The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 088: Emotional Responses in Gaming

It’s Wednesday and it’s time for a new episode of The Gaming Outsider podcast! This week the gang welcomes community member Josh Ehresmann to the show to discuss all things gaming. We dive into iD Software’s brutal re-imagining of Doom and our first impressions of the game while also gushing over Uncharted 4 once again. News this week includes a rumor surrounding Resident Evil 7, an unlikely video game movie hitting the silver screen and Microsoft releasing a ton of old gamertags to the public. Our community topic deals with video games that gave us emotional responses and how they were able to tug at our heart strings. Grab the episode now through iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn or Google Play Music now or listen directly below by pressing play on the media player. Don’t forget to join our Facebook group and join in on the discussion and leave us a review on your podcast platform of choice. Thanks and enjoy the show!

Show Notes:

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 12:44) Welcome/Introduction

(12:45 – 29:05) News/Trailers

(29:06 – 49:00) “Doom” (PC/X1/PS4)

(49:01 – 58:49) “Uncharted 4: a Thief’s End” (PS4)

(58:50 – 1:30:09) From the Outside In Topic: “Emotional connections to video game characters that we’ve experienced”

(1:30:10– 1:36:33) BONUS STAGE/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.