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May 28, 2020
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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 21, 2020
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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 14, 2020
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
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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 7, 2020
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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 7, 2020
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.
April 30, 2020
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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
April 23, 2020
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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
April 16, 2020
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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
April 9, 2020
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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
April 2, 2020
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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
March 26, 2020
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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
March 19, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
March 12, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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 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
March 5, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. Animal Crossing: 3:00 Valorant: 20:14 Coronavirus & GDC: 36:55 Community Emails: 48:19
February 27, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
February 20, 2020
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
February 13, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. Outriders: 2:02 Anthem: 25:30 Community Emails: 35:17
February 13, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. Outriders: 2:02 Anthem: 25:30 Community Emails: 35:17
February 13, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. Outriders: 2:02 Anthem: 25:30 Community Emails: 35:17
February 6, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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 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
January 30, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
January 23, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
January 16, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
January 9, 2020
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. Magic: Legends 4:26 Community Emails: 34:30
January 2, 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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 1:49 January 11:37 February 20:41 March 29:02 April 35:04 May 47:37 Games Without Release Dates
December 26, 2019
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! Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below and share the episode if you enjoyed it. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
December 19, 2019
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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  
December 12, 2019
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
December 5, 2019
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
November 28, 2019
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
November 21, 2019
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
November 15, 2019
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.  You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
November 7, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
October 31, 2019
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 Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc and let me know what you think. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
October 24, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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!
October 17, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
October 10, 2019
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
October 3, 2019
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
September 26, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
September 19, 2019
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
September 12, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
September 5, 2019
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! You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
August 30, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Click the banner below to visit our now complete hub of exclusive video and written features on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare!
August 29, 2019
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... You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. :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
August 22, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. :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
August 15, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
August 8, 2019
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 corporate vice president of Xbox Game 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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
August 1, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
July 25, 2019
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 Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
July 18, 2019
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. You can watch the archive of the stream above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
July 11, 2019
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! You can watch the archive of the stream above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
July 4, 2019
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. You can watch the archive of the stream above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
July 3, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here.  Click on the banner below to check out our now complete hub of Game Informer's exclusive content for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
June 27, 2019
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! You can watch the archive of the stream above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
June 20, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
June 14, 2019
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! You can watch the video above at 7:30 Pacific on Twitch or YouTube, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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.
June 13, 2019
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 have a developer roundtable discussion featuring Control's Sam Lake, The Outer Worlds' Megan Starks, Baldur's Gate 3's Swen Vincke, and Ready at Dawn's Ru Weerasuriya. You can watch the video above at 7:30 Pacific on Twitch or YouTube, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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.
June 12, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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.
June 11, 2019
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! You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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.
June 10, 2019
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! You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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.
June 8, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. 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.
June 6, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream 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. 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
May 30, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below. 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 23, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below. 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 16, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below. 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 9, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below. 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 2, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below. 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
April 25, 2019
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! You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below. 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
April 19, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here.  Click on the banner below to check out all of Game Informer's exclusive content for Mortal Kombat 11.
April 18, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below. 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
April 11, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below. 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
April 4, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below. 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
March 30, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here.  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!
March 28, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
March 21, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
March 14, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
March 7, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
March 1, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here.  Click on the banner below to enter our complete hub of exclusive features on The Outer Worlds.
February 28, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
February 21, 2019
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. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 5:19 - Anthem 47:20 - Tetris 99 54:45 - Community Emails 1:32:40 - Playing the Alexa audio game Codename Cygnus ReActivated
February 14, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
February 7, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
February 1, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
January 24, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
January 17, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
January 10, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
January 3, 2019
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
December 27, 2018
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
December 24, 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 Play, listen 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.
December 20, 2018
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
December 13, 2018
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
December 6, 2018
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
November 30, 2018
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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
November 22, 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 Play, listen 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. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below... 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
November 21, 2018
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.
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