The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 147: Rime, Arms & E3 Leak Frustrations

Episode 147 of The Gaming Outsider is now available on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio or directly on this website for your listening pleasure. We have a jam packed episode this week where we welcome back Shawn Iams Fuller from the Horribly Awkward podcast to discuss a lot of gaming news including the announcement of Far Cry 5, IO Interactive leaving the Hitman franchise, and the Final Fantasy VII Remake troubles. Games we discuss this week are Rime, Arms: Global Test Punch, the PC port of Vanquish, Nier: Automata, Lawbreakers and more. There’s even some awkward Witcher 3 unicorn discussions going on. Our community topic focuses on the issues of E3 announcements. Are early leaks a problem? Can announcing a title way too early be harmful to the industry? Grab the episode now and don’t forget to leave us some feedback on our social media links above. Thanks and enjoy the show!

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Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 17:42) Welcome/Introduction

(17:43 – 41:55) News/Trailers (“FFVII Remake delayed, “Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle” leaked, “Far Cry 5” trailer, “Hitman” parting ways with IO Interactive)

(41:56 – 56:04) What has SHAWN been playing? (“Breath of the Wild”, “Nier Automata”)

(56:05 – 1:01:19) What has SCOTT been playing? (“Rime”)

(1:01:20 – 1:07:03) What has ZACH been playing? (“Diablo 3”)

(1:07:04 – 1:16:11) What has JOSH been playing? (“Prey”, “Vanquish” [PC], “ARMs” Test Punch [demo])

(1:16:12 – 1:28:31) What has ROBBY been playing? (“Lawbreakers”, “Brawlhalla”, “Shadow Tactics”, “Witcher 3”)

(1:28:32 – 1:57:56) “From the Outside In” Topic: E3 Leaks and Frustrations

(1:57:57 – 2:02:50) 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.