Beyond Rated-M: 4 Reasons Hitman GO and Hitman: Blood Money Are the Same Game

I dived into Hitman: Blood Money and puzzley spin-off Hitman GO to show how they’re remarkably similar experiences–appearances notwithstanding.

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I’m happy to say this video marks the beginning of my transition to focusing on my own creative work.

This means the majority of Video Games and the Bible’s content in the future will be streamed video. In the meantime, I’m focusing on creating my own stories – not just covering games.

For details, check out my Support page.

*Hitman GO: Definitive Edition was received for review/coverage. See our statement of ethics here and game review criteria here.
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Parkitect Early Access Impressions (Alpha)

The independent developers behind Parkitect* succeed in building a modern, isometric sequel to PC classic RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. Join me and Video Games and the Bible composer Elijah Elmarsi as we get our minds blown by the level of detail and polish already present in the Early Access version of this fantastic game!

You can determine how much ice goes into the sodas you sell.
How cool is that?!

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*Parkitect was received for review/coverage. See our statement of ethics here and game review criteria here.
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Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide and the Bible (ft. Saint Killjoy)

In cooperative first-person action game Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide*, players confront the apocalypse itself. The rat-like Skaven have summoned their dark god, and together, they’ve come to kill us all.

In the video above, I’m joined by fellow Christian Saint Killjoy to discuss the lore of the Warhammer fantasy universe, and how it relates to this excellent (but potentially uncomfortable) title.

*Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide was received for review/coverage. See our statement of ethics here and game review criteria here.
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Beyond Rated-M: Forgotten Classics (LucasArts’ Outlaws)

LucasArts’ Outlaws is a fantastic first-person shooter that seems to have somehow slipped through the cracks for many old-school gamers. In this episode of Beyond Rated-M, I streamed Outlaws to discuss its unique approach to an extremely crowded genre.

The Bundleopolis sale I discovered Outlaws through, thanks to horrible production delays, is over in less than 24 hours. If you’re at all interested in Outlaws, head to GOG ASAP!

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*Outlaws was NOT received for review/coverage. See our statement of ethics here and game review criteria here.
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VGB Interviews…Thomas Faust – German Indie Game Translator

I spoke with German indie game translator Thomas Faust to discuss the importance of this often-forgotten discipline. Tune in as we cover everything from localization and censorship, to trust and developer collaboration!

Thomas’ Translations
Thomas’ Curation Website
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*The Journey Down was NOT received for review/coverage. See our statement of ethics here and game review criteria here.
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Christian Games Done Right: Master Spy (Kris Truitt/TurboGun)

Master Spy Header from official presskit

*Sources of screenshots are listed in their respective file names.

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Master Spy* gameplay footage and developer interview from the Video Games and the Bible YouTube channel:

Master Spy‘s Steam store page is positively spartan, containing little more than a small series of concise bullet points. For any other game, I’d find this brevity frustrating. However, in Master Spy‘s case, it’s quite appropriate. Independent developer TurboGun stripped every aspect of the game’s design to its absolute core, tearing apart any unneeded mechanic or progression system that happened to come along before promptly throwing them into an incinerator.

In doing so, they made the best shark-hopping, laser-grid-avoiding, invisibility-trenchcoat-clad platforming classic I’ll never be able to finish.

Master Spy screenshot 2 from Steam

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Dead Space and the Bible

I spoke with Elijah of The Unabridged Gamer about Biblical allegories in the Dead Space franchise, game design, forcible conversion, the in-universe religion Unitology, and more!

On a personal note, I’ve really been looking forward to covering this series, so it was a blast recording this and getting the information from such an informed (and entertaining) source.

*Dead Space 2 was NOT received for review/coverage. See our statement of ethics here and game review criteria here.
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