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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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Feb 24, 2016

The GO cast welcomes back Steve Peterson for our celebration of the 30th anniversary of the release of the original "Legend of Zelda" game on the Nintendo Entertainment System. We share our favorite games in the series as well as our best memories/or moments from playing throughout the years. We also discuss news, including the return of Warren Spector and a price point for the HTV VIVE. The whole crew has also played "Street Fighter V", and Josh finished "Unravel".

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 10:04) Welcome/Introduction

(10:05 – 13:31) What has our guest (STEVE PETERSON) been playing? ("The Division [open beta. PS4], "Dying Light" [DLC, PS4])

(13:32 – 22:45) What has ZACH been playing? ("Street Fighter V", "Rise of the Tomb Raider" [Xbox One], "Star Wars Battlefront")

(22:46 – 28:22) What has SCOTT been playing? ("Firewatch", "Rocket League" [Xbox One])

(28:23 – 36:44) What has JOSH been playing? ("Unravel", new Pokémon-themed 3DS)

(36:45 – 57:52) News/Trailers

(57: – 1:29:51) From the Outside In "What are you favorite games from 'The Legend of Zelda' series, and what are some of your favorite memories/moments from the series?"

(1:29:52– 1:32:14) Closing

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Feb 17, 2016

The GO cast welcomes first-time Noah Patterson to discuss our topic on video game series that should be remade by a different developer.  In our "What have we been playing?" segment, Josh and Zach talk about "Street Fighter V", Scott shares his experience with "Firewatch" and "Unravel", and Zach talks about finishing "Rise of the Tomb Raider". There's also news about Destiny, a Watch Dogs sequel, and more.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 12:51) Welcome/Introduction

(12:52 – 15:53) What has our guest (NOAH PATTERSON) been playing? ("Assassin's Creed: Syndicate", "Fallout 4", and "Witcher 2")

(15:54 – 28:20) What has JOSH been playing? ("Street Fighter V")

(28:21 – 39:34) What has ZACH been playing? ("Rise of the Tomb Raider")

(39:35 – 53:49) What has SCOTT been playing? ("Unravel" and "Firewatch")

(55:05 – 1:11:35) News/Trailers

(1:11:36 – 1:33:09) From the Outside In "If you could choose any game series to be remade by a different developer, what game series would you choose, and who would you choose to develop it?"

(1:33:10– 1:35:29) Closing

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Feb 10, 2016

Chris Owens returns to The GO to discuss our topic on video game difficulties.  In our "What have we been playing?" segment, Josh and Chris talk about "Unravel", Robby shares his experience with "The Witness", and Scott finally dives into "Rainbow Six Siege". There's also news about the Titanfall 2 campaign as well as new Earthbound game.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 3:55) Welcome/Introduction

(3:56 – 8:20) What has our guest (CHRIS OWENS) been playing? ("Back to the Future" from Telltale)

(8:21 – 24:18) What has JOSH been playing? ("Unravel", "Peggle 2", "Battlefield: Hardline")

(24:19 – 40:44) What has ROBBY been playing? ("The Witness")

(40:45 – 52:38) What has SCOTT been playing? ("Rainbow Six: Siege", "Amplitude")

52:28)

(52:29 – 1:07:39) News/Trailers

(1:07:40 – 1:26:55) From the Outside In "On which level of difficulty do you usually start?"

(1:26:56– 1:29:22) Closing

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Feb 4, 2016

The GO Cast welcomes Norma Late from "Zombiecast News", "Knuckleballer Radio", and "The Social Dozen" to discuss game lengths.

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 8:10) Welcome/Introduction

(8:11 – 49:19) What have you been playing?

(49:20 – 1:00:32) News/Trailers

(1:00:33 – 1:24:06) "From the Outside In "What is the perfect length for a single-player campaign?"

(1:24:07– 1:27:09) Closing

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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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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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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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