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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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  • YouTube: www.youtube.com/TheReformedGamers
  • Patron: www.patreon.com/TheReformedGamers

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  

Check out Sound of the Raign and his music

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.

You can get in touch with Dr. Queen:

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!

  • 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.

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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!

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!

 

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

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 or by purchasing some TRG merch over on our shop!

 

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.

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 or by purchasing some TRG merch over on our shop!

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)

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 or by purchasing some TRG merch over on our shop!

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)
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 or by purchasing some TRG merch over on our shop!
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)

Follow ReformedJedi on Twitter, Twitch, Instagram, and YouTube!

  • Bad Batch (Disney+)
  • Give Logan a game reco!

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 FacebookTwitter, YouTube, and Instagram. You can financially support the show, monthly, on Patreon or by purchasing some TRG merch over on our shop!

May 19, 2021

In a surprise turn of events, we managed to get Adam Hill (co-creator of Godspeed) on the show to discuss the behind-the-scenes of tabletop game creation. We also discuss his latest game, publishing company, and what makes tabletop games perfect for outreach.

Housekeeping (6:20)

What Have You Been Playing (7:40)

Adam teaches his son valuable life lessons in Mortal Kombat. Adam lives, dies, and repeats in Returnal. Logan braves the horrors of Resident Evil Village... 4 times.

What Have You Been Reading (35:30)

The guys discuss passages like Mark 9:14-27, Galatians 6:9-10, and Replanting.

Topic (53:00)

Adam Hill is a pastor but he is also a board game designer. Surprisingly enough, board games can be an effective tool for fostering community and reaching people where they're at. Listen in as Adam shares insights on how board games are designed, what he learned from Godspeed, his new game, and ministry.

Patron Thank You's! (1:38:28)

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, Darryl Tavares, David B, 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, Third Strongest Mole, Travis, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Recos! (1:39:53)

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May 3, 2021

Hot Summer Hype Nuggets, Batman!

Summer is quickly approaching as is E3. COVID forced cancellations and others to go online last year. How will that affect this summer? Join us as we discuss (and possibly prophesy) what will happen this summer in the gaming world.

Housekeeping (3:29)

What Have We Been Playing (4:59)

  • Micah puts on a tank top and races cars in Need for Speed. Adam swings for the fences in MLB The Show 21. Logan gives up on being an Avenger and gets weird with Neir Replicant.

What Have We Been Reading (25:11)

  • God's sovereign plan is a mystery and can lead to frustration. All 3 books the guys are reading detail a different aspect of that and share an encouragement for those struggling.

Topic (39:13)

  • What will happen at this year's E3? Adam hopes his Fantasy Draft will be spared, Micah gives a hot take on Mario, and Logan abandons hope for Metroid. The guys also share what delays they think will be announced and determine if E3 will come back in full swing or fizzle out into the abyss of irrelevance.

Reco's (1:17:12)

  • Play an old Housemarque game (Resogun, Dead Nation, Matterfall, etc.)
  • Subscribe to TRG's YouTube channel

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Apr 5, 2021

Distilling The Gospel Into 5 Points

With Easter fresh on our minds, join Adam and Logan as they break down what "the Gospel" is all about, why it's important, and how to share it with others.

Housekeeping (1:55)

What Have We Been Playing (3:06)

The guys talk about their time with Demon's Souls and Adam explains why he quit the game. Adam also joins the Avengers and Logan breaks down talking about Bravely Default 2.

What Have We Been Reading (27:46)

Adam takes us to church in reminding us about the garden and the cross in Mark 13-15. Logan encourages us to have a defense ready for the faith we have hope in from 1 Peter 3:13-17.

Topic (38:08)

What is "the Gospel"? Join Adam and Logan break down the cornerstone of the Christian faith.

Reco's! (1:21:15)

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Mar 9, 2021

Wait. Is This Even Possible?

With Logan taking a short break from the podcast, Adam and Skinner hop on the mic to discuss what it's like to be a parent and still play video games.

Housekeeping (1:57)

What Have We Been Playing (4:49)

What Have We Been Reading (17:01)

Topic (29:47)

Gaming while parenting can be a difficult thing. Adam and Skinner their advice, as well as tips from the TRG community.

Recos! (1:21:56)

  • "God's Very Good Idea" by Trillia Newbill
  • Trail Life & AHG
  • Family Worship
  • Foster/Adoption

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Jan 25, 2021

Witness The Beginning and Survive

Revelation Games just revealed their upcoming game, Eden Remains: Arrival. We brought the head of the studio, Jeff Simmons, on to discuss the game, working in game development, and why Christians need to engage entertainment.

Housekeeping (2:41)

What Have We Been Playing (5:10)

Jeff takes off to space in Elite Dangerous to hunt bounties. Logan takes on Dark Souls Remastered and comes out a stronger man than before.

