A tearjerker story hit the gaming world following a post on YouTube asking "Can Videos Games Be a Spiritual Experience?" A 16-year-old whose father had died revisited an old game they used to play together on Xbox when the boy was just 4-years-old. It was Rally Sports Challenge and the boy hadn't played it for over a decade. He still had warm memories of playing the game with his father--so he finally broke it out to play again. It was a powerful emotional and spiritual experience.
In the game, the player who has the best time around the track gets recorded as a ghost driver. You can always afterwards race against the ghost driver. When the boy revisited the game, he found the record was held by his dad--and as he raced the ghost he was actually racing against his dead father. He made sure never to beat him, stopping at the finish line to let the ghost--his dad--pass even if he had a big lead. Or as the boy describes racing against his dad: " i played and played, and played, untill 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. Bliss." That answers the question about whether video games can be a spiritual experience.
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