GAME/SHOW: Can Video Games Be A Spiritual Experience?


Can video games be a spiritual experience? The people at PBS-funded webseries, GAME/SHOW discusses this topic in their latest episode.

Have you ever had an experience while gaming that was so transcendent, so powerful, that it could almost be described as spiritual? Whether you consider yourself a religious person or not, the feeling of cosmic connectedness can strike anyone.

But is there something about videogames that lends to this elevated experience? Can they be more than merely just video games?

In August of 2013, PBS kicked off a brand new weekly web series called GAME/SHOW, hosted by gamer and reporter Jamin Warren. The show provides relevant commentary on the current state of the video game industry in the same style as other PBS-funded web series such as Idea Channel.

You can follow GAME/SHOW on Twitter at @pbsgameshow or on Facebook. If you have suggestions, ideas or feedback about the program, send them to [email protected].

Check out Game/Show’s take on video games and spirituality right here:

Photo by Derek Bauer/AP Images for Blizzard.

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