The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 066: Walking Simulators

Happy Wednesday everyone! We have a great new episode of The Gaming Outsider now available. In this episode we center our community topic around the genre generally known as “walking simulators” and how gamers feel about them in terms of gameplay, content and pricing. Games like Gone Home and Dear Esther have popularized the genre but are they appealing as a whole or too shallow to get excited about? Also, we jump into the latest gaming news including that ridiculous pricing for the Oculus Rift and all of the Pokemon 20th Anniversary news. The crew discusses what games they have been playing this past week as well including The Wolf Among Us, Amplitude, Jamestown and Bloodborne. Grab the episode now via iTunes, Stitch Radio or directly below by using our embedded media player. Thanks and we hope you enjoy it!

Show Notes:

(0:00 – 9:13) Welcome/Introduction

(9:14 – 35:52) What have you been playing?

(35:53 – 58:26) News/Trailers

(58:27 – 1:23:47) “From the Outside In” Topic: Walking Simulators

(1:23:48– 1:26:43) 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.