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The staff of Game Informer chat it up each week bout the latest news, previews and reviews from the game industry. Each show will cover the weeks hot topics plus the games you're looking forward to or may not know about yet. Subscribe today!

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GI Spooktacular – Amnesia: Rebirth Review And The Best Horror Games Of The Generation

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: Amnesia: Rebirth, NHL 21, and COD: Warzone's The Haunting of Verdansk event. Then we get really spooky and try to pick the five scariest games of this generation. Next, we put together another fantastic round of community emails. Finally, we close the show with an interview with Yakuza: Like a Dragon's senior localization producer Scott Strichart, who gets us excited for the next entry in the famed Yakuza series. So please join Blake Hester, Kim Wallace, Dan Tack, Liana Ruppert, Marcus Stewart, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Amnesia: Rebirth: 00:03:00
Call of Duty: Warzone: The Haunting of Verdansk Event: 00:09:53
Dragon Quest Tact: 00:15:01
NHL 21: 00:16:33
Introducing Marcus Stewart, GI's Newest Editor: 00:20:45
The Best Horror Games Of The Generation: 00:23:30
Community Emails: 00:57:51
Yakuza: Like A Dragon Interview: 01:44:04

Oct 22, 2020
GI Show – Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales And Phasmophobia Impressions

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: Phasmophobia, Torchlight III, Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Then we take a deep dive into Game Informer's newest cover story on Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Finally, we close the show with another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Andrew Reiner, Matt Miller, Kim Wallace, Dan Tack, Blake Hester, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Introducing Blake Hester: 00:03:56
Phasmophobia: 00:08:38
World of Warcraft: 00:20:24
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory: 00:23:27
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: 00:31:05
Spider-Man: Miles Morales: 00:37:19
Torchlight 3: 01:02:44
Community Emails: 01:10:25

Oct 15, 2020
GI Show – Hands-on Impressions Of Xbox Series X Console And Baldur's Gate III

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: Baldur's Gate III, Genshin Impact, Star Wars: Squadrons, Watch Dogs: Legion, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, and not Hades. Next, we got our hands on a new Xbox Series X retail unit, so we share our thoughts on the new console, its controller, and how the new "suspend" feature works. Finally, we close the show with another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Dan Tack, Liana Ruppert, Jeff Cork, Brian Shea, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below:

Intro: 00:00:00
Baldur's Gate III: 00:02:47
Genshin Impact: 00:17:55
Star Wars: Squardons: 00:31:03
Super Mario 64 DS: 00:37:29
Rule of Rose: 00:38:48
Xbox Series X Impressions: 00:41:51
Pikmin 3 Deluxe: 00:50:32
Community Emails: 00:54:44
Discussing CD Projekt Red and Crunch: 00:57:37

 

Oct 08, 2020
GI Show – Review Impressions For Star Wars: Squadrons And Crash Bandicoot 4

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: Star Wars: Squadrons, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, NHL 21, Path of Exile, and Hades. Next, we interview Intellivision Entertainment president Tommy Tallarico about his time in the industry writing video game music, hosting the TV show Electric Playground, and producing the upcoming Amico console. Finally, we close the show with another fantastic round of community emails and GI's Meaningless Character rankings. So please join Andrew Reiner, Jeff Cork, Kim Wallace, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Star Wars: Squadrons: 00:02:25
NHL 21: 00:13:55
Hades: 00:19:36
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time: 00:22:11
Path of Exile: 00:28:00
Torchlight 3: 00:32:27
Tommy Tallarico Interview: 00:33:37
Community Emails: 01:05:18

Oct 01, 2020
GI Show – Hades Review Discussion And Impressions On Microsoft's Bethesda Buyout

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show we talk about a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: Hades, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, The Sims 4, and Mafia: Definitive Edition. Next we talk with Robin and Rand Miller about how they had to hack their own computers while developing the '90s megahit Myst. We also share our thoughts on Microsoft's recent purchase of Bethesda Game Studios, which kicks off another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Jeff Cork, Dan Tack, Matt Miller, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Hades: 00:02:41
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim: 00:20:59
The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu: 00:24:06
Hades Part 2: 00:26:19
Interview with Rand and Robyn Miller, Creators of Myst: 00:29:04
Mafia: Definitive Edition: 00:58:14
Community Emails: 01:02:31
Discussing Microsoft's Bethesda Acquisition: 01:02:53

Sep 24, 2020
GI Show – PS5 Showcase Impressions And Oculus Quest 2 Hands-On

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show we talk about a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: Spelunky 2, Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and Avengers. We also go hands-on with Oculus' newest Quest 2 VR headset before breaking down and reacting to Sony's recent PS5 Showcase. Finally, we end the show with another fantastic round of community emails and Meaningless Character Rankings. So please join Jeff Cork, Brian Shea, Jay Guisao, Liana Ruppert, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Super Mario 3D All-Stars: 00:01:14
Marvel's Avengers Part 1: 00:07:15
Spelunky 2: 00:07:57
Bloodborne: 00:12:08
Marvel's Avengers Part 2: 00:15:05
Oculus Quest 2: 00:18:36
Population: One: 00:22:16
PlayStation 5 Reveal: 00:23:54
Final Fantasy XVI: 00:24:41
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales: 00:28:09
Hogwarts Legacy: 00:31:07
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: 00:34:12
Resident Evil 8: 00:35:38
Deathloop: 00:36:04
Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition: 00:36:21
Oddworld: Soulstorm: 00:37:23
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach: 00:37:45
Demon's Souls: 00:39:56
Fortnite: 00:41:15
PlayStation 5 Price Discussion: 00:42:20
PlayStation Plus Collection: 00:43:25
PlayStation 5 Release Date Discussion: 00:45:52
God of War Ragnarok: 00:47:32
Community Emails: 00:50:59
Character Rankings: 01:19:47

Sep 17, 2020
GI Show – We Played Immortals Fenyx Rising And Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show we talk about a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: AvengersCall of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarTony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, Star Renegades, and the Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake. Then we speak with voice actress Laura Bailey, who shares some behind-the-scenes details about her portrayal of Black Widow (Marvel's Avengers) and Nadine Ross (Uncharted 4), as well as her time on the D&D show Critical Role. Finally, we end the show with another fantastic round of community emails and Meaningless Character Rankings. So please join Jeff Cork, Dan Tack, Kimberley Wallace, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Marvel's Avengers: 00:02:41
Prince of Persia Remake: 00:20:00
Super Mario Odyssey: 00:20:48
Immortals Fenyx Rising: 00:23:18
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2: 00:31:11
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands: 00:34:46
Star Renegades: 00:35:40
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer: 00:38:14
Xbox Series X/S Announcements: 00:42:49
Laura Bailey Interview: 00:45:40
Community Emails: 01:16:01
Character Rankings: 01:38:14

Sep 10, 2020
GI Show – Early Review Impressions For Marvel's Avengers And Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show we talk about a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: Avengers, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2, Wasteland 3, and The Last Campfire. It's a massive Playlist segment, so we don't have time for much else. Fortunately, we make time for another fantastic round of community emails and Meaningless Character Rankings. So please join Brian Shea, Dan Tack, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Marvel's Avengers: 00:02:06
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2: 00:15:49
Wasteland 3: 00:24:22
Nexomon: Extinction: 00:28:53
The Last Campfire: 00:30:44
Littlewood: 00:36:03

Fortnite Update: 00:37:31
Bloodborne: 00:39:19
Kena: Bridge of Spirits: 00:43:34
Community Emails: 00:45:02
GI's Meaningless Character Rankings: 01:12:55

Sep 03, 2020
GI Show – Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War And Nintendo's Future

On this week's exciting new episode of The Game Informer Show, we're joined by the Spawn On Me podcast's host and creator Kahlief Adams to discuss what we've been playing including Microsoft Flight Simulator, Battletoads, and more! Later in the segment, we discuss the absolutely bonkers reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War that took place in Activision's Warzone battle royale. 

Our main talker for the week, though, comes from the report that Nintendo is ramping up production on a more powerful model of the Switch for 2021. We unpack what we want from the house that Mario built from both a console and game perspective and examine what the next few years could look like for the Switch.

As always, we end the show with another gripping round of community emails and character rankings. So please join Kahlief Adams, Joe Juba, Jeff Cork, and me for one of the most fun episodes we've put out this year.

Thank you again to Kahlief for joining us on today's show. Be sure to give him a follow on Twitter and check out the Spawn On Me podcast where he spotlights amazing people of color in the video game industry.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and hit me up on Twitter @Studnik76. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

For those keeping track at home or if you're in need of a refresher, here's what GI's Meaningless Character Rankings looks like after this week's show:

  1. Ellie from The Last of Us
  2. Kratos from God of War
  3. Commander Shepherd from Mass Effect
  4. Chun Li from Street Fighter
  5. Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid
  6. Glados from the Portal series
  7. Gannon from Legend of Zelda
  8. Big Daddy from BioShock
  9. Luigi from Super Mario Bros.
  10. Pikachu from Pokémon
  11. Chibi Robo from Chibi Robo
  12. Alyx Vance from Half-Life
  13. Chuck Greene from Dead Rising
  14. Auron from Final Fantasy X
  15. Mega Man from Mega Man
  16. Fox McCloud from the Star Fox series
  17. Toad Jackson from Super Mario Bros.
  18. Deacon St. John from Days Gone
  19. Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend
  20. Earthworm Jim
  21. Bubsy The Bobcat from Bubsy
  22. Gex from Gex: Enter the Gecko
  23. Funky Kong from Donkey Kong series

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Kahlief Adams Intro: 00:02:01
PGA 2K21: 00:08:59
Mortal Kombat 11: 00:09:51
Dreams: 00:10:23
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim: 00:13:08
Battletoads: 00:14:00
Fortnite: 00:16:38
Batman Arkham Asylum: 00:17:36
Microsoft Flight Simulator: 00:19:32
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Reveal Discussion: 00:24:47
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Trailer Breakdown: 00:29:22
What Does Nintendo's Future Look Like: 00:35:53
Community Emails: 00:57:18
Character Rankings: 01:09:43

Aug 27, 2020
GI Show - What We Want From WB's New Batman Game

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show we talk about a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: EA Sports UFC 4, Mortal Shell, Rogue Legacy 2, and A Short Hike. Then we spend some time going over the recent rumors surrounding WB Games Montreal's upcoming Batman game before talking about what we'd like to see from the Caped Crusader's next adventure. 

Next up, we have an interview with industry veteran Brian Fargo who worked on classics such Wasteland, The Bard's Tale, and Fallout. Finally, we close out the show with a fantastic round of community emails. So please join Brian Shea, Dan Tack, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Rogue Legacy 2: 00:02:45
Mortal Shell: 00:08:06
Microsoft Flight Simulator: 00:12:59
Evergate: 00:15:29
The Touryst: 00:17:16
UFC 4: 00:20:03
Raji: An Ancient Epic: 00:26:43
A Short Hike: 00:29:35
Takeshi and Hiroshi: 00:30:35
What Remains of Edith Finch: 00:32:07
Pretending I'm A Superman Tony Hawk Documentary: 00:33:19
What We Want From WB's Batman Game: 00:35:51
Brian Fargo Interview: 00:56:08
Community Email: 01:28:49
Character Rankings: 01:54:01

Aug 20, 2020
GI Show - Our Early Game Of The Year Predictions

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show we talk about a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 remake, Hyper Scape, Undermine, and Stream Raiders. Then we go through some of the biggest games we've already played this year and talk about our personal GOTY (to date).

Next up, we have an interview with Atari game designer Howard Scott Warshaw who worked on classics such as Yars' Revenge, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Howard Scott Warshaw can also be seen in the upcoming 6-episode Netflix video game documentary series, High Score, which releases on August 19. Finally, we close out the show with a fantastic round of community emails. So please join Joe Juba, Dan Tack, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Hyper Scape: 00:02:49
UnderMine: 00:05:13
Stream Raiders: 00:06:44
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2: 00:11:01
Fall Guys: 00:16:40
Stardew Valley: 00:18:13
Ori and the Will of the Wisps: 00:19:00
Littlewood: 00:20:21
Half-Life: Alyx - Final Hours: 00:21:55
High Score Netflix Documentary: 00:23:34
Our GOTY So Far: 00:26:14
Howard Scott Warshaw Interview: 00:48:13
Community Emails: 01:19:17
Character Rankings: 01:46:40

Aug 13, 2020
GI Show - Avengers and Fall Guys Impressions, Crystal Dynamics On The Beta And Spider-Man

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show we share our hands-on impressions on Crystal Dynamics' Avengers game (spoiler, they're not as positive as we'd like) then we talk about Fall Guys (which we are positive about). We also discuss Fornite's new cars and the Ninja Gaiden inspired The Messenger for some reason. Then Crystal Dynamics' Scot Amos and Lauryn Ash join us to talk about their work on Avengers and what the studio is doing to prep the game for launch next month. Finally, we close out the show with a fantastic round of community emails. So please join Jeff Cork, Matt Miller, Dan Tack, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode! 

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Marvel's Avengers: 00:02:31
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout: 00:22:06
Fae Tactics: 00:35:36
Fortnite Update: 00:37:23
Creaks: 00:41:23
Crystal Dynamics Interview: 00:43:52
Community Emails: 01:11:31
Character Ranking: 01:32:49

Aug 06, 2020
GI Show - Avengers, Superhot: Mind Control Delete, And Grounded

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we share our early impressions on the recent Avengers war table, Grounded's early access, and Superhot expansion Mind Control Delete. Then we try a new segment call Game Informer's Meaningless Character Rankings. As the name implies, it's meaningless, but it's going to catch on. Finally, we close out the show with a round of community emails. So please join Jeff Cork, Brian Shea, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode! 

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

00:00:00: Intro
00:01:33: SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE
00:08:29: Marvel's Avengers War Table
00:19:43: Grounded Early Access
00:24:22: Ghost of Tsushima
00:28:51: Huntdown
00:30:17: Creaks
00:32:48: Psychonauts
00:36:02: Halo Series
00:37:50: New Segment: Video Game Character Rankings
01:19:06: Community Emails

Jul 30, 2020
We Break Down The Highlights From Microsoft's Xbox Showcase

Microsoft recently showed off Halo: Infinite and a new Fable during its recent Xbox Showcase, and we're here to talk about all the highs and lows of the show. Join Jeff Cork, Joe Juba, Alex Stadnik, and myself for a slightly loopy conversation. What did we think about Obsidian's new RPG, Avowed? How do we feel about getting another State of Decay? Are we excited to see Jack Black in Psychonauts 2? You'll have to listen to the show and find out. 

If you like this podcast extra and would like to see more of them in the future, drop us a line at Podcast@gameinformer.com. Enjoy the show.

Jul 23, 2020
GI Show - Star Wars: Squadrons And An Interview With Ghost of Tsushima's Nate Fox

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we share our early impressions of Star Wars: Squadrons and then do a quick roundup of some of the most notable ID@Xbox game demos that are available to play for free this week. Then we're joined by Sucker Punch's Nate Fox who talks about the development of Ghost of Tsushima and what makes samurai so cool. If none of those catch your interest, be sure to stick around for community emails. So please join Matt Miller, Andy Reiner, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode! 

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Star Wars: Squadrons: 00:02:08
Xbox Summer Game Fest Demo Event: 00:13:26
Haven: 00:15:28
Raji: An Ancient Epic: 00:18:50
Cris Tales: 00:21:32
Other Indie Highlights: 00:23:34
Carrion: 00:25:20
Neon Abyss: 00:29:19
Nate Fox Interview: 00:31:34
Community Emails: 01:08:15

Jul 23, 2020
GI Show - Ghost of Tsushima, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Watch Dogs: Legion

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we dive into our love for Sucker Punch's love letter to Samurai films, Ghost of Tsushima. Ubisoft also showed off a bunch of games earlier this week, and we share our impressions on Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Far Cry 6. Then we make some wild predictions about what you can expect from Microsoft's Xbox Showcase event next week. Tune in next week to see how right wrong we were. Naturally, we end the show with a wonderful round of community email questions. So please join me, Andy Reiner, Jeff Cork, and Alex Stadnik for another wild and ever-entertaining episode! 

