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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: January, 2016
Jan 27, 2016

The GO Cast reunites this week with a lot of games and news.  Scott played an indie title called "Q.U.B.E.", Josh played "Rainbow Six: Siege" and "A Boy and His Blob", Zach played "The Nathan Drake Collection", and Robby played an iOS game called "Lifeline" as well as "Oxenfree".  In news, we discuss the delay of "Mighty No. 9" as well as the development of "Her Story 2".  Our "From the Outside In" topic tackles which games we wish we could experience for the first time all over agian.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 14:32) Welcome/Introduction

(14:33 – 57:17) What have you been playing?

(57:18 – 1:17:21) News/Trailers

(1:17:22 – 1:37:15) "From the Outside In" Topic: Games Ghat we wish we could experience for the first time"

(1:37:16– 1:39:59) Closing

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Jan 25, 2016

The entire Go crew is here for our second "Legacy" episode where we discuss an older game or franchise that meant a lot to us.  This time time around, we're diving into the "Dead Space" series, which was important in all of our gaming careers.  This conversation was a lot of fun and made all of us want to go through the games again.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 1:29) Welcome/Introduction

(1:30 – 5:08) "Dead Space" General Information

(5:09 – 9:47) Horror in games at the release of "Dead Space"

(9:48 – 13:01) Sound/art design of "Dead Space"

(13:02 – 17:02) Shooting Mechanic Innovations, navigation, kinetic powers

(17:03 – 18:13) Engineering tools as weapons

(18:14 – 24:13) Criticisms of "Dead Space"

(24:14 – 28:37) "WOW" moments of the original "Dead Space"

(28:38 – 37:35) Impressions of "Dead Space 2" and comparison to "Aliens"

(37:36 – 43:48) Impressions of "Dead Space 3"

(43:49 – 53:55) How would we make the next game in the series?

(54:56 – 56:12) Closing

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Jan 22, 2016

Scott welcomes first-time guest Joseph Grim to talk about an indie title called "Unmechanical: Extended".  He specifically requested to be on the show to discuss it, so he's obviously a fan.  Listen to find out why.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 3:20) Welcome/Introduction

(3:21 – 5:01) "Unmechanical: Extended" General Information

(5:02 – 5:54) What IS "Unmechanical: Extended"?

(5:55 – 7:59) Comparisons to "Limbo"

(8:00 – 9:23) What's the draw of this game?

(9:24 – 11:41) Graphics/Story

(11:42 – 12:27) Music

(12:28 – 13:42) Final Verdict

(13:43 – 15:16) Closing

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Jan 20, 2016

The GO Cast gets a little personal this week as they share some rough patches in their lives and how they used gaming to help them get through it.  Scott also talks about his first experience with Halo 5 (which he completed in one sitting), Josh talks about his further adventures in Destiny: the Taken King, and Robby tells us about his birthday weekend playing tabletop games with his brother. There's also news of a TMNT game from Platinum.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 6:13) Welcome/Introduction

(6:14 – 43:02) What have you been playing?

(43:03 – 54:56) News/Trailers

(54:57 – 1:21:20) "From the Outside In" Topic: Games that helped us through difficult times

(1:21:21– 1:25:27) Closing

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Jan 15, 2016

Scott and Josh sit down to talk about the first game they both Kickstarted: "Amplitude" from Harmonix. They both played the original over a decade ago and have been eagerly anticipating this release.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 1:47) Welcome/Introduction

(1:48 – 6:57) Amplitude General Information/History

(6:58 – 14:28) What IS Amplitude (mechanics)?

(14:29 – 20:25) Music Selection/Track List

(20:26 – 22:09) Graphics

(22:10 – 25:31) Co-op play, DLC,  Campaign, leaderboards

(25:32 – 27:21) Final thoughts

(27:22 – 28:06) Closing

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Jan 13, 2016

Scott, Josh, and Robby have an interesting discussion about the games that have been dubbed as "Walking Simulators".  We each have our favorites, and we discuss the merits of this genre that seems to be either "you love it" or "you hate it".  There's also plenty of news to discuss, including the Oculus Rift's price reveal and a release date for "Homefront: the Revolution".

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 9:13) Welcome/Introduction

(9:14 – 35:52) What have you been playing?

(35:53 – 58:26) News/Trailers

(58:27 – 1:23:47) "From the Outside In" Topic: Walking Simulators

(1:23:48– 1:26:43) Closing

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Jan 8, 2016

Scott asks Josh about his experience completing the campaign of "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3", which he played on Xbox One.  Josh has played every single campaign in the series since the original and has enjoyed every one.  But did he enjoy the latest entry?

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 3:18) Welcome/Introduction

(3:19 – 4:12) Early impressions

(4:13 – 5:09) Story

(5:10 – 6:29) Gameplay

(6:30 – 9:39) Good set pieces/spectacle

(9:40 – 12:01) Cheap/bullet-sponge enemies

(12:02 – 12:43) Co-op mechanic

(12:44 – 17:08) Leveling system & "new power" mechanic

(17:09 – 18:09) Nightmare Mode (zombies)

(18:10 – 20:56) Final Thoughts

(21:00 – 25:05) What we want next in the Call of Duty series

(25:06 – 26:53) Closing

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Jan 6, 2016

The whole GO 'Cast is here this week for our first "weekly episode" of the new year, so we figured we'd talk about our most-anticipated games of 2016.  We also discuss some information about the next game in the Assassin's Creed universe as well as a console port for the "A Boy and His Blob" remake.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 11:03) Welcome/Introduction

(11:04 – 44:00) What have you been playing?

(44:01 – 52:11) News/Trailers

(52:12 – 1:12:00) "From the Outside In" Topic: Most Anticipated games of 2016

(1:12:01 – 1:13:43) Closing

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Jan 4, 2016

Scott and Josh welcome first-time guest Aron Hughes II from the GO Community to discuss their experience with "Need For Speed" on the PS4 and Xbox One.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 1:47) Welcome/Introduction

(1:48 – 4:37) Our experience with actual cars/racing and racing games in general

(4:38 – 9:56) Balance between arcade/simulation & customization

(9:57 – 14:07) Cinematics/story

(14:08 – 16:45) Graphics (transition from video to gameplay)

(16:46 – 19:14) Open world/story mechanics

(19:15 – 23:42) Game mechanics

(23:43 – 28:37) Online requirements

(28:38 – 32:05) Final Thoughts

(32:06 – 32:55) Closing

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