OUTERCAST #20: THE GHOST RECON DIPLOMATIC INCIDENT

Alleged hosts @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston go deep about Horizon: Zero Dawn, the Nintendo Switch, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, a diplomatic incident between Bolivia and France over Ghost Recon: Wildlands, the announcement of Middle Ea...

BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS IN A NIGHT IN THE WOODS

Playing Night in the Woods is like visiting your old house and finding a mixtape from a friend you haven’t spoken to in years. It’s a narrative adventure with a soaring indie rock soundtrack and punk sensibilities, steeped in nostalgia for the simpler, aimless...

DESTINY SENT ME SPELUNKING FOR DINKLAGE

Up until two weeks ago, I had never played Destiny before. You know, Destiny - from Bungie, creators of Halo, one of the defining games of the early oughts, a game responsible for countless scenes in film and television where the protagonist and/or a younger s...

OUTERCAST 17: VAMPIRES GOTTA PAY RENT TOO

Terrible humans @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston discuss orb lust in Fire Emblem Heroes, what they want from the (confirmed in 2017!) Destiny 2, dismantling a panty-selling operation in Yakuza 0, how Will Ferrell is a Kaiju and might (allegedly) be t...

OUTERCAST #16: YAKUZAS DON’T SELL USED UNDERWEAR

Your friendly neighborhood @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston go deep about Christopher Nolan's films, the bizarre and oftentimes perverted Yakuza 0, how the narrative structures of games are changing because of mobile games like Fire Emblem Heroes, th...

WHAT THE OUTERMODE STAFF ARE PLAYING TO COPE

It's almost impossible to encompass the range of feelings our contributors have been experiencing these last weeks. To be frank, it's given me (Julian) a pretty intense case of writer's block. That's why I asked all of the Outermoders to get together and write...

OUTERCAST #14: RESIDENT EVIL 7 IN THE WHITEHOUSE

And once again @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston come together to talk about videogames and try to avoid politics (but fail). They tackle going hands-on with Resident Evil 7 and Halo Wars 2, escaping reality into Destiny and World of Warcraft, the upc...

OUTERCAST #13: SWITCH YOSELF

What a time to be alive for @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston. They tackle the Nintendo Switch, Zelda expectations, Nier: Automata's surprising action-packed demo, PaRappa the Rapper's absolutely incomprehensible demo, the hacking of the NES Classic, ...

WAIT, WHY AM I BUYING A SWITCH?

It’s no secret round these parts that I have a teeny, tiny soft spot for Nintendo. The company more or less defined my experience of videogames for a good decade, from my first Game Boy right through to the tail-end of the GameCube era, when I began to feel th...

OUTERCAST #12: TOO HIGH FOR DISNEYLAND

The trio of @julianfeeld, @dompreston and @snakesiegel get together for another week of adventures: eating weed espresso beans and going to Disney Land, playing Destiny, trying to decipher World of Warcraft Lore, getting agressive in a mobile Scrabble clone, a...

OUTERCAST #11: SIMULATING LIFE IN 2017

Kick off 2017 with @snakesiegel, @julianfeeld and @mathildehuron who discuss diversity in videogame genres and the artform's turbulent teenage years. Plenty of other things on the docket: finding non-toxic communities in World of Warcraft, Jake's top games of ...

JAKE’S BEST GAMES OF 2016

I always hate reading these 'top 5 games' lists on other publications because it's always triple-A titles that were universally well received. I'm like, "Man! Get an imagination! Play DayZ or some shit!" But, as I sit here preparing my list... it's like... all...

GAMES THAT HELD JULIAN IN 2016

2016 has been a big step forward for me and a massive step backward for humanity. I got married this year. My career took off in unexpected ways. I found a publisher for my novel. Outermode grew into a real community on Facebook. But lots of good people died. ...