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @BenjaminReeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Ghost of Tsushima: 00:02:24
Watch Dogs: Legion: 00:13:21
Rocket League: 00:18:07
Sea of Thieves: 00:19:14
Paper Mario: The Origami King: 00:21:53
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: 00:24:32
Far Cry 6: 00:30:28
GI Predicts: Xbox Games Showcase: 00:32:53
Community Emails: 00:52:47
GI Recommends: 01:25:37

Jul 16, 2020
Naughty Dog On The Last Of Us Part II’s Controversy, Characters, And Ending

In this Game Informer podcast extra, we have an interview with The Last of Us Part II’s creative director Neil Druckmann and narrative lead Halley Gross. The Last of Us Part II is one of the biggest releases of the year, and has generated a bit of controversy, so we talk to Neil and Halley  about their process, how they put the game together, and some of the things that changed along the way. Needless to say, we don’t shy away from talking about the game in detail, so consider this a spoiler warning.

If you like this podcast extra and would like to see more of them in the future, drop us a line at Podcast@gameinformer.com. Enjoy the interview.

Jul 14, 2020
GI Show - Impressions For Paper Mario: The Origami King, Iron Man VR, And Hyper Scape

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we start to shake things up, but never forget that we still love you. We're experiencing a bit of a lull between the releases of The Last of Us: Part II and Ghost of Tsushima, but that hasn't stopped many of us from planning a bunch of interesting games. Need proof? How about Paper Mario: The Origami King, Hyper Scape, and Mortal Shell. If none of those catch your interest, be sure to stick around for community emails. So please join me, Dan Tack, Jeff Cork, Brian Shea, and Alex Stadnik for another wild and ever-entertaining episode! 

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @benjaminreeves to let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.


To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

New Segment: GI Playlist: 3:22
What Brian's Playing: 3:57
The Last of Us Part II: 4:05
Iron Man VR: 6:56
What Dan's Playing: 12:09
Hyper Scape: 13:05
Mortal Shell: 20:14
What Ben's Playing: 24:06
Paper Mario: The Origami King: 24:18
What Jeff's Playing: 32:40
Call of Duty Warzone: 32:45
What Alex's Playing: 36:11
Pokémon Sword & Shield: Isle of Armor DLC: 36:23
What the Golf: 37:11
What Dan's Playing Part 2: 41:02
Diablo 1: 41:18
Artifact 2.0 Beta: 48:10
Community Emails: 51:13
New Segment: GI Recommends: 1:36:01

Jul 09, 2020
GI Show — The End Of An Era

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, several members of the Game Informer family say, "Goodbye." Sadly, this is my last week as Game Informer's editor in chief. Coincidentally, senior editor Matthew Kato and video producer Leo Vader are also moving on to the next stage of their careers as well, and will no longer call GI home. While this is sad for many of us, we take the chance to celebrate their contributions and wish them well. 

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc, or Matthew @MattKato, and Leo @leovader to let them know how much you love them. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Andy McNamara: 0:11
Matthew Kato: 46:12

Leo Vader: 1:06:20
Fun Community Emails: 1:22:46

Jul 02, 2020
GI Show — Our Extensive Impressions of Cyberpunk 2077

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we take our closest look yet at Cyberpunk 2077 and discuss what we thought of our time actually playing CD Projekt Red's long-awaited RPG. Later, we give our impressions of what we saw from both Pokémon Unite and Marvel's Avengers and wrap it all up with another round of community emails. So please join me, Kim Wallace, Matt Miller, Dan "The Jacket" Tack, Brian Shea, and Alex Stadnik for another wild and entertaining episode! 

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Cyberpunk 2077: 5:45
Pokémon Unite: 1:26:34
Marvel's Avengers: 1:33:49
Community Emails: 1:59:37

Jun 25, 2020
GI Show — Our Reactions To Skate's Return And The Rest Of EA Play

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we dissect the entirety of EA Play and let you know what we think of Star Wars: Squadrons, Lost in Random, and whether or not the publishing giant nailed its digital event. Later, we briefly touch upon the Cyberpunk 2077 delay, predict what we think next week's Pokémon event will reveal, and wrap the show with the return of Community Emails.

Observant fans will note that I am in fact not Andy McNamara. Due to the EA event being past his bedtime, Andy wasn't able to make this week's episode work. Instead, I had the absolute pleasure of hosting with the help of the amazing Andrew Reiner, Matthew Kato, Ben Reeves, Joe Juba, and Jeff Cork.

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Hosting The GI Show was an amazing experience, but also my first time. Please send me any and all constructive feedback for the show on Twitter, and be sure to share the show if you enjoyed it! We really want to continue to better the podcast, and your comments are instrumental in that, so thank you to everyone who's already done so.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Apex Legends: 2:20
It Takes Two: 8:04
Lost in Random: 10:55
Rocket Arena: 13:53
Star Wars: Squadrons: 18:33
EA Sports Trailers: 33:07
EA's Next-Gen Tease: 37:52
Skate: 42:37
Our Final Thoughts On EA Play 2020: 49:31
Cyberpunk 2077's Delay: 53:10
Pokémon Presents Reactions and Predictions: 55:02
Community Emails: 59:07

Jun 19, 2020
GI Show Reactions To PlayStation's Future Of Gaming Event

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss Sony's The Future of Gaming event where it revealed the PlayStation 5 hardware and showed glimpses of over 25 games, including Horizon II: Forbidden West, Deathloop, Resident Evil Village, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. Please join me, Alex Stadnik, Jeff Cork, and Dan "The Jacket" Tack for our reactions, both good and bad.

Since filming this podcast, Insomniac commented that Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a "standalone game," and Bethesda has since clarified the multiplayer components of Deathloop (that said, we definitely hint at all these things in our discussions).

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Last of Us Part II Review Segment: 2:43
PlayStation 5 Design Reactions: 4:33
GTA V: 18:43
Spiderman: Miles Morales: 21:10
Gran Turismo 7: 24:09
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart: 27:04
Project Athia: 31:55
Stray: 38:28
Returnal: 42:18
Sackboy: A Big Adventure: 46:04
Destruction Allstars: 48:16
Kena: Bridge of The Spirits 52:55
Goodbye Volcano High: 56:35
Oddworld: Soulstorm: 57:08
Ghostwire: Tokyo: 58:44
JETT: The Far Shore 1:03:55
Godfall: 1:04:46
Solar Ash: 1:07:45
Hitman 3: 1:08:39
Little Devil Inside: 1:09:18
NBA 2K21: 1:12:54
Bugsnax: 1:13:32
Demon's Souls: 1:14:40
Death Loop: 1:19:53
Resident Evil VIII: 1:24:42
Pragmata: 1:28:01
Horizon II: Forbidden West: 1:30:37

Jun 12, 2020
GI Show - The Last of Us Part II State of Play, Minecraft Dungeons, and Monster Train

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss The Last of Us Part II's recent State of Play where we finally see some uninterrupted gameplay, and we cover the recent reviews of Minecraft Dungeons and Monster Train. Of course, we end this week's show with a fun community segment full of emails and games. So please join me, Alex Stadnik, Jeff Cork, and Dan "The Jacket" Tack for another great show.

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

The Last of Us Part II State of Play Reactions: 6:32
Minecraft Dungeons Review Discussion: 21:39
Monster Train: 39:11
Community Emails: 51:23

May 28, 2020
GI Show – Catching Up With The Last of Us Part II, Crucible, And Ghost of Tsushima

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, Mafia Trilogy, Deep Rock Galactic, and Crucible. And of course, we end this week's show with a fun community segment with emails and games. So please join me, Alex Stadnik, Ben Reeves, and Dan "The Jacket" Tack for another great show.

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

The Last of Us Part II: 2:27
Ghost of Tsushima: 29:44
Deep Rock Galactic: 37:19
Mafia Trilogy: 41:38
Crucible: 49:45
Community Emails: 1:03:30

May 21, 2020
Is Ghost of Tsushima PlayStation's Next Great Exclusive?

After years of anticipation only to be met by delays and radio silence, Sony and Sucker Punch Productions have finally given PlayStation fans a concrete look at the studio's first AAA title since 2014. But will it live up to everyone's expectations? Join us on today's special episode of the GI Show as Andy McNamara, Ben Reeves, Dan Tack, and I take you through the highs and lows of the State of Play video of Ghost of Tsushima.

For more on Sucker Punch's new game take a look at the presentation here, and if you liked this special edition episode, be sure to check out the newest Game Informer Show where we talk Unreal Engine V, game remasters, and more!

May 14, 2020
GI Show - Our Reactions To The Stunning Unreal V Demo Running on PlayStation 5

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we talk E3, the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 remaster coming this fall, the Mafia Trilogy news, and lots of other fun subjects including the rumored return of the original Mass Effect games. The big talker of the week is the unveiling of a new Unreal Engine V demo that, according to Epic, is running on a PlayStation 5 development kit. It is a graphically impressive demo, to say the least, and we have a lot to say about it. As always, we end this week's show with a fun community segment with emails and games. So please join me, Alex Stadnik, Joe Juba, and Dan Tack for another great show.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

E3’s Future: 8:04
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2: 21:17
Mass Effect Remaster: 27:28
Mafia Trilogy: 33:02
Industry Response to the Inside Xbox Reveal: 38:27
Unreal Engine 5 Demo: 44:04
Community Emails: 1:10:09

May 14, 2020
The GI Show 500th Episode With Special Guests

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we create a monster for the 500th episode.  Host Andy McNamara and producer Alex Stadnik are joined by the show's hosts from throughout the years. Matt Helgeson, Tim Turi, and Ben Hanson all make appearances to catch up and reminisce about the show. Next up, we have a murderer's row of GI editors join us to talk about the show and what games are filling their backlog. Here is a giant list to get you excited: Leo Vader, Dan "The Jacket" Tack, Andy Reiner, Matt Kato, Ben Reeves, Matt Miller, Joe Juba, and Jeff Cork (Kim Wallace and Brian Shea couldn't join us, but they are here in spirit).

Joe Juba and Jeff Cork go the extra mile and stay to answer the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails (in which I confuse my PSP and Vita references in some of my AndyMc story moments, so please know I was wrong and you are free to mock me openly and often).

It is important to note that this episode doesn't happen without your support, all the amazing talent in the game industry that has appeared on the show, and of course, all the Game Informer family over the decades. This episode is dedicated to you.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

The Game Informer Show Reunion with Tim Turi, Matt Helgeson, and Ben Hanson: 00:11
Leo Vader, Alex Stadnik and Dan Tack's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 38:53
Matthew Kato and Andrew Reiner's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 1:05:33
Ben Reeves and Matt Miller's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 1:22:41
Jeff Cork and Joe Juba's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 1:46:35
Community Emails: 2:12:04

May 07, 2020
What We Think Of The Xbox Series X Gameplay Reveal

On the newest episode of Inside Xbox, Microsoft took the virtual stage and showed off its first taste of next-generation gameplay on the Series X.  On this special edition of The Game Informer Show, Andy McNamara hosts Joe Juba, Brian Shea, and I to discuss what we liked, disliked, and what we think it all means for the future of Xbox and the next generation of gaming hardware.

If you missed any of today's Xbox news, be sure to check out all of the day's announcements right here on Game Informer.

May 07, 2020
GI Show — Why We're Excited For Assassin's Creed Valhalla

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we have a massive crew in the house. Host Andy McNamara and producer Alex Stadnik are joined by Joe Juba and Matt Miller to talk Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Streets of Rage 4, and Gears Tactics in our first segment. Next up, Jeff Cork and Andy Reiner talk about their experience with Predator: Hunting Grounds, and finally Kim Wallace and Dan "The Jacket" Tack hop on the show to talk Trails of Mana and answer the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails. Ducks.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: 3:35
Streets of Rage 4: 37:59
Gears Tactics: 46:24
The Last of Us Part II & Ghost of Tsushima’s New Release Dates: 1:01:29
Predator: Hunting Grounds: 1:03:13
Trials of Mana: 1:28:39
Community Emails: 1:48:40

Apr 30, 2020
Grounded: Gameplay Impressions And Exclusive Details - GI Show

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Leo Vader, Jeff Cork, and Ben Reeves join me to discuss Grounded, X-Com: Chimera Squad, and Xbox Series X rumors. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails. Ducks.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Grounded: 4:30
XCOM: Chimera Squad: 25:00
Xbox Conference Rumors and Predictions: 39:17
Community Emails: 50:06

Apr 23, 2020
GI Show — Is Fallout 76: Wastelanders Any Good and Resident Evil 4 Remake Rumors

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Andy Reiner, Alex Stadnik, and Dan "The Jacket" Tack join me to discuss Fallout 76: Wastelanders, the Resident Evil 4 Remake rumors, and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Alpha. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Fallout 76: 4:53
Resident Evil 4 Remake Rumors: 18:14
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Alpha: 29:48
Community Emails: 42:35

Apr 16, 2020
Why We're Excited About Valorant & Final Fantasy 7 Remake — GI Show

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Joe Juba, Alex Stadnik, and Dan Tack join me to discuss Final Fantasy VII Remake, Valorant, and the reveal of the PlayStation 5 controller. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Final Fantasy VII Remake: 4:16
Valorant: 31:18
PlayStation 5 Controller Reactions: 57:33
E3 2021: 1:09:06
Game Delays: 1:12:10
Meme of the Week: 1:19:04
Community Emails: 1:28:35

Apr 09, 2020
GI Show — Is Skill-Based Matchmaking Good For Games?

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Ben Reeves, Leo Vader, Brian Shea, and Dan Tack join me to chat about a ton of games, including Persona 5 Royal, Resident Evil 3, Sea of Stars, Gears Tactics, and Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. The big talker for the show is skill-based matchmaking (SBMM),  and we try to explain how it works and discuss how it affects your game for better or worse. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Persona 5 Royal: 6:20
Resident Evil 3 Remake: 13:05
Gears Tactics: 22:18
Sea of Stars: 26:05
Games to Play During Quarantine: 31:32

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord: 41:00
Skill-Based Matchmaking: 46:54
Community Emails: 1:25:18

Apr 02, 2020
GI Show - PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X: What It All Means

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, I am joined by Ben Reeves, Alex Stadnik, and Leo Vader to chat about recent VR games Half-LIfe: Alyx and The Room VR: A Dark Matter. The big talker for the show, however, is discussing the battle between PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and what we think all the hardware stats really mean. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Left 4 Dead's Future: 6:03
Half-Life: Alyx Review Discussion: 7:14
The Room VR: A Dark Matter: 24:58
PS5 Vs. Series X: 37:47
Community Emails: 59:03

Mar 26, 2020
GI Show — PlayStation 5 Reveal Reactions

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, I am joined by Jeff Cork, Alex Stadnik, and Leo Vader to analyze the PlayStation 5 tech news, and talk a lot of games, including Call of Duty: Warzone, Doom Eternal, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Roundguard. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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Call of Duty: Warzone: 5:25
PlayStation 5 Tech Event: 14:32
Doom Eternal: 29:48
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 40:36
Roundguard: 46:17
Ori and the Will of the Wisps: 50:17
Community Emails: 54:04

Mar 19, 2020
GI Show — E3 Is Canceled, Now What?

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Andy McNamara is joined by Andrew Reiner, Dan "The Jacket" Tack, and I to discuss the bad news of E3's cancellation and what it means for the future of the show. 

