Videogames are a great way to walk in someone else’s shoes, if only digitally. Depending on the game, you can do good deeds for the love of humanity or the love of money. You can swing a sword for freedom or for oppression. According to Dr. Andrew Weaver, your game choices are more obvious than you’d think. When it comes to moral decision-making, how you play your game is how you live your life–and you’re playing morally.
I love a good soundtrack. My iPhone is filled to the brim with music from John Williams, James Horner, and Bear McCreary. I love the transformative power of soundtracks: One minute, I’m at the grocery store shopping for spaghetti sauce, and the next I’m on the Enterprise, under attack from the Reliant. When the cashier asks me, “Would you like paper or plastic?” I answer, “Khaaaaan! And, um, paper.”