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The Reformed Gamers

For nearly 7 years, The Reformed Gamers has been the show changing people’s opinions about video games and the stories they tell. Join Logan as he brings guests on like Colin Moriarty, Jon Harrison, and more, to discuss both the happenings of the gaming world and the games that captivate many.
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May 16, 2022

Final Fantasy 6 is one of the greatest JRPGs of all time, released in the SNES era. The game has a strikingly darker and more somber tone than the rest of the games in the series. But is that really what the game is about? Jon Harrison (author of Mastering the Game) sits down to break down the game's themes, hidden easter eggs, and more.

Timestamps

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 04:52 - What We're Playing
  • 17:00 - Topic
  • 1:26:34 - Closing

Reco's & Links

Support TRG

As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!

Connect With TRG

You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!

  • Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers
  • YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers
  • Website: www.thereformedgamers.com
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC
Apr 25, 2022
Rise, Tarnished.
 
Elden Ring is easily the biggest game to have released in 2022 yet! So big that I brought on PastorDoostyn and Gregg, from Regener8d Radio, to help discuss the game. This is Doostyn's true foray into the Soulsborne genre and Gregg's played these style of games for years. They each bring their unique perspectives to the discussion as we discuss the good and bad of Elden Ring.
Secret Links:
  • Secret Link 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hETwUsjJsjY
  • Secret Link 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPPzVnrKZk8
Jump straight to the topic: 19:14
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Support TRG
As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!
 
Connect With TRG
You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!
  • Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers
  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers
  • YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers
  • Website: www.thereformedgamers.com
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC
Apr 11, 2022

Sea of Thieves has come a long way since it's initial launch in 2018. In 2022, Sea of Thieves is growing to be one of the top multiplayer gaming experiences available. Joining me on this episode is friend of the show, Jonathan, aka ParrotMode. We discuss some of the new additions to the game, some of the things that keep people coming back, and share tips for new players.

Secret Links

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Time Stamps

Housekeeping (6:30)

What We're Playing (8:56)

Topic (32:00)

*Note about this section: the first few seconds, my (Logan) mic acted up and sounds muffled. It returns to normal after a few minutes into the section.

Reco's (1:12:35)

Support TRG

As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!

Connect With TRG

You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!

Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers

Website: www.thereformedgamers.com

Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC

Mar 21, 2022
Video games are a great hobby. It’s one of the few forms of entertainment that truly allow us to immerse ourselves in new worlds and go on adventures. But sometimes, we need to put the controller down in order to wrestle with the battles in our own lives. Jesse Knopp, everyone’s favorite goofball admin of TRG’s Facebook group, sits down to discuss how God used a game like Dark Souls to show him that the true battle didn’t lie within the game, but within his own heart.

Time Stamps

  • WHYBP 7:31
  • Topic 15:40
  • Patron Thanks 1:09:19
  • Reco’s 1:10:44

Secret Links

Support TRG

As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!

Connect With TRG

You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!

Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers

Website: www.thereformedgamers.com

Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC

Mar 7, 2022

Dissertations are a massive undertaking. Many say it’s the equivalent of writing a book. In order to obtain a Doctorate Degree, it’s one of the things you have to complete. For Matt Millsap, he wrote his dissertation on the theological engagement of video games. You read that right. We also spend some time discussing the preservation of games, US copyright law, and Nintendo’s ever persistent problem of forsaking their legacy. 

Time Stamps

WHYBP 4:20

Topic 9:40

Reco’s 1:24:34

Support TRG

As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!

Connect With TRG

You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!

Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers

Website: www.thereformedgamers.com

Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC

Secret Links

Feb 28, 2022

SMT has been around for a long time, dating back to 1987 with Digital Devil Story: Megami Tensei on the Famicom. As a matter of fact, this is the series that gave us Persona. With SMT V released fairly recently on the Nintendo Switch to glowing reviews, it’s time for us to discuss the game’s themes of false gods, worldly pursuits, and come to find out that this game isn’t so different from the MCU.

