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Outside is Overrated Episode 19 – Best Games of 2019

Tom and Joey reflect on over 31 games from 2019. The talk about their favorite indie titles, mobile games, what’s new in the battle royale genre and the best and worst games of the year.

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Outside is Overrated Episode 18 – 2019 Holiday Buying Guide

Tom and Joey give their recommendations for board and video game gifts for the nerd in your life.

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First Impressions: Fire Emblem Three Houses

Fire Emblem Three Houses is a tactical fantasy RPG that released July 2019 on Nintendo Switch. I spent five hours with the game and could see myself committing a hundred or so more.

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Outside is Overrated Episode Nine – Tom and Joey are in Love

Tom and Hobby Box Burns express their love for the gaming industry, discuss mashups that would make great new games, give heartfelt love advice and give an update on the Final Fantasy Challenge.

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Outside is Overrated Episode Eight – Best Games of 2018

Tom welcomes Hobby Box Burns to OiO, and the charismatic duo discuss gaming gifts, disappointments from the past year and the best games of 2018.

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Outside is Overrated Episode Seven – Evaluating a (SNES) Classic

Tom and Brian discuss their thoughts on the timeless debate of Sega vs. Nintendo, and their hands-on impressions of the SNES Classic.

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2018 in Review – Babies Are a Lot of Work

Gaming has been a personal passion since the first time I saw an arcade in a mall. I have owned every major console released since the Sega Genesis, with the exception of the original XBox. For me, a Saturday spent playing video or board games with my wife or a few close friends would always be more appealing than a night out. Gaming is, and always will be a part of me.

So what happens when a hardcore gamer brings life into the world? Would my gaming self cease to exist, buried in a cavalcade of dirty cloth diapers? Would the world be forced to evolve without my tsunami of treachery and weiner jokes?

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Nintendo Switch Presentation

Ready to learn everything there is to know about the Nintendo Switch? Check out Nintendo’s presentation on the upcoming console.

The console releases March 1, 2017, and will cost $299.99 in North America.

Can I Make Babies with Nintendo Switch???

Yesterday Nintendo revealed details on the Switch, their upcoming home console. Can Nintendo once again compete with the big boys in the home console arena? After changing the game with the Nintendo Wii, the WiiU feels like a tremendous letdown. Outside of some stellar first party titles, the game library feels like a barren wasteland.

I didn’t know what to expect from the Switch (previously known as the NX). I am far from a Nintendo fanboy, but I have argued that the gaming icon has done well in recent console generations. Check out Nintendo’s reveal trailer:

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