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Sep 18, 2017

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!

Newsy-News

New Releases

 

  • September 19
    • Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
    • NBA 2K18 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
  • September 21
    • SteamWorld Dig 2 (Switch)
  • September 22
    • Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 (Switch)
    • Pokémon Gold/Silver (3DS)
    • Pokkén Tournament Deluxe (Switch)
  • September 26
    • Batman: The Enemy Within - Episode 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
    • Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4, Vita)
    • Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
    • Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare (Xbox One, PC)
  • September 29
    • Cuphead (Xbox One, PC)
    • FIFA 18 (PS4, Xbox One Switch, PS3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • September (no date)
    • Golf Story (Switch)

Reco's

TRG Destiny Clans

Sep 4, 2017

We made it, Deer Listeners!

TRG doesn't always hit 100 episodes, but when we do, we make it our biggest episode yet! Join us as we freak out over hitting 100 episodes of the show, discuss what we've been playing, and reminisce about our favorite things about doing the show for the past 100 episodes!

Hurricane Harvey Relief

Newsy-News!

New Releases with Arnold

  • Knack II (PS4) - September 5
  • Destiny 2 (PS4, Xbox One) - September 6
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360, PC) - September 12
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 (PC) - September 14
  • Dishonored: Death of the Outsider (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - September 15
  • NBA Live 18 (PS4, Xbox One) - September 15
  • NHL 18 (PS4, Xbox One ) - September 15
  • Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS) - September 15

Reco's!

Aug 21, 2017

Time to Put on the Nostalgia Goggles

What is nostalgia? Is it Biblical? Were games really better back in years gone by? Join us as we discuss nostalgia from a Biblical worldview, Pokemon binges, busy seasons of life, and more!

News

New Releases

  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4) - August 22
  • Madden NFL 18 (PS4, Xbox One) - August 25
  • Everybody's Golf (PS4) - August 29
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch) - August 29
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PC) - August 29
  • Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) - August 29
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - August 31

Topic Articles

Reco's

Aug 7, 2017

The Games We Got the Hype For and the Games We Will Realistically Buy

We missed a week but that just means we'll give you even MORE of TRG with a lengthy episode to make up for our absence! Adam shares updates on his adoption journey, Logan regales about his week at youth camp, Platinum trophies, and how Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the inevitable Game of the Year of 2017! Oh, yeah, we also bring you some of that buttery sweet Newsy-News! And, if you listen closely... you'll hear the Party Chat! BOOM!

Newsy-News

  • Nintendo Assures Pre-Orders of SNES Classic
  • Persona 5 Anime Announced for 2018
  • Resident Evil Titles Coming to Nintendo Switch

Reco's!

Jul 17, 2017

2017 May Go Down as the Best Year of Gaming

There have been a lot of games we have played in 2017! From new releases to new experiences, we sit down with guest of the show, Jonathan Steele, to discuss some of our favorite games of the year. We also discuss games such as Cave Story, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, and more. Also, what would Mario Kart look like with a Super Smash Bros style roster? Listen to this episode to find out!

Relevant Links

Reco's!

Jul 3, 2017

Link. Wake Up, Link.

We've explored the land of Hyrule, fought many a Lynel, survived Eventide Island and now it's time to discuss the modern masterpiece that is Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! The game is so massive we brought in Deer Listener Supreme/Guest of Honor, Jonathan Steele! Don't let the fact he hasn't played Link to the Past get in the way of the great discussion about the game, it's themes, and fascinating development history! As always, if you're playing through the game and don't want it spoiled, we'll warn you before we go into spoiler territory.

Relevant Links

Reco's!

Jun 17, 2017

Two. Metroid. Games.

With E3 drawing to a close, let's talk about the conferences, what got announced, figure out who won the "Will We Get a Release Date" game, and of course, FREAK OUT BECAUSE TWO NEW METROID GAMES ARE COMING!

Conferences

Reco's!

  • Play Ni No Kuni
  • Catch up on all the E3 coverage
Jun 5, 2017

Nintendo, Announce Metroid

It's that time of the year again, Deer Listeners! With E3 on the horizon, we discuss the things we think will be announced, what games will get a release date, and say some incredibly bold things. We also give updates on what we've been playing/reading, our thoughts on the ARMS Test-Punch, some newsy-news, and even bring back Party Chat!

