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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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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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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

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Oct 30, 2015

Scott, Josh, and Zach had an opportunity to check out three scary games for the Halloween season, and they're here to share their impressions.  Scott played "Whispering Willows", Zach played "Shadowgate", and both Scott and Josh played "Slender: the Arrival".

Oct 28, 2015

On this week's episode, Scott and Josh pitch to each other their concept of a horror video game that they would like to see made.  There's also plenty of talk of the trailer reveals from Paris Games Week, and Scott talks about his early impressions of "The Legend of Zelda: Triforce Heroes" on the 3DS.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 5:24) Welcome/Introduction

(5:25 - 10:19) New Releases

(10:18 – 19:53) What have you been playing?

(19:54 – 35:49) News/Trailers

(35:50 – 47:22) "From the Outside In" Topic: Horror Game Concepts

(47:23 – 50:30) Closing

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Oct 26, 2015

Scott, Zach, and Robby spent the weekend playing the first few hours of "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate", and wanted to share their first impressions of the latest game in this hugely popular series from Ubisoft.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 2:15) Welcome/Introduction

(2:16 – 7:59) Characters

(8:00 – 17:43) Gameplay

(17:44 – 21:33) Combat

(21:34 – 23:26) Story

(23:27 – 27:56) World Design/Detail

(27:57 – 36:12) Final Thoughts

(36:13 – 38:32) Closing

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Oct 21, 2015

All four members of the GO Cast are present this week as they discuss they're favorite scary video games and video games series.  There's also quite a few different games we've been playing, including "Rock Band 4", "The Jackbox Party Pack", the finale for "Life is Strange", "Transformers Devasatation", and "Yoshi's Wooly World". The news topics included Nintendo's dev kits for the NX.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 17:58) Welcome/Introduction/New Releases

(24:59 – 48:37) What have you been playing?

(48:38 – 1:07:13) News/Trailers

(1:07:14 – 1:32:05) "From the Outside In" Topic: Movie Franchise Video Games

(1:32:06 – 1:33:59) Closing

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Oct 12, 2015

Scott and Josh were lucky enough to get early access to the beta for "Star Wars Battlefront", and spent that time (as well as the weekend when it was open to everyone) trying it out.  They're here to discuss their initial impression of the beta as well as decide if this will be a day one purchase for them or not.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

  • (0:30 – 2:01) Welcome/Introduction
  • (2:02 – 3:40) Beta General Information
  • (3:41 – 5:39) Beta vs. Demo
  • (5:40 – 9:09) Initial Impressions
  • (9:10 – 12:54) Accessibility
  • (12:55 – 14:19) PC vs. PS4 Versions
  • (14:20 – 21:22) Performance Issues
  • (21:23 – 27:17) Vehicle Discussion
  • (27:18 – 34:58) Final Thoughts - Are We Sold?
  • (34:59 – 35:58) Closing

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Oct 9, 2015

Scott and Robby welcome back Steve Peterson to the podcast to join in our discussion about "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain".  We have a spoiler-free segment towards the beginning and then give ample warning before we head into spoiler territory.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

  • (0:00 – 1:39) Welcome/Introduction
  • (1:40 – 7:04) "Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain" General Information
  • (7:05 – 23:49) Early Impression
  • (23:50 – 50:16) Spoiler Discussion
  • (50:17 – 52:18) Closing

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Oct 7, 2015

Scott, Josh, and Zach are to discuss which games we wish had a a level editor similar to the one available in "Super Mario Maker".  Zach gives his early impressions of "Soma" on the PS4, and Scott talks about a new iOS game that he's been playing.  There's even a smidge of "Star Wars Battlefront" talk to kick things off.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

  • (0:00 – 2:00) Welcome/Introduction
  • (2:01: – 5:43) Quick "Star Wars Battlefront" Impressions
  • (6:02 – 13:29) Upcoming New Releases
  • (13:30 – 33:06) What have we been playing?
  • (33:07 – 52:48) News
  • (52:49 – 1:05:22) "From the Outside In" Topic: 
  • (1:05:23 – 1:06:32) Closing

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Oct 5, 2015

The GO Cast welcomes returning guest Troy Heinritz as well as a first-time, Casey Heinritz, to share their impressions of "Super Mario Maker" for the WiiU console. Scott and Josh join in the discussion to talk about the time-released editor tools, our favorite user-created levels, as well as our attempt at making designs of our own.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

  • (0:00 – 1:42) Welcome/Introduction
  • (1:43 – 1:58) "Super Mario Maker" General Information
  • (1:59 – 44:05) Impressions of "Super Mario Maker"
  • (44:06 – 46:48) Closing

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