One Man's Journey from Casual Gaming to JRPGs and More
Voted on by our Patrons, we are taking a look back at how our tastes in gaming have changed over the years! We also discuss summer vacation coming to a close, the IGN Dead Cells review controversy (as well as gush about how great the game is), something about the rapture, just to name a few!
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Wipe Away the Debt
One of the most polarizing games available, we take a trip up to Columbia to discuss the themes of Bioshock Infinite. The discussion covers baptism, salvation, racism, politics, idolatry before we realize just how much this game touches on. As always, our episodes are the start of a discussion. If you want to continue discussing a point we made on this episode, let us know!
Fatherhood, Manhood, & Maturity
Super excited to share this episode with y'all! We brought on special guest, Matt Millsap, Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, to help us discuss the themes of 2018's God of War. We had a lot of fun having Matt on the show, discussing one of our favorite games of the year, and raving about how Final Fantasy 6 is infinitely better than Final Fantasy 7! (And, yes, I totally got the episode number wrong at the top of the show #NumbersAreHard?)
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Ah, E3. A time of the year filled with exciting new game announcements, surprise digital store releases, and a little bit of drama. We brought on Deer Patrons, Micah and David, to help discuss the highlights of all of the E3 conferences in lieu of Adam's absence. Everything from Elder Scrolls 6 to Sony's anti-cross-play with Fortnite, join us as we look back and feel the hype!
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All Aboard the Hype Train
The time has come for us to give our predictions for E3 2018! But before then, we discuss the games that have wowed us so far in 2018 and what game has our pick for GOTY thus far. Enjoy!
How Nintendo Switched Things Up
As our State Of series comes to a close, we take a look at Nintendo's monumental comeback in the Nintendo Switch. But it hasn't been all sunshine and daisies for the console/handheld hybrid. Join us and resident Nintenguy, Jonathan, as we dive into the world of Nintendo, gush about their successes, and analyze their flaws in hopes of a brighter future.
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A Juggernaut of a System
Continuing with our State Of series, we take a look at the Xbox One with Deer Patron VIP, Gareth, from overseas! Join us as we discuss Logan's boredom of The Silver Chair, what Xbox is doing right, how they can improve, and what we are looking forward to.
We Take A Look at What Playstation is Doing Right & Wrong
Welcome to the start of a new series: State Of. Join us as we bring on a guest host each episode and discuss a specific platform. This episode, we're starting with the Playstation 4, a system that has been wildly successful but is it a perfect system? Join us as we bring on Deer Patron, Micah, to discuss the history of the PS4, what it's doing right, where it could improve, and things we are looking forward to.
From Convictions to Language, We Discuss How We Game to the Glory of God
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Joining Logan this week is Twitch streamer, Derek, and resident Legend of Zelda scholar, Jonathan! We discuss the new God of War, Mistborn, and answer YOUR questions on various topics on Christian living in the video game world.
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Episode 115 is delayed until next week but in the meantime, we're releasing to you the first episode of our Patron-exclusive show, The Loot Box. Loot Box is available exclusively to our $5-and-up tier patrons over at www.patreon.com/TheReformedGamers. If you'd like to get more Loot Boxes, be sure to head over there and lend your support to TRG. Even pledges as little as $1 get you great perks and go a long way in helping to our show grow.
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Understanding Ourselves & Our Faults
The time has come for us to proudly discuss the indie-darling of 2018, Celeste! We are also going to be changing some things with the show's format, starting this episode, thanks to the wonderful feedback provided by some of you. We recently shared a Google Form to help garner feedback for the show. If you have not had a chance to fill out this form, you can follow the link here and be entered in for a chance to win a $10 gift card to the gaming platform of your choice (eShop, PSN, XBLM, Steam). Thanks to our Deer VIPs for bringing us our WHYBP, Newsy-News, and Topic for this episode (Eric Bryant, Alex Castellanos, Richard Marroquin "The Jedislander Podcast").
Celeste Discussion Resources
What happens when you throw off all responsibility?
The topic for this episode is submitted by one of our Deer Patrons! If you enjoy what we do, or would like to see your topic discussed, head over to www.patreon.com/TheReformedGamers.
