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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: December, 2015
Dec 30, 2015

It's that time of year where we decide (for the first time in Gaming Outsider history) what our individual and collective Games of the Year are.  We even dive into what our community voted as their favorite.  Lots of good discussion, and you might be surprised by our overall pick for 2015.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 2:49) Welcome/Introduction

(2:50 – 27:07) Most memorable/important news stories of 2015

(27:08 – 37:49) Predictions for 2015

(37:50 – 48:32) Best New Franchise, Best Online Multiplayer Game, Most Underrated Game

(48:33 – 1:21:36) Top 5 Favorites of 2015

(1:21:37 – 1:23:11) GO Community's Favorite of 2015

(1:23:12 – 1:38:25) Gaming Outsider GOTY

(1:38:26 – 1:38:54) Closing

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Dec 28, 2015

Scott and Josh welcome returning guest Chase Christensen to join in the discussion on two new controllers that were released recently.  Both Josh have had experience with Xbox One's Elite Controller, and Josh has also spent a few days with the Steam Controller.  By the end of the discussion, you should have a good idea as to which you should pick up (if either).

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 1:39) Welcome/Introduction

(1:40 – 19:23) Steam Controller

(19:24 – 40:46) Elite Controller

(40:47 – 41:44) Closing

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Dec 23, 2015

Scott's back after his bout with the crud just in time to discuss with Josh, Zach, and Robby about their favorite gaming-related Christmas memories.  There's also a bit of Star Wars: the Force Awakens discussion as well as news about Kojima's new logo and Konami's announcement of a new Metal Gear Solid game.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 10:33) Welcome/Introduction

(10:34 – 27:13) What have you been playing?

(27:14 – 42:27) News/Trailers

(42:28 – 1:12:43) "From the Outside In" Topic: Christmas Video Game Memories

(1:12:44 – 1:14:38) Closing

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Dec 16, 2015

Josh, Zach, and Robby discuss news About Kojima's just production company and its partnering with Sony as well as . The guys also discuss their (and our listeners) favorite video game scores.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 7:44) Welcome/Introduction

(7:45 – 26:22) What have you been playing?

(26:23 – 41:26) News/Trailers

(41:27 – 54:16) "From the Outside In" Topic: Musical Scores in Video Games

(54:17 – 58:03) Closing

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Dec 11, 2015

Scott and Josh get together to sing their praises of "Life Is Strange" from developer Dontnod.  There's a spoiler-free segment followed by a discussion about their decisions made in each of the five episodes.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 0:40) Welcome/Introduction

(0:40 – 3:18) "Life Is Strange" General Information

(3:19 – 6:01) Story

(6:02 – 8:12) Rewind Mechanic

(8:13 – 9:56) Art Style

(9:57 – 12:38) Comparison to Telltale Games

(12:39 – 14:00) Dialogue Choice Consequences

(14:01 – 16:00) Music

(16:01 – 18:43) Final Thoughts

(18:43 – 19:07) Spoiler Introduction

(19:08 – 23:02) Spoiler Discusson (Episode 1: "Chrysalis")

(23:03 – 27:17) Spoiler Discusson (Episode 2: "Out of Time")

(27:18 – 31:57) Spoiler Discusson (Episode 3: "Chaos Theory")

(31:58 – 36:32) Spoiler Discusson (Episode 4: "Dark Room")

(36:33 – 44:49) Spoiler Discusson (Episode 5: "Polarized")

(44:50 – 47:06) Closing

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Dec 9, 2015

Scott, Josh, and Zach welcome Alaina Grimm, who attended the PlayStation Experience (PSX) this past weekend.  They discuss the keynote presentation as well as the many other experiences that Alaina had on the show floor.  This week's "From the Outside In" topic is a listener question about which three games we would choose if we could only choose three for the rest of our lives.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 6:29) Welcome/Introduction

(6:30 – 19:45) Games we've been playing

(19:46 – 22:03) Alaina's Experience at the Keynote

(22:04 – 24:50) PSX Keynote: "Uncharted 4: a Thief's End"

(24:51 – 30:01) PSX Keynote: "Final Fantasy VII Remake"

(30:02 – 34:25) PSX Keynote: PlayStation VR

(34:26 – 36:21) PSX Keynote: "Ni No Kuni 2"

(36:20 – 39:46) PSX Keynote: "Ratchet and Clank"

(39:47 – 41:28) PSX Keynote: "Brutal" and "Hob"

(41:29 – 42:35) PSX Keynote: "Destiny" Sparrow Racing

(42:36 – 47:15) PSX Keynote: "Ni'Oh"

(47:16 – 48:43) PSX Keynote: "Full Throttle" and "Day of the Tentacle" HD Remasters

(48:44 – 1:02:57) Alaina's first-hand experience at PSX

(1:02:58 – 1:18:58) From the Outside In Topic: "If you could only choose 3 games to play for the rest of your life, what would they be?"

(1:18:59 – 1:20:20) Closing

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Dec 7, 2015

Tom Bevis joins us from the GO Community to discuss the Video Game Awards put on by Geoff Keighly this past Thursday.  We compare our guesses with the actual results as well as talk about the various announcement made in between the awards themselves.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 3:22) Welcome/Introduction

(3:23 – 1:16) Award Winners Recap

(11:17 – 15:20) "Uncharted 4: a Thief's End" footage

(15:21 – 18:25) "Shaq Fu: a Legend Reborn"

(18:26 – 22:37) "Batman" Telltale Game

(22:38 – 24:52) "Far Cry: Primal"

(24:53 – 27:06) "LEGO Marvel Avengers"

(27:07 – 29:40) "Psychonauts 2"

(29:41 – 32:06) "Elder Scrolls Online" Million Dollar Contest

(32:07 – 34:28) "Quantum Break"

(34:29 – 36:09) Tribute to Satoru Iwata

(36:10 – 39:28) "Rock Band Virtual Reality"

(39:29 – 41:19) "Shadow Complex: Remastered"

(41:20 – 42:56) "Rocket League" on Xbox One

(42:57 – 46:05) Hideo Kojima's Absence at the Game Awards

(46:06 –48:11) "Walking Dead: Michonne"

(48:12 – 54:31) Final Thoughts

(54:32 – 56:11) Closing

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Dec 4, 2015

Josh has spent a considerable amount of time playing "Guitar Hero Live", and is here to share his thoughts on his experience so far.  He talks to me about the new hardware, set lists, and extra features, and also makes some brief comparisons to "Rock Band 4".

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 2:47) Welcome/Introduction

(2:48 – 3:36) "Guitar Hero Live" General Information

(3:37 – 12:01) New Guitar/Buttons

(12:02 – 13:41) Song Selection

(13:42 – 25:50) What does the "Live" mean? What is Guitar Hero TV?

(25:51 – 26:48) Online Play/Leaderboards

(26:49 – 28:30) Comparison to "Rock Band 4"

(28:31 – 29:44) Community Question(s)

(29:45 – 32:13) Final Thoughts

(32:14 – 32:53) Closing

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Dec 3, 2015

Scott, Zach, and Robby sit down and make their predictions for a few of the categories for the upcoming Video Game Awards, and also discuss a listener-suggested topic about open worlds in video games.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 12:15) Welcome/Introduction

(12:16 - 15:36) New Releases

(15:37 – 35:14) What have you been playing?

(35:15 – 1:04:13) Video Game Awards Prediction

(1:04:14 – 1:10:07) PSX Discussion

 

(1:10:08 – 1:40:50) "From the Outside In" Topic: Open World Video Games

(1:40:51 – 1:43:49) Closing

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