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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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