The Gaming Outsider Podcast – Episode 156 Now Available

This week on The Gaming Outsider, we welcome Matt Slenker from Hashtag Game & Chill to discuss what’s trending in the gaming world. News this week includes Shadow of War’s microtransactions, Spotify launching on the Xbox One and Horizon: Zero Dawn’s upcoming DLC. Josh gives us his impressions of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and the controversy surrounding it. Zach shares his addiction to Titanfall 2’s new Frontier Defense mode. Also, Scott dives into Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. Our community topic focuses on remakes and how Crash Bandicoot may have just launched a new trend for the future. Grab the episode now via iTunes, Stitcher, Googe Play Music, iHeartRadio and more. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 14:11) Welcome/Introduction

(14:12 – 35:47) News/Trailers (Shadow of War microtransactions, Spotify on Xbox One, Horizon DLC date)

(35:48 – 39:30) What has Matt been playing? (Splatoon 2, Kingdom Hearts 1.5, Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy)

(39:31 – 48:34) What has SCOTT been playing? (Bioshock 2, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun)

(48:35 – 58:04) What has Zach been playing? (“Lawbreakers”, “Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds”)

(58:05 – 1:20:44) What has Josh been playing? (Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice)

(1:09:50 – 1:18:20) Potential Hellblade SPOILERS

(1:20:45 – 1:41:59) “From the Outside In” Topic: Video Game Remake Trends

(1:42:00 – 1:42:58) 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.