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Episode 175 – Dope I Mean

In search of dopamine? Look no further than today’s podcast. Join Bobby and Jordan as they drown their sorrows in a huge helping of video games… among other interesting things.

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  1. TBM
    TBM April 16, 2024

    So…given what the garment is supposed to represent now…I guess I have to get a bidet?

  2. TBM
    TBM April 16, 2024

    I’m probably gonna have a few scattered thoughts…It’s hard to name a best ever game, but Red Dead 2 is the most beautiful. The story is great, the action is great, but even just walking around in the world when you’re not shooting people up can have an almost meditative quality about it. Hunting, fishing, enjoying nature and all that.

    But I have a question for the hosts–where can I find good esoteric cosmic themes in a video game? In a sense one could create an interesting endowment-type ritual in a game, as both place you as active participants and not just mere observers.

    • TBM
      TBM April 16, 2024

      Oh, also, Red dead 2 is currently 60% off on steam.

  3. Publius
    Publius April 18, 2024

    Discord link for anyone interested in a more real-time discussion:

    Helldivers 2 and Fallout 3 are indeed great games.

    The world is a stage. That reminds me of a metal rock song by Avenged Sevenfold call The Stage. The powers that be see us as stringed puppets for their use.

  4. Dmitri
    Dmitri April 20, 2024

    I don’t often play video games, but when I do, I have a proclivity for first/third-person puzzle games. Some great examples are the Portal series (1, 2, and the several mod versions), The Talos Principle, and The Witness. More casual options for these sorts of puzzle games are the Batman: Arkham series, the Tomb Raider series, The Turing Test, Swapper, Quantum Conundrum, and the Sherlock Holmes series. Survival games like Alan Wake are fun, too.

    Someday, I’ll get around to playing the Star Wars and Transformers games, since we have them and I enjoy their respective universes. I prefer playing single-player offline games so I can pause or stop whenever I want without annoying co-players.

    My son, a frequent gamer, has been playing a lot of Lethal Company and Red Dead Redemption II lately, neither of which I’ve tried…(but maybe I should play RDR2 based on Bobby’s endorsement). However, he’s often playing any one of hundreds of other games like Team Fortress 2 or Goat Simulator 3.

    Following Bobby’s recommendation, I’ve installed Fallout 4. I plan to give it a try sometime next week.


    P.S. Regarding Stuxnet, it was rather that Iran was the target, not the attacker. This worm targeted systems controlling centrifuges that were used in Iran’s nuclear program. By varying the rotation speeds of the centrifuges, the malware was able to physically damage them.

    • Dmitri
      Dmitri April 21, 2024


      I decided not to wait–I spent a few hours playing Fallout 4 today. It’s definitely fun, interesting, and has captured my attention. I like open world games and do have a thing for the postapocalyptic.

      While enjoyable, the control interface was a bit awkward at first and the initial tutorial could be better…though I also opted to not follow the expected initial mission path. Had I not previously played Skyrim, developed by the same game company, the learning curve would have been steeper.

      My one word opinion after 3 hours: Apocalicious!


  5. Ree-bee
    Ree-bee April 23, 2024

    Updating the spelling of my handle, lol. Now it should be easy to figure out how to pronounce.

    Iplaytheradio and I are right there with you. It’s all about control. They’ve upped the ante on the importance of the garment. It is now symbolic of Christ, your taking on you the name of Christ, covenants you’ve made, and your access to the mercy of Christ. It is a 180° from a representation of this fallen telestial body, aka “coat of skins.” And how do you get this garment? By paying money and abiding the list of rules the latter-day pharisees have put into place.

    I would dare say that the garment has now become an idol right along side the temple. While claiming Christ’s name all over the place (when just a few short years ago they were criticized for not mentioning him enough), they are really replacing Christ. All you need to do is be temple worthy (which is determined by these pharisees, and includes a declaration from you that these men are “prophets, seers, and revelators”) and wear your garments. No need for study, light and knowledge of the heavens, the real work of connecting to our Savior and becoming at-one with Him. The temple and garments do that for you! Isn’t it wonderful?!!

    It is so terrifying that so many people are content and aren’t noticing these changes. It reminds me of a scripture directed to us, those who think we are Zion, in
    2 Nephi 28:21:
    21 And others will he pacify, and lull them away into carnal security, that they will say: All is well in Zion; yea, Zion prospereth, all is well—and thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell.

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