Time Stamps

  • Secret Links 5:48

Secret Link 1

Secret Link 2

Secret Link 3

  • WHYBP 6:56
  • Topic 24:39
  • Spoilers 52:02
  • Patron Thanks 1:40:23
  • Reco’s 1:42:46

Patron Thank You's!

A huge thank you for the Patrons who supported TRG in the month of February: Alex Castellanos, Brandon Buonacorsi, Caasi, Chris Freeman, Christopher Commander, Darryl Tavares, David Henderson, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Jake Walker, Jeff Jackson Jr., Jimmy Changa, Jonathan Harrison, Josh Broccolo, Kiefer Winborn, Kokorodaki, Luke Strain, Mark Kozlowski, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matthew Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, MrButts, Nate McKeever, Paige Pinson, Retro Rewind Podcast, Ryan1701e, Sam White, Savon Pena, Third Strongest Mole, Travis, Vincent Yu, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Reco's!

  • Bakuman
  • Digimon Ghost Game
  • "A Student's Guide to Gaming" by Reagan Rose
  • Watch Demon Slayer
Check out the shows this episode's guests host:

Support TRG

As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!

Connect With TRG

You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!

Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers

Website: www.thereformedgamers.com

Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC

Feb 14, 2022

Jonathan, aka Sound of the Raign, got into music at an early age. Over the last couple of years, he has steadily released songs that blend his faith with his love for all things nerdy. In this episode, he sits down and shares how he got into music, some of his favorite games, and his spiritual renewal in Christ.

Time Stamps

Secret Links (5:41)

WHYBP (6:10)

Topic (15:27)

Reco’s (1:12:47)

  • Death Stranding
  • Unmetal
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Demon Slayer

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Support TRG

As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode! Link to our Patreon is below!

Connect With TRG

You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!

Patreon: www.Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers

Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers

YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers

Website: www.thereformedgamers.com

Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC

Jan 31, 2022
Arise and Break Your Chains Tales of Arise has arrived and thank goodness it's as good as it is. Henry (from our Death Stranding episode) joins Logan to help break down the latest in the beloved JRPG series: Tales of Arise!

Timestamps:

Housekeeping (2:50)

What We're Playing (5:31)

Topic (26:15)

Reco's/Patron Thanks/Closing (1:25:35)

A HUGE thanks to our January Patreon supporters: Alex Castellanos, Caasi, Chris Freeman, Christopher Commander, Darryl Tavares, David Henderson, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Jake Walker, Jeff Jackson Jr., Jimmy Changa, Josh Broccolo, Kiefer Winborn, Kokorodaki, Luke Strain, Mark Kozlowski, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matthew Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, MrButts, Nate McKeever, Paige Pinson, Retro Rewind Podcast, Ryan1701e, Sam White, Savon Pena, Third Strongest Mole, Travis, Vincent Yu, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Recos!

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home
  • Model Lego Kits
  • Model Gundam Kits
  • Skyward by Brandon Sanderson

Join the Reformation and meet other gamers on Discord, Facebook, Twitter!

Jan 17, 2022

TRG turns 7!

Logan, Skinner, and Adam gather around the digital table to reminisce over the last 7 years of TRG before diving in to some of our favorite games of 2021. Every year, we give out a series of awards and this year is no different! This year, the awards are:

  • Biggest Surprise (50:29)
  • Best Indie (1:00:42)
  • It's Not You, It's Me (1:06:54)
  • In The Feels (1:15:39)
  • Deer Listener Award (1:25:12)
  • 2021 Game of the Year Picks (1:32:58)

Special shout-out to our Deer Listeners of 2021: Alex Castellanos, the TRG Discord Mods, Sound of the Raign, Kokorodaki, ChefJhai!

Housekeeping (13:54)

What We're Playing (20:01)

Topic (44:44)

Reco's (1:48:42)

  • Bible Memory App
  • Calico Board Game
  • Foster/Adopt
  • Missions Support/Perspectives Class
  • Pray
  • Share TRG with friends/family/etc.
  • Check out model Gundams
  • Watch Encanto

As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode!

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You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and join our Discord server for community game nights!

