Plugged In Author: Kevin Simpson

Graphic Designer for PLUGGEDIN.COM. Cutting his design teeth at Scripture Press/Cook Communications, Kevin brings years of ministry and freelance experience to Plugged In's visual presentation. He also analyzes video games for our reviews and contributes an occasional blog.

It’s Been a Hoot!

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Packing stuff to move stinks. It’s not any fun, lugging heavy bins back and forth that are filled with items we probably don’t even need. Over the past few weeks I’ve been shuddering at the thought of how much money my wife and I have spent on plastic storage bins. We’re on a first-name-basis with […]

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I Put a Hit on You

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Square Enix really messed up when they released their Facebook app that allowed users to put a “hit” on their friends. The app—a promotion for the Hitman: Absolution video game—was supposed to be a fun way to “poke” people, to misuse a Facebook term. And it was live mere hours before it was pulled back […]

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The Games Bullies Play

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I recently read a pretty disturbing article from the BBC about video games. But this isn’t the usual heard-it-all-before-video-games-are-evil fodder. No, the subject matter we’re talking about here is different, and it involves a subject we hear about all too much: bullying. It seems as though nine out of 10 titles released today have an […]

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Gaming Through a Piece of Art

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What if you walked into the Smithsonian American Art Museum and on display was … wait for it … video game art? Well, wonder no more. That’s right, an exhibit called “The Art of Video Games” is already here—and will be at the Smithsonian through September when it takes off on its own national tour. […]

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Major Appliance Peril

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“It’s making that loud squealing noise again.” That’s what my wife greeted me with when I got home from work a few days ago. Our clothes dryer had finally died—the “squeaking noise” was its last gasp—and she had already located a good deal on a washer and dryer on Craigslist for a price that even […]

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As I Lay Dying: The Concert

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They’re the most aggressive-sounding band in the genre, in my humble opinion. Their front man is a lumberjack-sized fellow with a booming, guttural growl that can shake the walls. But here’s the thing: They do it in the name of Jesus Christ. I’m talking about the Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying, one of […]

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