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Jun 18, 2018

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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E3 Conferences

Reco's!

Jun 4, 2018

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!

May 27, 2018

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.

Reco's!

  • Take a substantial break from social media
  • Play a retro, or retro-themed, game
  • "Not A Daycare" by Dr. Everett Piper

Patreon

If you like what we do here at The Reformed Gamers, consider supporting us on Patreon! Even support as little as $1 a month goes a long way in sustaining and helping this show to grow, as well as netting you sweet perks such as: early, uncut access to new episodes, entry into a monthly game giveaway and more! Head over to Patreon and check it out!

May 14, 2018

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.

Reco's

Apr 30, 2018

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.

Reco's!

  • What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4)
  • Viking Squad (PS4/Xbox One/PC)
  • One Blood by John Perkins
  • God of War
  • Batman Ninja
Apr 23, 2018

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.

Reco's

Apr 16, 2018

Hey, Deer Listeners!

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.

Enjoy!

Apr 2, 2018
What is it worth for a man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?
 
We are so excited to finally discuss the classic, the masterpiece known as Shadow of the Colossus! There are so many layers to Shadow of the Colossus so if we missed something that stuck out to you in the game, let us know!
 
Relevant Articles
Reco's!

Hate what we do on the show? Of course you don't! Consider Supporting TRG On Patreon to get early, uncut access to all of our episodes, an entry into our monthly Patron-game giveaway, and even access to our Patron-exclusive show: The Loot Box!

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Mar 19, 2018

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").

Newsy-News

New Releases

  • Kirby Star Allies (Switch) – March 16
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered (PS4, Xbox One) – March 16
  • Attack on Titan 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) - March 20
  • Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, PC) – March 20
  • A Way Out (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 23
  • Detective Pikachu (3DS) –  March 23
  • Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4, PC) – March 23
  • Far Cry 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 27
  • MLB The Show 18 (PS4) – March 27

Celeste Discussion Resources

Reco's

Mar 5, 2018

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!

Newsy-News!

New Releases

  • Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 6
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 13
  • Kirby Star Allies (Switch) – March 16
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered (PS4, Xbox One) – March 16

Reco's!

  • The Goldbergs
  • Dark Souls
  • Spend time with spouse/family/friends
Feb 19, 2018

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!

Reco's!

- VaatiVidya (YouTube Channel focusing on SoulsBourne lore and more)

- Gentleman Broncos (Movie)

- So...Talk to Me (Podcast)

- Subscribe to TRG on YouTube

- "The Power of Prayer" by Charles Spurgeon

Feb 5, 2018

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.

Topic Resources

Reco's!

- "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.

Jan 22, 2018

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".

 

RAINN

Website: www.rainn.org

Phone: 800-656-4673

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Website: www.thehotline.org

Phone: 800-799-7233

 

Reco’s!

Jan 8, 2018

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. 

Reco’s!

  • “Blood, Sweat & Pixels” by Jason Schreier
  • Life in the Wild
  • Play Yooka-Laylee
  • Make A Reading List
  • Play Axiom Verge
  • Mixr.com/CodeMissing
  • Subscribe to us on YouTube
Dec 18, 2017

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!

Reco's!

  • John Owens' Writings
  • Persona 5
  • Love on your pastor
  • Blood, Sweat, and Pixels by Jason Schreier
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!

  • The Blacklist (ABC)
  • Watermelon Dr. Pepper from Sonic
  • Subscribe to us on YouTube and Twitch
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

Reco's!

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)

Reco's

TRG Destiny Clans

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
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