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There's no bad games, just games that aren't for you. The Gaming Outsider is a community driven video game podcast that aims to discuss gaming in a positive light. Going in with the philosophy that “there are no bad games, only games that aren’t for you”, hosts Scott Clark from The Hollywood Outsider podcast, TooBusyGaming.com’s Josh Faulkner, and veteran gamer dad Zach Anderson set out to engage in discussions that avoid trashing developers and publishers while also avoiding the politics and controversies surrounding the industry. Our focus is strictly on the games and the team realizes that not every gamer has the same opinions on each game released and hope to represent a wide variety of tastes.

There's no bad games, just games that aren't for you. The Gaming Outsider is a community driven video game podcast that aims to discuss gaming in a positive light. Going in with the philosophy that “there are no bad games, only games that aren’t for you”, hosts Scott Clark from The Hollywood Outsider podcast, TooBusyGaming.com’s Josh Faulkner, and veteran gamer dad Zach Anderson set out to engage in discussions that avoid trashing developers and publishers while also avoiding the politics and controversies surrounding the industry. Our focus is strictly on the games and the team realizes that not every gamer has the same opinions on each game released and hope to represent a wide variety of tastes.
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There's no bad games, just games that aren't for you. The Gaming Outsider is a community driven video game podcast that aims to discuss gaming in a positive light. Going in with the philosophy that “there are no bad games, only games that aren’t for you”, hosts Scott Clark from The Hollywood Outsider podcast, TooBusyGaming.com’s Josh Faulkner, and veteran gamer dad Zach Anderson set out to engage in discussions that avoid trashing developers and publishers while also avoiding the politics and controversies surrounding the industry. Our focus is strictly on the games and the team realizes that not every gamer has the same opinions on each game released and hope to represent a wide variety of tastes.

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Episodes

Ep 219 | The Quiet Man, Leisure Suit Larry & Community Questions

11/6/2018
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Scott, Zack, and Chris answer community questions and discuss new video games including The Quiet Man and Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry. On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (12:18) News (BlizzCon, Nintendo's November Direct, Spyro delayed, Red Dead Redemption 2 sales numbers) (38:14) From the Outside In Topic: "Community Questions" Games We've Been Playing (1:38:39) The Quiet Man (PS4) (1:49:25) Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don't Dry (PC) (2:00:16) Apparition...

Duration:02:18:13

Ep 218 | Fallout 76 Beta, Red Dead Redemption 2 & Other Westerns

10/30/2018
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Scott, Zack, and Chad discuss our fascination with western settings in video games and discuss seven new video games they've been playing. On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (03:50) News (Nier Automata's 2B in Soul Calibur VI, Game Pass coming to PC, PlayStation Classic games announced) (21:04) From the Outside In Topic: "Why We Love Westerns" Games We've Been Playing (59:10) Skyhill (PS4) (01:05:33) NBA Playgrounds 2 (Xbox One) (01:10:48) Jackbox Party Pack 5 (XBOX...

Duration:02:28:44

Ep 217 | To Leave, The Return of Obra Dinn & Open World Games

10/24/2018
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Scott, Zack, Chris O., and Kristi discuss open worlds and whether or not they're getting too big. On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (06:38) News ("Days Gone" release delayed, shortage of Red Dead Redemption 2 physical copies, XBOX One's Game Pass games for Halloween) (24:59) From the Outside In Topic: "Are open world games too big?" Games We've Been Playing (53:13) To Leave (Steam) (1:00:32) The Return of the Obra Dinn (Steam) (1:15:17) Graveyard Keeper (XBOX...

Duration:01:35:06

Ep 216 | Marble It Up!, More Assassin's Creed & Video Game TV

10/17/2018
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Scott, Zack, and Chris O. discuss video games as a televised medium and whether or not there's a future in today's world of constant streaming media. On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (10:59) News (Ninja Theory's scholarship for mental health, PSN Username changes, RIP Paul Allen, Overworked Rockstar employees) (34:25) From the Outside In Topic: "Video Game Television" Games We've Been Playing (1:04:09) Marble It Up! (Switch) (1:12:33) Pinball FX 3 new tables (Xbox...

Duration:01:37:11

Ep 215 | Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Mega Man 11 & Platform Cross-Play

10/10/2018
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Scott, Zack, and Chris O. welcome Chris Behrensmeyer to discuss cross-play gaming and which games from the past, present and future we would like to play with other console owners. On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (06:39) News (Microsoft xCloud Service, TellTale Partnership with Skybound, new Switch hardware in 2019) (31:50) From the Outside In Topic: "Platform Cross-Play" Games We've Been Playing (01:03:23) Assassin's Creed: Odyssey (PS4) (01:29:27) Mega Man 11 (Xbox...

