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The Reformed Gamers! The show all about theology, video games and tacos (and anything else)! Join two reformed guys as they discuss the latest in video games, theology and the cross roads where they intersect!
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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 Please forgive any outdated language of season greetings.

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Connect with the Hosts/Guests

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

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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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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
Oct 3, 2016

Also, Logan hates on Persona 4 Golden.

It's time to finally nail down what a backlog really is. We even brought on the man who started the Backlog Beatdown in the TRG Facebook group, Nate, to help us discuss this topic. This is, hands-down, one of the most beneficial conversations we have had the privilege of recording for The Reformed Gamers. Share this one with your friends, Deer Listeners!

Newsy-News!

New Release

Reco's!

Sep 25, 2016

The mountain of gaming is upon us.

So which games launching this fall will we pick up? Join us this week as we discuss our Top 3 Most Anticipated games releasing this fall! We also discuss a very important addition to every pre-marital counseling session, Adam's extended stay on Playstation 3 Island, Logan's painful time with Tales of Zestiria, our thoughts on the PS4 Pro, and more!

Newsy-News

New Releases

  • XCOM 2 (Xbox One, PS4) - September 27
  • Darkest Dungeon (PS4, Vita) - September 27
  • FIFA 17 (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, 360, PC) - September 27
  • Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One, PC) - September 27

Reco's!

Sep 11, 2016

How Christians can game to the glory of God and why Marcus loves No Man's Sky.

Deer Listeners! Buckle up because this is one episode you do not want to miss! We got to sit down with Marcus and Austin from Apologia Studios this week to discuss their latest web-series: PostBit. We also discuss what it looks like for Christians to enjoy video games, giving glory to God, being wise and discerning about what we play, Internet trolls, and Marcus' love for Adventure Capitalist.

Reco's!

Sep 4, 2016

Do video games actually help with scholastic tests?

Two things Deer Listeners: 1) HOLY WOW WE MADE IT TO 75 EPISODES! 2) The audio is going to be really weird for the first 11 minutes (you've been warned).

Join us this week as Logan discusses sharing the Gospel to 100 students, Adam's dorm flooded, and what we've been playing and reading. For the topic of the episode, we discuss a recent article linking video games to higher test scores and what this means for us as Christians who enjoy video games.

Newsy-News

New Releases

Topic

Reco's!

 

Aug 30, 2016

From Persona to Indiana Jones, we discuss our Top 7 Favorite Games

Deer Listeners! So sorry for the late arrival of a new episode but we thank you for your immense amount of patience! We're bringing you a double stuffed episode this week! To kick things off, Logan graduated seminary and Adam started Ni No Kuni! In what we've been reading, Adam discusses Zechariah 8:23 and Logan shares his heart for family ministry. We also share our 7 Favorite Games of All Time!

Newsy-News

New Releases

Recos!

Aug 15, 2016

See you, Space Cowboy.

No Man's Sky is finally here! This game is so massive that we had to bring in friend of the show and creator of the Reformed No Man's Sky sister Facebook group, Jonathan, to help us discuss this game! Before diving in, the guys discuss dad jokes and tips, why Adam still has yet to play Pokemon, and discover how you can win a copy of Strider on Xbox One. But some of you are curious about No Man's Sky. We discuss our impressions so far, what we do and don't like about the game, our thoughts on it's $60 price tag, and more.

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Aug 9, 2016

Unfortunately, Kiefer Sutherland is not guest hosting. 

Deer Listeners, new or old, this is the episode to jump in and share with friends! Adam gets a Platinum trophy for Rocket League, without actually playing. Logan gave up games for a week. New NX rumors. The death of the Pokemon GO fad. We also discuss the article "America's Lost Boys" discussing addictions to screens, blanket generalizations of gamers, and more!

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Aug 1, 2016

The Last of Us and Theology

Deer Listeners! Join Logan and friend of the show, Collin, as they discuss one of the most beloved games of all time: The Last of Us. Before the game is discussed, the guys discuss their favorite JRPGs, how Star Ocean disappoints, Dark Souls 3,  Guardians of the Galaxy, loving people like Christ, and more. During The Last of Us discussion, we discuss themes of adoption, morality in a post-apocalyptic world, and the game's controversial, though authentic, ending, and if whether or not Naughty Dog will make a sequel.

Reco's

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Jul 25, 2016

Assemble, Deer Listeners!

