Heroes of Play: Donkey Kong Adventure Review

Another article up for Heroes of Play and this time it is a review of the Donkey Kong Adventure DLC for Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. Kingdom Battle was the first Switch game I played and one of the best of last year. I actually forgot to post the text here so both reviews will be posted after the jump. Check out the new review at Heroes of Play.

 

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Heroes of Play: The Zelda Series Ranked

I recently posted another article on Heroes of Play which was the first I have done in many months. Posts there (and here) have not been as regular because of a big change in circumstances and quite frankly – a lack of motivation. However, I do hope that will be changing soon.

I am posting it below but you can find it here.

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A Virtue of Vigour – 7: Pushing Beyond Routine

Keeping good exercise and dietary habits is important and something you should be proud of. However, this does not necessarily mean you should just rest on your laurels and keep doing exactly what you’re doing without change. You will notice as you go that exercise you previously found hard becomes much easier to the point of just being a routine. Similarly with your diet, you should start finding it just normal to avoid certain foods and eat well.

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A Virtue of Vigour – 6: Avoiding Old Habits

Even when you achieve success with health and fitness and get yourself to an ideal weight, it can be easy to lose this success. This can happen for a variety of reasons. The time of the year is a particular factor. If the climate is especially cold in winter, it is all but expected that you will put on more weight as the cold weather will make you reluctant to exercise, if you’re not prevented outright by extremes. Another is to do with festivities, particularly the Christmas Season when it is easy to eat, drink and forget about many of these commitments.

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A Virtue of Vigour – 5: A Good Habit is a Virtue

The first four steps have really dwelt on what you might be doing wrong. Once you’ve worked through all these it is time to start doing things right. We often think of habits in the negative sense because we associate them automatically with bad habits. For example, picking your nose, chewing your pen (still one of mine), or in more extreme cases, drinking and gambling. But there are good habits too and a good habit is a virtue.
It is important that you don’t just stop doing things but that you start doing things as well. More importantly for this step though is that you keep it up. Going back to the first step is a great place to start here.

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Ad hominem is a valid argument

I put it to you that in matters of religion and political philosophy – character matters. It matters a lot. It matters so much that the validity of a philosophy or religion should rise or fall based on the character of the person who founded or created it. This is simply because when we consider a philosophy or religion (especially ones making universal claims), then the character of the proponents very much matter. It matters because the effects of such beliefs go beyond a single person or group and depending on their appeal, could easily affect many people for good or for ill.

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No, I guess not.

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Are We Together? by R.C. Sproul
Reformation Trust Publishing, July 28th, 2012

Before I get started I want to make a very direct and honest expression of my own ignorance. I have only been regularly attending church again for a few years and while I grew up in the Anglican Church, I consider my overall knowledge of theology to be quite poor. I have realised quite recently that this goes especially for my understanding of the differences between Protestants and Catholics. I honestly never gave it much thought before as it is easy to see these differences as superficial; such as with the style of worship. In the society we live in, Christians generally have more in common than not which explains the mutual tolerance we now have.

But there are big and very important differences and I and the late author of this book certainly agree on that. This book is written very much for Protestants and at least going from the introduction, the author seems to have Evangelicals joining the Catholic Church in mind. It is a brief but concise look at the major areas of difference with justification by faith alone as the most important area of contention.

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