Duration:01:52:45

Ep 214 | Life Is Strange 2 & Community Questions

10/3/2018
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Scott, Zack, and Chris O. answer questions from the community and review Life Is Strange 2 Episode 1, Madden 19, and the Forza Horizon 4 demo. On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (05:41) News (PS4 Cross-Play for Fortnite, Mouse & Keyboard Support for Xbox One, No PSX, new Microsoft Event called "XO18") (31:58) From the Outside In Topic: "Community Questions" Games We've Been Playing (01:39:41) Life Is Strange Episode 1: "Roads" (Xbox One) (01:50:46) Madden 19 (Xbox...

Duration:02:07:07

Ep 213 | Transference, Gardens Between & Music While Gaming

9/25/2018
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Scott, Zack, and Chris O. discuss listening to outside music while playing games. Scott and Zack also take part in a spoilercast for the recently-released Shadow of the Tomb Raider. On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (05:51) News (Telltale Games' Closure, PlayStation Classic, Tokyo Game Show 2018) (54:25) From the Outside In Topic: "Listening to Outside Music While Gaming" Games We've Been Playing (01:18:02) Transference (Xbox One) (01:30:14) Gardens Between...

Duration:02:35:57

Ep 212 | Blackout Beta, SNK Heroines & Replaying Games

9/19/2018
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Scott, Zack, and Chad talk about whether or not they replay older games and (if they do) which ones they like to go back to on a consistent basis. Scott and Zack also take part in a spoilercast for the recently-released "Spider-Man". On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (08:33) News (Nintendo's September Direct, "Assassin's Creed: Odyssey" Season Pass offerings) (42:23) From the Outside In Topic: "Replaying Games" Games We've Been Playing (01:11:35) "Call of Duty: Black Ops...

Duration:03:14:36

Ep 211 | Spider-Man, Shadow of the Tomb Raider & Female Protagonists

9/12/2018
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Scott, Zack, and Chris O. celebrate the upcoming release of "Shadow of the Tomb Raider" by discussing our favorite female protagonists in video games. We also share our experiences playing the game as well as "Spider-Man". On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (5:40) News (Nordic THQ acquired "Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning", Nintendo's September direct delayed, Microsoft's future charging for Windows updates) (27:37) From the Outside In Topic: "Female Protagonists" Games We've...

Duration:01:48:41

Ep 210 | The Messenger, The Video Kid & Community Questions

9/5/2018
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Chris Behrensmeyer joins the regular crew once again this week to go over the release schedule for the rest of the year as well as answer questions from our awesome community. On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (04:50) News (Fall 2018 Release Schedule, "The Peterson Case" Trailer) (47:15) From the Outside In Topic: "Community Questions" Games We've Been Playing (01:41:52) "The Messenger" (Switch) (01:41:07) "The VideoKid: 80's Edition" (Xbox One) (01:55:33) "Death's...

Duration:01:59:34

Ep 209 | Strange Brigade, Death's Gambit & Co-Op Games

8/29/2018
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Chris Behrensmeyer joins the regular crew this week to talk about our feelings surrounding co-op games. Shawn Fuller from The Horribly Awkward Podcast also joins briefly for a discussion about "Strange Brigade". On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (3:35) News (Shooting at "Madden 19" tournament in Jacksonville, Gamescom 2018, Xbox All Access) (35:07) From the Outside In Topic: "Co-Op Games" Games We've Been Playing (1:09:18) "Strange Brigade" (Xbox One) (1:24:36) "Death's...

Duration:02:07:39

Ep 208 | Dead Cells, We Happy Few & Childhood Memories

8/21/2018
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The GO Cast welcome David Geisler from Another Zelda Podcast to share in some of our favorite memories of playing video games as children. They also discuss new games "Dead Cells" and "We Happy Few". You can follow David and the other podcasts from his network, SixFive Media. "Another Zelda Podcast" also has a Twitter handle, which is @AnotherZeldaPod. On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (11:13) News ("Diablo III" on Switch with Zelda items, THQ acquires "Timesplitters" and...

