The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Mass Effect Andromeda & Writing in Games: Episode 137

Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s that time again for another episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast coming to you via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio and more. This week we invite Garin Turner, a writer from Digital Dreams Entertainment, to the show to discuss all things gaming. News this week includes Capcom’s classic Disney collection and Super Mario Run coming to Android. Josh dives into Mass Effect: Andromeda and gives his impressions of the first 5 hours of the game. Garin and Zach gush over Horizon: Zero Dawn some more and Scott lets us know how 1, 2, Switch is. Our community topic is all about writing in games and how we prefer developers handle narrative. Grab the episode now and don’t forget to check out our Patreon page at and consider supporting the show while scoring cool bonus content too. Thanks and enjoy this week’s episode!

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 13:33) Welcome/Introduction

(13:34 – 25:55) News/Trailers (Capcom’s announcement of classic NES games, Super Mario Run comes to Android)

(25:56 – 37:04) “Mass Effect: Andromeda”

(37:05 – 49:09) “Horizon Zero Dawn”

(49:10 – 1:02:19) “Zelda: Breath of the Wild” and “1, 2, Switch”

(1:02:20– 1:25:06) “From the Outside In” Topic: Writing in Gaming.

(1:25:07 – 1:27:22) 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.