Blossom Tales, Okami HD and Open World Wows | Episode 176

This week The Gaming Outsider crew welcomes Rebecca Stow from SquareXO to discuss some year end gaming as we wrap up 2017 and finalize our game of the year lists.

News this week includes the latest freebies from Xbox Games with Gold and Playstation Plus announced. Star Trek: Bridge Crew gets a non-VR patch, and the first full-blown $60 iOS game hits the market with Civilization VI.

Games we discuss this week are as follows:

  • Okami HD
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Million Onion Hotel
  • Blossom Tales
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Dropmix
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Last Day of June

Finally, we top it all off with our community discussion for the week. This week we discuss open world games and the worlds that absolutely made our jaws drop the first time we stepped into them. We’ll share some of our community’s responses as well.

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Also, check out Rebecca on the SquareXO podcast HERE.

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.