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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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“Game Changers” at Science Museum of Minnesota

The Science Museum of Minnesota currently has “Game Changers,” an interactive history of gaming with over 140 playable games. Displays cover the history of development studios and design legends, along with concept art and interviews. OiO recently stopped by to get our hands on the history of our favorite medium.

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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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Former MLB Pitcher on Balancing Career and Gaming

Steve Johnson is a recently retired right-handed pitcher who amassed a 6-1 record and a 4.26 ERA over 76 major league innings in parts of four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners. The Baltimore native is the son of a successful pitcher on one of the best pitching staffs in the history of Major League Baseball (Dave Johnson). An avid gamer, Johnson recently took some time to talk about balancing his passion for video games with the demands of being a professional athlete.

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A Lonely Seadog – Three Hours with Sea of Thieves

Rare’s Sea of Thieves promises a pirate’s bounty. The shared world pirate adventure allows you and your friends to crew a ship, explore islands, hunt for treasure and plunder other players. An amazing premise, but my first three hours with the game left me feeling salty.

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DragonBall FighterZ Beta Impressions

Guest Post By: Super Saiyan Scott

Being a big fan of both fighting games and the DragonBall franchise, it’s not hard to see why I have been incredibly excited for DragonBall FighterZ since it was revealed at E3 2017. So when I got a chance to play the open beta this last weekend, I sucked up every ounce of hands-on time with the game that my schedule would allow.

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Opinion: I Suck at Dark Souls

It’s been 18 grueling hours. I’ve stopped playing for six or more months….twice. And now, finally, I realize that this game is actually fun.

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