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Ep 7 - Free Guy: Living in the Simulation

Updated: Jun 29, 2022

We use the unexpectedly delightful movie Free Guy as a jumping off point to discuss all things video games. How do video games differ from other media and how can we make moral choices in the games we choose to play? We also hit some good points in LDS theology like the idea of life as a test and living in a fallen world.

Our Ratings: Content: Terrestrial Artistic Merit: 4 popcorn balls Gospel Connections: 3 apricots

Best Video Games:

Liz - Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Carl - Portal (& Portal 2)

Laura - Untitled Goose Game

Ben - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild


Writers Must Be Paid - about the controversy with Disney not paying royalties to writers of Star Wars novel

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

“Can I Play This?” Video Game Decisions Made Easy in 4 Quick Steps

Article about Microsoft's AI Twitter bot


Star Trek 25th Anniversary Game

The non-violent D&D campaign Carl mentions is The Wild Beyond the Witchlight

Life is Strange

The computer trying to figure out the answer to life, the universe, and everything is a reference to the sci-fi humor classic Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Ticket to Ride

Superbetter by Jane McGonigal

The Hero's Journey

"Avek, Who Is Distributed" by Steven Peck

"What Have You Against Being Baptized?" by W. O. Hemsath

The Lego Movie

Related articles:

Every Philosophical Concept in Free Guy Explained

The irony of movies about taking charge of your life

Free Guy and Biblical Freedom

Four Things that Free Guy Says About Free Will (and Other Stuff, Too)

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