Episode 178 – Side Quests & Xbox One X

This week on The Gaming Outsider podcast, Scott and Josh welcome back John Mann from the Game Grinder podcast to discuss the latest news and happenings in the industry.

News this week includes Hyperkin launching a classic Gameboy handheld in an attempt to one up Nintendo themselves. Xbox One is getting a slew of new features in an upcoming firmware update. Also, 343 Studios is teasing some goodies for 2018, and it’s NOT Halo 6.

Games we discuss this week are as follows:

  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • The Witcher 3 on Xbox One X
  • Cuphead
  • Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • Telltale’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Jydge
  • Sparkle Unleashed
  • Hidden Agenda

We wrap it all up with our community topic centered around side quests. Are we fans of side quests or do we only want the main narrative? What are some of our favorite side quests? You’ll hear from several folks in our Facebook community as well.

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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.