The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 149: E3 Reflections, Arms & Twitch Opinions

We’re back in full swing this week with a guest that the crew met at E3 in Los Angeles. John Mann from the Game Grinder podcast joins us to discuss some gaming news including Atari possibly creating a new console and Supermassive Games’ interesting social game. John tells us all about his love for Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. Josh gives us his review of Arms for the Nintendo Switch. Also, Zach covers an underrated gem from E3 called The Darwin Project. Our community topic this week centers around our thoughts and opinions on Twitch streaming: is it good for the industry and do we enjoy streaming and watching ourselves? Grab the episode now via iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, iHeartRadio, and more. You can also listen directly below. Thanks and enjoy the show!

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Discussed in this Episode:

(0:00 – 26:20) Welcome/Introduction

(26:21 – 41:59) News/Trailers (Potential summer “rental” program from Gamestop, “Hidden Agenda” from the makers of “Until Dawn”, and possible new hardware from Atari)

(42:00 – 45:30) What has JOHN been playing? (“Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds”, “Wolfenstein: The New Order/The Old Blood”)

(45:31 – 1:03:44) What has JOSH been playing? (“Arms”, “Shantae: Half Genie Hero”, “Shadow of Mordor”)

(1:03:45 – 1:13:40) What has ZACH been playing? (“The Darwin Project”)

(1:13:41 – 1:37:15)“From the Outside In” Topic: Twitch Streaming

(1:37:16 – 1:40:41) 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.