Dec 20, 2021

Merry Christmas from TRG!

As 2021 draws to a close, for Christmas, we're bringing you our biggest episode of 2021 yet! There is one divisive game that we have yet to cover: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword! With a brand new release on the Nintendo Switch, it's up to Logan to figure out the differences between the original release and this new HD remaster. Joining Logan is friend of the show, Jonathan Steele, and former Legend of Zelda speed-runner, Derek Smith, to share their frustrations and highlights of this polarizing entry in the Legend of Zelda series.

Housekeeping (5:19)

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What We're Playing (6:32)

Topic (32:36)

Non Spoiler Review (37:03)

Spoiler Discussion (55:00)

Patron Thank You's! (1:44:28)

A big thank you to our Patreon supporters for the month of December: Alex Castellanos, Chris Freeman, Christopher Commander, CongratsOn200EpisodesTRG.ThatIsAnImpressiveAccomplishment.HowLongCanIMakeThisUsername.WhoaItJustKeepsGoingAndGoingAndGoingAndGo., Darryl Tavares, David Henderson, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Jake Walker, Jeff Jackson Jr., Jimmy Changa, Josh Broccolo, Kiefer Winborn, Kokorodaki, Luke Strain, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matthew Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, Nate McKeever, Paige Pinson, Retro Rewind Podcast, Ryan1701e, Sam White, Samuel Colunga, Savon Pena, Third Strongest Mole, Travis, Vincent Yu, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Recos (1:45:55)

As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode!

You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and join our Discord server for community game nights!

Dec 6, 2021

Designing an app is not easy. Releasing it to the public is not easy. So how did Charles Watson come up with, release, and maintain The GG App? Join me as I sit down with Charles and discuss the origins of The GG App, dealing with competition and theft of ideas, to where he sees the app going in the future.

Follow GG

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Timestamps

Housekeeping (4:37)

What We're Playing (6:31)

Topic (16:22)

Recos & Closing (53:44)

  • Join the TRG Forza Horizon 5 Club
  • Halo Infinite

As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode!

You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and join our Discord server for community game nights!

Nov 22, 2021

From all of us here at TRG: Happy Thanksgiving!

We all have this problem of the never-ending backlog. Is that a good thing? Or are we approaching video games differently than we do other things like books and movies? The guys from the Backlog Breakdown Podcast join me this week to discuss!

Check out The Backlog Breakdown on Twitter and listen to their show!

Timestamps:

Housekeeping (7:18)

What We're Playing (8:31)

Topic (26:54)

Patron Thank You's & Recos! (1:16:12)

As always, if you like what we do here at TRG, consider supporting the show over on Patreon to net yourself perks like early, uncut access to every new episode!

You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and join our Discord server for community game nights!

 

Nov 15, 2021

Metroid Dread is better than Super Metroid. It’s a scientifically verified fact with experts and fact checkers.

Or so we hear. Metroid Dread has finally arrived on the Nintendo Switch, reinvigorating the Metroid fanbase. But does it have what it takes to stand in the halls of the great Metroids before it? We argue that it not only does, but it reigns as the best 2D Metroid in the series. Jonathan Steele (of Episode 202) returns to help discuss this amazing GOTY contender.

Time-Stamps

Housekeeping (5:33)

What We Are Playing (6:55)

Topic (25:10)

Spoiler Territory (46:38)

Reco's! (1:27:22)

  • Under Falling Skies (Board Game)
  • Total Party Kill (Mobile Game)
  • Pray for Logan's Adoption
  • Metroid Content on YouTube

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using this link or following us on our different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. You can financially support the show, monthly, on Patreon and get extra perks.

Nov 8, 2021

The fourth installment in the long running Final Fantasy series introduced us to a hero who did a great evil. In 1991, Square released a game that was not only fun but had us asking questions about redemption and just how far someone can go before they cannot be forgiven. Hailed as one of the best Final Fantasy games, and JRPGs of all time, join us as we discuss Final Fantasy IV.

Joining this episode is Aki of AkiAndPeach. Head on over to their channel to check out their latest content and catch them live on Twitch!