But it's not all gloom and doom as we also get to chat about how great Nioh 2, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps are! As always, we then finish the show with an amazing community email section, including two brand-new games brought to us by some awesome fans.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow @therealandymc or me at @Studnik76 to let us know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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E3's Cancelation And The Future Of The Show 3:38
Horizon: Zero Dawn Launching for PC: 16:51
2K's New NFL Partnership: 24:30
Call Of Duty: Warzone: 29:27
Nioh 2: 43:56
Ori And The Will Of The Wisps: 52:01
Community Emails: 1:04:14

Mar 12, 2020
GI Show – Everything We Know About Animal Crossing And Will Coronavirus Cancel E3?

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, I am joined by Dan "The Jacket" Tack, Jeff Cork, and Leo Vader to discuss Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Valorant, and whether we think the coronavirus will cancel E3. We finish with the always entertaining and enlightening community emails.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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Animal Crossing: 3:00
Valorant: 20:14
Coronavirus & GDC: 36:55

Community Emails: 48:19

Mar 05, 2020
GI Show – Breaking Down The Xbox Series X News

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, I am joined by Dan "The Jacket" Tack, Ben Reeves, and Leo Vader to discuss Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Baldur's Gate III, and the latest next gen news on Xbox and PlayStation. After we handle some hot topics, we jump into the always entertaining and enlightening community emails.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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Resident Evil 3: 1:07
The Sonic Movie: 19:46
Baldur's Gate III: 22:19

Xbox Series X News & Next Gen Talk: 46:22
Community Emails: 1:16:58

Feb 27, 2020
GI Show — What We Want From The Next Generation

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, I am joined by Joe Juba, Matt Miller, and Alex Stadnik to discuss what we want from next-generation hardware. After we handle some hot topics, we jump into the always entertaining and enlightening community emails, including a new game experiment that we hope you all enjoy.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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What We Want From Next-Gen: 2:18
Coronavirus Hurting The Game Industry: 43:09
What We're Playing: 46:43
THQ Nordic Buying Saber
 Interactive: 59:18
Community Question 1: Ever Got Hacked?: 1:09:42
Community Question 2: AAA Games We Like But Others Don't: 1:20:45
Community Question 3: GI Town Army: 1:34:16
New Mystery Game: 1:50:27

Feb 20, 2020
GI Show — Outriders Exclusive, Anthem, Mega Community Emails

Welcome to the newest episode of The Game Informer Show aka the Leocast! This week, Leo Vader takes the reins and is joined by Jeff Cork, Joe Juba, and I to chat about why the new third-person shooter Outriders had them buzzing after visiting People Can Fly's studio in Poland.

After dissecting Outrider's gaming goodness, we examine the latest Anthem news out of Bioware and discuss if it can become the game we were all hoping it would with the studio going dark to create a clearer vision of the sci-fi shooter.

Wrapping up the show, we rope Dan Tack into the madness and tackle a huge community email section that had us in stitches and questioning our sanity all the way through.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow @therealandymc, @leovader, or me at @Studnik76 to let us know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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Outriders: 2:02
Anthem: 25:30
Community Emails: 35:17

Feb 13, 2020
GI Show — Warcraft III: Reforged, Zombie Army 4, The Dark Crystal, and Apex Legends S4

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, I am joined by Dan Tack, Matt Miller, and Leo Vader to discuss the latest game releases, including Apex Legends Season 4, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, and Warcraft III: Reforged. After we handle some hot topics, we jump into the always entertaining and enlightening community emails. Alex Stadnik is this week's super producer.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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Apex Legends Season 4: 2:17
Zombie Army 4: Dead War: 11:30
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics: 16:36
Warcraft III: Reforged 25:49
World of Warcraft Race To World First: 43:16
Dan Houser Leaving Rockstar: 52:59
Who Is Xbox's Competition?: 57:45
Community Emails: 1:07:54

Feb 06, 2020
GI Show - Kentucky Route Zero, Runeterra, Savage Planet, Disintegration, and Warcraft III

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, I am joined by Joe Juba, Brian Shea, and Dan Tack to discuss a plethora of games, including Kentucky Route Zero, Disintegration, Journey to the Savage Planet, Legends of Runeterra, and Warcraft III: Reforged. We follow it up with an always entertaining and enlightening round of community emails. Alex Stadnik is this week's super producer.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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Kentucky Route Zero (Minor Spoilers): 05:52
Legends of Runeterra: 24:33
Disintegration: 37:03
Warcraft III: Reforged: 51:12
Journey to the Savage Planet: 01:02:22
Community Emails: 1:12:39

Jan 30, 2020
GI Show — Doom Eternal and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, I am joined by Andrew Reiner and Ben Reeves to discuss Doom Eternal and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Alex Stadnik is this week's super producer.

Then Jeff Cork, Leo Vader, and Ben Reeves join me to discuss some news of the day and answer your burning questions in our community email segment. Good times were had by all.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Doom Eternal: 1:46
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot: 12:55
Minnesota Røkkr Call of Duty Launch Weekend: 24:23
Game Delays Round 2: 35:09
YouTube TV on PS4: 40:39
What Half-Life Means In 2020: 45:12

Community Emails: 55:44

Jan 23, 2020
GI Show — Xbox Series X, Temtem, Pokémon Sword & Shield, and Visions of N'Zoth

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, I am joined by Dan Tack and Brian Shea to discuss a wide variety of topics, including game delays, Xbox Series X plans, Temtem, the Pokémon Sword & Shield expansion pass, and the new Visions of N'Zoth content update for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth. Alex Stadnik is this week's super producer.

This week we have a special guest for our community email segment. Nolan Filter donated to our Extra Life stream this year to appear on the show. He fits right in as we chat about a lot of game stuff and find out that he is also a game developer. So here is a plug for his studio Up At Night Games

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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Delayed Games: 1:35

Xbox Exclusives: 4:37

PlayStation Back Button: 21:59

TemTem: 26:26

Pokémon Expansions: 33:12

World of Warcraft: Visions of N'Zoth: 42:09

Sony's E3 Plans: 1:32:43

Jan 16, 2020
GI Show – Magic: Legends Gameplay Impressions

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we are joined by Dan Tack, Kimberley Wallace, and Leo Vader to discuss our newest cover story Magic: Legends. Alex Stadnik is this week's super producer.

After our chat about the cover story, we move on to the community email segment. That's where we tackle the questions you sent in on a variety of topics including the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and our favorite open worlds. 

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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Magic: Legends 4:26

Community Emails: 34:30

Jan 09, 2020
GI Show – The Most Anticipated Games Of 2020

Happy new year, everyone! On 2020's inaugural episode of The Game Informer Show, Leo Vader hosts a panel of Matt Miller, Dan Tack, Ben Reeves, and yours truly to discuss what the next 365 days of games have in store. We chat about everything from the "smaller" titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us II, to what games such as Halo Infinite and Watch Dogs Legion will look like on the new generation of consoles.

Thanks for joining us! Please make sure to leave feedback below and share the episode if you enjoyed it.

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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1:49 January

11:37 February

20:41 March

29:02 April

35:04 May

47:37 Games Without Release Dates

Jan 02, 2020
GI Show - The Great Games Of The Decade Debate

Welcome to 2019's last Game Informer Show! With the 2020's rapidly approaching, Leo Vader, Joe Jubba, Ben Reeves, Jeff Cork, and I took it upon ourselves to examine the Game Informer Game of the Year from each of the last 10 years and discuss whether or not we agree with the pick. Was Mass Effect 2 the best game of 2010? Why does the panel lean Red Dead Redemption 2 over God of War? Is Titanfall 2 the greatest piece of fiction ever gifted to humankind? Stay tuned until the end of the show to also see the exclusive reveal of our 2019 Game of the Year!

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:32 2010 Game of the Year

10:37 2011 Game of the Year

17:47 2012 Game of the Year

27:05 2013 Game of the Year

38:17 2014 Game of the Year

49:30 2015 Game of the Year

1:06:14 2016 Game of the Year

1:20:53 2017 Game of the Year

1:33:31 2018 Game of the Year

1:50:46 2019 Game of the Year

Dec 26, 2019
GI Show - Apple Arcade Revisit, Community Emails, GotY Chat Part 6, and an Interview With Dontnod

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we go around the video game world and back again. The show starts with Matt Miller and Leo Vader as we discuss our time spent in Apple Arcade. From new gems to old favorites, we put perspective on the service now that we have been using it a few months. Alex Stadnik is this week's super producer.

Next,  Joe Juba, Brian Shea, Ben Reeves, and Alex Stadnik all join me to discuss the results of our competition to predict who will take home the win at The Game Awards that happened last week. Let's just say there is a lot to discuss. And victory here might make you the smartest person in the world.

In the next segment, Ben Reeves, Joe Juba, and Dan Tack join me for community emails where we do the unthinkable: We rate the Mona Lisa. 

Then we have the sixth and final installment of our Game of the Year chats, where I ask guests what games are defining their year. I am joined by Ben Reeves, Matt Miller, and Dan Tack as we try to get in some last-minute discussions. Check the list below for all the games we covered over the last few weeks. Find those podcasts on your favorite service!

And finally, Joe Juba interviews Michel Koch, Jean-Luc Cano, and Raoul Barbet from Dontnod Entertainment. They are some of the minds behind Life is Strange 2, which recently saw its successful conclusion. Joe has a spoiler-filled chat with the team about the process of making the game, so fans who have already finished Life is Strange 2 should definitely tune in. 

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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1:02 State of Apple Arcade

34:20 Announcing the Winner of the GI Game Awards Bets

56:39 Community Emails

2:29:26 GOTY PT 6

3:23:15 Joe Juba Discusses Life Is Strange 2 with the Creative Heads of Dontnod

Games Covered:

 

Game of the Year Chat Game List

Week One

Resident Evil 2 Remake

Slay the Spire

Days Gone

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

Dr. Mario World

Sunless Skies

Dragon Quest Builders 2

Control

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

Untitled Goose Game

Tetris 99

 

Week Two

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Super Mario Maker 2

Disco Elysium

Card of Darkness

Kingdom Hearts III

Far Cry New Dawn

The Outer Worlds

Streets of Rogue

 

Week Three

Farm Together

Assassin's Creed: Fate of Atlantis

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Nowhere Prophet

Observation

Pokemon Sword and Shield

Ape Out

Destiny 2 : Shadowkeep

 

Week Four

Astral Chain

Apex Legends

Division 2

Revisited: Pokemon, Untitled Goose Game, Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Zelda: Link’s Awakening

 

Week Five

Death Stranding

Crackdown 3

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Rage 2

Judgment (Yakuza)

Gears of War 5

Transport Tycoon

 

Dec 19, 2019
GI Show – Life Is Strange 2, The Game Awards Predictions, Community Emails, & GotY Chats

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we do a lot of discussing. In fact, we should discuss this. The show starts with Joe Juba and Andy Reiner as we discuss the recent release of the final episode of Life is Strange 2. Bonus discussion about what we think about episodic gaming.  

Next, we do something stupid. Joe Juba, Brian Shea, Ben Reeves, and Alex Stadnik all throw in a dollar to take part in a competition to predict who will take home the win at The Game Awards that happens tonight (meaning, most of you will listen to this segment already knowing what wins what, which means you can mock our absurd reasoning – and what could be more fun than that?) I'll do the math for you and tell you who won on next week's show (though I'm guessing some intrepid listener will be eager to let us know who was victorious).

For part five of our Game of the Year chats, where I ask guests what games are defining their year, I am joined by Joe Juba and the fall intern class members, Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76) and Nick Straub (@Ncstraub). Also this is the moment I get a busy Leo Vader to join the show. This segment will run the rest of this year, as we bring in editors (and guests) every week to talk about games that have impacted their year in the lead-up to Game Informer's Top 50 of 2019. Next week, will be the final installment, so make sure you come back for the finale!

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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02:24 Life is Strange 2

25:41 The Game Awards Predictions and Bets

1:29:51 Community Emails

2:29:14 Game of the Year Chats Pt. 5 - Featuring The GI Interns

Dec 12, 2019
GI Show - PlayStation 25th, Game of the Year Chats, And An Interview With Alex Hutchinson

And all of the sudden it is December. You should give the gift of telling all your friends how much you love The Game Informer Show and sharing it with high praise on all your social media networks ... or at least that is what I think.

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we explore a wide variety of subjects, so every segment has a surprise. The show starts with Ben Reeves, Jeff Cork, and Matt Miller as we discuss our PlayStation 25th Anniversary cover story, Darksiders Genesis, and Arise: A Simple Story. The entire show is produced by the man in the box, Alex Stadnik (someone asked for his Twitter handle too so you can find it here). 

Next, we dive head first into community emails. Joined by Matt Miller, Joe Juba, and Andy Reiner for this week's discussion, which is highlighted by the theme of us becoming the "Lords of Gaming" and making proclamations as to how we would rule. Good times.

For part four of our Game of the Year chats, where I ask guests what games are defining their year, I am joined by Andy Reiner and special guests from The Video Game History Foundation, Frank Cifaldi, and Kelsey Lewin. This segment will run the rest of this year, as we bring in editors (and guests) every week to talk about games that have impacted their year in the lead-up to Game Informer's Top 50 of 2019. 

And finally, we chat with Alex Hutchinson, co-founder and creative director at Typhoon Studios. We talk about his history (spoiler alert: he was creative director for Assassin's Creed III and Far Cry 4 among many others) and their upcoming release Journey to the Savage Planet. Always entertaining to chat with Alex.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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00:11 History of PlayStation, Arise: A Simple Story, and Darksiders Genesis

37:18 Community Emails

1:59:28 Game of the Year Chats Pt. 4 - Featuring Frank Cifaldi and Kelsey Lewin from The Video Game History Foundation

2:51:51 Interview with the co-founder and creative director of Typhoon Studios Alex Hutchinson

Dec 05, 2019
GI Show - Half-Life: Alyx, GOTY Chat Pt. 3, Death Stranding Performance Artist Justin Leeper

If you are in the U.S., Happy Thanksgiving! If not...well, Happy Day. On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we keep things simple...almost. The show starts with Leo Vader and Ben Reeves as we discuss Half-Life: Alyx and what it means for fans of Half-Life and VR. And that discussion is just the beginning.

In this week's community email segment, I'm joined by Matt Miller, Ben Reeves, and Leo Vader as we answer your questions and generally wander off topic. Then, Andrew Reiner, Brian Shea, and Matt Miller join me for part three of our Game of the Year chats, where I ask them what games are defining their year. This segment will run the rest of this year, as we bring in editors every week to talk about games that have impacted their year in the lead-up to Game Informer's Top 50 of 2019. 

And finally, we chat with an old Game Informer team member, Justin Leeper. He had the opportunity to work with the legendary Hideo Kojima and did performance capture for Death Stranding. We interview him to learn about the process and what the experience was like.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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3:53 - Half-Life: Alyx
26:20 - Community Emails
1:50:28 - Game of the Year Chats Pt. 3 - Featuring Matt Miller, Brian Shea and Andrew Reiner
2:42:02 - Interview With Death Stranding Performance Artist Justin Leeper

Nov 28, 2019
GI Show – Stadia, X019, Shenmue III, & GOTY Conversations Pt. 2

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we do our best not to overthink things and stick to the topic. In all likelihood, we fail at these tasks. The show starts with Brian Shea and Ben Reeves as we discuss Stadia and Microsoft's recent X019 event. Leo Vader joins us throughout the entire episode as he tries his best to outdo us from his command station in the box.

Andy Reiner and Ben Reeves join me to give their impressions on Shenmue III, before we start the endless chats. Speaking of...

In this week's community email segment Joe Juba, Alex Stadnik, and Dan "The Jacket" Tack answer questions about what defines an independent game, talk Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order technical issues and how those will affect its chance as a Game of the Year, and finally we talk too long about a top 5 list, which you won't want to miss. (There is also some exciting news that you can spoil here.)

