The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 130: Microtransaction Thresholds & Resident Evil VII

It’s Wednesday and that means The Gaming Outsider is back with a brand new episode for everyone. This week we welcome community member and Distortion FX creator Fry Dunman to the show to talk about the latest in gaming. News this week includes a possibility of Skate 4 being in development, the launch date of Arcane Studio’s Prey reboot and more. Scott and Josh go deeper into Resident Evil VII and Zach covers an interesting take on mobile Solitare with Solitarica. Our community topic centers around how far we’ll go when it comes to microtransactions in gaming. Grab the episode now via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, and more. Consider subscribing to our Patreon account to help support the show and score awesome bonus content each month. Thanks and enjoy this week’s episode!

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Show Notes:

(0:00 – 12:38) Welcome/Introduction

(12:39 – 27:08) News/Trailers (New game from ‘Playdead teased”, Microsoft Scorpio specs leaked, Games with Gold freebies for February)

(27:09 – 32:43) What has FRY been playing? (“Fallout 4” DLC – “Far Harbor”, “Phantasy Star Online 1 & 2”)

(32:44 – 54:06) “Resident Evil 7” (Josh and Scott)

(54:07 – 1:00:10) What has ZACH been playing? (“Solitarica” [iOS], “Rise of the Tomb Raider” DLC)

(1:00:11 – 1:03:07) What has SCOTT been playing? (“Akihabara: Feel the Rhythm” (iOS)

(1:03:08 – 1:32:43) Community Topic: “Micro-Transactions in Video Games”

(1:32:44 – 1:34:31) 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.