Episode 174: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Monster Hunter World & Star Wars Games!

This we The Gaming Outsider welcomes Nate Kloster from the Comically Gaming Podcast for a special episode.

We’re celebrating the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi this week by dedicating our community topic to Star Wars video games. Which games set in a galaxy far far away really had an impact on us? Some of them may surprise you. Also, what’s our ideal Star Wars game that we demand be made? We’ll share some of our listeners’ responses as well.

News this week includes all of the winners from The Game Awards and our thoughts on the picks. Also, we dig into the announcements made during The Game Awards and Playstation Experience last week. Did The Game Awards impress us this time around? Listen to find out.

Games we discuss this week are as follows:

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Josh)
  • Pinball FX 3 for Nintendo Switch (Scott)
  • Nier Automata (Nate)
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Zach)
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds XBO (Scott)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Josh)
  • Monster Hunter: World beta (Zach)
  • Gran Turismo Sport (Nate)
  • Cuphead (Scott)

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Don’t forget to check us out on Patreon as well. Your support could land you a free game! Just ask Ryan Shipman from our community who snagged a free copy of Star Wars: Battlefront II for the Playstation 4 this month!

Also, stop by iTunes and check out Nate’s show Comically Gaming and leave them a review.

Thanks and enjoy the show!


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.