The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 125: The Best Games of 2016

Our annual Game of the Year episode is now live and available. In episode 125, the whole crew discusses the best in gaming from 2016, including their biggest surprises, disappointments and most important events. A new set of predictions for 2017 are given as well as our most anticipated games of the upcoming year. Each host discusses their top ten list in length while also taking a look back at their predictions from our 2015 episode to see how accurate those predictions really were. Grant Henry drops by to reveal what the podcast’s official top 5 overall games are and we also reveal what our community’s top five games are as well. The gang also debuts our brand new Patreon page with details surrounding that as well. Grab the episode now via iTunes, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or directly below to see where your favorite game may rank. Thanks and enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

(0:00 – 18:12) Welcome/Introduction

(18:13 – 25:52) Current News & Top News Stories of 2016

(25:53 – 43:37) 2016 Predictions Recap & 2017 Predictions

(43:38 – 1:06:32) Best New Franchise of 2016, Best Online Multiplayer Game of 2016, Underrated Games of 2016, Most Disappointing Game of 2016

(1:06:33 – 1:13:56) Gaming Outsider Individual Top 10 Games of 2016

(1:13:57 – 2:13:12) Gaming Outsider Overall Top 5 Games of 2016 & Community Top 5 Games of 2016

(2:13:13 – 2:14:48) Most Anticipated Games of 2016

(2:14:49 – 2:15:46) 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.