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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And he dealt wisely and distributed some of his sons through all the districts of Judah and Benjamin, in all the fortified cities, and he gave them abundant provisions and procured wives for them. – 2 Chronicles 11:23 What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb?      What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women,      your ways to those who destroy kings. – Proverbs 31:2-3 For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. – Galatians 1:10   This Episode’s Links and Timestamps: 00:24 – Scripture Reading 03:32 – Thoughts on the Reading 30:48 – Reason #198: Why Vegans Are Better Than God – @ThatVeganTeacherYouTube, YouTube 40:47 – Don't let them gaslight you: Freedom of speech was always under attack on campus – Ian Haworth, NTB 53:37 – What a 1917 prank about the history of the bathtub can tell us about modern hoaxes – Libby Nelson, Vox 1:06:50 – The increase in narrative identity slang definitely may be in part from video games – @etymology_nerd, YouTube 1:20:53 – Uh-oh: Apple users are complaining that a new software update is resurfacing their deleted nudes – Neo, NTB 1:32:36 – The End of Gender Mistreatment – Michael Shellenberger, PUBLIC 1:41:52 – Reject Vice – Aaron M. Renn 1:57:18 – ‘No More Mr. Nice Guy’ by Robert A. Glover – Goodreads — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/garrett-ashley-mullet/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.