time, energy, and attention in this way. But I say we are better off to try and that we get closer in trying than we do when we leave well enough alone and hazard hiding our lamp under a bushel in the process. Whether you've just started listening or have been listening since the beginning – either way, thank you for listening.  Here's to one hundred more episodes of trying to puzzle out how we can better love God and one another with the time, resources, opportunities, and gifts which are at our disposal, because he first loved us. — This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. — Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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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.