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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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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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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.

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Tom’s Triumphs – Everything Good Comes to an End

Maybe it’s because I am up against a self-imposed deadline to get my column out every month. Maybe it’s sleep deprivation from having a nearly one-year-old child. Maybe I’m just a bitter old man, but it feels like everything  that I love (in the entertainment realm) is coming to an end this year.

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Outside is Overrated Episode 10 – To Infinity and Beyond (The Wall)

Tom and Hobby Box Burns discuss March Madness and the lack of college sports video games; discuss Captain Marvel and speculate leading into Avengers: Endgame; recap Season Seven of Game of Thrones and predict the final season; and give an update on the Final Fantasy Challenge.

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Tom’s Triumphs – Shoveling a Load of….Fun

In days of old Winter would start in Minnesota back in November or December. The snows would fall gradually from about the end of November, and in the month of March we would start to thaw. Ah, the good old days.

Now, it was 40 degrees in January and in February it seems like it snowed 4-6 inches every day, and always on a week day. I could afford to go out and buy a snowblower, but I have a hard time abandoning the notion that shoveling is manly and a sure sign of my virility.

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Illustrator John Gallagher on Working in Movies, DC Shows, Comics and Gaming

John Gallagher is an entertainment illustrator who has worked in screen-based entertainment since 1995. His resume includes four seasons working on The Flash, as well as two on Supergirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Falling Skies, Once Upon a Time and dozens of others. He also previously spent nine years working in video games at Bioware Corp prior to moving to film in 2008.

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