And finally, I sit down with Kim Wallace, Brian Shea, Joe Juba, and Leo Vader to hear their thoughts on what games they think are in the running for game of the year. This segment will run the rest of the year as we bring in new editors every week to talk about games that have impacted their year in the lead-up to Game Informer's Top 50 of 2019. 

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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6:28 - Stadia and X019
28:25 - X019
29:46 - Everwild
33:33 - Grounded
44:19 - Bleeding Edge
48:46 - Age Of Empires
59:23 - Shenmue III
1:15:38 - Community Emails
2:17:44 - Game of the Year Chats Pt. 2 - Featuring Kim Wallace, Joe Juba, and Brian Shea

Nov 21, 2019
GI Show - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Game of the Year Chats

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we shuffle the deck - literally - as we record the episode out of order and confuse the host (cause that's the level of production we aim for here at GI). But one thing is certain, the show starts with Andy Reiner and Matt Miller talking Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Next up, Jeff Cork and I sit down to hear stories from Leo Vader and Ben Reeves about some recent travels to see Rainbow Six Siege and a new game Obsidian Entertainment called Grounded. While we have Leo on the show, we also talk a little about the recent release of Red Dead Redemption II to PC. 

You have heard of Pokémon right? A wild Ben Reeves, Alex Stadnik, and Brian Shea appear to talk about the upcoming Switch releases, Sword and Shield.

In this week's community email segment Kim Wallace, Jeff Cork, and Ben Reeves answer questions about co-op, help build a video game Mount Rushmore, and we help a reader through a tough time.

And finally, I sit down with Jeff Cork, Dan "The Jacket" Tack, and Ben Reeves to hear their thoughts on what games they think are in the running for their games of the year. This segment will run the rest of the year as we bring in new editors every week to talk about games that have impacted their year as we lead up to Game Informer's Top 50 in the new year. 

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:12 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
34:33 - Rainbow Six Siege: Shifting Tides
40:22 - Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC
51:52 - Grounded, Obsidian's new game
1:02:50 - Pokémon Sword & Shield
1:29:11 - Community Emails
2:15:16 - Game of the Year Chats Pt. 1 - Featuring Jeff Cork, Ben Reeves, and Dan "The Jacket" Tack

Nov 15, 2019
GI Show - Death Stranding, Diablo 4, Overwatch 2, Chorus: An Adventure Musical Interview

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we ... well, we go long. Way long. But this week's show is packed with content. First, I sit down with Joe Juba and Matthew Kato to discuss perhaps one of the most debated triple-A games ever released, Death Stranding

Next up, we knock out all four games that grace the cover of Game Informer issue 320: Diablo IV, Overwatch 2, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, and Hearthstone: Descent of Dragons. This segment features an all-star cast of Game Informer editors who traveled to Blizzard's HQ to play the games and spent days with the team, learning about these blockbuster titles. 

In this week's community email segment Ben Reeves, Dan Tack, and Matt Miller answer questions and I tell an old tale. Emails are fun and irreverent as always. 

In our final segment, I talk with Liam Ester, managing director, and David Gaider, creative director, of Summerfall Studios, who recently hit their fundraising goal on fig.co for their upcoming title, Chorus: An Adventure Musical. It is an interesting talk about how they applying their passion for musicals with their long history with role-playing games. If you are interested in learning more or donating, hit this link. Summerfall also released a playable proof of concept today.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. If you are interested in reading the BBC article mentioned in our Death Stranding discussion you can reach it here.

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:31 - Death Stranding
45:36 - Diablo IV
1:13:49 - Overwatch 2
1:46:54 - World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
2:19:35 - Hearthstone: Descent of Dragons
2:33:47 - Community emails
3:19:39 - Interview with Liam Esler and David Gaider of Summerfall Studios on Chorus: An Adventure Musical

Nov 07, 2019
GI Show – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Luigi's Mansion 3, And Minnesota Røkkr Interview

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we welcome...well, me. I'm the host. How's that for a surprise twist? Andrew Reiner and Brian Shea join me for an extended chat about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. We dive into the campaign, and discuss the good and bad of multiplayer. Of course, we slide that talk right into Luigi's Mansion 3 because what two games could be on farther ends of the spectrum?

Next up, Kimberly Wallace, Joe Juba, and Matt Miller join me to discuss three recent indie releases: Afterparty, Lonely Mountains: Downhill, and Disco Elysium, followed by community emails. We only manage to answer a few this week, but the conversation they sparked was definitely a highlight.

I'm thrilled that in our final segment we are joined in the studio by the Minnesota Røkkr – the recently announced Call of Duty League franchise based right here in Minneapolis. The panel of Brett Diamond, COO, Brian "Saintt" Baroska, coach, and Ashley "Midnite" Glassel, content director, explain the roots of their Norse-inspired name, give us details on the forming of the team, and insight into how you manage a big-time esports team. 

From left to right: Andy McNamara, Brian "Saintt" Baroska, Brett Diamond, and Ashley "Midnite" Glassel

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0:58 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
24:35 - Luigi's Mansion 3
36:00 - Afterparty
47:50 - Disco Elysium
55:27 - Lonely Mountains: Downhill
1:06:12 - Community emails
1:39:15 - Interview with Brett Diamond, Brian Baroska, and Ashley Glassel on the Minnesota Røkkr

Oct 31, 2019
GI Show – The Outer Worlds, Star Wars, Hanson's Goodbye

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, Ben Hanson and Andy McNamara talk about the future of the video podcast (it will live on!) before Joe Juba and intern Alex Stadnik join to rave about Obsidian's The Outer Worlds. Then things get nerdy for once on the show as Matt Miller talks about playing Respawn's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and we talk about the new trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. After some wonderful community emails, Ben Hanson, Jeff Cork, Ben Reeves, and Leo Vader take a stroll down memory lane and remember the good times here at Game Informer.

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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1:20 - The future of The Game Informer Show
14:35 - Extra Life 2019
23:29 - The Outer Worlds
47:52 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
59:00 - The Rise of Skywalker trailer impressions
1:09:00 - Community emails
2:05:05 - Saying thanks and goodbye!

Oct 24, 2019
GI Show - Pokémon Sword, Writing Reviews, The Outer Worlds Interview

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we talk about some interesting news stories before Brian Shea talks about playing the first 1.5 hours of Pokémon Sword and Kimberley Wallace explains why she loves the new Trails of Cold Steel III. The director (Warren Arnold) of the excellent Push the Button from Jackbox Party Pack 6 then joins the show to talk about the game's development and then we dive in deep on how to write a game review with Game Informer's reviews editor Joe Juba. After some great community emails, we interview The Outer Worlds' co-game director Leonard Boyarsky and narrative designer Niati Poddar about getting the exciting RPG across the finish line.

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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6:26 - Riot Games' new games
12:08 - Fortnite Chapter 2
13:50 - Analogue Pocket
16:24 - Pokémon Sword and Shield
23:30 - Trails of Cold Steel III
31:22 - Jackbox Party Pack 6's Warren Arnold
48:17 - Writing Game Informer's reviews with Joe Juba
1:34:00 - Community emails
2:19:20 - Obsidian's Leonard Boyarsky and Nitai Poddar on creating The Outer Worlds

Oct 17, 2019
GI Show - PlayStation 5 News, John Wick Hex, Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's show, we talk about Wired's big reveal of even more information on the PlayStation 5. Then we unpack our full thoughts on Indivisible, John Wick Hex, and What the Golf. After some wonderful community emails, we dive in deep on Bungie's Destiny 2: Shadowkeep with Andy McNamara, Matt Miller, and Dan Tack.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:25 - Ghost Recon Breakpoint
4:30 - PlayStation 5 news
20:00 - Indivisible
30:55 - John Wick Hex
36:15 - What the Golf?
38:00 - Untitled Goose Game
40:40 - Community emails
1:43:40 - Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

Oct 10, 2019
GI Show - Pokémon Exclusive, Shenmue 3, Apple Developer Roundtable

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! We have a big episode this week, with a passionate unloading of everything we learned in Tokyo from visiting Game Freak for our new cover story on Pokémon Sword and Shield and YS Net for Shenmue 3. We also share early impressions of Nintendo's bizarre new fitness peripheral and Ring Fit Adventure. After some wonderful community emails (thank YOU!), we're joined by the director of Capy's Grindstone Dan Vader, senior producer of Skate City Andrew Schimmel, and Where Cards Fall's Sam Rosenthal who talk about the process of releasing content on the Apple Arcade.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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3:40 - Pokémon Sword and Shield
36:35 - Little Town Hero
40:10 - Shenmue 3

1:04:20 - Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
1:08:25 - Ring Fit Adventure
1:17:10 - Community emails
2:26:05 - Apple Arcade developer roundtable

Oct 03, 2019
GI Show - The Last Of Us Part II, Code Vein, Apple Arcade

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this episode we get to unpack Ben Reeves' latest adventure where he got to play several hours of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Part II on the PlayStation 4. After that we compare two games clearly inspired by From Software's Dark Souls: Code Vein and The Surge 2. After some wonderful community emails, in the back half of the show Andy McNamara, Andrew Reiner, and Matt Miller weigh in on the surprising launch of Apple Arcade and what it means for the game industry and mobile microtransactions.

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:00 - The Last of Us Part II
21:00 - Humanity
21:56 - Contra: Rogue Corps
24:10 - Code Vein
28:40 - The Surge 2
34:14 - Community emails
1:32:40 - Apple Arcade impressions

Sep 26, 2019
GI Show - Death Stranding, Project Resistance, Infinity Ward Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's show, Joe Juba and Kimberley Wallace are back from the Tokyo Game Show and talk about what it was like to visit Kojima Productions, play the new PvP Resident Evil game, and learn all about the Final Fantasy VII Remake. Then Jeff Cork, Ben Reeves, and new intern Alex Stadnik weigh in on Nintendo's wonderful remake of Link's Awakening. After some great community emails, we're releasing the audio of a fascinating conversation we had while visiting Infinity Ward for our cover story on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with Joel Emslie, Geoffrey Smith, and Mark Grigsby about developing Call of Duty 4 and what it was like to leave Infinity Ward for Respawn and then return to make a new Modern Warfare.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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9:35 - Death Stranding
36:40 - Resident Evil's "Project Resistance"
45:45 - Nioh 2
49:20 - Final Fantasy VII Remake
57:55 - Yakuza: Like a Dragon
1:01:00 - NHL 20
1:12:05 - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
1:19:10 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's beta
1:22:55 - Community emails
2:10:45 - Infinity Ward on developing Call of Duty 4
2:30:49 - Infinity Ward developers on leaving Respawn

Sep 19, 2019
GI Show - Borderlands 3, Link's Awakening, Top 5 Dreamcast Games

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's episode, we share our thoughts on Borderlands 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Red Dead Online's big update, and much more. After some great community emails, we're joined by Brian Shea and Jeff Cork to run down our five favorite games for the beloved Sega Dreamcast.

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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1:55 - Borderlands 3
8:35 - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
15:50 - Red Dead Online: Frontier Pursuits
19:12 - PAX Indies
26:00 - Blasphemous
27:34 - Remnant: From The Ashes
30:15 - Apple Arcade
33:10 - Final Fantasy VII Remake
37:43 - Yakuza 7
39:40 - Greedfall
47:00 - Community emails
1:26:20 - Our Top 5 Favorite Dreamcast games

Sep 12, 2019
GI Show - Gears 5, Monster Hunter Iceborne, Back Of The Disc Trivia

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! Ben Hanson's out this week so Jeff Cork and Leo Vader take over for a fun, bizarre episode. First, Kim Wallace joins us to discuss her review of Monster Hunter Iceborne. Then, Joe Juba covers Knights and Bikes along with River City Girls, and listens contentedly as Cork weighs in on Blair Witch. After that, Andrew Reiner joins us to discuss his reviews of Gears 5 and Wreckfest. After some fun community emails, we get Joe Juba back to play a twist on Back Of The Box Trivia that may or may not have panned out. Thanks for joining us everyone, Ben Hanson will be back next week!

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2:06 - Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
14:33 - Knights and Bikes
18:59 - River City Girls
21:52 - Blair Witch
28:18 - Gears 5
40:02 - Wreckfest
44:13 - Community Emails
1:12:14 - Back Of The Disc Trivia

Sep 05, 2019
Answering Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare's Lingering Questions

All month long we've been rolling out exclusive features covering Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare. Earlier this week we opened things up to the community and received hundreds and hundreds of burning questions, and on this special episode of The Game Informer Show we've Skyped in Infinity Ward's studio narrative director Taylor Kurosaki and multiplayer design director Joe Cecot to answer as many of those questions as he can.

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Click the banner below to visit our now complete hub of exclusive video and written features on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare!

Aug 30, 2019
GI Show - Control, Astral Chain, Man Of Medan

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! Thank you so much for sticking with us. On today's episode, we talk about our reviews for Remedy's Control, Platinum's Astral Chain, Man of Medan, and Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. Then after some wonderful community emails, we're joined by Game Informer's outgoing interns Blake Woog, Joseph Stanichar, and Emma McMurphy to talk about their experience. We should note that the intern segment was recorded several weeks ago and might be outdated in a couple of key, emotional areas...

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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:30 - Telling Lies
3:00 - Control
19:00 - Astral Chain
23:30 - Man of Medan
32:20 - Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
45:50 - Community emails
1:15:35 - Goodbye to interns Blake Woog, Joseph Stanichar, and Emma McMurphy

Aug 29, 2019
GI Show - Death Stranding, Astral Chain, Richard Garfield/Ken Jennings Interview

Our deepest thanks to everybody that watches, listens to, or reads any of Game Informer's content... and thanks for checking out this bizarre episode of The Game Informer Show. By now you might have heard that there were recently seven wonderful people laid off at Game Informer, so we begin the show with Andy McNamara filling us in on the state of the company. After that, the conversation gets more uplifting as we talk about Death Stranding and the afterlife of Oninaki. After some wonderfully sweet community emails, we're joined by the creator of Magic: The Gathering Richard Garfield and Jeopardy super-champion Ken Jennings to talk about their upcoming trivia game Half Truth. Thanks again for all of the support throughout the years.

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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:10 - Andy McNamara on the state of Game Informer
5:45 - Gamescom news recap (Imran would have been on this)
12:18 - Death Stranding
22:35 - Astral Chain
28:30 - Oninaki
35:50 - Rainbow 6 Major event
39:30 - Pokémon World Championships (Suriel would have been on this)
48:45 - Community emails (Kyle and Suriel would have been on this)
1:47:13 - Richard Garfield and Ken Jennings on Half Truth

Aug 22, 2019
GI Show - Borderlands 3, No Man's Sky Beyond, Call Of Duty 4 Game Club

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's episode, we share new impressions of playing as Fl4k in Borderlands 3 and talk about Hello Games' bold release of No Man's Sky Beyond. Then we take a trip to the past and talk about Double Fine's Rad and why Javy loves a throwback shooter now named Ion Fury. After some fun community emails, we dive in deep on Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare with the help of a mountain of emails from lovely folks that played alongside us for GI Game Club.

