The Gamerscore on the ol’ Xbox 360 has been flat for a while – between mission trips, conferences and HSM I haven’t been able to play much at all the past month. That changed last week, when the kids took on Megamind (B-), and I completed Army of Two: The 40th Day (B) and Battle: LA (C+). Fun!

JG

Gamerscore Blows By 43,000

Josh Griffin —  December 31, 2010 — 4 Comments

Fun holiday gaming with the kids and the Kinect equaled a nice rise in Gamerscore this month, thanks in part to games like Kinectimals (A), Kinect Adventures (B) and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (B+). A little holiday gaming with the kids. Fun!

JG



Thanks to some late-night video gaming, the family Xbox 360 crossed 42,000 in Gamerscore this weekend. The kids are loving the new Kinect, and got a bunch of points from Stranglehold (C), Prince Caspian (C), Heroes Over Europe (C+) and Pac Man CE DX (A+) . So fun!

JG

Curious as to your media consumption habits. Have you jumped off of cable yet? We’re 2 years in and running!

JG



Thanks to some much-needed time off over Thanksgiving break, the family Xbox 360 crossed 41,000 in Gamerscore. Still loving the new Kinect, and got a bunch of points from Kinect Sports (A-), Dance Central (A+), Wet (B) and HAWX 2 (B). Good times!

JG

Just crossed the 40,000 mark on the Xbox 360 tonight – thanks in part to some fun gaming with friends on the kids’ new Kinect today (more on that soon). Our Gamerscore received a bump because of games like Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (A-), IL-2 Birds of Prey (C), and Bionic Commando (B). Good times!

JG



And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. -Acts 2:42

For two weeks HSM is going to offer a unique way of having students give an offering.

We’re in the middle of a church-wide campaign that includes a significant offering component at the end. Pastor Rick has been talking quite a bit about Acts 2:42, the “sell their possessions and give to those in need” and sharing how in the early days of Saddleback people literally downsized their houses and gave the difference to the church. We’ve taken this verse very literally in the past, and while I love it, the application to the present-day life of teenager doesn’t seem very relevant.

So this weekend we’re going to launch what we hope is a very student-friendly, modern day take on Acts 2:42. While students can still literally tithe and/or give an offering in an envelope, we’re also going to let them bring in items to sell. Here’s the idea:

Want to participate in the offering but don’t have money? Here’s how: donate something of our own to the giving campaign. First get your parent’s permission, then bring in any item worth $50 or more and give it away at the eBay offering table. We’ll take each of the items and put them on eBay and find new owners for your stuff with all of the proceeds going directly to the campaign.

The opportunity to give will run for just 2 weeks, Nov 6/7 and 13/14 and students from the Oh Snaps! photography ministry will take pictures of the items as they come in and another student leader will help write up the product description. The whole process will be done by students and overseen by an adult, with 100% of the proceeds go to the 2020: The Future is Now offering.

When I announce it this weekend, I’m going to give away 2 things myself to the campaign: one that is easy to give away, and one that is more of a sacrifice. I’m going to give away my copy of Avatar: the Video Game for the Xbox 360. Easy, the game is average at best and I’ve already beat it. But I’m also going to give something away as a sacrifice, one that I’ll feel a little more: my brand new copy of Halo: Reach. I want to make sure students hear that we don’t just give out of abundance, but we give out of sacrifice as well. Why am I doing this again? Hahahha …

So we’ll see how it goes! Could be a total flop, but I think even just using this concept as a teaching point could be valuable for our students and might be worth it alone. If it takes off, it could be something really special.

JG

Not sure if I want to post about my Gamerscore anymore after the brilliant Old Spice Youth Pastor video came out [tell me you've seen it - it is a MUST WATCH] – hahahah, I wish it was 29 million! Jumped 1,000 points on the Xbox 360, due to some quality time with Lost: Via Domus (C-), Legendary (B-) and LEGO Indiana Jones 2 (A-).

JG