Newsy-News!

New Releases

Reco's!

May 22, 2017

Does the Switch have the momentum to succeed?

With the Nintendo Switch approaching being 3 months out in the wild, we spend some time discussing what Nintendo is doing right and what they need to do to continue their incredible momentum. Other topics include: fighting mice, 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, Persona 5, Ni No Kuni, Injustice 2, Destiny 2, and Player Unknown Battlegrounds.

Newsy-News

New Releases

Reco's!

May 8, 2017

Genesis, Robotic Wildlife, and a Girl Named Aloy

Join us this week as we dive into the world of Horizon Zero Dawn! We discuss it's development history, reception, give our spoiler-free review, and then head into the wildlands of spoiler territory to discuss the underlying themes of the game. We also discuss Persona 5's ridiculously long gameplay, updates on Adam's adoption journey, and Logan struggles with words... again.

Horizon Articles

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Contact

Apr 24, 2017

Christian Game Developers, Meaningful Interaction, And A New Hero

We were blessed and honored to have Jeff Simmons of Revelation Games on this episode to discuss their upcoming game, Rise of the King! We also got to talk to Jeff a bit about what it's like to work in the industry, some of the challenges within, and setting out on their own as an indie studio! But before that we talk about our time with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, Shovel Knight, and even make time for some newsy-news AND announce the winner of the Horizon Zero Dawn Photo Contest!

(Oh, and something about giving away a copy of Persona 5?? You'll have to listen to the episode to find out!)

Rise of the King

Newsy-News!

New Releases

Reco's!

Apr 10, 2017

Would you kindly listen to this episode?

It's been a long time coming but it is time to finally dive into the world of Rapture and discuss the classic that is: Bioshock! Before Bioshock, the guys discuss Logan being blessed with a Nintendo Switch which leads to talk of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Last week also saw Persona 5 finally releasing in the West and, yes, Logan goes crazy.

As always, these episodes focusing on a specific video game will contain spoilers during the Bioshock discussion at the warning of the hosts.

Reco's!

Mar 27, 2017

Trog, Super Mario Bros, and the Good Ol' Days

This episode, we're going retro! But to help us out, we're joined by the folks from the Retro Warriors podcast! Adam also gives us all the details on the Nintendo Switch and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild while Logan plays the game of life!

Check out the Retro Warriors!

Keep Up with TRG

Reco's!

Mar 13, 2017

Where is the patriarchy?!

With life bringing about changes in our schedules, this is not a typical episode of the podcast. Join Logan and a very special guest as they discuss Horizon Zero Dawn, 100% spoiler free! Also, find out how you can win a copy of ReCore and a $20 PSN gift card!

Reco's!

Shout-out to Big Giant Circles for allowing us to use his music on our show! You can check out his content here or on iTunes!

Feb 27, 2017

We flipped the Hype Switch and left the Hype running!

With Logan battling sick brain, it's up to Adam to host the show and put up with Logan's struggle against words reaching an all time low. The guys discuss some of the games coming out they are most excited for, Logan reviews Halo Wars 2, the Bible and free will, and more in Newsy-News!

Newsy-News

New Releases

Reco's!

Feb 13, 2017

Rather than building a wall between the two, let's build a bridge.

"Keep your politics out of video games" is something we often hear, and maybe have even said. But is that the appropriate response? Join us this week as we discuss politics in games, why they are good, and how to approach them. We also review Digimon World: Next Order, discuss Playstation and Xbox's return policy for digital purchases, and more.

 

Bonus Round: Video Games and Church

Psalm 139:13-16

Newsy-News

New Releases

Topic of the Show

Reco's!

Shout-out to Big Giant Circles for allowing us to use his music on our show! You can check out his content here or on iTunes!

Jan 30, 2017

Pricing, Games, Expections and More for the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch has been fully revealed and despite us showing up to the party when it's over, we're here to share our thoughts and discuss the system. Before we get into that, we discuss games we've been playing such as Resident Evil 7, Dragon Quest Builders, and Titanfall 2's lack of support on Xbox One. We also talk about God's promises and Gospel presentations in fiction.

Newsy-News

Check out our interview with Creative Director of Perception, Bill Gardner, in Episode 51!