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/AkiandPeach

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/akiandpeach

Housekeeping (6:21)

What We're Playing (7:23)

Topic (31:21)

  • Spoiler Territory begins at 31:21

Reco's! (53:53)

  • Check out the new Dune film
  • Destiny 2 Witch Expansion
  • Support Logan's Adoption by Praying
  • Check out one of the Pixel Remasters of Final Fantasy

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using this link or following us on our different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. You can financially support the show, monthly, on Patreon and get extra perks.

Oct 25, 2021

Terrible - causing or likely to cause terror; sinister.

With Halloween coming up, it's fitting for gamers everywhere to play and revisit some of their favorite scary video games. TRG is doing the same but with a game that may not be on everyone's radar: Metroid Fusion. The Metroid series has always been accustomed to themes of sci-fi, isolation, and even dread. But Metroid Fusion took these themes and cranked the dial up to 11. Friend of the show, Jonathan Steele, joins me on the mic to discuss the 2002 GBA classic, Metroid Fusion.

Housekeeping (8:45)

What Have We Been Playing (10:05)

Topic (26:44)

Patron Thank You's! (1:19:59)

Shoutout to our Patrons who supported TRG in the month of October: AaronElWhite, Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Ashley Kronenbitter, Chris Freeman, Christopher Commander, Darryl Tavares, David Henderson, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Isaac.stultz, Jake Walker, Jeff Jackson Jr., Jimmy Changa, JoAnne Monroe, Joe Morgan,  Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Luke Strain, Mark Fromme, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matthew Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, MrButts, Nate McKeever, Paige Pinson, Retro Rewind Podcast, Ryan1701e, Sam White, Samuel Colunga, Savon Pena, Third Strongest Mole, Travis, Vincent Yu, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Reco's! (1:21:31)

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using this link or following us on our different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. You can financially support the show, monthly, on Patreon and get extra perks.

Oct 11, 2021

What if video games could teach you how to be successful in life?

Jon Harrison is a gamer, family man, and man of God. But he is also committed to helping people succeed. But what if we could learn keys to being successful from video games? Join Logan as he sits down with Jon Harrison to discuss his TEDx Talk, his book, Mastering the Game, and a little about his upbringing in a Presbyterian home.

Keep Up w/ Jon Harrison

Housekeeping (4:22)

What Have We Been Playing (5:11)

Jon dives in to Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain for the first time, alongside Kirby's Adventure on the NES to offset the dark, gritty tones of MGS. Logan boots up the indie Metroidvania, Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights.

Topic (14:44)

Here at TRG, we believe that everything has a worldview, including video games. From these worldviews, we're engaging with truths and teachings but the question is: do they line up with Scripture? Jon takes a similar approach to video games in that they do indeed teach us something. But how can what we learn be used for success in the workplace and life in general? Jon's message is so ingrained into his creativity and personality that he is committed to this through his blog and book, Mastering The Game. This is a fascinating conversation that shows video games have a place in today's society for the greater good. Jon has also had an amazing upbringing and we get into discussing religion and faith.

Reco's! (1:01:46)

  • Sushi Go
  • Dune (Book)
  • Reel Leadership
  • "Mastering The Game" by Jon Harrison

TRG is giving away a copy of Jon's book, Mastering the Game, to the first listener that contacts TRG on Twitter. Simply tag @TRGPodcast with the message, "Help me Master the Game". This giveaway is exclusive to listeners of the podcast in the United States.

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using this link or following us on our different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. You can financially support the show, monthly, on Patreon and get extra perks.

Oct 3, 2021

Words Are Not Hard Anymore

200 episodes. Almost 7 years. TRG has been making content geared around the focus of discussing video games, and things in the video game world, from a Christian perspective. It's been an incredible journey up to this point. Logan, Adam, and Skinner all sit down to discuss the early days of the podcast, how it's changed, and what the future will look like on the podcast. We could not have done this without God, or you, the Deer Community. Thank you for these past 200 episodes.

