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!
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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.
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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".
National Domestic Violence Hotline
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.
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!
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)
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.
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!
New Releases/Upcoming Games
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.
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
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!
TRG Destiny Clans
We made it, Deer Listeners!
TRG doesn't always hit 100 episodes, but when we do, we make it our biggest episode yet! Join us as we freak out over hitting 100 episodes of the show, discuss what we've been playing, and reminisce about our favorite things about doing the show for the past 100 episodes!
Hurricane Harvey Relief
New Releases with Arnold
Time to Put on the Nostalgia Goggles
What is nostalgia? Is it Biblical? Were games really better back in years gone by? Join us as we discuss nostalgia from a Biblical worldview, Pokemon binges, busy seasons of life, and more!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Nintendo, Announce Metroid
It's that time of the year again, Deer Listeners! With E3 on the horizon, we discuss the things we think will be announced, what games will get a release date, and say some incredibly bold things. We also give updates on what we've been playing/reading, our thoughts on the ARMS Test-Punch, some newsy-news, and even bring back Party Chat!
Does the Switch have the momentum to succeed?
With the Nintendo Switch approaching being 3 months out in the wild, we spend some time discussing what Nintendo is doing right and what they need to do to continue their incredible momentum. Other topics include: fighting mice, 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You, Persona 5, Ni No Kuni, Injustice 2, Destiny 2, and Player Unknown Battlegrounds.
Genesis, Robotic Wildlife, and a Girl Named Aloy
Join us this week as we dive into the world of Horizon Zero Dawn! We discuss it's development history, reception, give our spoiler-free review, and then head into the wildlands of spoiler territory to discuss the underlying themes of the game. We also discuss Persona 5's ridiculously long gameplay, updates on Adam's adoption journey, and Logan struggles with words... again.
Christian Game Developers, Meaningful Interaction, And A New Hero
We were blessed and honored to have Jeff Simmons of Revelation Games on this episode to discuss their upcoming game, Rise of the King! We also got to talk to Jeff a bit about what it's like to work in the industry, some of the challenges within, and setting out on their own as an indie studio! But before that we talk about our time with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, Shovel Knight, and even make time for some newsy-news AND announce the winner of the Horizon Zero Dawn Photo Contest!
(Oh, and something about giving away a copy of Persona 5?? You'll have to listen to the episode to find out!)
Rise of the King
Would you kindly listen to this episode?
It's been a long time coming but it is time to finally dive into the world of Rapture and discuss the classic that is: Bioshock! Before Bioshock, the guys discuss Logan being blessed with a Nintendo Switch which leads to talk of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Last week also saw Persona 5 finally releasing in the West and, yes, Logan goes crazy.
As always, these episodes focusing on a specific video game will contain spoilers during the Bioshock discussion at the warning of the hosts.
Trog, Super Mario Bros, and the Good Ol' Days
This episode, we're going retro! But to help us out, we're joined by the folks from the Retro Warriors podcast! Adam also gives us all the details on the Nintendo Switch and Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild while Logan plays the game of life!
Check out the Retro Warriors!
Keep Up with TRG
Where is the patriarchy?!
With life bringing about changes in our schedules, this is not a typical episode of the podcast. Join Logan and a very special guest as they discuss Horizon Zero Dawn, 100% spoiler free! Also, find out how you can win a copy of ReCore and a $20 PSN gift card!
We flipped the Hype Switch and left the Hype running!
With Logan battling sick brain, it's up to Adam to host the show and put up with Logan's struggle against words reaching an all time low. The guys discuss some of the games coming out they are most excited for, Logan reviews Halo Wars 2, the Bible and free will, and more in Newsy-News!