I came across this sad but rather touching story by accident on the internet, so excuse me if my words don’t have the same impact.
A couple of months ago, Youtube broadcaster PBS Game/Show tackled the subject “Can Video Games Be A Spiritual Experience?” His show was interesting, informative as well as pulpy. Whether his broadcast actually answered the question is debatable. However, one person left a comment below about his own very different spiritual experience. User 00WARTHERAPY00 had this story to tell.
When I was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. You know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. We had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together – until he died, when I was just 6. I couldn’t touch that console for 10 years. But once I did, I noticed something.
We used to play a racing game, Rally Sports Challenge. Actually pretty awesome for the time. Once I started meddling around… I found a GHOST. Literally. You know, when a time race happens, that the fastest lap so far gets recorded as a ghost driver? Yep, you guessed it – his ghost still rolls around the track today. And so I played and played, and played, until I was almost able to beat the ghost. until one day I got ahead of it, I surpassed it, and…
I stopped right in front of the finish line, just to ensure I wouldnt delete it.
This may not have been the point of PBS Game/Show’s broadcast but it was certainly a moving story as to how this boy’s father has forever been immortalised, as he can continue to race against his father for the rest of his life.
Do you have any amazing or spiritual gaming experiences? If so please share them in the comments box below.