Search

Outside is Overrated

Why go outside with the zombies, sharks and bugs?

Author

Tom Awesome

Tom Awesome is writer, creator and host of Outside is Overrated. He balances a full-time job and family with a passion for gaming. Our goal is to tell you about games and other entertainment avenues so you can make the best use of your free time!

Tom’s Triumphs -Surviving 15,000 Sweaty Women on the Backstreet

I have never been much of a concert-goer. To me, I’ve always looked at the cost of the ticket and compared it to a video game – and the game has always won. And when you break it down to taco terms, a video game is 120 tacos. And I love tacos. My wife, however, loves concerts and has a big thing for the Backstreet Boys.

So what do you do for the woman of your dreams for her first Mother’s Day? You get her floor seats for the Backstreet Boys, and sit back and enjoy the ride.

Continue reading “Tom’s Triumphs -Surviving 15,000 Sweaty Women on the Backstreet”

Outside is Overrated Episode 14 – Tom and Phoenix Unmask the Webslinger

Tom and Phoenix review Spider-Man Far From Home and discuss the cinematic history of the wallcrawler from 2002 to today.

Thank you to Outside is Overrated’s sponsor: Premier Health.

Continue reading “Outside is Overrated Episode 14 – Tom and Phoenix Unmask the Webslinger”

Featured post

Review: Spider-Man Far From Home

 

Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 9.5

Spider-Man Far From Home takes us on an adventure to Europe with the titular web-slinger to deal with an Avengers-level threat. Ironically, Peter Parker has been much further from home in his brief career – you know, like, SPACE. Naming conventions aside, I am an unabashed webhead and I’m always up for a new Spider-Man movie.

Continue reading “Review: Spider-Man Far From Home”

Interview: Paul Charchian Reflects on Life as a Fantasy Analyst, Entrepreneur and Gamer

Paul Charchian is a Minnesota-based fantasy football analyst and radio host, and the creator of Fanball.com. A lifelong gamer, he hosts Video Games Weekly on KFAN on Tuesday nights. The VR enthusiast recently took some time to chat with OiO about his career and his passion for gaming.

Continue reading “Interview: Paul Charchian Reflects on Life as a Fantasy Analyst, Entrepreneur and Gamer”

Tom’s Triumphs – Apparently, Summers are for Dad Stuff

Hello, good people. Thanks for stopping by again! As the proud owner of a video game blog and podcast, you’d think my days would be brimming with gaming, to make sure these entertainment options would be overflowing with my impressions and analysis.

Continue reading “Tom’s Triumphs – Apparently, Summers are for Dad Stuff”

Outside is Overrated Episode 13 – Tom and Scott Have a Clever Title

Tom and Phoenix spoil the endings of Avengers: Endgame, The Big Bang Theory and Game of Thrones, and discuss their distaste for Benedict Cumberbatch.

Thank you to Outside is Overrated’s sponsor: Premier Health.

Continue reading “Outside is Overrated Episode 13 – Tom and Scott Have a Clever Title”

Tom’s Triumphs – They Call it Fishing, Not Catching

One of my favorite things in the world is boating. I love being on the water. I love feeling the wind and the waves as we zip from place to place, and the freedom and adventure that come along with it.

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to share that joy with my daughter for the first time. My little flower did great, she explored the boat, threw some sticks in the water an continually crabbed about how bulky her little life jacket is.

Continue reading “Tom’s Triumphs – They Call it Fishing, Not Catching”

Outside is Overrated Episode 12 – Tom and Phoenix Spoil the End of Everything

Tom and Phoenix spoil the endings of Avengers: Endgame, The Big Bang Theory and Game of Thrones, and discuss their distaste for Benedict Cumberbatch.

Thank you to Outside is Overrated’s sponsor: Premier Health.

Continue reading “Outside is Overrated Episode 12 – Tom and Phoenix Spoil the End of Everything”

Sam Charchian Reflects on 15 Years at Microsoft, Sony

Sam Charchian is a video game industry veteran, with 10 years of service at Microsoft and five more at Sony. Originally from Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Charchian knew from a young age that he had to be a computer programmer. His passions for programming and video games led him to a career that included launching Xbox Live, and working with some of the biggest developers in the industry.

Continue reading “Sam Charchian Reflects on 15 Years at Microsoft, Sony”

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