The Gaming Outsider: Episode 123: Super Mario Run & Best/Worst Christmas Gifts

It’s Christmas time once again and we have a special jolly episode of The Gaming Outsider podcast coming at cha! This week we welcome back Alaina Grimm to discuss our community topic surrounding the best and worst gaming-related gifts we have received for Christmas. News this week covers the disappointing news of the Nintendo Switch being weaker than we hoped, the latest Games with Gold Xbox releases and the possibility of a future Dynasty Warriors title breaking out of its mold. Games we cover this week are Super Mario Run, Super Mario Maker, Overwatch and Batman: A Telltale Series. Grab the episode now via iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and Google Play Music. You can also listen directly below. Have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy the show!

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 19:23) Welcome/Introduction

(19:24 – 41:22) News/Trailers

(41:23 – 48:35) What has our guest (ALAINA) been playing? (“Overwatch”, “Pokemon Sun/Moon”)

(48:36 – 1:02:03) “Super Mario Run”

(1:02:04 – 1:09:11) What has SCOTT been playing? (“Batman the Telltale Series”, “Pinball FX2 [“Doom”, “Fallout 4”, “Skyrim”], “Final Fantasy XV”)

(1:09:12 – 1:17:08) What has JOSH been playing? (“Mario Maker 3DS”, “The Last Guardian”)

(1:17:09 – 1:48:44) Community Topic: Best/Worst Video Game-related Christmas gifts.

(1:48:45 – 1:50:24) 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.