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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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Oct 3, 2022
You ever just fire up your game system, look at the games and shut the system off because you don't feel like playing anything? We've all experienced burn out in gaming to a degree. But not all burn out is the same. Matter of fact, it might be a sign of something else going on that needs your attention or it might be time to try out something new. This week, we dig deep into burn out and discuss our seasons with it.
 
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!
Time Stamps
  • 2:08 Housekeeping
  • 4:08 Elden Ring Board Game & What's Going On with Overwatch 2
  • 17:57 What We're Playing
  • 37:48 Topic of the Show
  • 1:17:14 Recos & Closing
Sep 19, 2022
THE PRODIGAL SON RETURNS! He once claimed he'd never get into PC gaming but the Steam Deck has the handsome, bearded man changing his tune. Adam sits down with us to preach the little 'g' gospel of the Steam Deck and go over both the good and the bad of Valve's Switch style handheld.
 
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!
Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Intro
  • 20:52 What We're Playing
  • 40:26 Topic o' da Show
  • 1:29:23 Patron Thanks
  • 1:32:13 Recos
 
Sep 5, 2022
Do you fully complete the video games you play? Are you a trophy hunter? Or achievement hunter? We bring on two of the biggest completionists in the TRG community (Travis Crane and Andre Rook) to talk to them about their gaming habits, how they approach gaming, and what are some of the pitfalls of playing games to completion.
 
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
Relevant Resources:
  • True Achievements: https://www.trueachievements.com/
  • True Trophies: https://www.truetrophies.com/
Time Stamps
  • 0:00 Intro
  • 5:26 Housekeeping
  • 7:25 What We're Playing
  • 21:18 Topic
  • 1:24:53 Reco's & Outro
Recos!
  • Spiritfarer (Xbox, Switch, PC, Playstation)
  • Case For Books by Lee Strobel
  • Be Thou My Vision: A Liturgy for Daily Worship
  • Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent (iOS, Android)
  • Arise: A Simple Story (Xbox, Playstation, Switch, PC)
  • Mobile Suit Gundam (Any series; Funimation, Hulu, Netflix, Crunchyroll)
#GamingPodcast #TrophyHunting #XboxGaming
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
Check out Sound of the Raign: 
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
Jul 25, 2022
A question that comes up from time to time within the TRG community is, "How do I get my wife to play video games". Well, today I (Logan) sat down with my wife to ask her what games she enjoys, how she got introduced to gaming, and how is it that she is so much better at games than I am. We also go over some of our favorite memories gaming together, which is often at my expense. (Look at the art for this episode, for example)
 
New Content
Time Stamps
  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 3:57 - Housekeeping
  • 19:40 - Topic
  • 1:04:56 - Patron Thanks
  • 1:06:09 - Recos!
Reco's!
  • Libby (App)
  • Fall Guys
Games to Play with Your Spouse
  • Portal 1 & 2
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Overcooked 1 & 2
  • The Quarry
  • Until Dawn
  • Halo
  • Stardew Valley
  • Escape Academy
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
Jul 18, 2022
As we reach the midway point of summer, we take a look to the upcoming Fall line up of gaming. There's a lot coming but how much of it is actually interesting? Is there anything we're looking forward? Join us as we revisit a question submitted in Episode 218 and gauge your interest in what's coming our way.
 
Time Stamps:
  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:05 Housekeeping
  • 2:30 Logan's Controversial Trails 3 Review
  • 6:10 God of War Ragnarok Date Announced
  • 11:05 Kojima Falsely Accused
  • 14:38 New Kirby Game Announced
  • 17:50 What We're Playing
  • 36:42 Topic
  • 1:23:37 Recos/Closing
Links:
  • How Trails 3 Became My Favorite in the Series https://youtu.be/mTYenTmALug
  • God of War Ragnarok Date Announced https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/1544667847548354563?s=20&t=woO3y_0ywUdoDp6ccLPAaw
  • Kojima Falsely Accused https://kotaku.com/shinzo-abe-assassin-killer-kojima-greek-news-confusion-1849157839?utm_campaign=Kotaku&utm_content=1657302087&utm_medium=SocialMarketing&utm_source=twitter
  • New Kirby Game Announced https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/15468441715788718082022 Video Game Release Calendar https://www.gameinformer.com/2022
Recos!
  • Descenders (Available on Game Pass)
  • Spy x Family (Anime)
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
#gamingpodcast #hideokojima #godofwarragnarok
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.

Want MORE TRG Content?

  • 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.

Secret Links

Follow ParrotMode!

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

Follow Sound of the Raign!

Twitter, Instagram, SpotifyYouTube

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!

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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)

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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)

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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

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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.

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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)

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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)
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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)

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  • Give Logan a game reco!

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