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The Reformed Gamers

The Reformed Gamers! The show all about theology, video games and tacos (and anything else)! Join two reformed pastors as they discuss video games from a reformed Biblical perspective. Topics range from specific video games and the themes within them or things in the world of gaming.
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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

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using the link above or following us on our different social media platforms like FacebookTwitter, Twitch, and Instagram. You can financially support the show, monthly, on Patreon or by purchasing some TRG merch over on our shop!

Feb 22, 2021

Seeing Gaming Through A New Lens

As art changes and adapts over the years, new ways of doing traditional art adapts to new mediums. With the rise of photo modes in video games, we now have a new form of photography: gametography. If you have never heard of this phenomenon, then this is an episode you do not want to miss out on!

Housekeeping (3:54)

What Have We Been Playing (7:15)

Micah dives deeper into the Oldest House in Control: Ultimate Edition. Adam catches us up on all the games he's played while away. Logan tests his ninja skills in Cyber Shadow.

What Have We Been Reading (24:38)

Micah catches us up on Gentle & Lowly. Adam discusses walking his growth group through Adopted for Life. Logan smashes idols in We Become What We Worship.

Topic (33:30)

More and more games are implementing Photo Modes. Is this a good thing? Join the crew as they discuss how they got into photo modes, if they think they are a fad, and how they're being implemented well and not so well.

Check out these gametographers online:

Patron Thank Yous! (1:10:37)

Huge thank you to our patrons who ensure we can keep recording: Alex Castellanos, Andre Swann, Ashley Kronenbitter, Christopher Commander, Darryl Tavares, David B, David Henderson, Derek Smith, 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, MrButts, Nate McKeever, Pastor Shea, Retro Rewind Podcast, Ryan1701e, Sam White, Samuel Colunga, Third Strongest Mole, WeathermanKeef, Wesley Rea, Xaviel Medina

Recos! (1:13:16)

  • Ramen (yes, the noodles)
  • Biblical Counseling Training Conference
  • Destiny 2
  • Prayer

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using the link above or following us on our different social media platforms like FacebookTwitter, Twitch, and Instagram. You can financially support the show, monthly, on Patreon or by purchasing some TRG merch over on our shop!

Feb 8, 2021

Five Words: Master Chief Collection on Switch

As we head in to 2021, all eyes are on the big 3 of the gaming world. Just what is Xbox planning? Will we see God of War: Raganarok this year? Is this the year that Nintendo finally brings Metroid Prime Trilogy to the Nintendo Switch? We're not sure but we'll guess away anyway!

Housekeeping (2:09)

What Have We Been Playing (3:57)

Micah dives back in to the Oldest House in Control: Ultimate Edition on PS5. Turns out, it is quite the upgrade. Logan institutes the Dark Souls hour and waxes eloquent about how great the games are. He also beat Resident Evil 7 in an afternoon.

What Have We Been Reading (22:04)

Adam speaks through Micah and discusses Dane Ortlund's "Gentle & Lowly". Specifically how God is pleased to help us. Logan discusses a reading from Tim Keller's "Counterfeit Gods" that details how idols bring destruction.

Topic (30:10)

We may not have the gift of prophecy but we are observant. Micah and Logan share their predictions of the things that Xbox, Playstation, and Nintendo will do (or don't do) in 2021. Sorry, Halo: Infinite.

  • Xbox Predictions (31:41)
  • Playstation Predictions (44:09)
  • Nintendo Predictions (56:08

Reco's (1:11:34)

  • Play Concrete Genie
  • Check out the new content in Housekeeping

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using the link above or following us on our different social media platforms like FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. You can financially support the show, monthly, on Patreon or by purchasing some TRG merch over on our shop!

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)

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using the link above or following us on our different social media platforms like FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. You can financially support the show, monthly, on Patreon or by purchasing some TRG merch over on our shop!

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

Thank you for listening to The Reformed Gamers! We would love to connect with you. Join our Discord using the link above or following us on our different social media platforms like FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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