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The Gaming Outsider

The Gaming Outsider Podcast is a show dedicated to video gaming of all kinds with a focus on the community. Here at The GO, we don't subscribe to just one platform, and we realize that we don't have the ability to play every game that's out there. Our goal is to discuss ours and our listener's perspectives on current and former games that we have played while keeping a positive environment.
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Now displaying: November, 2015
Nov 30, 2015

Scott, Josh and Robbie welcome returning guest Shawn "theycallmeiams" Fuller to talk about "Rise of the Tomb Raider", which is only available on the Xbox One at the moment.  Shawn has actually completed the game to 100% already (on the hardest level of difficulty!), so there's plenty to talk about.  There's even a small spoiler section at the end to discuss the ending.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 2:15) Welcome/Introduction

(2:16 – 3:09) "Rise of the Tomb Raider" General Information

(3:10 – 9:35) What makes the rebooted so intriguing?

(9:36 – 18:28) Story Discussion/Mechanics

(18:29 – 22:56) Collectibles/100% completion

(22:57 – 26:30) Graphics/visuals

(26:31 – 32:32) Final Thoughts

(32:33 – 48:29) Spoiler Discussion

(48:30 – 51:48) Closing

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Nov 25, 2015

All four guys (Scott, Josh, Zach, and Robby) are here to discuss scoring systems in video game reviews.  There's also some discussion about the possibility of a new game in the Bioshock universe, as well as backwards compatibility for PS3 games on the PS4. Also, Scott reviews "Typoman", a downloadable WiiU game from a German developer.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 19:44) Welcome/Introduction

(19:45 - 24:28) New Releases

(24:29 – 42:35) What have you been playing?

(42:36 – 56:02) News/Trailers

(56:03 – 1:25:54) "From the Outside In" Topic: Do Review Scores Hurt?

(1:25:55 – 1:27:35) Closing

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Nov 20, 2015

Scott welcomes returning GO member Chase Christensen and first-timer Chris Behrensmeyer to share in their combined 100+ hour experience with Bethesda's "Fallout 4", which released recently. The trio even shares in some of their awesome stories from the wasteland.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 4:22) Welcome/Introduction

(4:23 – 7:00) "Fallout 4" General Information

(7:01 – 11:36) What makes the series so intriguing?

(11:37 – 15:19) Comparison to previous games

(15:20 – 19:53) Graphics/visuals

(19:54 – 27:29) Skill tree (S.P.E.C.I.A.L.)

(27:30 – 32:38) New mechanic: settlement building

(32:39 – 37:04) Final Thoughts

(37:05 – 52:15) Spoiler discussion

(52:16 – 53:55) Closing

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Nov 18, 2015

All four guys (Scott, Josh, Zach, and Robby) are here to decide which year in video gaming has been the best in terms of number of quality games.  We also discuss the latest Nintendo Direct as well as review "Fallout 4", "Rise of the Tomb Raider", "Halo 5: Guardians", and Starcraft: Legacy of the Void."

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 10:27) Welcome/Introduction

(10:28 - 12:05) New Releases

(12:06 – 42:01) What have you been playing?

(42:02 – 1:00:23) News/Trailers

(1:00:24 – 1:18:30) "From the Outside In" Topic: Best Year in Gaming

(1:18:31 – 1:20:53) Closing

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Nov 16, 2015

Scott and Josh welcome first-timer Chase Christensen, an avid Halo fan, to share his experience with "Halo 5: Guardians" on Xbox One.  We discuss the story up to the latest game from 343, dive into the story of this game, discuss the mechanics, and also chat about the multi-player component.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 2:13) Welcome/Introduction

(2:14 – 4:07) "Halo 5: Guardians" General Information

(4:08 – 9:44) Halo story recap

(9:45 – 13:15) Halo 5: Guardians Story

(13:16 – 15:47) Why should I play Halo 5?

(15:48 – 20:10) Game mechanics/graphics

(20:11 – 24:31) Multiplayer mode

(24:32 – 29:28) Final Thoughts

(29:29 – 36:59) Spoiler discussion

(37:00 – 38:28) Closing

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Nov 13, 2015

Scott welcomes three special guest to talk about their experiences with "Yoshi's Wooly World" for the Nintendo WiiU consoles.  Chris Owens, Casey Heinritz, and Troy Heinritz are all returning guests and have quite a bit to say about Nintendo's green dinosaur and his latest platforming adventure.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 2:45) Welcome/Introduction

(2:46 – 3:19) "Yoshi's Wooly World" General Information

(3:20 – 5:34) Comparisons to previous games in the series

(5:35 – 6:41) Game Mechanics

(6:42 – 15:48) Graphics/Additional Mechanics

(15:49 – 18:22) Game difficulty

(18:23 – 23:22) Final Thoughts

(23:22 – 25:10) Closing

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Nov 11, 2015

On this week's episode, Scott, Zach and Robby share what games (if any) they play with their significant others.  There's also plenty of games to talk about, including "Fallout 4", "Halo 5", and "Divinity: Original Sin".  This week's news includes backwards compatibility for Xbox One/360 and the absence of the original music composer for the upcoming "Final Fantasy VII" remake.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 10:16) Welcome/Introduction

(10:17 - 19:01) New Releases

(19:02 – 52:56) What have you been playing?

(52:57 – 1:10:56) News/Trailers

(1:10:57 – 1:26:36) "From the Outside In" Topic: Horror Game Concepts

(1:26:37 – 1:28:23) Closing

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Nov 9, 2015

Scott welcomes returning GO Community member, Steve Peterson, to talk about his impressions of "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate".  They have a spoiler-free discussion before diving into exactly what happened with the finale of the story.  You'll find that our opinion of this game changed by the end of it.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 3:21) Welcome/Introduction

(3:20 - 4:48) "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate" General Information

(4:49 – 7:51) Story Discussion

(7:52 – 17:34) Mission Structure Discussion

(17:35 – 20:43) Platform Comparisons/Performance Issues

(20:44 – 25:56) Setting Discussion

(25:57 – 30:43) Final Thoughts

(30:44 – 48:42) Story Spoiler Discussion

(48:43 – 50:08) Closing

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Nov 6, 2015

Scott welcomes first-time guest, Jonathan Spear, to the show to share his impressions of "Tales from the Borderlands", the adventure series from Telltale that recently released its final episode.  We start with a spoiler-free discussion followed by a spoiler-heavy discussion about how the game wraps up.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 2:04) Welcome/Introduction

(2:05 - 3:40) "Tales from the Borderlands" General Information

(3:41 – 22:45) Spoiler-Free Impressions

(22:46 – 38:25) Spoiler Discussion

(38:26 – 40:45) Closing

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Nov 4, 2015

On this week's episode, Scott, Josh and Robby discuss the decision by Warner Brothers to grant refunds for all purchases of the PC version of "Batman: Arkham Knight". Our topic this week covers games that are on our "must play" list, as well as ones that are being put by the way side for now.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 8:16) Welcome/Introduction

(8:17 - 14:08) New Releases

(14:09 – 40:02) What have you been playing?

(40:03 – 56:40) News/Trailers

(56:41 – 1:08:50) "From the Outside In" Topic: Horror Game Concepts

(1:08:51 – 1:11:39) Closing

Be sure to join our Facebook Group and check out our web site at thegamingoutsider.com.

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