Saturday, May 30, 2009

My Favorite FPS Computer Games

I know it has been a long time since I blogged about anything, and I know the following is even more off the beaten path from my normal subjects, but being a computer nerd who loves to play computer games, I thought I would post something along those lines.

When I first started gaming my favorite genre was real-time strategy games (RTS). Both the Command & Conquer and Red Alert series captivated me. Even though the genre continued to improve with some incredible games, such as Age of Empires 3, C&C 3, and Universe at War, I had played so much I think I was played out. Other than the occasional game that can pull me back in (Dawn of War, Company of Hereos), I think the sun has set for me and the RTS.

But the one genre that I never tire of is first-person shooters (FPS). I think I love the FPS because it is usually very easy to pick up, and you can always play even if you have a few minutes here and there. In the current state of my life I don't have the time to pour over a manual and invest hours in learning the intricacies of a game. Nor do I enjoy it when I haven't been able to play the game for a few days and have to relearn all the keystrokes and rules. With the FPS, if you've mastered WASD and the mouse, you're basically good to go.

But for me, the story is critical. An FPS without a deep story just isn't worth playing. It's like reading a book and being in it at the same time. (Notice I said "like", not "the same as". Nothing still beats a good book.)

With that being said, I thought I would list all the FPS's that I have played and completed. I've tried to list them in order of enjoyment:

  1. System Shock 2
  2. Half Life
  3. Deus Ex (any game that uses quotes from G.K. Chesterton has to be near the top!)
  4. Far Cry
  5. Tron 2.0
  6. Half Life 2 (and episodes 1 and 2)
  7. Bioshock
  8. Dark Messiah
  9. Jedi Academy
  10. Halo
  11. Max Payne (listed last because technically it is a third-person shooter, bt it was a blast.)

Monday, January 19, 2009


A priest, a rabbi and a minister walk into a bar; the bartender says, "What is this, some kind of a joke?!"

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Oh My

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was oing.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Bible Software Reviews are complete!

It's finally done. After the initial release of my software reviews back in April, I have finally finished my roundup. Seven more reviews have been added to the original 13. In addition, I have linked to another 15 software packages with a short blurb and explanation on why each one wasn't included in my review (most of them fell outside of my specific inclusion criteria).

You can find the launch pad for the reviews here: Bible Software Review. A summary of the final scores are below (scale=1-5).

Now its time to go reintroduce myself to my family...

(Click on the product name to jump to an in-depth review of that product)

1.WORDsearch 8............4.0
2.The Word 3..............3.8
2.SwordSearcher 5.........3.8
4.Bible Explorer 4........3.7
5.Logos 3.................3.5
7.QuickVerse 2008.........3.2
9.Pradis 6................3.0
10.PC Study Bible.........2.8
11.Theophilos 3...........2.7
11.La Parola..............2.7
13.BibleSpeak 4.0.........2.5
14.Alkitab Bible Study....2.3
15.The SWORD Project......2.2

16.Bible Pro 12...........2.0
18.Bible Analyzer.........1.8
19.Online Bible...........1.6

20.Lightning Study Bible..1.3

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Abortion is NOT a human right

Dear Friends,

On December 10th, pro-abortion groups will present petitions asking the United Nation's General Assembly to make abortion a universally recognized human right. The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute created an alternate petition drive that calls for government to interpret the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as protecting human life from the moment of conception to natural death. They need at least 100,000 signatures by December 10th, the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Please go to the Website and sign the petition:

If you know anyone that would be interested in doing the same please email them a link to this blog entry.


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

SwordBible 5.3 Reviewed

They're falling left and right. With this review I have only four more to go and I'll be done. Yeah, right.

SwordBible 5.3 has been added to my Bible Software Review. Click on the product name to see the in-depth review.


BibleSpeak on the Review page

Bible Software that talks. What will they think of next? :)

BibleSpeak 4.0 has been added to my Bible Software Review. Click on the product name to see the in-depth review.