We discuss the topic of online anonymity and it's effects on us. Is it bad? Can it be redeemed? Listen to find out and join in the discussion!
In a grim world, where does one find hope?
Due to my (Logan) crazy schedule, we could not record on our regular night. But I brought on Josh Broccolo of the So...Talk to Me podcast to discuss Dark Souls! What is it, what's the story, what makes them great, and what are some ways we can redeem the time we spend playing the games? Listen and find out! We also discuss co-op gaming, the power of prayer, and more!
- VaatiVidya (YouTube Channel focusing on SoulsBourne lore and more)
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Can Video Games Be a Disorder?
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In this episode, we talk about Dark Souls 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, the new Nintendo news with the Switch's online service and a new Mario movie. We also discuss the announcement of research findings around gaming disorders in regard to mental health, from a Biblical worldview.
- "White Awake" by Daniel Hill
- "Divided by Faith" by Christina Smith
- Pass the Mic podcast
- Celeste (Available on PS4/Xbox One/PC/Switch)
- Shut the console/PC off, turn off notifications, and go enjoy life. Drink some coffee. Read a book. Something.
Rebellion, Corruption, and Redemption
Now that both hosts have finished Persona 5, join us as we discuss Persona 5’s development history, reception, and multiple release dates. We also give our spoiler-free review as well as discuss the game’s themes of sexual abuse, corruption, rebellion against God and redemption.
Per the disclaimer at the beginning of the episode, here are the links and phone numbers of organizations ready to help those who have been abused, sexually or otherwise. Due to the disclaimer and topic discussed, we have enabled this episode as "Explicit".
National Domestic Violence Hotline
3 Years, 3 Giveaways
What? Giveaways? Guess you’ll have to listen to the episode and find out what’s going on! Thank you, Deer Listeners, for 3 years of support and encouragement. Join us as we talk about God’s providence, our goals for 2018, and things we think will happen with gaming in 2018.
Also: there was an issue with the audio while recording this episode. The first five minutes the audio will be off. There will be a hard cut while Adam is talking and then the audio will be fixed.
The Only Gaming Awards Show That Matters
Who will go home with the coveted and renowned TRG Game of the Year award? Chances are it's Sonic Mania. Thank you for tuning in to TRG in 2017! We will return in 2018 with exciting new episodes, in-depth theological game reviews, and more YouTube content!
What Will You Choose?
Dishonored is one of the most critically-acclaimed game series available. We brought on Mark Fromme of the Error 204 Podcast to help us discuss the game's development, what makes it unique, and it's themes of free will, revenge, and redemption. (If you have never played Dishonored 1,2, and/or Death of the Outsider prior to listening: have no fear because there are no spoilers here)
A Time to Be Thankful
Deer Listeners, let's gather around and talk about the things we're thankful for: from loot crates to Super Mario.
The 2nd Commandment, Mario, and Taco Bell Go So Well Together
The time has come for us to discuss the 2nd Commandment, a game called "Fight of Gods", and what are acceptable representations of Christ, if any. We also celebrate Super Mario Odyssey's release, talk about the time-sink that is Stardew Valley, GameStop's possible new game rental service, and more!
New Releases/Upcoming Games
Boxes of Randomized Loot, Galore!
Loot boxes have invaded just about every big-name game coming in Fall 2017! What happened? Are they bad? Are they unBiblical? Join us this week as we discuss the latest trend in gaming.
Giving Updates, Answering Questions
Welcome back, Deer Listeners! Join us in Epsiode 102 as Adam shares updates on his family's adoption, Logan gives updates on ministry, and discuss baseball terminology. We threw the door open to the Deer Listeners on this one, fielded questions, and answer questions such as: favorite arcade game, retro gaming, and more!
Destiny 2 Article: Now That I've Got A Baby, It's Harder to Enjoy A Game Like Destiny 2
For the puppies!
Destiny 2 is out, we have played it, and we are here to discuss everything we like, dislike, and passionately despise about the game! Has Bungie finally delivered on their promises of an epic adventure with pals or do they fall into the same ruts as before? Join guest host, Jonathan, as we discuss and share about our times with Cave Story and Metroid: Samus Returns!
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