New Releases

Topic - Nintendo Switch

Reco's!

Shout-out to Big Giant Circles for allowing us to use his music on our show! You can check out his content here or on iTunes!

Jan 16, 2017

Two Years Ago, TRG Was Born...

Deer Listeners, we cannot thank you all enough for supporting TRG for two years now! We are very excited to share this episode with you and we are very honored and humbled to keep the show going. We've got a very special line-up and hope you enjoy!

Guests:

Everyday Gamers

PostBit

Reco's!

Dec 24, 2016

The Broken Controller, Most Disappointing, Best Story, and More!

Merry Christmas, Deer Listeners, and welcome to the 2016 TRG Game of the Year Awards! Join us as we reminisce of the games we played in 2016 and rank them from Best Story to Most Disappointing to the Leeroy Jenkins award, all leading up to our picks for Game of the Year! Thank you again for helping to make The Reformed Gamers possible and helping us to continue in 2017! We'll return in 2017 with a slew of new episodes, new game episodes, and our 2-year anniversary special!

Reco's!

Dec 13, 2016

PS Vita, Black Friday Deals, and Holiday Gaming

Deer Listeners, it has been quite some time and a lot has gone down! Sit down with Adam and Logan as they discuss the top 3 Mountain Dew flavors, some crazy Black Friday gaming deals, and get caught up with what they have been playing and reading. The guys also discuss how to approach gaming during the busyness of the Christmas season, how to bring your family alongside some great multiplayer games, and more.

Newsy-News

New Releases

Reco's!

Nov 28, 2016

Why Even Christians Who Don't Game Should

In this Bonus Round episode, Logan is joined by his mentor, Michael, and partner in ministry, Collin. They answer two questions from the Deer Listeners in regards to how to talk about video games with people in your church, specifically those who think video games are sinful. They also discuss why it's important for the church to not only be aware of what video games are out there but the stories and worldviews they present, how it impacts youth in the church, and discuss some resources that make learning about video games and their content simple and easy! We fully believe this is a beneficial episode for the church body so please share this with your pastors, members in your church, parents in your church, the guy making your burrito; anyone and everyone!

P.S. This episode was originally intended to be released the week of Thanksgiving but due to schedules and technical issues, it is being released late. Please forgive any outdated language of season greetings.

Resources

Connect with the Hosts/Guests

  • Collin
    • PS4: thebaldonion
  • Michael
    • PS4: blitzz-5
    • Twitter: @blitzz5
  • Logan
    • Xbox: YankeyDang
    • PS4: SixthRoman

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If you're new to the show and want to check out previous episodes, or read some of our thoughts on video games and Christianity, check out the website!

Nov 12, 2016

The Deer Listeners Will Rise

It's been awhile since we've done an episode about a game but the time has come to discuss Rise of the Tomb Raider! We give an update on how the fundraiser for t-shirts/hoodies went, Adam's adoption, and life with a dog. As always, we will give appropiate warnings about spoilers so if you have not played, or are currently playing, Rise of the Tomb Raider, you can avoid spoilers.

New Releases

Reco's!

Oct 31, 2016

The hype is full-stream ahead, Deer Listeners!

Nintendo's new console has been announced and we discuss it on this episode! We even brought on friend of the show, Zach, to help us discuss the hardware specs. We also discuss games like: World of Warcraft, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Strider and try to say backlogs only 5 times. For books, we go from discussing the Holy Spirit to faith to the Lord's Supper.

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News

New Releases

Nintendo Switch

Reco's!

 

Oct 17, 2016

Xbox One-Onlyism, Backlogs, and More!

Deer Listeners! Welcome to TRG, your bi-weekly podcast all about theology, games, and anything else we can think of! Up this week: Logan introduces his wife to Batman Begins, Adam is all aboard the Tomb Raider hyper-train, will Titanfall fail, and more!

Newsy-News

New Releases

Reco's!

Oct 10, 2016

Changes and A Look Ahead

Deer Listeners! We've got some big changes coming to the podcast. This is just a quick update episode to let you know what's going on with the show and how you can play games with us.

Logan 

  • Xbox: YankeyDang
  • Playstation: SixthRoman

Adam

  • Playstation: southyprimetime
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