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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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Now displaying: August, 2022
Aug 22, 2022
In 2001, Metal Gear Solid 2 was released on the PS2. While it was largely considered a smash hit, it was also very divisive. And, strangely, prophetic in it's themes of digitization of information and the pursuit to control it. While we didn't quite grasp the game's complex themes back then, in 2022, it's all too eerie at how timeless it has become. Sound of the Raign returns to join us to break down Metal Gear Solid 2.  
 
Housekeeping
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Shoutout to Roberto Blake: https://www.youtube.com/c/RobertoBlakePSD  
 
Relevant Resources
Time Stamps
  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 8:21 - Housekeeping
  • 11:25 - What We're Playing
  • 28:47 - Topic
  • 32:00 - Spoilers
  • 1:42:14 - Patron Thanks
  • 1:46:59 - Recos & Closing
Recos! 
  • She Hulk (Disney +)
  • Prey (Hulu) 
  • Pyre (Supergiant Games) (PS4) 
  • Gimkit/Blooket (Gamification Tools for Teachers) 
  • Metal Gear Solid: Hideo Kojima's Magnum Opus by Nicolas Courcier  
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: Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers 
  • Twitter: twitter.com/TRGPodcast 
  • Facebook: facebook.com/TheReformedGamers 
  • YouTube: YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers 
  • Website: thereformedgamers.com 
#MetalGearSolid2 #HideoKojima #GamingPodcast
Aug 8, 2022

With the recent report that almost 80% of games purchased on PS4 & PS5 are digital, on top of recent reports of games being delisted, it's caused some concern about the future of digital in gaming spheres. This week, we discuss the pros and cons of both digital and physical, the fear of a future where we own nothing, and why Twitter is a weird, weird place.

Time Stamps

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:07 Housekeeping
  • 4:54 What We're Playing
  • 32:20 News Round Up
  • 46:00 Topic
  • 1:30:10 Recos/Closing

News

  • The next Tomb Raider could have Lara Croft ‘leading a team of tomb raiders’... and be lesbian (https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/the-next-tomb-raider-could-have-lara-croft-leading-a-team-of-tomb-raiders/)
  • Listen to the Sacred Symbols Clip Here (https://youtu.be/uq4owTrd5ms?t=1756)
  • Sony refuses to be drawn on whether it could raise the price of PS5 (https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-refuses-to-be-drawn-on-whether-it-could-raise-the-price-of-ps5/)

Relevant Reads

  • Nearly 80% of All PS5, PS4 Games Are Bought Digitally (https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2022/07/nearly-80percent-of-all-ps5-ps4-games-are-bought-digitally)
  • Nintendo’s Mastery of Physical Game Sales Hides Limited Digital Growth (https://www.nintendolife.com/features/talking-point-nintendos-mastery-of-physical-game-sales-hides-limited-digital-growth)
  • Welcome To 2030: I Own Nothing, Have No Privacy And Life Has Never Been Better (https://www.forbes.com/sites/worldeconomicforum/2016/11/10/shopping-i-cant-really-remember-what-that-is-or-how-differently-well-live-in-2030/?sh=1fdc866a1735)
  • Jump Force is Getting Delisted Today, Available at Big Discount for Limited Time (https://gamerant.com/jump-force-delisted-shutting-down/)
  • Why your digital games collection isn’t yours to own (https://www.techradar.com/news/the-double-edge-of-digital-games-and-changing-ownership)
  • Delisted Metal Gear games will return to digital stores “soon” (https://www.trueachievements.com/n50355/metal-gear-solid-games-relisted)

Recos!

  • Speed Limit (PC, Xbox, Switch, PS)
  • Good Burger
  • Gunpla!

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: Patreon.com/TheReformedGamers
  • Twitter: twitter.com/TRGPodcast
  • Facebook: facebook.com/TheReformedGamers
  • YouTube: YouTube.com/TheReformedGamers
  • Website: thereformedgamers.com
  • Discord: https://discord.gg/r4g6p4dztC
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