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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1:55 - Borderlands 3
9:40 - No Man's Sky Beyond
16:25 - THQ Nordic's future
21:10 - Double Fine's Rad
26:00 - Ion Fury
31:40 - Community emails
1:02:40 - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare GI Game Club

Aug 15, 2019
GI Show - Modern Warfare's Campaign, Evo, Xbox's Matt Booty Interview

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Dan Tack, and Brian Shea share new details on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare based on our cover story trip and Suriel Vazquez talks about going to EVO 2019. After some great community emails, we're joined by Microsoft's head of xbox studios Matt Booty to talk about his past at Midway, why they purchased studios like Double Fine and Ninja Theory, and some hints about the future of Xbox.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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3:40 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare groundwar and campaign impressions
31:15 - EVO 2019
1:01:30 - Community emails
2:04:36 - Head of Xbox studios Matt Booty interview

Aug 08, 2019
GI Show - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, Madden 20, Dan Carlin Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! Thanks for joining us on this week's grand adventure through gaming. First up, we're talking about the changes to multiplayer in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare in conjunction with our new cover story on the game! Then we talk about some fighting games and Super Smash Bros.' new Dragon Quest DLC before diving into the wide world of sports with impressions from the NHL 20 beta and early thoughts on Madden 20. After some great community emails, we're joined by Dan Carlin (of Hardcore History fame) to talk about his upcoming VR installation all about World War 1 called War Remains.

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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3:15 - GI Game Club Announcement!
5:55 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
23:50 - Super Smash Bros. Dragon Quest DLC
34:30 - KILL la KILL -IF
37:00 - Fantasy Strike
41:25 - Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom
43:35 - Resident Evil 4

48:55 - NHL 20
1:02:35 - Madden 20
1:11:40 - Community emails
2:02:25 - Dan Carlin War Remains interview

Aug 01, 2019
GI Show - Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, PUBG Art Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's episode, we're excited to share our full thoughts on Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Fire Emblem: Three Houses. We also talk about our early impressions of the RPG Oninaki and Blair Witch and Joe Juba gushes over Assassin's Creed Odyssey's new DLC. After some great community emails, we're joined by PUBG's world art director Dave Curd to talk about the visual update for Erangel.

You can watch the archive of the stream above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:45 - Wolfenstein: Youngblood
18:45 - Fire Emblem: Three Houses
25:40 - Oninaki
34:05 - The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III
40:05 - Blair Witch
49:20 - Assssin's Creed Odyssey DLC - the Fate of Atlantis
59:40 - Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis
1:03:05 - Final Fantasy X/Game Informer's Instagram
1:07:45 - Community emails
1:47:22 - PUBG's world art director Dave Curd

Jul 25, 2019
GI Show - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Fire Emblem, Jenova Chen Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's episode, we unleash all of our thoughts on Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 on the Nintendo Switch. Then Kimberley Wallace swings by to share her impressions so far after playing a lot of Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Brian Shea talks about playing Gears 5's multiplayer modes. After some great community emails, we're joined by Thatgamecompany's Jenova Chen to talk about his life after the release of Journey and why the team's new game Sky took so long to develop.

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2:39 - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
18:18 - Fire Emblem: Three Houses
35:05 - Super Mario Maker 2
36:40 - Super Metroid
42:06 - Gears 5
53:22 - Griftlands
1:02:50 - Nowhere Prophet
1:06:42 - Sky: Children Of The Light
1:22:19 - Community Emails
1:57:26 - Jenova Chen Interview

Jul 18, 2019
GI Show - Nintendo Switch Lite, Stranger Things 3, 2019 Release Calendar

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's episode, we cover Nintendo's reveal of the Switch Lite, why Dragon Quest Builders 2 is even better than the first game, and break down a couple of solid free mobile games from Capcom and Nintendo. After some great community emails, we run down the rest of 2019's release calendar in an intense auction-to-the-death format. Thanks for checking out the show, everybody!

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4:55 - Nintendo Switch Lite
16:50 - Dragon Quest Builders 2
24:20 - Stranger Things 3
30:20 - Capcom's Teppen
37:00 - Streets of Rogue
46:05 - Dr. Mario World
53:30 - Community emails
1:29:00 - 2019 video game release calendar auction

Jul 11, 2019
GI Show - Iceborne Exclusive, Auto Chess Wars, David Wise Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! Join us as we share new impressions of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne after visiting Capcom and hunting Barioth and Velkhana. Then we break down the growing war between "auto battlers" like Auto Chess, Dota Underlords, and League of Legends' Teamfight Tactics. We also talk bout the Lovecraftian adventure The Sinking City and Tommy Tallarico's interesting pitch for the new Intellivision console. After some great community emails, we're joined by composer David Wise to dissect his work on the Donkey Kong Country soundtrack and talk about his upcoming game Tamarin.

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3:00 - Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
24:50 - Dota Underlords vs. League of Legends' Teamfight Tactics
32:00 - The Sinking City
41:55 - Intellivision Amico
57:10 - Community emails
1:50:15 - David Wise/Donkey Kong Country interview

Jul 04, 2019
Answering Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order's Lingering Questions

On this special edition of The Game Informer Show podcast, Leo Vader and Andrew Reiner wrap up our month of coverage on Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order with an interview with game director Stig Asmussen, asking questions from the Game Informer community.

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Jul 03, 2019
GI Show - Mario Maker 2, Harry Potter, Bloodstained

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! This week is a little bit funky, as we streamed the podcast live on our YouTube and Twitch channels. We covered Super Mario Maker 2, Crash Team Racing, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, Summer Games Done Quick, Samurai Shodown, Judgment, and more!

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4:08 - Super Mario Maker 2
17:11 - Crash Team Racing
26:15 - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
36:41 - Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night
43:55 - Summer Games Done Quick
50:12 - Samurai Shodown
58:35 - Judgment
1:07:30 - Community Emails

Jun 27, 2019
GI Show - Cadence Of Hyrule, Best Of E3, Back Of The Box Trivia

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! We're all back from E3 and are still processing the highlights from the show. To help unpack it all, we're joined by Andy McNamara, Leo Vader, and Giant Bomb's Dan Ryckert. In addition to talking about the best games from E3 2019, Suriel Vazquez also joins the podcast to talk about his review for Cadence of Hyrule and some early impressions from Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and Astral Chain. After some great community emails, we compete in a special themed round of Back of the Box trivia.

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13:15 - Cadence of Hyrule
19:15 - Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
22:25 - Astral Chain
27:34 - E3 2019 impressions
40:00 - Our E3 2019 Game of the Show
47:55 - Most disappointing games of E3 2019
52:25 - Penn and Teller VR
55:30 - The Outer Worlds
58:11 - Red Dead Online
1:00:00 - Favorite indies of E3
1:03:30 - Community emails
1:52:00 - Back of the box trivia

Jun 20, 2019
GI Show - Animal Crossing, Doom Eternal, Lego Star Wars

It's the final day of E3 2019 and we're ready to deliver our final live episode of The Game Informer Show! On this episode, we're going to be mopping up a ton of games that we haven't talked about yet like Animal Crossing, Star Wars, Fire Emblem, Doom Eternal, and much more! We'll be going live at 7:30 Pacific. Starting at 8:30 Pacific we'll be joined be a wonderful panel of developers from Quantic Dream, Night School Studio, and more!

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Jun 14, 2019
GI Show - Gears 5, Avengers, Watch Dogs Legion

Starting at 7:30 Pacific, we'll be streaming live from E3 2019 and talking about Gears 5 with The Coalition's Rod Fergusson in addition to describing the gameplay demo for The Avengers and Watch Dogs Legion. After that we'll also have another developer roundtable discussion featuring a lot of fun CRPG and big indie studio topics.

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Jun 13, 2019
GI Show - Cyberpunk 2077 Impressions, Link's Awakening, Developer Roundtable

Game Informer editors share new impressions of E3 2019 gameplay for Cyberpunk 2077, talk about the reveal of a sequel to Breath of the Wild in the Nintendo Direct, and then interview John Romero (Empire of Sin), Josh Holmes (Scavengers), and Alex Hutchinson (Journey to the Savage Planet) about E3 2019.

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Jun 12, 2019
GI Show - Final Fantasy VII, Watch Dogs Legion, Avengers

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show from E3 2019! Ben Hanson, Imran Khan, Ben Reeves, and Suriel Vazquez talk about their five favorite moments from the day! They'll include impressions from Ubisoft and Square-Enix's press conferences!

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Jun 11, 2019
GI Show - Deathloop, Cyberpunk, Double Fine

On this special live episode of The Game Informer Show from E3 2019, Ben Hanson,  Ben Reeves, Brian Shea, and Javy Gwaltney recap their five favorite moments from the E3 2019 press conferences for EA, Microsoft, and Bethesda. We cover Keanu Reeves' surprising appearance in Cyberpunk 2077, Deathloop, Double Fine's acquisition from Microsoft and much more!

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

Jun 10, 2019
Exclusive Impressions Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

This week we revealed Game Informer's new cover story is Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Respawn Entertainment, and we're kicking off a full of month exclusive features. Andrew Reiner, Kyle Hilliard, and Leo Vader visited the studio and were able to play and learn a ton about the game before E3 2019. They liked it a lot. Check out the podcast to learn why.

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Click on the banner below to reach our hub for Jedi: Fallen Order. We’ll be adding new content throughout the month to more fully explore what Respawn’s Star Wars game has to offer.

Jun 08, 2019
GI Show - E3 Predictions, Stadia Details, Éric Chahi Interview

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Suriel Vazquez, Kyle Hilliard, and Brian Shea are swept away in hype for E3 2019 as they talk about the new gameplay-heavy video showing off Pokémon Sword and Shield. Matt Bertz and Ben Reeves help us digest the big unveiling of pricing and launch details for Google's Stadia. Then Javy Gwaltney, Ben Reeves, and Imran Khan help judge our community's biggest and most wild E3 predictions for Nintendo, Microsoft, and beyond. After some great community emails, we're joined by Éric Chahi to talk about creating Another World, Heart of Darkness, and his upcoming game, Paper Beast.

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3:30 - Gato Roboto
4:05 - Darksiders: Genesis
6:55 - Game Informer's E3 Coverage Plans
10:35 - Pokémon Sword and Shield
21:19 - Google Stadia details
37:05 - Outer Wilds
45:00 - E3 Predictions
1:40:15 - Community emails
2:36:00 - Éric Chahi Interview

Jun 06, 2019
GI Show - Death Stranding, Modern Warfare, Justin Roiland Interview

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, Joe Juba, and Suriel Vazquez break down Hideo Kojima's new trailer for Death Stranding on the PlayStation 4. Then Andy McNamara and Dan Tack join the show to talk about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and reminisce about Blizzard history by talking about World of WarCraft Classic. Also, Matt Miller and Kyle Hilliard talk about playing the irreverent games Void Bastards and Trover Saves the Universe from Justin Roiland. After some strange community emails, Kyle interviews the co-creator or Rick and Morty, Justin Roiland, about what it took to create Trover Saves the Universe.

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2:35 - Dreams review
4:40 - Death Stranding
37:28 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
56:00 - Interviewing Blizzard's president J. Allen Brack
1:06:40 - World of WarCraft Classic
1:21:45 - Void Bastards
1:30:55 - Trover Saves the Universe
1:42:20 - Pokémon  Home, Sleep, and Masters
1:49:50 - Community emails
2:38:15 - Justin Roiland Trover Saves the Universe interview

May 30, 2019
GI Show - Minecraft Earth, Goodbye 3DS, Marvel Interview

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Suriel Vazquez, Jeff Cork, and Kyle Hilliard talk about Cork's trip to Mojang to learn about and play Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Dungeons. Then Joe Juba and Javy Gwaltney join the show to talk about Outer Wilds and Observation before diving deep into the history of the Nintendo 3DS by talking about our favorite games like Super Mario 3D Land and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. In the back half of the show, we're joined by the vice president and creative director of Marvel Games Bill Rosemann to talk about Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order on the Nintendo Switch. After the credits on this episode, we cut together highlights from the podcast's long history of talking about the Nintendo 3DS.

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2:35 - Minecraft/Mojang studio impressions
5:55 - Minecraft Earth hands-on impressions
12:15 - Minecraft Dungeons impressions
23:00 - Outer Wilds
26:00 - Observation
32:30 - Oddest tidbits from the life of the Nintendo 3DS
1:02:30 - Our top 3 most underappreciated games on the 3DS
1:14:50 - Our 3 favorites games on the Nintendo 3DS
1:39:55 - Marvel Games' vice president & creative director Bill Rosemann interview
2:04:04 - History of Nintendo 3DS discussions on The GI Show

May 23, 2019
GI Show – Rage 2, Final Fantasy VII, David Brevik Interview

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Andrew Reiner, and Dan Tack talk about Tack's review for Rage 2 from id and Avalanche Studios, then Kyle Hilliard joins the podcast to talk about playing the new Darth Vader-focused game on Oculus called Vader Immortal. Kimberley Wallace and Joe Juba also share new, exclusive impressions of Supermassive Games' Man of Medan and debate the remake of Final Fantasy VII. After some great community emails, we're joined by David Brevik to talk about designing Diablo at Blizzard North, his new game It Lurks Below, and the history of creating Marvel Heroes.

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3:45 - Rage 2
20:50 - Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark
22:13 - Vader Immortal: A Star Wars VR Series - Episode 1
37:10 - Man of Medan
50:00 - Final Fantasy VII's remake
1:19:10 - Community emails
2:18:00 - David Brevik interview on It Lurks Below and Diablo
2:49:50 - David Brevik on creating Marvel Heroes

May 16, 2019
GI Show – Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Raven Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's show, we share new impressions of playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order based on our new cover story! We also talk about the exciting reveal of Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Breakpoint and review the new high-end PS4 and PC controller from Astro. After some great community emails, we're joined by Keith Fuller, Aaron San Fillippo, and Allison Salmon to talk about designing the original Marvel: Ultimate Alliance game at Raven Software.

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4:15 - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
43:56 - Ghost Recon Breakpoint
57:26 - Shakedown Hawaii
59:00 - Astro C40 and high-end controller reviews
1:11:55 - Community emails
2:08:30 - Interview on developing Raven's Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 1

May 09, 2019
GI Show – Borderlands 3, Sonic Reaction, Final Fantasy XV Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this episode, Imran Khan unpacks his time playing Gearbox's Borderlands 3 and Ben Reeves explains why now is such a great time to check out Nintendo's new BoxBoy game. Then Andrew Reiner and Kyle Hilliard try to wrap their minds around the new Sonic the Hedgehog trailer and the new wave of VR competition heating up. After some great community emails, we're joined by Wan Hazmer to talk about his time as lead game designer for Final Fantasy XV and his team's upcoming game No Straight Roads.

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3:05 - Borderlands 3
16:50 - BoxBoy! + BoxGirl!
21:35 - Earthworm Jim on Intellivision Amico
24:30 - Sonic the Hedgehog trailer reaction
35:25 - Oculus Quest
42:00 - Valve Index
48:00 - Labo VR for Super Mario Odyssey/Breath of the Wild
52:00 - Community emails
1:31:50 - Final Fantasy XV's lead designer Wan Hazmer on No Straight Roads

May 02, 2019
GI Show – Days Gone, Mortal Kombat 11, Steam Review Trivia

Game Informer's Suriel Vazquez takes over hosting duties for the week and hits the ground running with a deep dive on the good and bad of Mortal Kombat 11's launch with Andrew Reiner and Imran Khan. After a quick chat about the latest in the world of Anthem, Matts both Kato and Bertz join the show to talk about their time playing Days Gone. Then, Javy Gwaltney and Jeff Marchiafava tag in to give their continuing thoughts on Dreams after a week in early access. After some fun community emails, we finish off the show with a twist on Back Of The Box Trivia that's much harder to put together and ends up being much shorter. Enjoy, and look forward to Ben Hanson's return next week!

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2:28 - Mortal Kombat 11
35:16 - Anthem
42:24 - Days Gone
58:53 - Dreams
1:18:55 - Community Emails
2:14:37 - Steam Review Trivia

Apr 25, 2019
Answering Mortal Kombat 11's Lingering Questions

All month long we've been rolling out exclusive features covering Mortal Kombat 11. Earlier this week we opened things up to the community and received hundreds and hundreds of burning questions, and on this special episode of The Game Informer Show we've Skyped in NetherRealm designer Derek Kirtzic to answer as many of those questions as he can. Check out the interview to learn more about the Nintendo Switch version, how the team chooses characters, NPCs, stage transformations, and much more.