What Have We Been Reading (15:16)

Jeff discusses starting his study on the trichotomy of mind, soul, spirit and Logan smashes some idols with G.K. Beale.

Topic (21:25)

Eden Remains: Arrival aims to tell you a Genesis-style story with a sci-fi backdrop as you survive on a barren planet. Jeff gives all the details on what players can expect from their upcoming game. We also got into a discussion about Christian content and why Christians cannot afford to ignore engaging, and influencing, the entertainment world.

Patron Thank You's (1:05:04)

Shout-out to our Deer Patrons for their continued support and encouragement: Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Ashley Kronenbitter, Christopher Commander, Collin Gregory, Darryl Tavares, David B, David Henderson, Derek Smith, Isaac Stultz, Jake Walker, James Barker, Jeffrey Jackson, Jimmy Changa, JoAnne Monroe,  Josh Broccolo, Kaleb, Kokorodaki, Mark Fromme, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matt Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, Nate McKeever, Pastor Shea, Retro Rewind Podcast, Sam White, Samuel Colunga, Third Strongest Mole, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Recos! (1:06:30)

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Jan 11, 2021

It's Time To See Which Games Walk Away With Awards

We've played a lot of games in 2020. Some were amazing, others were outright bad. Join Adam and Logan as they hand out awards such as the Comfort Food award, Broken Controller, Game of Shame, and the coveted Golden Deer is awarded to our personal picks for Game of the Year. We also share which game received the Game of the Deer award as voted on by our community in the Facebook group.

Housekeeping (4:48)

What Have We Been Playing (8:25)

The guys tell all about Cyberpunk 2077 and why they both abandoned the game. Logan shares about the awkward sex talk as shown in the game, Haven. Adam finishes up Ori & the Blind Forest to begin Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Immortals Fenyx Rising.

What Have We Been Reading (33:14)

Adam discusses the book "Gentle and Lowly" by Dane Ortlund. Logan finds reassurance and peace in the book of Judges.

Topic (41:58)

Our opinion on Game of the Year is the only that really matters, let's be honest. The guys hand out various rewards such as Comfort Food, Owen Wilson, Game of Shame, Broken Controller, Backseat Gamer, Backlog, and the coveted Golden Deer to the GOTY picks.

To jump straight to the GOTY deliberation discussion, check out timestamp 1:11:38.

Reco's (1:30:42)

  • Over The Moon
  • Persona OSTs Available on iTunes Music, Spotify
  • Love Others

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Dec 14, 2020

Representation, Sacrifice, and Protecting One's Home

With Peter Parker out of town for a few weeks, it is up to Miles Morales to don the Spider-Man suit and protect New York. Miles soon learns that there's a lot more to being Spider-Man. Will he able to save his friendships and keep the peace in New York?

Housekeeping (5:20)

What Have We Been Playing (9:38)

Adam deep dives into the Xbox ecosystem. He shares thoughts on The Last Campfire, takes on his first Ori & the Blind Forest game. Logan gives an update to his thoughts on Destiny 2, including the new raid. Both of the guys also discuss their first few hours in Night City and have some interesting takeaways from CD Projekt Red's latest: Cyberpunk 2077.

What Have We Been Reading (25:21)

Adam dives into a new book from Voddie Baucham Jr.'s daughter, Mother to Son. Logan shares from the last few weeks of teaching his students through 1 Timothy 4:12 and how young Christians should be raising the bar.

Topic - Spider-Man: Miles Morales Spoiler Free Review (36:45)

If you are new to the show, how we handle our spoilercasts are we give our spoiler-free impressions and review up front. We will give amply warning before going in to spoiler territory so if you are playing the game and don't want anything spoiled, that's your opportunity to pause the show and come back after you have finished.

Spoiler Talk (53:28)

The conversation touches on several topics such as revenge, representation in games, the character of Spider-Man, and the Gospel.

Patron Thank You's (1:32:32)

Shout-out to our Deer Patrons for their continued support and encouragement: Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Ashley Kronenbitter, Caleb Schmidt, Christopher Commander, Collin Gregory, Darryl Tavares, David B, Derek Smith, Isaac Stultz, Jake Walker, James Barker, Jeffrey Jackson, JoAnne Monroe,  Josh Broccolo, Kaleb, Kokorodaki, Mark Fromme, Matt Edwards, Matthew “White Chocolate” McDougal, Matt Millsap, Melvin Benson V, Micah Hendrick, Michael Toller, Nate McKeever, Retro Rewind Podcast, Sam White, Third Strongest Mole, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Reco's (1:34:04)

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From all of us here at TRG, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Be a Deer, keep it locked here, we will see you next year!

 

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