Echoes of Purgatory in World of Warcraft: Shadowlands

I just published a paper in Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture (vol. 25, no. 4, Fall 2022). Sadly, it is behind a paywall. As religious ideas are increasingly marginalized in the real world, why do they keep showing up in video games?

Past Glory

More than 15 years ago, I wrote this paper about the economies of games. The nice people at Today I Found Out recently made a video about it. Thanks to former student Sami Stegall for the heads up!

Why Do Games Have Gods?

“Why God?” is often asked about the real world. It seems like a hangover from our goat-herding days. How odd, then, that Gods are everywhere in fantasy worlds. Why?