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Apr 19, 2019
GI Show – PlayStation 5, Jedi: Fallen Order, Interns' Dream Games

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Andrew Reiner, and Kyle Hilliard talk about the week's biggest gaming news, including a lot of new details about Sony's next PlayStation console. We also share everything we know about Respawn's upcoming Star Wars game and break down the Rise of Skywalker trailer. Joe Juba and Javy Gwaltney also join the show to talk about the fun action of Katana Zero and we talk about some of the recent interesting ports to the Nintendo Switch. After some great community emails, we say goodbye to Game Informer interns Hunter Wolfe, Jason Guisao, and Nathan Anstadt.

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1:35 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate update
3:17 - Dreams
11:20 - PlayStation 5 details
24:05 - Xbox One S All-Digital Edition
26:45 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
40:25 - Vader Immortal
44:07 - Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker trailer impressions
55:00 - Supraland
57:35 - World War Z
1:02:35 - Katana Zero
1:10:45 - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
1:14:55 - Final Fantasy VII on Switch
1:17:24 - Final Fantasy X/X-2 on Switch
1:23:00 - Dragon's Dogma on Switch
1:28:38 - Community emails
2:17:50 - Interns Hunter Wolfe, Jason Guisao, and Nathan Anstadt pitch their dream game

Apr 18, 2019
GI Show – Best Star Wars Games, Labo VR, Oddworld Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! This week we're doing some spring cleaning with an episode packed full of quick discussions of the weeks releases, including Labo VR, Operencia, EDF: Iron Rain, Vacation Simulator, Hypnospace Outlaw, and Elder Scrolls Blades. Then, just in time for Star Wars Celebration, strap in for a huge roundtable discussion ranking the best games from Star Wars' long history in the medium. After that, Oddworld Inhabitants' Lorne Lanning and Bennie Terry join us in-studio to talk about the ups and downs in the development of Soulstorm.

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3:30 Labo VR
11:18 Operencia
17:26 Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain
20:03 Vacation Simulator
21:58 Hypnospace Outlaw
23:35 Elder Scrolls Blades
27:24 Ranking The Best Star Wars Games
1:00:05 Community Emails
1:44:15 Oddworld: Soulstorm Interview

Apr 11, 2019
GI Show – Mortal Kombat 11, Borderlands 3, Greatest Fighting Games Of All Time

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! We have an exciting episode for you all this week, fueled by our recent trip to NetherRealm Studios to learn all about Mortal Kombat 11. We also walk through why we all can't stop thinking about the strange reveal of Borderlands 3 and talk about some of our favorite indie games from PAX and GDC. After some great community emails, Andrew Reiner and Suriel Vazquez explain how the team at Game Informer created a list ranking the 30 greatest fighting games of all time.

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2:00 - Mortal Kombat 11

28:55 - Borderlands 3
46:30 - The best indies from PAX/GDC
47:35 - Young Souls
48:35 - Streets of Rage 4
49:48 - Divinity: Fallen Heroes
51:10 - Mistover
5125 - Star Renegades
52:00 - The Sojourn
53:03 - Marvel's Iron Man VR
55:40 - No Man's Sky in VR
1:01:25 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's new Alcatraz Blackout map
1:05:20 - Photographs
1:12:40 - Community emails
2:14:00 - The Top 30 Fighting Games of All Time

Apr 04, 2019
Answering Control's Lingering Questions

We've spent all of March rolling out exclusive features on Control, and as we approach the end it's time to gather questions from the community to help us get the important details we may have missed. For this special episode of The Game Informer Show, we Skype in game director Mikael Kasurinen, narrative director Brooke Maggs, and communications director Thomas Puha to find out about the length of the game, why they went exclusive to Epic on PC, and much more.

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Click on the banner below to enter our (now complete) hub of exclusive video and written features on Control, and stay tuned to Game Informer as we reveal our next cover in the coming days!

Mar 30, 2019
GI Show – Yoshi's Crafted World, MLB 19, Dangerous Driving Interview

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Brian Shea,  Andrew Reiner, and Kyle Hilliard talk about PlayStation's State of Play announcements including Iron Man VR, Yoshi's Crafted World on the Nintendo Switch, and MLB 19. Then Kimberley Wallace and Elise Favis join the show to talk about the final episode ever of The Walking Dead. Matt Bertz and Javy Gwaltney have a lot to say about Avalanche Software's Generation Zero, Battlefield V's firestorm mode, and the surprising sequel Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. After some great (Google Stadia-centric) emails we're joined by Alex Ward to talk about Dangerous Driving and his past working on the Burnout and Need for Speed series at Criterion Games.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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3:25 - PlayStation's State of Play announcements
5:10 - Iron Man VR
9:40 - No Man's Sky VR
11:15 - Yoshi's Crafted World
15:55 - MLB 19
25:00 - Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
30:00 - The Walking Dead Finale
41:30 - Generation Zero
44:35 - Battlefield V's Firestorm battle royale
51:35 - Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
58:00 - Wolfenstein: Youngblood
1:01:40 - Community emails
1:54:15 - Alex Ward Burnout/Dangerous Driving interview
2:39:15 - The Walking Dead Finale spoilers

Mar 28, 2019
GI Show – Sekiro, Google Stadia, The Division 2

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's massive episode, Suriel Vazquez and Kyle Hilliard grill Dan Tack on his review of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Then, special guest Ben Hanson joins the show to dance around talking about what makes Baba Is You so special. After that, Andrew Reiner talks about the developments happening at GDC, including Google's game streaming service Stadia and some surprising Nindies. Then, Ben Reeves joins to talk about Kyle's visit to the set of Detective Pikachu he took last year. Wow, this description is still going. After some great community emails, Matt Miller joins a roundtable discussion of what makes The Division 2 so special two weeks into its life, and what could still use some improvement.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:08 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
24:55 - Baba Is You
31:34 - GDC/Google Stadia
55:17 - Nindies
1:04:55 - Detective Pikachu
1:26:38 - Community Emails
2:43:32 - The Division 2

Mar 21, 2019
GI Show – The Division 2, One Piece, Astro Bot Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's episode, Matt Bertz, Andrew Reiner, and Jeff Marchiafava check in on their progress so far with Ubisoft's The Division 2. The Kyle Hilliard and Imran Khan talk about the new open-world game One Piece: World Seeker, the upcoming Harry Potter Pokémon Go-style game Wizards Unite, and more. After some great community emails, in the back half of the show we're joined by Astro Bot: Rescue Mission's director Nicolas Doucet to share the story behind the PlayStation 4 game's development.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:33 - The Division 2
16:40 - One Piece: World Seeker
24:10 - Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
29:45 - Imran's favorite news story of the week

32:30 - Community emails
1:29:30 - Astro Bot: Rescue Mission's director Nicolas Doucet

Mar 14, 2019
GI Show – Control, Devil May Cry 5, Glen Schofield Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show podcast! On this week's episode, we have a mountain of games to discuss. First up, we're sharing exclusive details from our new cover story on Remedy's Control. Then we gather together our stylish-action experts to share their final verdict on Devil May Cry 5 and more. After that, Jeff Cork talks about playing Days Gone on the PlayStation 4 for five hours and we gush about Ape Out. After some great community emails, we're joined by Glen Schofield to talk about his life after leaving Sledgehammer Games and Activision, and what he'd like to see from a sequel to Dead Space.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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3:33 - Exclusive Control impressions
21:16 - Devil May Cry 5
43:30 - Left Alive
45:40 - Dead or Alive 6
49:20 - Mortal Kombat 11
51:30 - Days Gone
1:03:45 - Trials Rising
1:06:40 - Ape Out
1:16:16 - Community emails
2:15:25 - Glen Schofield interview

Mar 07, 2019
Answering The Outer Worlds' Lingering Questions

All month long we've been rolling out exclusive features covering Obsidian's upcoming RPG The Outer Worlds and (hopefully) answering your biggest questions about the game. Just in case we missed something, for this special episode of The Game Informer Show we Skyped in the game's co-directors Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky to answer more than 70 great questions from the community.

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Mar 01, 2019
GI Show – Pokémon Sword, Anthem's Verdict, Command & Conquer Interview

On this week's episode, we talk about the exciting reveal of the next generation of Pokémon games on the Nintendo Switch with Pokémon Sword And Shield. Andrew Reiner also talks about his final review score for BioWare's Anthem. Then Jeff Cork and Suriel Vazquez talk about their fond feelings toward ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove and Sega's upcoming Yakuza spin-off called Judgment. After some great community emails, we interview the co-founder of Westwood Studios Louis Castle about the early days of the RTS genre with Command & Conquer, why the hell their The Lion King video game was so hard, and what life was like as an EA executive.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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4:05 - Pokémon Sword and Shield
15:35 - Detective Pikachu
17:40 - The Lego Movie 2 Videogame
20:30 - Anthem
44:10 - ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove
49:50 - Trials Rising
54:20 - Judgment
1:02:30 - Community emails
1:53:30 - Louis Castle interview on Command & Conquer and The Lion King

Feb 28, 2019
GI Show – Anthem's Struggles, Tetris 99, Alexa Spy Game

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this episode, Andrew Reiner, Matt Miller, and Suriel Vazquez talk about the challenges of writing the review for Anthem and why Bioware's new game is off to a rocky start. Then Kyle Hilliard and Dan Tack join the show to debate whether Tetris 99 deserves to be called a battle royale. After some great community emails, we continue our bizarre trend of playing audio-only adventure games through Amazon Alexa. This time, we're playing the sexy spy thriller Codename Cygnus from Earplay.

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Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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5:19 - Anthem
47:20 - Tetris 99
54:45 - Community Emails
1:32:40 - Playing the Alexa audio game Codename Cygnus ReActivated

Feb 21, 2019
GI Show – Jump Force, Link's Awakening, Groundhog Day Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On today's episode, Jeff Cork and Kyle Hilliard talk about Crackdown 3 on Xbox One and Jump Force. Then Jeff Marchiafava talks about his review for Ubisoft's Far Cry New Dawn and Matt Bertz Skypes in to discuss Metro Exodus and DICE. We also talk about Nintendo's extremely exciting Nintendo Direct all about the Nintendo Switch and share our exclusive impressions of Harmonix's new game Audica. After some great community emails, we're joined by Tequila Works' Raul Rubio, MWM Immersive's Ethan Stearns, and the Senior VP of VR for Sony Pictures Jake Zim to talk about developing Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 437 on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:50 - Crackdown 3
13:15 - Jump Force
20:50 - Far Cry New Dawn
29:30 - Metro Exodus
40:25 - Nintendo Direct recap
41:50 - Astral Chain
43:20 - Tetris 99
45:50 - Super Mario Maker 2
48:19 - Fire Emblem: Three Houses
49:47 - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening on Switch
59:34 - Harmonix's Audica exclusive impressions
1:17:15 - Community emails
1:54:58 - Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son interview

Feb 14, 2019
GI Show – The Outer Worlds, Apex Legends, EDF Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this episode, Ben Hanson, Joe Juba, and Matt Miller share exclusive, new impressions of Obsidian's upcoming RPG The Outer Worlds. Then Javy Gwaltney, Dan Tack, and Matt Bertz join the show to break down all of the smart design choices in Respawn's surprising battle royale Apex Legends. After some great community emails where we talk about the future of Xbox, Nintendo, and PlayStation, we're joined by the series producer for Earth Defense Force Nobuyuki Okajima to talk about his history in the game industry and Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 436 on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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3:10 - The Outer Worlds
41:45 - Apex Legends
1:08:50 - Weedcraft Inc.
1:11:25 - Sunless Skies
1:15:42 - Etrian Odyssey Nexus
1:17:15 - Community Emails
2:15:50 - Earth Defense Force Nobuyuki Okajima interview

Feb 07, 2019
GI Show – Anthem's Endgame, Crackdown 3, Every Game Is Interesting Challenge

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On today's episode, we're sharing new impressions of the endgame for BioWare's Anthem, raving over the Advance Wars-like Wargroove, talking about the state of Crackdown 3, and trying to wrap our minds around the Beta for Dreams. After some fun community emails, we're joined by Brandon Jones from Easy Allies as he judges the intense competition for our "Every Game Is Interesting Challenge". Thanks for checking out the episode everybody!

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 435 on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:30 - Anthem
31:50 - Wargroove
39:23 - Mortal Kombat 11
47:32 - Crackdown 3
56:00 - Metroid Prime 4's delay
1:02:00 - Dreams Beta
1:20:50 - Community emails
2:22:40 - Suriel's Surreal Cereal Seriously Serial Series

2:27:35 - Every Game Is Interesting featuring Easy Allies' Brandon Jones

Feb 01, 2019
GI Show – Kingdom Hearts III, Resident Evil 2, Back Of The Box Trivia

Welcome to the first great week for video games in 2019! On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we talk about Kingdom Hearts III and the incredible remake of Resident Evil 2. We also cover Ace Combat 7 and the new strategy game from the designer of Civilization V called At the Gates. Before we get to some great community emails, we kick off the second round of our funky challenge Every Game Is Interesting. Then the back half of the show is a brutal round of game trivia with Back of the Box Trivia. Compete alongside us, and don't forget to send in your submission for the Every Game Is Interesting challenge to podcast@gameinformer.com.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 434 on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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6:30 - Kingdom Hearts III
28:50 - Resident Evil 2
43:00 - Ace Combat 7
50:25 - Every Game is Interesting
57:00 - At The Gates
1:04:35 - Community emails
2:01:15 - Back of the Box Trivia

Jan 24, 2019
GI Show – 2019's Most Anticipated Games, Division 2, Destiny And Bungie's Future

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Joe Juba, Kyle Hilliard, and Matt Bertz run down their most-anticipated games for 2019 and share new information on Metro Exodus and The Division 2 from Ubisoft. Then Suriel Vazquez joins the show to talk about the funky new No More Heroes game on the Nintendo Switch. After a mountain of great community emails, we're joined by Imran Khan to talk about some of the wildest gaming news from 2019 so far.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 433 on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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3:25 - Vane
6:15 - The next Pokémon
9:25 - Metro Exodus
14:30 - Psychonauts 2
17:35 - The Outer Worlds
21:20 - Animal Crossing on Switch
25:40 - The Division 2
35:00 - One Piece: World Seeker
38:20 - Devil May Cry 5
41:30 - Age of Empires IV
44:50 - Doom Eternal
49:15 - Control
51:55 - Anthem
55:27 - Dreams
1:01:00 - Predicting The Last of Us Part II and Cyberpunk's release date
1:08:00 - Even more games we're excited to play in 2019
1:21:35 - Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes
1:29:45 - Community emails
1:58:25 - Answering community questions about Sekiro
2:06:20 - Back to community emails
2:40:20 - The biggest news from 2019
2:41:40 - EA cancelling another Star Wars game
2:49:55 - Bungie and Activision's split and Destiny's fuutre
2:58:00 - Unity vs. Improbable
3:05:00 - The new Ghostbusters movie
3:08:20 - Gearbox drama

Jan 17, 2019
GI Show – Sekiro Exclusive, Game Of The Year, Sumo Digital Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's episode, we're talking all about Game Informer's latest cover story on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Then Andrew Reiner joins the podcast to talk about Game Informer's game of the year winner and other categories like top ten characters, moments, and dorks. After some great community emails, we're joined by Sumo Digital's Paul Porter and Karl Hilton to talk about the surprising studio's history, developing Crackdown 3, and what the studio's connection with Timesplitters might mean for the future.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 432 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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3:05 - Bowser's Inside Story/New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
4:40 - Exclusive details on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
34:00 - Tokyo Disneyland
38:15 - Game Informer's Game of the Year 2018
50:55 - Community emails
1:38:30 - Sumo Digital's Paul Porter and Karl Hilton interview

Jan 10, 2019
GI Show – Our Top 10 Games Of 2018, Email Of The Year

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Dan Tack, Andrew Reiner, Joe Juba, and Leo Vader break down their ten favorite games from 2018. From Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption II to Assassin's Creed Odyssey, let us know what your ten favorite games are in the comments below! After that, we celebrate every great email sent in to podcast@gameinformer.com by making them fight it out in a brutal battle to determine the email of the year!

