Episode 224 – Metal Gear Solid 2 Is A Game of Misinformation

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.  

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Episode 223 – The Pros and Cons of Digital & Physical Video Games

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.

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Episode 220 – Metal Gear Solid Changed Gaming (feat. Sound of the Raign)

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.  

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Episode 219 – Dr. Matt Queen Talks About Evangelism, The Gospel, and Evangelism Fears

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?

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Episode 216 – The Real Message of Final Fantasy VI (feat. Jon Harrison)

Final Fantasy 6 is one of the greatest JRPGs of all time, released in the SNES era. The game has a strikingly darker and more somber tone than the rest of the games in the series. But is that really what the game is about? Jon Harrison (author of Mastering the Game) sits down to break down the game’s themes, hidden easter eggs, and more.

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Episode 212 – Matt Millsap’s Dissertation on Video Games & Theology

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.

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