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Outside is Overrated

Why go outside with the zombies, sharks and bugs?

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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 – I Am Too Old To Do Things

Shortly after my 38th birthday, I loaded my little family up for a trip to the Black Hills with the in-laws. I had never been, but it’s my wife’s favorite place on earth. So we coordinated a trip with four couples and two babies to the southwest quarter of South Dakota. The trip was amazing, but I often ended up sounding like classic detective Roger Murtaugh.

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Outside is Overrated Episode 16 – Tom and Joey’s Favorite Co-Op Video Games

Tom and Joey talk Fantasy Football and take a look at some of their favorite cooperative video games in a variety of genres.

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Tom’s Triumph: A Tom in the Wilderness

You might think the brain behind Outside is Overrated would be akin to Sheldon Cooper’s – believing that man has spent thousands of years perfecting inside, why would we ever go out? Alas, (or avast?) this Tom spent nearly two weeks in  Alaska and the pristine wilderness of Voyageurs National Park. So did our fearless adventurer log more hours in Final Fantasy or catching fish?

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Outside is Overrated Episode 15 – Tom and Joey Work Together

Tom and Joey take a look at some of their favorite cooperative board games.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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