Duration:01:44:15

Ep 207 | Madden 19, Pizza Titan Ultra & Arcade Memories

8/16/2018
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Tomas Becks from the GO Community joins Chris Owens, Zack and Chris Behrensmeyer to share in their favorite memories of playing in arcades. New games discussed are "Madden 19" (Xbox One) and "Pizza Titan Ultra" (PC). On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (6:12) News ("DOOM Eternal"/"Fallout 76" Updates, "Red Dead Redemption 2" Gameplay Trailer, "Smash Bros. Ultimate" Info from Nintendo Direct) (31:38) From the Outside In Topic: "Arcade Memories" Games We've Been...

Duration:01:40:09

Ep 206 | Salt & Sanctuary, WarioWare Gold & Community Questions

8/8/2018
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Patrick Klein from the EXPCast joins the cast this week to answer Community Questions. New games discussed are "Salt and Sanctuary" (Switch) and "WarioWare Gold" (3DS). On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (8:43) News ("Spyro Ignited" lacking all content on disc, "Spider-Man" impressions, PlayStation Plus freebies) (37:46) From the Outside In Topic: "Community Questions" Games We've Been Playing (1:45:36) "Salt and Sanctuary" (Switch) (1:53:07) "WarioWare Gold"...

Duration:02:09:46

Ep 205 | Mega Man X, No Man's Sky & Brutally Difficult Games

8/1/2018
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***Disclaimer: We apologize in advance for the quality of this episode. Unfortunately, there was an issue with Scott's vocal track. We tried our best to fix it, but it was on the recording end. Please forgive us and don't let this be an indication of our normal episodes*** Chris Behrensmeyer joins the regular crew this week to discuss the most difficult games we've ever played, and which ones we were able to overcome. New games discussed are "Mega Man X Legacy Collection Vol. 1", "No...

Duration:01:31:20

Ep 204 | Race Arcade & Games We've Never Played

7/25/2018
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Chad Cusick joins the regular crew this week to discuss which games we and our community are ashamed of never playing. New games discussed are "Race Arcade" and "Teen Titans GO! Figure". Please nominate The Gaming Outsider for The People's Choice Podcast Awards. Read this article for easy instructions that will take you three minutes to complete. On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (5:17) News ("Mega Man: Fully Charged", "Stardew Valley" co-op support, "Marvel Powers United"...

Duration:01:51:17

Ep 203 | Octopath Traveler, Bomb Chicken & Game Mashups

7/18/2018
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On this week's episode, Scott, Zack and Chris B. welcome Nate Lucas, the artist behind the GO to discuss our ideas for mashups of our favorite video game characters, stories, and gameplay mechanics. New games discussed include "Octopath Traveler", "Bomb Chicken", "20XX", and "Tempest 4000". Please nominate The Gaming Outsider for The People's Choice Podcast Awards. Read this article for easy instructions that will take you three minutes to complete. On This Episode (Start)...

Duration:01:30:14

Ep 202 | Hollow Knight, Lumines & Gameplay vs. Story. vs. Graphics

7/11/2018
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On this week's episode, Scott, Zack and Chris O. welcome Mike Card from the GO community to discuss which they prefer: Gameplay, Story, or Graphics.We also have an interview with Steve Spohn from AbleGamers to discuss their involvement with developing the Xbox Adaptive Controller. New games discussed include "Hollow Knight", "Lumines Remastered", and "The Spectrum Retreat". Please nominate The Gaming Outsider for The People's Choice Podcast Awards. Read this article for easy instructions...

Duration:02:11:41

Ep 201 | Nier Automata, Beat Saber & Community Questions

7/4/2018
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On this week's episode, Scott, Zack and Chris O. welcome Chad Cusick from the GO Crew to answer questions from the community. New games discussed include "Nier Automata: Become As Gods Edition", "Beat Saber", and "Unravel Two". On This Episode (Start) Welcome/Introduction (7:27) News (Jim Carrey cast as Dr. Robotnik, Halo series on Showtime, Toe Jam & Earl Sequel finally coming, and leaks for "Bloodborne 2" and "Sunset Overdrive 2") (31:43) From the Outside In Topic: "Community...

Duration:01:38:03

Ep 200 | Yoku's Island Express, Street Fighter & The Next Console Generation

6/27/2018
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On this week's episode, Scott, Zack and Chris O. welcome Chris Ronk from the podcast Come Get Your Podcast. The group chats about what they would like to see from the next generations of consoles. New games we played this week include, "Yoku's Island Express", "Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon", "Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection", and "Agony". Be sure to hear Scott on the EXPCast, where he talks about "Moonlighter", "Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon", and "Yoku's Island Express"...

Duration:01:02:53