About Us

The Gaming Outsider is a community driven video game podcast that aims to discuss gaming in a positive light. Going in with the philosophy that “there are no bad games, only games that aren’t for you”, hosts Scott Clark from The Hollywood Outsider podcast, TooBusyGaming.com’s Josh Faulkner, veteran gamer dad Zach Anderson and super-gamer Robby Steltenpohl set out to engage in discussions that avoid trashing developers and publishers while also avoiding the politics and controversies surrounding the industry. Our focus is strictly on the games and the team realizes that not every gamer has the same opinions on each game released and hope to represent a wide variety of tastes.

Please check out and subscribe to our podcast via iTunes and Stitcher now and consider joining our community Facebook group.

Meet the team:

Scott Clark – @scottielindsay

scott@thegamingoutsider.com

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Scott has been a fan of pushing buttons since he was old enough to climb up to his father’s stereo as a toddler.  His first console was the Atari 2600 back in the early 80’s, and his passion for the hobby shines through his excitement and wish to share his experiences with anyone who will listen.  Scott began his podcasting career with “The Official Thread Podcast”, which was dedicated to news, impressions, and general topics about the subject of video games.  That coupled with over four years of experience with “The Hollywood Outsider Podcast” has given him the reputation of being the “every man”, in that he gets along with almost everyone he interacts and also doesn’t speak down to his audience.

Scott’s newest venture, which he started with his partner-in-crime Josh Faulkner, is “The Gaming Outsider”.  He was tired of the constant negativity and politics associated with so many other shows that he listened to, when all he wanted was to talk about the games and how much fun he was having with them. Scott is also responsible for the show’s tagline, as he’s a firm believer that just because a game isn’t made specifically for you doesn’t mean that it’s a bad game.

Top 5 favorite games (no particular order):

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Super Metroid
  • Portal 2
  • Pinball FX 2
  • Super Mario World

Josh Faulkner – @FaintDeftone

josh@thegamingoutsider.com

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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.

Teaming up with Scott Clark and Zach Anderson, Josh helped form The Gaming Outsider with huge ambitions and hopes of creating something special that gaming fans will love. Josh’s hobbies include gaming, film, music, art and technology.

Top 5 favorite games (no particular order):

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Blade Runner
  • Dark Souls
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Dark Savior

Zach Anderson – @Zakal

zach@thegamingoutsider.com

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A life long gamer, Zach has owned and played pretty much every system released in last 30 years. Having a passion for the medium he has seen it grow from something meant for kids and teenagers to the modern force it is today. He jumped at the chance to lend his voice to the GOCast and join the ever growing discussion of games alongside Scott, Josh, and Robbie.

Top 5 favorite games (no particular order):

  • Starcraft
  • Bioshock
  • Dune: Battle for Arrakis
  • Super Mario World
  • God of War II

Robby Steltenpohl – @Spiderdude64

robby@thegamingoutsider.com

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Robby is a local from Georgia who loves comic books, gaming, sports and getting buff at the gym. He also hosts a local radio college football podcast titled The X’s and O’s Show. Starting as a community guest on The Gaming Outsider, the crew thought Robby’s chemistry was so good that he was eventually brought on as a permanent forth co-host.

Top 5 favorite games (in no particular order):

  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Bioshock… Infinite

Justin Wilson@JustinIsGaming

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Justin is the co-host of our weekly retro gaming podcast titled Retro Reminisce, as well as a new father and a PC gaming junkie. As an Ohio native and friend of Josh, Justin was an aspiring podcaster who decided to get his feet wet by talking about retro gaming each week with Josh. You can find Justin floating around the Battle.net servers playing Overwatch and Hearthstone quite often when he’s not changing diapers and pampering his wife.

Top 5 favorite games (in no particular order)

  • Shenmue
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Overwatch
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

Colby Dean@colbychedr02

Colby has been gaming since 1985 and has owned every system that has come out since then. He is
a die-hard Zelda fan and he firmly believes a unicorn dies every time someone calls Link “Zelda.”
Colby worked for GameStop for 8 years and has always loved talking to people about the games
he has played. He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and now lives in Oklahoma City. When he is
not studying to get his Child Counseling degree he loves spending time with his Fiancé and Son,
playing video games and tabletop board games and watching OU Football and OKC Thunder
basketball… Go Sports.

Top Five Video Games
1.) Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
2.) Dark Souls
3.) Bioshock
4.) Legend of Dragoon
5.) Gears of War

Nate LucasArt Designer

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Nate is a freelance graphic designer and hardcore gamer from Rockford, IL  who created the art and logos for The Gaming Outsider. Check him out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NathanielJLucas

Top 5 favorite games (in no particular order)

  • Chrono Trigger
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Dragon Spirit (NES)
  • Zombies Ate My Neighbors

Intro music for the show created by Grant Henry of Stemage. Check out the band’s Soundcloud page here and the official website here. Check out his awesome work on Metroid Metal below.

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  • Mike Farmer

    Very cool podcast! My wife worked with Scott and told me about the podcast. I am a gaming dad as well and go way back to the Atari 2600 as well. I started to listen and really enjoy the topics they cover. I currently own both ps4 and xbox one. Well done guys!

  • Scott Clark

    Mike, I just now saw this comment. All this time, I had no idea you were Maggie’s husband. Wow, totally small world. Thanks for listening, and sorry it took me so long to respond.

    -Scott