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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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Rockford, IL

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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.

Twitter:

@TheGOcast

Language:

English


Episodes
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Cowboy 3030, Underspace & Is Gaming Journalism Dead?

6/12/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa & Scott discuss the future of games journalism and whether or not it’s actually dead. Before that they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. Yetee T-Shirts - Mega Man Collection On This Episode (35:51) News (1:35:46) New Games (1:41:13) Cowboy 3030 (PC Early Access) (1:49:08) Autopsy Simulator (PC) (1:58:16) Bang Average Football (PC) (2:04:38) Skeler Boy (Switch) (2:11:37) Underspace (PC Early Access) (2:27:46) “From the Outside In” Topic: Is Gaming Journalism Dead Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:03:18:25

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Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, The Rogue Prince of Persia & Video Games as Education

6/5/2024
On this episode, Zack and Scott speak with Don and Philips Jones, developers of Time Machine Bronzeville about their thoughts on video games being used for education. Before that, Alyssa joins to discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair Yetee T-Shirts - Mega Man Collection On This Episode (41:39) News (1:08:42) New Games (1:10:33) Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (Xbox) (1:22:57) Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door (Switch) (1:31:23) The Rogue Prince of Persia (PC Early Access) (1:42:16) Pinball FX: Pacific Rim & Universal Pinball: TV Classics (Xbox) (1:46:42) Necromantic (Steam Deck Early Access) (1:56:48) “From the Outside In” Topic: Video Games as Education with Special Guests Don and Phillip Jones, developers of Time Machine Bronzeville Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:03:00:59

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Stuffed, Hypercharge: Unboxed & Sample Patreon Episodes

5/30/2024
On this episode, the crew decides to take a break for the holiday. In their absence, we decided to give you all a taste of what our bonus Patreon Episodes are all about. In addition, you’ll also hear Sean Coates’ impressions of two games he’s reviewing for us. On This Episode (4:17) Patreon Sample #1 - “Piece of Mind Episode 1” (1:23:38) Stuffed (Xbox) (1:31:33) Hypercharge: Unboxed (Xbox) (1:41:21) Patreon Sample #2 - “Intro to Dungeons & Dragons” Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:41:45

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Indika, Cyber Manhunt 2: New World & Rage Quitting

5/23/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa & Scott share the times they’ve rage quit difficult or awful games. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair Yetee T-Shirts - Mega Man Collection On This Episode (28:00) News (58:05) New Games (1:00:59) Indika (Xbox) (1:06:48) Cyber Manhunt 2: New World (PC Early Access) (1:12:40) “From the Outside In” Topic: Rage Quitting Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:15:00

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TMNT Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants & Studio Closures

5/15/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa & Scott think back to the studios from the past that are no longer with us like the recent Microsoft closures. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair Yetee T-Shirts - Mega Man Collection On This Episode (36:09) News (55:17) New Games (1:02:44) Sclash (PS5) (1:09:42) Still Joking (Steam Deck) (1:14:27) TMNT Arcade: Wrath of the Mutants (Xbox) (1:25:00) “From the Outside In” Topic: Studio Closures Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:22:50

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Episode 500 Celebration with Sucker for Love: Date to Die For & Imagine Earth

5/8/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa, CB & Scott celebrate their 500th episode by reminiscing about the past ten years of The GO. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. "Heavy Metal Proto Man" T-Shirt Giveaway Yetee T-Shirts - Mega Man Collection On This Episode (34:27) News (1:20:51) New Games (1:26:59) Sucker for Love: Date to Die For (PC) (1:35:55) Imagine Earth (PlayStation) (1:45:08) “From the Outside In” Topic: Celebrating Episode 500 Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:03:19:41

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Stellar Blade, Tales of Kenzera: Zau & The Next Great TV Series

5/1/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa & Scott try to determine what the next video game TV adaptation should be. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (25:04) News (55:34) New Games (58:24) Stellar Blade (PS5) (1:13:38) Tales of Kenzera: ZAU (Xbox) (1:22:22) Zombie’s, Aliens & Guns (Xbox) (1:29:12) Lunar Lander Beyond (Marc) (1:39:13) “From the Outside In” Topic: The Next Great TV Series Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:29:42

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El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, Let’s Revolution & Pirating Games

4/24/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa & CB discuss the morality of pirating games and admit to their past “crimes”. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (13:08) News (34:42) New Games (43:36) El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Switch) (55:13) Let’s Revolution (PS5) (1:00:59) Shadow of the Depth (PC Early Access) (1:11:30) “From the Outside In” Topic: Pirating Games Grab the episode now oniTunes,Spotify,iHeartRadio,Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us onPatreon! Also, don’t forget to check out ourDiscord Server and ourweb site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:08:30

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Fallout, Pepper Grinder & Microtransaction Admissions

4/17/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa, & Scott share their most embarrassing DLC purchases they’ve made over the years. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (34:05) News (1:06:26) New Games (1:12:32) Pepper Grinder (Switch) (1:20:02) Doctor Cat (Xbox) (1:26:22) Fallout (Amazon TV Series) (1:37:35) Star Wars: Dark Forces Remastered (Switch) (1:47:16) “From the Outside In” Topic: Microtransaction Admissions Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:31:51

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Minishoot’ Adventures, Mighty Mage & Feeling Obligated to Finish Games

