The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 142: Guardians, Deformers and Addiction

This week on The Gaming Outsider podcast, the gang welcomes Mike Gertson, an old friend and community member, to the show to talk about the latest in the gaming world. News this week covers the reveal of Call of Duty: WWII, the latest info for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and the rumor of a possible SNES Classic coming this holiday season. Scott plays through the first episode of Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy adventure game, Josh gives us the scoop on Deformers as well as his final impressions after finishing The Last Guardian. Zach warns us all of the stupidity of Drawn to Death and Mike gives Capcom’s Remember Me a fair shake. Our community topic centers around gaming addiction and unhealthy play habits. Grab the episode now via iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music and more. Don’t forget to check us out on Patreon as well and consider supporting the show for some great bonus content. Thanks and enjoy the show!

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 18:04) Welcome/Introduction

(18:05: – 43:42) News/Trailers (Call of Duty: WWII, SNES Classic Rumors, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite)

(43:43 – 47:44) What has MIKE been playing? (“Remember Me”, “Heroes of the Storm”, “Penumbra: Overture)

(47:45 – 53:53) What has SCOTT been playing? (“Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy Episode 1: ‘Tangled Up in Blue'”, “Darksiders”)

(53:54 – 1:10:47) What has JOSH been playing? (“Deformers”, “The Last Guardian” [beaten], “Puyo Puyo Tetris”)

(1:10:48 – 1:16:58) What has ZACH been playing? (“Drawn to Death”, “Ballz”)

(1:16:59 – 1:39:28) “From the Outside In” Topic: Video Game Addiction

(1:39:29 – 1:44:04) 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.