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 431 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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9:25 - Frostpunk
11:29 - The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
13:30 - Darksiders III
15:05 - Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
18:00 - Tetris Effect
19:50 - Just Cause 4
20:50 - Shadow of the Colossus
23:00 - Subnautica
26:35 - Artifact
28:30 - Florence
29:17 - Return of the Obra Dinn
32:35 - Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
34:50 - Forza Horizon 4
36:25 - Deltarune
37:35 - Dragon Quest XI
40:00 - Maple Story 2
43:35 - The Missing: J.J. MacField and the Island of Memories
45:50 - Assassin's Creed Odyssey
49:55 - Shadow of the Tomb Raider
51:30 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
55:48 - Labyrinth of Refrain: Coven of Dusk
57:20 - Jurassic World Evolution
59:00 - Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
1:00:54 - Dead Cells
1:02:45 - God of War
1:07:55 - Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
1:09:10 - Into the Breach
1:10:45 - Marvel's Spider-Man
1:13:45 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
1:16:55 - Fortnite
1:19:30 - Valkyria Chronicles 4
1:22:00 - Hitman 2
1:23:40 - Red Dead Redemption 2
1:33:45 - Monster Hunter: World
1:36:55 - Email of the Year

Jan 03, 2019
GI Show – 2018's Underrated Games, Will Wright Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On today's episode, Kimberley Wallace, Matt Miller, and Kyle Hilliard break down three games from 2018 that they think deserve more attention. After some great community emails sent in to podcast@gameinformer.com, we're honored to be joined by legendary game designer Will Wright to talk about his career and the process of creating games like SimCity and The Sims while at Maxis.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 430 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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4:30 - Nintendo Labo's Vehicle Kit
7:50 - Minit
10:25 - Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
14:30 - A Way Out
17:30 - Moss
19:15 - The Red Strings Club
21:44 - Where The Water Tastes Like Wine
24:20 - WarioWare Gold!
26:35 - Iconoclasts
28:35 - Far: Lone Sails
35:05 - The Missing: J.J. MacField and the Island of Memories
39:25 - Wandersong
42:35 - Skater XL
50:00 - Community emails
1:36:00 - Will Wright Interview

Dec 27, 2018
GI Show – The Best Game Music In 2018

Happy holidays and welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this fun episode, Kyle Hilliard, Suriel Vazquez, and I sit back and each play four of our favorite pieces of music from the year in gaming. Consider this bonus episode of the podcast our thanks to you for watching and listening to the show throughout the year, so please tell a friend about the show if you enjoy it!

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

Dec 24, 2018
GI Show – Below, Ashen, Best Tabletop Games

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Dan Tack, Andrew Reiner, and Ben Reeves talk about some of the best indie games released at the end of the year. Then Matt Miller talks about several of his favorite tabletop games to play over the holiday break. We have a special treat with our emails section this week, as we're joined by a generous donor from Extra Life Mike Hennessee! For the back half of the show, we say goodbye to out wonderful interns Jill Grodt and John-Paul Gemborys by asking them dozens of burning questions from the community.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 429 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:35 - Below
10:00 - Ashen
16:25 - Dusk
21:00 - The future for Heroes of the Storm
26:55 - Battle Princess Madelyn
32:15 - Gris
40:30 - Fireball Island: The Curse of Vul Kar
44:00 - Betrayal Legacy
48:30 - The Mind
56:05 - Community emails with Mike Hennessee
1:56:58 - Saying goodbye to our interns Jill Grodt and John-Paul Gemborys

Dec 20, 2018
GI Show – Rage 2, Outer Worlds, Women In Gaming Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this week's episode, we have Javy Gwaltney, Ben Reeves, and Leo Vader regaling us with details from their trip to Sweden to learn all about Avalanche's Rage 2 for our new cover story. Then Brian Shea and Jeff Cork join the show as we attempt to run down the highlights from The Game Awards, especially Far Cry New Dawn and Obsidian's The Outer Worlds. Dan Tack and Matt Miller are also eager to talk about Hades, the surprising new game from Supergiant Games. After some great community emails, we're joined by former Game Informer editor Meagan Marie to talk about her new book Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play. We hope you enjoy the show!

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 428 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:45 -  Rage 2 cover story impressions
23:00 - Recap of The Game Awards
40:30 - Far Cry New Dawn
48:00 - The Outer Worlds
56:05 - Hades from Supergiant Games
1:09:20 - Community emails
1:46:45 - Meagan Marie interview on Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play

Dec 13, 2018
GI Show – Smash Ultimate, Epic Vs. Valve, Below Interview

Welcome to The Game Informer Show! Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, and Jeff Cork share their thoughts on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch and Beat Saber for the PS4. Then Jeff Marchiafava joins the show to talk about Avalanche's Just Cause 4 and the XCOM-like Mutant Year Zero. Matt Bertz and Imran Khan also join the podcast to talk about Epic using Fortnite's popularity to help launch a competitor to Steam. After some really fun community emails, we're joined by Capybara's Kris Piotrowski to talk about what it's like on the inside of Below's development.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 427 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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6:50 -  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
19:25 - Beat Saber
21:00 - Just Cause 4
34:20 - Mutant Year Zero: Road To Eden
38:40 - The Epic Game Store announcement
47:15 - Community emails

1:48:35 -  Capybara's Kris Piotrowski on developing Below

Dec 06, 2018
GI Show – Red Dead Online, Fallout 76, Just Cause 4 Interview

Game Informer Editor-In-Chief Andy McNamara guest hosts this episode of the GI Show! He's joined by Andrew Reiner, Matt Bertz and Javy Gwaltney to kick off the episode with an open discussion of how we're looking at the best games of the year as living games continue to thrive years after release. Then, Jeff Cork tags in to tell tales of his rivalry with Javy in Red Dead Online. Kyle Hilliard joins the battle to discuss the solid action-adventure Darksiders III, as well as the less solid Fallout 76. After some great community emails, Ben Reeves takes over for an interview with Just Cause 4 game director Francesco Antolini. 

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 426 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:05 - GI's End Of Year Awards Discussion
33:37 - Red Dead Online Beta
56:17 - Beat Saber
56:55
 - Fallout 76
1:21:50 - Darksiders III
1:41:58 - Community Emails
2:35:49 - Just Cause 4 Interview

Nov 30, 2018
GI Show – Smash Ultimate/Sakurai, E3's Future, Thanks To 2018

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, Brian Shea, Suriel Vazquez, and Imran Khan share new gameplay impressions of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before diving in and discussing the full career of its creator Masahiro Sakurai. After some great community emails, Ben Hanson, Jeff Cork, Jeff Marchiafava, and Leo Vader look back at gaming in 2018 by listing all of the things they're thankful for in games like Red Dead Redemption II, God of War, Insomniac's Spider-Man, and much more.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 425 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:35 -  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate impressions
15:35 - Unpacking Masahiro Sakurai's career
47:50 - Community emails/PlayStation skipping E3
1:14:15 - 100 jokes about gaming in 2018

Nov 22, 2018
Spoiling And Debating Red Dead Redemption II's Ending

If you're reading this, then I really hope you've finished playing Red Dead Redemption II. As you can tell from our review, we really love the game and it contains a lot to digest and talk through. In the video above, Ben Hanson, Joe Juba, Javy Gwaltney, Matt Bertz, and Leo Vader share their full thoughts on the game's story and ending. This is your official spoiler warning! The conversation went on for so long that we decided to post the audio in the feed for The Game Informer Show podcast as well, so you can click here to subscribe and listen to the full discussion that way if you prefer. We'll also have a full, new episode of The Game Informer Show podcast going live on Thursday.

We hope you enjoy the discussion, and let us know what thought of the game in the comments below.

Nov 21, 2018
GI Show – Pokémon: Let's Go, Battlefield V, Spyro Reignited Interview

On this game-packed episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, Ben Hanson is joined by Brian Shea, Andrew Reiner, and Kyle Hilliard to talk about Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu/Eevee, the bizarre Detective Pikachu trailer, and work-in-progress impressions of Bethesda's Fallout 76. On this episode we also talk about the new remaster Spyro the Dragon, rave about Tetris Effect, take a detour for Hitman 2, and get Matt Bertz to talk about his time reviewing DICE's Battlefield V. After some really fun community emails, we're joined by Toys For Bob's producer Peter Kavic and art director Josh Nadelberg to walk us through the process of creating the Spyro The Dragon Reignited Trilogy.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 424 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:55 -  PokémonLet's Go Pikachu/Eevee
16:15 - Detective Pikachu
21:45 - Fallout 76
26:30 - Spyro Reignited Trilogy
40:15 - Overkill's The Walking Dead
42:40 - Tetris Effect
59:45 - Hitman 2
1:18:20 - The Quiet Man
1:20:40 - Battlefield V
1:31:00 - Community emails
2:26:26 - Toys For Bob's Peter Kavic and Josh Nadelberg on creating the Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Nov 15, 2018
GI Show – Warcraft III Exclusive, Diablo Immortal, Red Dead Developer Roundtable

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this episode, Ben Hanson, Dan Tack, Andrew Reiner, and Andy McNamara talk about Blizzcon 2018's highlights, the outrage over Diablo Immortal, and share exclusive details on Wacraft III: Reforged based on our new cover story. Then Kyle Hilliard, Kimberley Wallace, and Jeff Cork join the show to talk about From Software and Miyazaki's new PSVR game Déraciné and Namco's drumming game Taiko no Tatsujin. After some great community emails, we're joined by developers Rami Ismail (Nuclear Throne), Alex Hutchinson (Assassin's Creed III, Far Cry 4), Ryan Payton (Metal Gear Solid 4, Republique), and Jake Kazdal (Space Channel 5, Galak-Z) to share their thoughts on Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption II.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 423 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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4:09 - Andy McNamara on our new Blizzard cover story
8:02 - Overwatch's new hero Ashe
10:55 - World of Warcraft Classic
13:20 - Diablo Immortal
27:20 - Visiting Blizzard/Warcraft III's development
45:50 - From Software's Déraciné
50:20 - Taiko no Tatsujin
55:43 - Community emails
1:42:50 - http://butasa.duhbabywasthere.com/
1:50:55 - Developers react to Red Dead Redemption II (Rami Ismail, Alex Hutchinson, Ryan Payton, and Jake Kazdal)

Nov 08, 2018
GI Show – Red Dead Redemption II, Smash Ultimate, Darksiders III Interview

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Ben Reeves, Matt Miller, Elise Favis, Matt Bertz, Jeff Cork, and Leo Vader all gather around the campfire to debate Rockstar's incredibly bold approach with the design of Red Dead Redemption 2 and break down the highlights from the PlayStation Classic line-up. Then Kyle Hilliard, Suriel Vazquez, and Imran Khan join the show to talk about the final Nintendo Direct on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch and also Toby Fox's surprising follow-up to Undertale called Deltarune. Then after some great community emails, we're joined by Gunfire Games' David Adams to talk about his past with Vigil Games and designing Darksiders III.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 422 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

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2:50 - Extra Life 2018
8:20 - Red Dead Redemption II

55:40 - PlayStation Classic
1:01:40 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
1:14:20 - Deltarune/Undertale
1:21:45 - Community emails
2:12:55 - David Adams on Darksiders III

Nov 02, 2018
Answering Dreams' Lingering Questions

We're wrapping up our month of coverage on Media Molecule's Dreams and we wanted to close things out with one last chance to have your biggest questions about the game answered. On this special edition of The Game Informer Show, we're joined by Dreams creative director Mark Healey and Media Molecule's studio director Siobhan Reddy to answer dozens of questions from the community. Just to set expectations, the team at Media Molecule outlines their plans for the beta but they don't give a specific release date. Other than that, there's a lot of good information in this episode!

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to this episode on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here.

Click on the banner below to visit our now complete hub full of exclusive features on Dreams.

Oct 29, 2018
The Untold Story Of Guillermo Del Toro's Canceled Game Insane

Welcome to a special edition of The Game Informer Show podcast! On this bonus episode, we're telling the full story behind the development of THQ and Volition's collaboration with the acclaimed film director Guillermo del Toro. We're joined by three former Volition developers who worked extensively on the game: Insane's art director Matt Flegel, lead writer Steve Jaros (now at Valve), and senior producer/creative director Jacques Hennequet.

Up until this point, all we knew about the mysterious project announced in 2010 was the ambiguous teaser trailer and the fact that the project was canceled when THQ went bankrupt. In the video below (or you can listen to the audio version by clicking here) you'll learn all about how the ambitious first-person Eldritch horror game with a heavy emphasis on mind f----s struggled through development and ultimately sank alongside THQ and its uDraw Tablet anchor. To learn more about the studio behind Insane's development, you can watch our documentary from 2011 on Volition's history and other unannounced projects that didn't see the light of day.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to this episode on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here.

Oct 26, 2018
GI Show – Red Dead Redemption 2, Fallout 76, Tetris Effect Interview

On this big episode of The Game Informer Show, Ben Hanson, Matt Bertz, and Andrew Reiner talk about Bertz's review for Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2. Then Kyle Hilliard joins the show to talk about the uneven beta for Fallout 76 and the surprising DLC for Insomniac's Spider-Man called The Heist. Dan Tack and Suriel Vazquez also talk about the new game from CD Projekt RED... it's a card game called Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. After some great emails sent to podcast@gameinformer.com, we're honored to be joined in person by Enhance Games' Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Mark MacDonald to talk about Tetris Effect and answer 78 rapid-fire questions about his history at Sega, Lumunies, Rez, and vibrations.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 421 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...

2:25 - Extra Life 2018
3:20 - Red Dead Redemption 2
24:35 - Fallout 76 Beta
31:10 - Spider-Man's The Heist DLC
38:45 - Pinstripe
40:15 - Return of the Obra Dinn
47:35 - Wandersong
52:45 - MapleStory 2
55:55 - Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
1:03:15 - Community emails
1:45:35 - Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Mark MacDonald on Tetris Effect
2:06:50 - 78 Rapid-Fire Questions for Tetsuya Mizuguchi
2:26:05 - Too many rapid-fire questions for Ben Hanson

Oct 25, 2018
GI Show – Battlefield V, Blackout, Jump Force

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Suriel Vazquez and Matt Bertz get into hands-on impressions from Suriel's time with Battlefield V's single-player campaign. Then, Kyle Hilliard, Andrew Reiner, and Jeff Marchiafava join the show to talk about Call Of Duty Black Ops 4's Blackout, the best multiplayer mode that they don't play together. Then, Suriel returns with Brian Shea to talk Soul Calibur VI and Jump Force. The cast rotates further as Matt Miller and Jeff Cork join to discuss Ubisoft's toys-back-to-life venture Starlink: Battle For Atlas, and the surprisingly solid LEGO DC Super-Villains. Then it's time for some fun community emails, and we round out the show with the conclusion of our Every Game Is Interesting challenge, where four GI editors summarize their investigations into their randomly chosen game with a special celebrity guest.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 420 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...

