The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 144: Prey, NBA Playgrounds & Puzzle Favorites

This week on The Gaming Outsider podcast, the crew welcomes community member Dan Byrd to the show to help us discuss all the latest happenings in gaming. News this week covers a few rumors surrounding the latest Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry games as well as Bioware Montreal in hot water after the drama surrounding Mass Effect Andromeda’s launch. Dan talks a bit about Persona 5, Josh gives the scoop on his early impressions of Prey, Scott reviews Narcosis and Robby details his experiences with NBA Playgrounds and Conarium. Our community topic deals with the puzzle game genre as we explore how it has evolved over the years and what our favorite titles are. Grab the episode now via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, iHeart Radio and more. Don’t forget to check us out on Patreon as well to help support the show and score sweet bonus content. Thanks and enjoy the show!

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 13:14) Welcome/Introduction

(13:15 – 28:49) News/Trailers (“Far Cr 5″/Assassin’s Creed: Origins Rumors, Bioware downsizing/Mass Effect put on hiatus)

(28:50 – 35:26) What has DAN been playing? (“Persona 5”)

(35:27 – 49:15) What has JOSH been playing? (“Prey”, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe”)

(49:16 – 54:49) What has SCOTT been playing? (“Narcosis”)

(54:50 – 1:15:33) What has ROBBY been playing? (“NBA Playgrounds”, “Conarium”)

(1:15:34 – 1:42:10) “From the Outside In” Topic: Puzzle Games

(1:42:11 – 1:45:48) 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.