Housekeeping (2:40)

What Have We Been Playing (11:40)

Skinner descends into Kingdom Hearts 3 to talk highly of it's gameplay and gets giddy. Adam hops on the Backlog Train and works on The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Logan despairs over some weird games he bought in his backlog and struggles through Scarlet Nexus.

What Have We Been Reading (26:30)

Adam and Skinner both discuss what they've been reading in the Bible, specifically Exodus and a few other books. Logan gets into Henry Cloud's "Boundaries" as he goes through a season of healing.

Topic (39:04)

Nearly 7 years of podcast episodes that are chock full of memories. The guys discuss how they came across TRG, how it's changed, and the future ahead. They also discuss some of their favorite games they've played over the last several years and crown an early GOTY of 2021.

Patron Thank You's! (1:23:36)

TRG would not be here without our Patrons! Thank you to those who supported TRG in the month of October: AaronElWhite, Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Ashley Kronenbitter, Chris Freeman, Christopher Commander, Darryl Tavares, David Henderson, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Isaac.stultz, Jake Walker, Jeff Jackson Jr., Jimmy Changa, JoAnne Monroe, Joe Morgan,  Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Luke Strain, Mark Fromme, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matthew Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, MrButts, Nate McKeever, Paige Pinson, Retro Rewind Podcast, Ryan1701e, Sam White, Samuel Colunga, Savon Pena, Third Strongest Mole, Travis, Vincent Yu, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Reco's! (1:25:21)

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using this link or following us on our different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. You can financially support the show, monthly, on Patreon and get extra perks.

Sep 20, 2021

Death Stranding is arguably Hideo Kojima’s most polarizing game. But it’s one worth persevering through. Death Stranding is a game that is like an onion with some deep, deep layers. In this episode, Matt Millsap and Henry Rigdon join Logan to help peel back those layers to see if Death Stranding stinks or surprisingly smells like a rose.

Housekeeping (5:56)

The Games We've Been Playing (7:53)

  • WarioWare: Get It Together
  • Tales of Arise
  • Metal Wolf Chaos XD

Topic (18:55)

Is Death Stranding designed to put forth a pro-life message? This is something that was noticeably absent from many reviews and reactions when it first came out. There was plenty of talk about how the game is a walking simulator in many a review but is Death Stranding merely a walking simulator? We here at TRG disagree and believe Death Stranding to be so much more.

Patron Thank You's! (1:17:26)

TRG would not be here without our Patrons! Thank you to those who supported TRG in the month of September: AaronElWhite, Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Ashley Kronenbitter, Chris Freeman, Christopher Commander, Darryl Tavares, David Henderson, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Isaac.stultz, Jake Walker, Jeff Jackson Jr., Jimmy Changa, JoAnne Monroe, Joe Morgan,  Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Luke Strain, Mark Fromme, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matthew Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, MrButts, Nate McKeever, Paige Pinson, Retro Rewind Podcast, Ryan1701e, Sam White, Samuel Colunga, Savon Pena, Third Strongest Mole, Travis, Vincent Yu, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Reco's! (1:19:07)

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using this link or following us on our different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. You can financially support the show, monthly, on Patreon and get extra perks.

Aug 23, 2021

As school begins to start back up across the country, we brought on Henshin Dad himself, Wesley Rea, commemorating his 5th time on the podcast to discuss how teachers can use different aspects of gaming to enhance the classroom. If you're an educator, new or veteran, you do not want to miss this episode.

What Have We Been Playing (06:15)

Wes brings back the Dark Ages by playing multiple Final Fantasy games. Logan can't seem to stop playing Sekiro and Adam discusses his frustrations and highlights with the the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD.

 Topic (17:17)

Gaming has many applications. But did you know that gaming can be used in the classroom? The guys discuss gaming's impact on education through gamification, discuss the different ways it's implemented, as well as it's use as a tool to connect with students.

