The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 134: Horizon & Franchise Fanaticism

This week on The Gaming Outsider podcast, we invite community member Noah Patterson back to the show to dive head first into Horizon: Zero Dawn with us while giving all of our early impressions. Also, we discuss our thoughts on the Ghost Recon: Wildlands beta and Josh gives us some progress on his adventure with Nioh. News this week covers Microsoft’s new subscription program and the surprise announcement of Shadow of Mordor’s sequel. Our community topic centers around us explaining our fanaticism for certain franchises in gaming. Grab the episode now via iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. Don’t forget to check out our Patreon at patreon/com/thegocast to help support the show while scoring some extra bonus episodes. Thanks and enjoy the show!

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Show Notes:

(0:00 – 12:30) Welcome/Introduction

(12:31 – 30:40) News/Trailers (Xbox Game Pass, “Shadow of War”, Switch digital titles)

(30:41 – 43:42) Horizon Zero Dawn

(43:43 – 54:51) Ghost Recon: Wildlands [beta]

(54:52 – 56:22) What has NOAH been playing? (“Grand Kingdom”)

(56:23 – 1:07:12) What has JOSH been playing? (“Nioh”)

(1:07:13 – 1:10:12) What has SCOTT been playing? (“Thomas Was Alone” [beat])

(1:10 13– 1:45:04) “From the Outside In” Topic: Franchise Fanaticism.

(1:45:05 – 1:46:37) 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.