Episode 167 | NeoGAF, South Park & Mario Spin-offs

On this week’s episode of The Gaming Outsider podcast, it’s just Scott and Josh as they cover the latest news, what games they’re playing and our From the Outside In topic.

News this week includes the dumpster fire that is NeoGAF and the controversy surrounding its owner. Activision may be implementing some shady new practices into microtransactions with a newly discovered patent. Also, we discuss Xbox One’s original Xbox compatibility and our experiences with it.

Josh gives his final thoughts on South Park: The Fractured but Whole and also dives into WayForward’s The Mummy: Demastered. Scott discusses finishing Golf Story on the Nintendo Switch and gives us a bit more details on Middle Earth: Shadow of War.

Finally, to celebrate this week’s launch of Super Mario Odyssey, we wrap it all up with a discussion about our favorite Super Mario spin-off games.

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Thank you for your continued support and enjoy the show!

Discussed on this episode of The Gaming Outsider Podcast:

(0:00 – 11:56) Welcome/Introduction

(11:57 – 43:39) News/Trailers (Xbox Originals on Xbox One, Drama at NeoGAF, Activision’s Matchmaking Patent)

Games We’ve Been Playing

(43:40 – 51:21) “South Park: The Fractured, But Whole” (Josh)

(51:22 – 57:26) “The Mummy: Demastered” (Josh)

(57:27 – 1:00:46) “Golf Story” (Scott)

(1:00:47 – 1:09:15) “Shadow of War” (Scott)

(1:09:16 – 1:20:41) “From the Outside In” Topic: Spin-off Mario Games

(1:20:42 – 1:21:31) 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.