Housekeeping (53:10)

Reco's! (53:45)

Keep Up with the Henshin Dad

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Aug 9, 2021

Colin Moriarty has been working in games media for nearly 20 years. Starting as a technical writer for IGN, Colin worked his way up to editor at IGN. Later, he would leave IGN for Kinda Funny and ultimately starting Last Stand Media, Colin has offered valuable insight into the world of gaming for years. In this episode, Colin shares about how reviewing games works, why Super Mario Sunshine is better than Super Mario 64, the hurdles conservatives face within games media, and more. Colin also shares about how his perspective on God has changed since Fireside Chats, where he released a series of episodes interviewing pastors, mormons, and Christians alike.

If you have not done so already, you can check out Last Stand Media: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt9BGe6i2lJepl-B_zwX6VA

Keep up with Colin on Twitter: https://twitter.com/notaxation

Timestamps

Housekeeping (5:14)

What Have You Been Playing (10:34)

  • Colin gets into Scarlet Nexus' high quality gameplay but agonizing anime tropes after discussing the latest Metroidvania, Elder Lilies. Trigger Witch also gets a fair amount of love in it's unique "Legend of Zelda with guns" style gameplay.

Discussion (21:23)

  • We wasted no time getting into the discussion for this episode. Colin spends time discussing how reviews work for video games, as well as his stance on numbered ratings on reviews. We spend some time discussing the shift in culture of games media and ask if a conservative voice can even make it. From there, I ask Colin about his perspective on God, and if it's changed since his series of episodes of Fireside Chats focusing on religion. We round out the discussion with questions submitted in by our Patreon supporters.

Thank You, Patrons (1:14:07)

  • These are the Patreon supporters who helped us continue to creat content for the month of August: AaronElWhite, Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Ashley Kronenbitter, Chris Freeman, Christopher Commander, Darryl Tavares, David Henderson, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Isaac.stultz, Jake Walker, Jeff Jackson Jr., Jimmy Changa, JoAnne Monroe,  Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Luke Strain, Mark Fromme, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matt Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, MrButts, Nate McKeever, Paige Pinson, Retro Rewind Podcast, Ryan1701e, Sam White, Savon Pena, Third Strongest Mole, Travis, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Reco's! (1:15:10)

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Aug 2, 2021

With Metroid Dread coming this Fall, it’s time for TRG to take a look at some of the Metroid series. We’re kicking things off with the game that is a classic loved by all (unless you have no heart and soul), Super Metroid.

Housekeeping (8:31)

What Have We Been Playing (10:53)

Dan takes to the skies in Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD to discuss if the game is worth the $60 price point. Logan ascends to "Git Gud" status and beats Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

Topic (25:10)

Originally released for the Super Nintendo in 1994, Super Metroid arrived in to the gaming world and caused major waves. To this day, it's influence can be felt in a variety of games. Join us as we discuss the game's influence, themes, and more.

Reco's (1:07:42)

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Jul 19, 2021

Recently, things like tabletop games and escape rooms have risen in popularity. Along with that have come new ways to play games like murder mystery subscription boxes. These have massive potential to reform the way people play games while opening some opportunities for ministry. Join us as we sit down with Jeff and discuss these kinds of games.

Housekeeping (7:21)

What Have We Been Playing (8:34)

Jeff dives in to the tabletop side of games and shares about a card game that you can play with one hand. Logan takes to the seas in Sea of Thieves, again, and finally finishes Metroid: Zero Mission.

What Have We Been Reading (21:23)

The guys discuss how to enjoy the life that God has given us and the cure to anxiety from Ecclesiastes and Josh Weidman's "The End of Anxiety".

Topic (29:30)

As stated before, escape rooms have grown in popularity. So much so that many companies are now even offering escape room experiences via subscription boxes. Escape Room Mystery is even extending a special offer to our listeners: use code DEER50 at checkout to get 50% off your first box of Capture the Killer. Head over to their website, use the code, and try out this unique way of gaming for yourself!

Patron Thank You's (1:25:10)

A big thank you for our Deer Patrons for the month of July: AaronElWhite, Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Ashley Kronenbitter, Chris Freeman, Christopher Commander, Darryl Tavares, David Henderson, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Isaac.stultz, Jake Walker, Jeff Jackson Jr., Jimmy Changa, JoAnne Monroe,  Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Luke Strain, Mark Fromme, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matt Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, MrButts, Nate McKeever, Peter Piper, Retro Rewind Podcast, Ryan1701e, Sam White, Savon Pena, Third Strongest Mole, Travis, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Reco's! (1:27:10)

A huge thank you to irok4creativity for the cover art of this episode.

