I had a lot of fun reviewing the Matt vs. Sye debate on my Twitch channel a couple of months ago, so I thought I’d do it again. Justin Schieber, of the very excellent podcast Reasonable Doubts, debated Christian apologist Steven Kozak on the topic “Does the Christian God exist?” You can watch the original debate video here, or just listen to it straight up by subscribing to Reasonable Doubts. But my preferred method of watching a debate is to kill some minions of hell in Diablo III, while commenting at the same time.
During the stream, someone in the chat room asked why I do it this way. My answer: Because neither my debate commentary nor leveling up my character is interesting enough to make a show of on its own. But you put them together, and hey! Content!
Justin himself tuned in for the first bit of streaming, and seemed interested enough in my feedback to argue in chat. I’m hoping he will finish watching the video, so maybe sometime next week we can get together in a Google Hangout and discuss our different approaches a bit. You should consider keeping an eye on my Twitter feed or Justin’s, if you want to be notified when this happens.
In any case, here are the 2.5 hours of gaming and commenting goodness, if you’ve got time to kill.
Please forgive me for having some fiddly bits early on where I adjust the sound levels for everything that’s going on. Getting a good balance is still tricky for me, so you may want to skip ahead a few minutes to where the debate actually starts going in earnest. Things get moving correctly right around the ten minute mark.
Also: It feels like I might do more of these in the future, and I don’t have an all-encompassing catchy title for the general topic of gaming + debate reviewing. In my first round I used the hashtag #ReaperOfSyes, which I thought was mildly clever, but that obviously only worked on that one occasion. If anyone could come up with a good title / hashtag for this format in general, I would be most grateful.