OUTERCAST #24: THE ANIME BUTT MOUSEPAD

Chippendale dropouts @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston talk about the most unacceptable mousepads out there, the Xbox Scorpio, Persona 5, Drawn to Death, clowns with face tattoos, Mass Effect, Stellaris, new rhythm-game Aaero, Darkest Dungeon, the ton...

ABZÛ MAKES ENVIRONMENTALISM INTERACTIVE

It's a truism, post-Jaws, to say that the great white shark has taken on an almost fabled status – symbolic of the abject terror that the oceans hold for those hairless bipeds that would dare to brave its depths. It is also, now, a cliché to purport that the g...

OUTERCAST #23: STAY AWOKEN

Apologists @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston go H.A.M. on the Destiny 2 news, talk about a hands-on with upcoming indie titles Rime and Tacoma, confirm that Darkest Dungeon is a weird and great game, try to understand why people like The Binding of Is...

EVERYTHING IS THE SAME IN EVERYTHING

When I was a kid - and for a good chunk of my early twenties - there was a prevailing sense that the holy grail of videogames was the all-game, a full on simulation of the world, with all the complex social dynamics and chaotic, overlapping, and unpredictable ...

OUTERCAST #22: MASS EFFECT REAL DOLLS

Girl scout cookies @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston talk about Mass Effect: Andromeda (the game, the debacle), Nier: Automata and what it means for "a human to come out of another human", why Jake is getting bored by  Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Horiz...

OUTERCAST #21: BACARDI GOBLIN

Human videogames @julianfeeld, @snakesiegel and @dompreston review Scotch Whiskey and (physical) Zelda puzzles — turns out they mix quite well. They also tackle putting down horses in Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the Switch as a multiplayer console, Snipperclips...

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...