1:25 - Battlefield V
17:43 - Blackout
44:25 - Soul Calibur VI
53:37 - Jump Force
59:00 - Dark Souls Remastered For Switch
1:01:10 - Starlink: Battle For Atlas
1:11:15 - LEGO DC Super-Villains
1:15:12 - Emails
1:42:00 - Every Game Is Interesting: The Challenge

Oct 18, 2018
GI Show – Black Ops 4, Fallout 76, Spider-Man Interview

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Dan Tack, Leo Vader, and Jeff Cork talk about Tack's glowing review of the new Call of Duty and why the Blackout battle royale mode stands out in particular. We also talk about the best party games of all time with the new release of Jackbox Party Pack 5 and Leo Vader insists on talking about Crayola Scoot. Then Andrew Reiner joins the show to walk us through his conflicted feelings on his time playing Fallout 76. Before we get to some great community emails, we kick off a new segment on The GI Show we're calling "Every Game Is Interesting", tune in to learn about our bold challenge. In the back half of the show, Insomniac's creative director Bryan Intihar and lead writer Jon Paquette talk about developing and writing Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4. Be careful, we get into spoilers.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 419 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

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4:55 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
16:20 - Jackbox Party Pack 5
26:17 - Visage
30:50 - Crayola Scoot
32:37 - Fallout 76
43:40 - Microsoft buying Obsidian rumors
50:15 - Microsoft's Project xCloud and Google's Project Stream
56:25 - The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories
57:40 - Every Game Is Interesting: The Challenge
1:05:55 - Community emails
1:40:30 - Insomniac's Bryan Intihar and Jon Paquette discuss/spoil Spider-Man

Oct 12, 2018
GI Show – Dreams, Harry Potter Leak, Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Javy Gwaltney, and Elise Favis share exclusive, new impressions of visiting Media Molecule for our Dreams cover story and we also talk about the wild leak of a new Harry Potter game. Then we assemble a surprising crew to talk about playing Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Kyle Hilliard and Ben Reeves come by to talk about Mega Man 11, Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, and even the creation of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire. After some great community emails where we also share new gameplay impressions of Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption II, we're joined by Foam Sword's Rex Crowle to talk about Knights and Bikes and his time working at Lionhead and Media Molecule.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 418 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

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2:42 - Dreams exclusive impressions
37:48 - The leaked Harry Potter game
50:30 - Assassin's Creed Odyssey
1:19:40 - Mega Man 11
1:31:00 - Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
1:38:00 - Fist of the North Star
1:40:15 - Making Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
1:44:50 - Wandersong
1:47:00 - Community emails
1:48:30 - Red Dead Redemption 2
1:56:50 - Back to community emails
2:25:35 - Rex Crowle Knights and Bikes interview

Oct 04, 2018
GI Show – Forza Horizon 4, The End Of Telltale, Spider-Man Game Club Part 3

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this episode, Ben Hanson, Andrew Reiner, Matt Miller, and Ben Reeves talk about the glowing review for Microsoft's Forza Horizon 4. Elise Favis and Kimberley Wallace then join the show to talk about playing the first episode of Life is Strange 2 and then we talk about the sad and surprising closure of Telltales Games and the ambiguous end for The Walking Dead. The Tokyo Game Show is over and done with, and we have Kimberley Wallace to talk about the stand-out games like Devil May Cry 5 and Death Stranding. After some great community emails, we finish off our spoiler-filled discussion of Insomniac's Spider-Man's third and final act with the GI Game Club.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 417 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

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2:27 - Forza Horizon 4
20:55 - Life is Strange 2
28:25 - The end of Telltale Games
41:40 - TGS 2018 recap
43:30 - Devil May Cry 5
49:40 - Kill La Kill
54:05 - Death Stranding
57:57 - Community emails
1:40:10 - Spider-Man GI Game Club Part 3

Sep 27, 2018
Answering Black Ops 4/Blackout's Lingering Questions

All month long, we've hopefully been answering your questions about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 with our new cover story. With our final exclusive feature on the game, we've turned the reins over to the community and you all provided hundreds of great questions for Treyarch's design director David Vonderhaar to answer. On this special edition episode of The Game Informer Show, we Skyped in Vonderhaar and got as many answers as we could about Blackout and much, much more.

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to the episode on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here.

Click on the banner below to enter our complete hub of exclusive content on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Sep 21, 2018
GI Show – Red Dead Redemption 2, PlayStation Classic, Spider-Man Game Club Part 2

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Jeff Cork, and Matt Bertz share gameplay impressions of playing Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2. Brian Shea and Matt Bertz also talk about playing NHL 19 and the excellent NBA 2K19. Then we dive back in time and talk about the announcement of the PlayStation Classic and playing old NES games through the Nintendo Switch Online. We also cover the latest Nintendo Direct featuring Luigi's Mansion 3 and Animal Crossing and Valkyria Chronicles 4. After some great community emails, we dive in deep on the middle section of Insomniac's Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 with our GI Game Club.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 416 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

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2:00 - Red Dead Redemption 2
17:40 - Goodbye Dead Rising's Capcom Vancouver
20:15 - NBA 2K19
33:45 - NHL 19
36:09 - PlayStation Classic
47:25 - Nintendo Switch Online
57:15 - Luigi's Mansion 3
1:00:45 - New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
1:03:10 - Game Freak's Town
1:05:30 - Final Fantasy on Switch
1:07:18 - Animal Crossing on Switch
1:11:45 - Xenoblade Chronicles 2's Torna: The Golden Country
1:17:05 - Valkyria Chronicles 4
1:21:30 - Community emails
1:55:55 - Spider-Man GI Game Club Part 2

Sep 20, 2018
GI Show – Shadow Of The Tomb Raider, Destiny 2: Forsaken, Spider-Man Game Club

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Kimberley Wallace, Kyle Hilliard, and Ben Reeves talk about our review for Shadow of the Tomb Raider from Eidos Montreal and interview some of the developers behind the game. Then Matt Miller and Suriel Vazquez join the show to share their full thoughts on Destiny 2: Forsaken and why the expansion is so exciting for Destiny fans. After some great community emails, we kick off our exciting GI Game Club discussion for Insomniac's Spider-Man by dissecting everything in the game up until the end of Act 1.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 415 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

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5:39 - Nintendo Labo's Vehicles Kit
9:10 - Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
22:06 - Shadow Of The Tomb Raider's narrative director Jason Dozois and Rich Briggs
40:02 - Destiny 2: Forsaken
1:06:08 - Community emails
1:54:34 - Spider-Man Game Club Part 1
 

Sep 13, 2018
GI Show – Blackout Exclusive, Spider-Man, Strong Museum Of Play

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Dan Tack, and Javy Gwaltney share exclusive, new gameplay impressions from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode called Blackout. Then Andrew Reiner and Kyle Hilliard stop by to talk about why they love Insomniac's Spider-Man on PS4 and share new details on Fallout 76 from an interview with Todd Howard. We also break down the best games from PAX 2018, including an in-depth discussion about Valve's DOTA 2 card game Artifact. After some great community emails, we're joined by Jeremy K. Saucier who is the assistant vice president for interpretation and electronic games at the Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, New York to talk about game preservation and their toy hall of fame.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 414 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

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3:20 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's Blackout mode gameplay impressions
41:45 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's zombies impressions
47:07 - Insomniac's Spider-Man
59:05 - Fallout 76
1:06:07 - Destiny 2: Forsaken
1:11:35 - Gris
1:12:20 - Anthem
1:14:30 - Super Mario Party
1:15:30 - Halo: Fireteam Raven
1:16:35 - Streets of Rage 4 and Windjammers 2
1:17:18 - Trover
1:18:45 - Artifact
1:31:11 - Rainbow Six Siege's Operation Grim Sky update
1:34:50 - Community emails
2:07:45 - Jeremy Saucier on The Strong Museum Of Play
2:50:55 - Javy Gwaltney's raw betrayal in Call Of Duty's battle royale

Sep 06, 2018
GI Show – Dragon Quest XI, Cyberpunk Reactions, Game Music Trivia

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this episode, Ben Hanson, Andrew Reiner, and Kimberley Wallace talk about the review for Square-Enix's Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age. Javy Gwaltney, Brian Shea, and Kyle Hilliard talk about The Messenger, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on Nintendo Switch, and Donut County. Then Jeff Cork, Suriel Vazquez, and Ben Reeves regale us with their trip to Gamescom and some of the exciting games we missed last week. After some great community emails with plenty of Cyberpunk 2077 discussion, we pit Brian Shea against Suriel Vazquez in trivia based on video game music.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 413 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...

3:00 - Announcing the next GI Game Club...
6:30 - Dragon Quest XI: Echoes Of An Elusive Age
27:57 - The Messenger
30:30 - Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate on Switch
37:55 - Donut County
42:00 - Old School Musical
44:12 - Daemon X Machina
45:48 - Dying Light 2
48:55 - Metro Exodus
54:00 - World War Z
55:15 - Amazon Game Studios/Grand Tour
59:10 - Hitman 2
1:00:30 - Two Point Hospital
1:03:20 - Blacksad: Under The Skin
1:06:12 - Community emails
1:07:00 - Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay reactions
1:15:06 - More community emails
1:58:20 - Game that Tune (Game Music Trivia)

Aug 30, 2018
GI Show – Cyberpunk 2077, Sekiro, Devil May Cry 5

Game Informer's Ben Hanson calls up Suriel Vazquez, Ben Reeves, and Jeff Cork from Gamescom 2018 to learn more about Cyberpunk 2077, From Software's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and the Resident Evil 2 remake. Then, Javy Gwaltney, Kyle Hilliard, and Imran Khan join the show to talk about a ton of exciting sequels like Yakuza Kiwami 2, Guacamelee 2, and Darksiders III. Then we answer some wonderful community emails.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 412 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

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2:20 - Cyberpunk 2077
8:30 - Life Is Strange 2
9:50 - Biomutant
11:25 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
16:20 - Devil May Cry 5
21:15 - Resident Evil 2
26:30 - Yakuza Kiwami 2
34:00 - Guacamelee 2
39:35 - Diablo 3 on Nintendo Switch
43:30 - Darksiders III
49:00 - The Dark Pictures: Man Of Medan
56:10 - Taiko No Tatsujin
1:00:00 - Jump Force
1:01:40 - Twin Mirror
1:05:24 - Community Emails

Aug 23, 2018
GI Show – Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, Battle For Azeroth

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Javy Gwaltney, Andrew Reiner, and Matt Bertz talk about what it was like at QuakeCon 2018 and what Bethesda revealed about Doom Eternal's gameplay, Fallout 76's PvP, and Rage 2. Then Andy McNamara and Dan Tack join the show to share early impressions of their time in the seventh World of Warcraft expansion, Battle for Azeroth, and Jeff Marchiafava explains why he's enjoying the XCOM-like Phantom Doctrine. After some great community emails, we're joined by Game Informer's interns Jacob Geller, Derek Swinhart, and Camden Jones to talk about their favorite games of all time and which feature they're most proud of.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 411 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

2:10 - Doom Eternal
11:25 - Fallout 76
17:05 - Rage 2
23:00 - World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth
57:00 - Phantom Doctrine
1:02:20 - Community emails
1:51:38 - Game Informer interns Jacob Geller, Derek Swinhart, and Camden Jones

Aug 16, 2018
GI Show – Dead Cells, Red Dead Redemption 2, Super Smash Bros

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On this episode Leo Vader, Jeff Cork, and Joe Juba share new, exclusive impressions from the magazine's cover story on Assassin's Creed Odyssey. Then Dan Tack, Kyle Hilliard, and Javy Gwaltney join the show to rave about Dead Cells and the new gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. After some great community emails, Imran Khan and Suriel Vazquez help unpack the exciting Nintendo Direct on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and they explain why Dragon Ball FighterZ stole the show at Evo 2018.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 410 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

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1:20 - Assassin's Creed Odyssey cover story impressions
12:16 - The Jackbox Party Pack 5
14:10 - Overcooked 2
17:50 - Dead Cells
31:10 - Red Dead Redemption 2
36:40 - Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta
43:10 - Dauntless
45:00 - Monster Hunter: World on PC
46:25 - We Happy Few
54:20 - Community emails
1:33:55 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct
1:44:55 - Dragon Ball FighterZ and Evo 20
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Aug 09, 2018
GI Show – Spider-Man, Madden 19, Overcooked 2 Interview

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! We have an exciting, odd episode for you this week. First up, Andrew Reiner shares new details on his four hours with Insomniac's Spider-Man. Then Javy Gwaltney talks about his review of The Banner Saga 3. Matthew Kato and Matt Bertz are also on the show to talk about their time playing Madden NFL 19, NHL 19, and NBA 2K19. More sports than any mortal man can handle. After that, we're joined by a surprising celebrity guest to talk about his favorite game of all time and also Phil Duncan and Oli DeVine from Ghost Town Games to talk about the development of Overcooked 2. Oh, and some great community emails are in the mix as well. We hope you enjoy the episode!

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 409 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...

1:40 - Spider-Man gameplay impressions
24:27 - The Banner Saga 3
34:20 - Madden NFL 19
43:17 - NBA 2K19
48:24 - NHL 19
53:40 - George Takei Interview
1:08:45 - Community emails
2:02:45 - Overcooked 2's Phil Duncan and Oli DeVine interview

Aug 02, 2018
Answering Destiny 2: Forsaken's Lingering Questions

This entire month we've been revealing details about the content and changes coming to Destiny 2 with its first major expansion, Forsaken. But Destiny 2 is a big game, and while we had plenty of questions for the team at Bungie, we couldn't possibly ask them all. So for this special edition of The Game Informer Show, we're letting you ask a few! We sawt down with Destiny 2 game director Steve Cotton and Forsaken Project Lead Scott Taylor to get details about what kinds of new loot you can expect to drop in September, how lore and secrets will be distributed in the wake of the recent Whisper of the Worm quest, and throw in just a hint of horsin' around.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to this episode on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here.

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Jul 27, 2018
GI Show – No Man's Sky Next, Mega Man X, Binding Of Isaac Interview

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, and Javy Gwaltney talk about picking No Man's Sky up again after a couple of years and what they think of the gameplay for No Man's Sky Next from Hello Games. Then Suriel Vazquez joins the show to talk about the Mega Man X Legacy Collection and the delightful WarioWare Gold on the Nintendo 3DS. After some great community emails and a shocking appearance by Dan Tack, we're joined by Edmund McMillen to talk about leaving Team Meat and Super Meat Boy behind for his work on Binding of Isaac: Four Souls.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 408 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...

1:50 - No Man's Sky Next
21:40 - Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 & 2
34:40 -
 WarioWare Gold
49:05 - Community emails
1:39:50 - Edmund McMillen on Binding of Isaac: Four Souls

Jul 26, 2018
GI Show – Our Top 5 Arcade Games, Barcades, Killer Queen Interview

Game Informer's Andy McNamara, Andrew Reiner, Ben Hanson, and Kyle Hilliard break down their favorite arcade games of all time. Then the co-founder of the barcade Up-Down, Josh Ivey, calls in to talk about what it's like to run such an establishment in 2018. After some great community emails, we're joined by Bumblebear's Nik Mikros and Josh DeBonis and Liquid Bit's Matt Tesch to talk about the origins of the arcade phenomenon Killer Queen and the upcoming version launching on the Nintendo Switch Killer Queen Black.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 407 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...

1:50 - Pokémon GO Fest
5:20 - Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion
6:46 - Andy McNamara and Andrew Reiner's arcade history
14:40 - Moon Patrol
16:20 - Tempest
20:05 - Virtual On
22:00 - Donkey Kong
26:55 - Double Dragon
28:28 - Donkey Kong again
29:55 - Time Crisis
21:10 - Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
34:22 - Ms Pac Man
38:50 - NBA Jam
41:05 - Killer Instinct
42:30 - Robotron 2084
45:05 - Street Fighter 2
52:20 - Galaga

56:20 - Star Wars Trilogy Arcade
57:55 - Star Wars Arcade
1:00:05 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1:02:20 - Sunset Riders
1:04:00 - Honorable mentions
1:08:20 - The barcade scene
1:11:10 - Up-Down Arcade Co-founder Josh Ivey Interview
1:23:25 - Community emails
2:09:03 - Killer Queen interview

Jul 19, 2018