The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 139: Persona 5, Soma and Staying Physical

This week on The Gaming Outsider podcast, the core gang is all here to discuss the latest in gaming. News this week includes Palmer Luckey leaving Oculus, the closure of Mad Catz and our first look at Phantom Dust on Xbox One. Robby gives us his early impressions of Persona 5 and answers our questions related to the game. Scott has an unfortunate experience with RBI Baseball 2017 on Xbox One and finally finishes Soma while giving us his final impressions on that. Josh discusses further impressions on Horizon: Zero Dawn and how the game changed his initial impressions. Also, Zach revisits the original Darksiders game and gives us his impressions of 10 Second Ninja. Our community topic centers around physical retail stores and what they can do to prevent us from going all digital. Grab the episode now via iTunes, Google Play Music, iHeart Radio and more. Don’t forget to check us out on Patreon as well at and consider supporting the show for some great bonus content. Thanks and have an awesome week!

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 20:29) Welcome/Introduction

(20:30 – 40:45) News/Trailers (possible Harry Potter RPG, Palmer Luckey’s exit, “Phantom Dust” screen shot, Mad Catz closure)

(40:46 – 57:48) What has ROBBY been playing? (“Breath of the Wild”, “Persona 5”)

(57:49 – 1:12:39) What has JOSH been playing? (“Horizon Zero Dawn”)

(1:12:40 – 1:22:47) What has ZACH been playing? (“Darksiders”, “10 Second Ninja”)

(1:22:48 – 1:35:18) What has SCOTT been playing? (“R.B.I. Baseball 2017”, “Soma”)

(1:35:19– 1:59:26) “From the Outside In” Topic: What will get us back in retail stores and avoid going digital?

(1:59:27 – 2:00:29) 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.