Fun fact: Deer Avenger is a real video game but that's not what we're talking about this episode! Adam discusses his recent roadtrip and Logan shares his thoughts about his current season of gaming, or lack thereof. For the Topic of the Episode, Blizzard was recently approached by Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, about Symmetra's "Devi" skin in Overwatch and it's possible removal due to disrespect of the Hindu deity. The guys discuss if this is something we should support, our thoughts on a Jesus Christ costume, and our thoughts on deities in games in general.

News

New Releases

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance - Xbox One, PS4, PC (July 26)
  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 - Xbox One, PS4, PC (July 26)

Topic

Reco's

 

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Jul 17, 2016

Everything is better on Vita.

Pokemon GO has completely taken over the world. Is this part of Nintendo’s plans for world domination? We don’t know but it sure is fun! The guys discuss what it’s like to fall in and out of love with Pokemon GO, just like the rest of the world, but is there something more to this mobile game? We discuss the good and the bad about the game, as well as what we have been playing (besides Pokemon GO). Adam gives us his reaction to Playstation VR while Logan talks about getting back into some Xbox 360 gaming!

 
News
 
New Releases (This week's titles are all digital so we could not obtain direct links)
  • Ark: Survival of the Fittest
  • I Am Setsuna
  • Neverwinter
 
Topic

Reco's!

 

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Jul 11, 2016

Sorry for the delay, Deer Listeners. We totally were not out playing Pokemon GO (much). Up this week: Adam talks about the first ever TRG meet-up, Logan discusses life in student ministry, and of course, what we’ve been playing. Join us this week for discussions of ICO, Overwatch, Pokemon GO, Bioshock Collection, the sales numbers from the big Steam Summer Sale, and more! Topic of the show this week has us discussing what it’s like to game and be an adult: from our free-time to our priorities. Check out the article from the show!

 
News
Bioshock Collection
Evolve: Stage 2
Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One
EA Access Vault Adds Titles
Steam Sale Numbers
 
New Releases This Week
Ghostbusters - July 12
Kill Strain - July 12
Monster Hunter Generations - July 15
 

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Jul 4, 2016

Deer Listeners! We have returned! Let's talk about student ministry, sunburns, and wrap up E3 discussion!

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Jun 13, 2016

CHOO-CHOO, DEER LISTENERS! The E3 Hype Train is here! Our coverage of E3 is so big that it's going to cover 2 (maybe 3) episodes! While Adam is out this week, we brought on Bob Blandeburgo, one of the amazing admins of the TRG Facebook group! We spend time discussing the mountain of news that dropped pre-E3, Danganronpa, Red Dead Redemption, discerning seasons of life per Ecclesiastes 3, and more!

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Jun 7, 2016

Deer Listeners! If you have played through Uncharted 4, this episode is for you! However, if you have not played through Uncharted 4, and don't want spoilers, the first 20 minutes, or so, of the episode is spoiler free. But once we give the spoiler warning, it's full-steam ahead! Some of the themes we discuss in Uncharted 4 are the effects of idolatry, marriage, hiding things from your spouse, and carrying your spouse's burdens.

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Jun 1, 2016

Surprise, Deer Listeners! Introducing the first Bonus Round of TRG! What is the Bonus Round? The Bonus Round is like a bonus secret episode that focuses on one specific topic! To usher these in, Christian Herring from The Reformed Collective comes on to discuss the doctrine of Sola Scriptura, what it is, and why it's important. As this is a new venture we're undertaking, we would love your feedback and some topics you'd like us to handle on these.

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May 31, 2016

Deer Listeners, we hope you had a wonderful, and restful, Memorial Day weekend! In this episode, the time has come for us to get into some serious business: what will go down at E3! We share the things we think will happen, what games will get announced, what games will get a release date, and whether or not we will see a Playstation Vita 2. Let us know what you think will happen at E3 on Twitter or Facebook!

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May 23, 2016

Welcome to Episode 63, Deer Listeners! This week, the guys are bit by the Uncharted bug and proceed to gush about the games. Afterwards, the guys discuss the latest in gaming news such as the new Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Batman: Return to Arkham! For the topic of the show: video game reviews. Are they worth it? How do we use them and your thoughts as well!

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May 16, 2016

Deer Listeners! Welcome to episode 62 of TRG! Up this week: the guys discuss Uncharted (NO SPOILERS), Logan's new Platinum Trophies, Battlefield vs Call of Duty, Pokemon, Jolly Ranchers, learning stuff from games, and more!

Adam also discovers his pop star singing talent!

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