The Gaming Outsider – Episode 132: Nioh, For Honor and GameStop Busted

It’s Wednesday and we have another exciting episode of The Gaming Outsider podcast available now for everyone via your favorite podcasting platform. This week we welcome community member Brandon Smith to the show to discuss our community topic centered around this whole Gamestop “circle of life” fiasco that came out a few weeks ago. We hear Robby’s take on the whole issue, who previously worked at Gamestop for 10 years, along with our community’s thoughts as well. Josh shares his early impressions of Nioh, we talk a bit about For Honor, and Scott tells us all about his experience with Among the Sleep. News this week includes Breath of the Wild’s season pass, E3 opening to the public and more. Don’t forget to check out our Patreon page as well at and consider subscribing for some great exclusive content. We hope you enjoy this episode and have an awesome week!

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Show Notes:

(0:00 – 20:45) Welcome/Introduction

(20:46 – 53:16) News/Trailers (This year’s Call of Duty going “back to its roots”, E3 offering public passes this year, and Zelda: Breath of the Wild” getting a season pass)

(53:17 – 1:24:22) Games we’ve been playing: “For Honor” [beta], “Nioh”, “Final Fantasy XV”, “The Last Guardian”, “Life Is Strange”, and “Among the Sleep”

(1:24:23 – 2:17:10) “From the Outside In” Topic: Gamestop and their alleged business practices

(2:17:11 – 2:17:12) 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.