4/10/2024
On this episode, Zack, Jacob & Scott talk about games they felt obligated to finish, but didn’t enjoy a whole lot. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (21:04) News (36:28) New Games (41:15) Minishoot’ Adventures (PC) (51:26) Penny’s Big Breakaway (PS5) (59:27) Mighty Mage (PS5) (1:08:37) “From the Outside In” Topic: Feeling Obligated to Finish Games Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:07:40

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Beat Slayer, Ender Magnolia: Bloom in the Mist & Community Questions

4/3/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa & Scott answer [mostly] video game related questions from the community. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (23:15) News (37:10) New Games (42:39) Beat Slayer (PC) (50:21) Open Roads (Xbox) (56:44) Slice & Dice (PC) (1:03:14) Kudzu (Switch) (1:11:15) Stellar Blade (PS5 demo) (1:19:03) ENDER MAGNOLIA: Bloom in the Mist (PC) [Relle] (1:26:00) Unleaving (PC) [Marc] (1:31:50) Kādomon: Hyper Auto Battlers (PC) [Jacob] (1:39:58) Real Estate Simulator (PC) [JACOB] (1:52:30) “From the Outside In” Topic: Community Questions Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:45:58

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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Outcast: A New Beginning & Gaming When We’re Older

3/27/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa & Scott discuss whether they think they’ll be playing games in their retirement years. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (24:05) News (53:37) New Games (56:55) Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake (Xbox) (1:07:04) Outcast: A New Beginning (PC) (1:19:15) “From the Outside In” Topic: Gaming When We’re Older Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:31:49

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Metal Mind, Planetsmith & Villains We Love to Hate

3/20/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa & Scott talk about villains in games that they love to hate, especially evil organizations. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (0:15) Start (28:15) News (47:55) New Games (56:00) Metal Mind/Planetsmith (1:00:05) “From the Outside In” Topic: Villains We Love to Hate Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:01:52:25

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Star Wars: Battlefront: Classic Collection, The Thaumaturge & Games Within Games

3/13/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa, CB & Scott talk about games that end up being buried inside the games they’re already playing. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (44:04) News (1:08:09) New Games (1:13:46) Star Wars Battlefront: Classic Collection (PS5) (1:26:51) The Thaumaturge (PC) (1:37:44) Cartel Tycoon (Xbox) (1:45:33) “From the Outside In” Topic: Games Within the Games Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:34:27

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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Psychiatrist Simulator 2 & Community Questions

3/6/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa & Scott answer questions from the community to answer; most of them are video game related. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (12:50) News (37:12) New Games (41:36) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (PS5) (1:09:18) Psychiatrist Simulator 2 (PC) (1:16:05) “From the Outside In” Topic: Community Questions Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:34:52

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Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons, Sixty-Four & Music in Games

2/28/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa & Scott welcome Grant Henry of Stemage & Metroid Metal to discuss our favorite gaming moments involving music. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (24:15) News (48:42) New Games (55:36) System Shock Pinball (1:02:01) Sixty-Four (PC) (1:06:56) Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons (Switch) (1:11:06) “From the Outside In” Topic: Music in Games Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:33:51

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Tomb Raider I-III Remastered & JRPGs

2/21/2024
On this episode, Zack, CB & Scott welcome Brandon Smith from Final Fantasy Renaissance to talk about JRPGs. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. For details on how to download Final Fantasy Renaissance for yourself, check out all the detail's on Brandon's Discord server. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (55:56) News (1:27:35) New Games (1:30:43) Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Switch) (1:36:11) Tomb Raider I-III Remastered (PS4) (1:47:45) “From the Outside In” Topic: JRPGs Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:03:02:02

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Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, The Light in the Darkness & Renaming Genres

2/14/2024
On this episode, CB, Alyssa & Scott attempt to come up with new names for popular genres. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (9:22) News (35:09) New Games (38:33) Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden (Xbox) (44:17) The Light in the Darkness (PC) (50:45) Final Fantasy VII Rebirth [demo] (PS5) (55:57:) Balatro (Steam Deck) (1:06:22) “From the Outside In” Topic: Renaming Genres Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, Banishers, Ghosts of New Eden, DON'T NOD, Focus Entertainment, The Light in the Darkness, LIght in the Darkness, Voices of the Forgotten, Arcade Distillery, FInal Fantasy VII Rebirth, Final Fantasy VII, Square Enix, Balatro, LocalThunk, Playstack, Disney, Epic Games, Atari, Dead Cells, Motion Twin, Evil Empire

Duration:01:53:20

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Rearview Mirror, Slot Shots Pinball & Community Questions

2/7/2024
On this episode, Zack, Alyssa & Scott answer questions from the community, most of which are video game related. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (22:04) News (1:09:10) Rearview Mirror (PC) (1:12:20) Slot Shots Pinball Ultimate Edition (Steam Deck) (1:18:29) Silent Hill: The Short Message (PS5) (1:29:03) “From the Outside In” Topic: Community Questions Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:02:26:08

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Exilium, Brews & Bastards and Homage vs. Ripoff

1/31/2024
On this episode, Zack & Scott talk about games that borrow ideas from previous titles and just how close is too close to be considered a ripoff. Before that, they discuss the week’s news from the video game industry and the games they’ve been playing. E-WIN Best Heavy Duty Gaming Chair On This Episode (34:44) News (1:04:51) Exilium (PC) (1:08:59) Brews & Bastards (PC) (1:14:21) “From the Outside In” Topic: Homage vs. Ripoff Grab the episode now on iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. If you love this episode and want other gaming content you can't get anywhere else, please support us on Patreon! Also, don’t forget to check out our Discord Server and our web site, where you can read all of our written content.

Duration:01:59:54