Keep up with Jeff on Twitter and Instagram.

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Jul 5, 2021

You may know Eric Bailey from viral tweets or read something he has written over on Nintendo Life or Hard Drive Mag. Perhaps, you’ve even played his game Octobug. In this episode, we’re excited to talk to Eric about being on social media, developing games, and writing some hilarious satire.

Housekeeping (1:50)

What Have We Been Playing (3:39)

Adam takes a swing at Mario Golf and contemplates abandoning Mass Effect 3. Logan delves into Final Fantasy XII while taking to the open seas in Sea of Thieves.

What Have We Been Reading (22:40)

The guys discuss how big God really is in both providence and sovereignty.

Topic (33:50)

As stated before, we got to sit down with Eric Bailey to discuss game development, what Christians can do better on social media, and some of his favorite games. You can check out Eric's work and socials below:

Reco's (1:13:51)

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Jun 21, 2021
Nintendo Used Nostalgia, It Was Super Effective
 
After forcing to postpone due to COVID-19, E3 has returned! There's a lot to discuss but we narrow it down to some of the biggest announcements of E3, including your write-ins! And Logan flips out about Metroid Dread. Like, a lot.
 
Housekeeping (3:07)
What Have We Been Playing (4:57)
Adam visits Mass Effect 3 for the first time and gets side-tracked. Logan finishes the new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and gives a glowing recommendation. He also gets good and returns to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.
 
What Have We Been Reading (21:22)
The guys discuss how to worship God through pain and how to stay focused on God's power.
 
Topic (34:53)
E3, y'all! What a week! From Elden Ring to Metroid Dread to Xbox's impressive showcase, there is a lot to unpack! Join us as we discuss some of the highlights and if Xbox can go toe-to-toe with Playstation now.
 
Patron Thank You's! (1:20:39)
We love our Deer Patrons so much we want to thank them again right here in the show notes: Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Ashley Kronenbitter, Christopher Commander, Chris Freeman, Darryl Tavares, David Henderson, David Matthews, Derek Smith, Isaac.stultz, Jake Walker, James Barker, Jeff Jackson Jr., Jimmy Changa, JoAnne Monroe, Josh Broccolo, Kokorodaki, Mark Fromme, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matt Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, MrButts, Nate McKeever, Peter Piper, Retro Rewind Podcast, Ryan1701e, Sam White, Samuel Colunga, Savon Pena, Third Strongest Mole, Travis, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina
 
 
Reco's! (1:23:25)
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May 31, 2021

Has Resident Evil lost it's way?

After beating Resident Evil Village 4 times, it's time to discuss the game. Adam is out on vacation (aka avoids spooky games like vegetables) so Christian content creator, ReformedJedi, joins Logan on this episode to discuss the latest in the Resident Evil franchise. The game is a wild ride but it begs the question: has Village taken the RE series past the point of no return? We also discuss if the game is too violent, if there's any redemptive themes, and some of the problems the game presents.

Housekeeping (3:36)

What Have You Been Playing (4:21)

Jedi and Logan share what makes Returnal good and bad. Logan also shares if Biomutant is worth picking up.

What Have You Been Reading (14:41)

Jedi digs back in to the Symphony of Scripture: Making Sense of the Bible's Many Themes (after a few year hiatus from putting the book down). Logan gets in to Hebrews 13:7-9 as students graduate in his youth group and encourages them to remember their leaders.

Topic (21:37)

Resident Evil blazed a new trail in Resident Evil 7. Village continues this trend but also hits a few bumps in the road. Is Resident Evil Village one of the best in the series or does it flounder and stumble? Jedi and Logan also discuss if there are any redemptive uses of horror in entertainment. As always, there is a spoiler-free section of the topic and there is ample warnings before diving in to spoilers. Spoiler discussion begins at 32:53.

Reco's! (1:09:49)

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