The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 068: Gaming and Coping

Our weekly update episode of The Gaming Outsider is now live and we get a little personal. Our community topic centers around games that helped get us through rough patches in our lives. We discuss games that have helped coping with issues like depression, loss and divorce and how the medium pulled us through those difficult times. On a lighter note, the gang dives into what they’ve been playing this week such as Destiny: The Taken King, Oxenfree and Unmechanical and even a bit of tabletop board game discussion.  Also, we jump into the latest news like the wrapping of the shoot of the Assassin’s Creed film and the teasing of a possible Xbox One version of The Witness. Grab the episode now using your podcast platform of choice. We’re now on TuneIn as well so feel free to listen to us there. Click play on the media player below to skip the middle man and listen to the episode right now. We hope you enjoy the show and thanks for listening!

Show Notes:

(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


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.