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Dec 4, 2017

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)

Reco's!

Nov 20, 2017

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.

Newsy-News

New Releases

  • November 10
    • Mario Party: The Top 100 (3DS)
    • Doom (Switch)
    • Need for Speed Payback (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
    • L.A. Noire Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • November 14
    • Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
    • Rime (Switch)
  • November 17
    • Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon (3DS)
    • Star Wars Battlefront II (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • November 24
    • The Inpatient (PSVR)

Reco's!

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  • Watermelon Dr. Pepper from Sonic
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Oct 30, 2017

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!

Newsy-News

New Releases/Upcoming Games

  • Assassin's Creed Origins (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - October 27
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) - October 27
  • Wolfenstein: The New Colossus (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - October 27
  • Bubsy: The Woolies Strikes Back (PS4, PC) - October 31
  • Call of Duty: WWII (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - November 3
  • Sonic Forces (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) - November 7
  • Super Lucky's Tale (Xbox One, PC) - November 7
  • Xbox One X System Launch - November 7

Relevant Articles

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Oct 16, 2017

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.

Newsy-News

New Releases

  • October 6
    • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (3DS)
  • October 10
    • Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  • October 13
    • The Evil Within 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  • October 17
    • WWE 2K18 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
  • October 20
    • Fire Emblem Warriors (Switch)
  • October 27
    • Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)

Reco's!

Oct 2, 2017

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

Newsy-News:

New Releases:

  • October 3
    • Battle Chasers: Nightwar (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
    • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS4, Xbox One)
    • Forza Motorsport 7 (Xbox One, PC)
  • October 6
    • Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (3DS)
  • October 10
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of War (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Reco's!

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)

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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

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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!

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