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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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Jun 27, 2022

When you discuss seminal pillars of gaming, Metal Gear Solid will always come up. In several ways, it changed the gaming landscape through creatively immersing players into the world of Shadow Moses, Solid Snake, and Metal Gears. Not only that, MGS pioneered stealth games, thrusting them into the spotlight with a cinematic flair. Despite what you may think of Kojima, it's impossible to deny the genius of the game's design.  

But hidden underneath Metal Gear Solid is good bit of philosophy. Is violence a sport? Can love bloom on the battlefield? Can we resist our genes? Join us as we discuss this masterclass of game design as we break down Metal Gear Solid/Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes.

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Time Stamps

  • 0:00 - Intro 
  • 2:23 - What We're Playing 
  • 27:16 - Topic 
  • 30:17 - Spoiler Zone 
  • 1:43:26 - Patron Thank You's 
  • 1:45:04 - Reco's/Outro  

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Recos! 

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!

Jun 20, 2022

The Reformed Gamers is the show all about theology and gaming. Every now and then, we dedicate an entire episode to something theological focused. Last year, TRG did an episode on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Having this message is great but the next question is: what do we do with it?

Joining Logan on this episode is Dr. Matt Queen, Associate Dean of the Roy J. Fish School of Evangelism and Missions and Professor of Evangelism at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Queen also holds the L.R. Scarborough Chair of Evangelism. Dr. Queen not only talks a lot about evangelism and invests time in equipping the saints to share the Gospel but he spearheads many evangelistic efforts at SWBTS and his church. In this episode, Dr. Queen discusses the importance of evangelism, the fears that keep people from sharing, and the many ways we can share the Gospel, whether in person or online.

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You can also check out Dr. Queen's helpful resources here: http://media.swbts.edu/speaker/10/matt-queen

Time Stamps:

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 8:58 - Recapturing Evangelism
  • 12:27 - Why is Evangelism Important?
  • 19:00 - Fears of Evangelism
  • 30:26 - What is an Evangelist?
  • 37:51 - Digital Evangelism
  • 44:02 - Digital Evangelism’s Future
  • 47:27 - Ways to Share the Gospel
  • 59:55 - Reco’s/Closing

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!

Jun 13, 2022

It has been awhile since we have done a mail bag episode. We pitched it to the Deer Patrons to write in questions for us to answer and discuss on this episode. And they did not disappoint. Sony recently showed us an impressive show of games in a recent State of Play that was so good, we had to revisit some of it. We also discuss games we're playing like Ghostwire Tokyo and co-op games like It Takes Two. We also tried to figure out which apostle would play which game.

Topic begins at 35:17

Links & Reco's

Patrons! Get your write ins for upcoming episodes: Episode 220 (Metal Gear Solid) & Q&A with Skinner 

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!

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  • Twitter: www.twitter.com/TRGPodcast
  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers
  • YouTube: www.YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers
  • Website: www.thereformedgamers.com
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC
May 23, 2022
Like Playstation, TRG is Changing

Playstation Plus announced it was changing things up some months ago: game trials, a 3 tier system, and classic games a la a Game Pass like service. More details have been revealed but is it worth the upgrade? Join Logan and TRG's new co-host, Micah, as they dig in.

Timestamps

  • 0:00 - Intro/What We're Playing
  • 17:55 - Topic
  • 1:00:19 - Patron Shoutouts
  • 1:01:37 - Reco's & 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

 

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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Connect With TRG
You can catch up with TRG by following us on Twitter, Facebook, and join our Discord server for community game nights!
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  • Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheReformedGamers
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  • 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

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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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