ETM Spring Update

This year has proven to be really busy for just about everybody here at ETM, which led to a few week break from writing articles, but we are back in action! And we have some exciting changes.

Article Schedule

The first thing to note is that we have changed how and when we release new articles.  Instead of Media Monday, the Bible article on Thursday, and the podcast on Saturday, we will just be posting a new article, which can be any category, every three days or so.

This gives us a lot more flexability and relaxes the schedule to make writing articles a lot easier to manage.

ETM Gaming

ETM now has a group of gamers that want to enjoy online gaming in a Christian environment. We are working on setting up all of the details still but there are already two guilds setup, one for World of Warcraft, and one for Rift. If you want any more information on them check out the ETM Gaming page.

If you have a guild or online gaming group you want to have affiliated with ETM write an email to Info@EternalTruthMinistry.com and give us the details of your group. We will contact you with details from there.

Guest Articles

We are now allowing articles to be written by guests.  Guest articles will allow ETM members to get more involved in this ministry and allow those who do not meet the requirements to be on staff to still have their articles published.  We are excited about this change and look forward to seeing what articles everyone writes.  For more information check out the Guest Writers page.

Spring Break!

This year has really been exciting so far for ETM. We have some cool announcements coming up that you will enjoy, especially you gamers. Keep on checking the website for that information soon.

We have had some great articles the past two months, but writing those articles takes a lot of time and everything has been pretty busy for all of the ETM staff. Which means we will be taking a two week break from publishing articles to give everyone some time to catch their breath and take their time getting some articles writen.

We will have an announcement or two to make during this break, so you should still stop by and check out the updates.

So anyway, see you in a couple of weeks!

Christ Centered Gamer – Game Reviews

Today I am going to give you a review/overview of ccgr.org.

ccgr.org is a very unique website, it’s main purpose is to review video games from a Christian perspective. One thing I want to point out from the start is they don’t get games bad reviews for violence and stuff, they actually give a game score, and a morality score.

ccgr.org has a nice way of reviewing games. If we look here at their review of New Vegas, you will see a “Game Info” box that provides a lot of information on the game, from System Requirements to ESRB rating. There is usually always a gameplay video. A “Highlights” box (my favorite), and then the score breakdown.

Let’s take a look at how they breakdown scores (for New Vegas):

Game Score – 82%
Game Play: 16/20
Graphics: 9/10
Sound: 8/10
Stability: 3/5
Controls/Interface: 5/5

Morality Score – 32%
Violence: 0/10
Language: 0/10
Sexual Content: 0/10
Occult/Supernatural: 10/10
Cultural/Moral/Ethical: 6/10

We see they gave it a 82% game score, and a 32% morality score. In the game score, the higher the number the better the game. In the morality the score, the lower the scores, the more immoral the game is. I love this feature, because anytime I have ever tried to use Christian game review sites before, they always give games bad reviews for violence and language and what not. ccgr.org provides a much better way of reviewing from a Christian prospective than I have ever seen.

And on top of all of this, their reviews are good…and not just something thrown together. The reviews are worth reading, and the site is very good.

The next time you need a review of a game, whether to see if the game is good, or to see how immoral a game is, ccgr.org provides a excellent way getting the info you need.

Side-note: They also have forums, IRC, and game servers!