The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 055: The Game Awards 2015 Impressions

Take a break from Christmas shopping and cookie baking to listen to a new Monday edition of The Gaming Outsider podcast! In this episode we welcome community member, contributing editor and friend of the show Tom Bevis to discuss with us The Game Awards 2015. We reveal who on the show predicted the most winners from our previous episode and discuss all of the announcements and trailers shown during the presentation. Also, we review this year’s show as a whole and discuss how we feel about The Game Awards as a legitimate awards ceremony for the gaming industry. Listen to our opinions on the Konami and Kojima controversy surrounding the show as well. Hit up your favorite podcast platform, such as iTunes or Stitcher, and download the episode now. Can’t wait? Click the play button on the embedded media player below to start the show now. Did you miss The Game Awards? You can watch the whole thing via YouTube below as well. Hit up our Facebook group by clicking the Facebook icon above to join our community and discuss the show with us. Thanks and enjoy!

NOTE: We spoiled the ending to The Walking Dead: Season 1 by TellTale in this episode and angered a few listeners in the process. We thought the ending was common knowledge by now and we were mistaken. The Gaming Outsider apologizes for anyone who had the game spoiled for them and the bit has since been removed to avoid the game being spoiled for anyone else. If you have downloaded the episode and have not listened to it yet, please delete and re-download so you will have a spoiler-free episode. Thanks!

Show Notes:

(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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Josh Faulkner

Josh is a native Ohio-an who grew up in a small town that had very little for kids to do. As a result, Josh picked up video games at a very young age. Video games played a huge part in his childhood and continued to do so in his adult life. Starting out on an Atari 2600 when he was 3 years old, gaming has sort of grown up alongside with Josh and continues to be his biggest hobby. As an IT technician by day, Josh is an aspiring gaming writer by night who founded a few websites including 16 Bit Heroes and Too Busy Gaming, while also dabbling in retro gaming YouTube videos and live streaming events.