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 Apr 17, 2021
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The staff of Game Informer chat it up each week bout the latest news, previews and reviews from the game industry. Each show will cover the weeks hot topics plus the games you're looking forward to or may not know about yet. Subscribe today!

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GI Show – Starfield, Guardians Of The Galaxy, And E3 Day 2 Recap

We interrupt your normally scheduled podcast to talk about anything and everything that happened during day two of E3 2021, which includes Starfield, Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl, Back 4 BloodBattlefield 2042The Outer Worlds 2Guardians of the GalaxyStranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origins, and much much more. 

Join Alex Stadnik, Blake HesterMarcus StewartLiana Ruppert, and Ben Reeves for another wet and wild episode. Sure, we talked in detail about Battlefield 2024, but there is so much more to talk about. And now that we know what else Gearbox has been working on with Tiny Tina back into the spotlight? This week's podcast is one you're not going to want to miss. 

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:01:37 - Starfield
00:07:30 - Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl
00:10:19 - Back 4 Blood
00:10:38 - Contraband
00:10:47 - Sea of Thieves
00:14:43 - Yakuza: Like A Dragon
00:15:13 - Battlefield 2042
00:18:45 - Psychonauts 2
00:19:14 - Party Animals
00:20:25 - Hades
00:20:46 - Somerville
00:22:57 - Halo Infinite
00:31:54 - A Plague Tale: Requiem
00:35:03 - Far Cry 6
00:36:25 - Slime Rancher 2
00:36:41 - Shredders
00:36:54 - Atomic Heart
00:38:20 - Replaced
00:43:39 - Grounded
00:44:00 - Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes
00:45:20 - The Ascent
00:45:40 - Age of Empires IV
00:46:00 - The Outer Worlds 2
00:49:37 - Flight Simulator
00:51:41 - Forza Horizon 5
00:53:47 - Redfall
00:58:56 - Square Enix Presentation
00:59:06 - Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
01:02:49 - Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster
01:03:20 - Marvel's Avengers Updates
01:05:30 - Babylon's Fall
01:10:16 - Life Is Strange: True Colors
01:14:34 - Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin

Jun 14, 2021
GI Show – Mario + Rabbids Rules E3 Day 1 Recap

We interrupt your normally scheduled podcast to talk about anything and everything that is happening during day one of E3 2021, which includes Rainbow 6 ExtractionRocksmith+Rider’s Republic, Rainbox Six SiegeFar Cry 6Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, and Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora

We also sneak a little talk about Elden RingTiny Tina's Wonderlands, and Battlefield 2042, so join John CarsonAlex Van Aken, Brian Shea, and Ben Reeves for another wet and wild episode. Sure, we talked in detail about Battlefield 2024, but there is so much more to talk about. And now that we know what else Gearbox has been working on with Tiny Tina back into the spotlight? This week's podcast is one you're not going to want to miss. 

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction

00:01:29 - Battlefield 2042

00:03:12 - Elden Ring

00:07:36 - Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands

00:10:57 - Ubisoft Forward Recap (Rainbow Six Extraction, Riders Republic, Far Cry 6, Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Avatar Frontiers of Pandora)

00:35:51 - E3 Day 1 Staff Highlights

Jun 13, 2021
GI Show – Battlefield 2042 And Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Welcome to one of the biggest GI Shows of the entire year! Nefarious ne'er do well Alex Stadnik has captured Ben Reeves and taken over as host for the week and is bringing the hype! First up, we introduce you to new hire John Carson to discuss his love of games and how he made his way to Game Informer. From there Liana Ruppert and Jay Guisao lose their collective minds over the explosive Battlefield 2042 reveal and discuss their hands-on time with DICE's bombastic shooter.

But the hype doesn't die there. Ben Reeves escapes Stadnik's grasp long enough to chat about all things Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart with the EIC himself Andrew Reiner. And stop me if you've heard this before, but we end this week's show with another amazing round of community emails and GI's Ultimate Character Rankings!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:00:50 - John Carson Intro
00:06:44 - Battlefield 2042
00:29:14 - Trails Rising
00:31:56 - Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
00:50:33 - Community Emails

 

Jun 10, 2021
GI Show – E3 2021 Predictions

It's finally that special time of year again. E3 2021 is in the air and we can't wait to see what some of the biggest names in the video game industry have in store for their legions of fans. But one does not celebrate such an occasion with a casual 15-minute chat.

We dedicated a whole special edition of The GI Show to give our clairvoyant predictions about what the likes of Microsoft, Nintendo, and more have to surprise us when E3 (and Geoff Keighley) open their digital doors to the masses. Will we see anything from huge tentpoles such as The Elder Scrolls VI or The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2? What will PlayStation's presence entail? How are we going to contain ourselves when Halo Infinite comes on screen? Only time will tell.

The wait for E3 week (weekend? Month? How do we quantify this anymore?) can be excruciating, but we have just the remedy to tide you over. Join Alex Stadnik, Liana Ruppert, Marcus Stewart, and new-hire John Carson as they dish on what they think will go down during gaming's biggest events!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:04:20 - Mother 3 on Switch
00:06:30 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
00:11:05 - New PS5 Look
00:13:39 - The Last of Us Part II Multiplayer
00:16:18 - Xbox Sega Partnership
00:19:53 - Sunset Overdrive News
00:22:57 - Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
00:24:41 - Playdead's New Game
00:28:51 - NetherRealm Studios New Game
00:34:52 - The Elder Scrolls VI
00:40:15 - Resident Evil: Code Veronica Remake
00:46:15 - New Smash Bros. Ultimate Character
00:51:06 - Project Triangle Strategy
00:51:59 - Advance Wars
00:53:17 - Final Fantasy VII Remake 2
00:54:06 - New Fable Gameplay
00:55:22 - Kojima Takes The Xbox Stage
00:57:40 - Avowed Full Reveal
00:59:04 - Back 4 Blood Beta/Alpha Announcement
00:59:56 - Bioshock Reveal

Jun 08, 2021
GI Show – Mario Golf: Super Rush, Mass Effect Legendary Edition, And Resident Evil Village

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Mario Golf: Super Rush, Mass Effect Legendary EditionBiomutant, Resident Evil Village, and Knockout City. We're also joined by Fanbyte Media features editor Elise Favis (@elisefavis) and The Washington Post games reporter Gene Park (@GenePark) who talk about their time covering games together for newspapers and how that's different than working online.

It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Dan Tack (@dantack), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for a new wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction

00:10:54 - Mario Golf

00:18:57 - Fortnite

00:24:41 -  Resident Evil Village

00:31:49 - Mass Effect Legendary Edition

00:39:33 - Biomutant

00:48:10 - Knockout City

00:54:44 - Community Emails

 

Jun 03, 2021
GI Show – Biomutant, Knockout City, And Deathloop Interview

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Biomutant, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Knockout City, and Portal Reloaded. We close the show by interviewing Arkane Studios' game director Dinga Bakaba (@DBakaba) and art director Sébastien Mitton (@mitmitman) about their newest project Deathloop and why they didn't just make another Dishonored

It's a full show, but we make time for another round of fantastic community emails. So please join Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for a new wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:02:46 -
Biomutant
00:20:12 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
00:21:58 - Knockout City
00:34:17 - Portal Reloaded
00:37:43 - Community Emails
01:19:18-
Dinga Bakaba and Sébastien Mitton Interview

May 27, 2021
GI Show – Psychonauts 2 And Mass Effect Legendary Edition

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Mass Effect Legendary Edition, The Ascent, Returnal, Aerial_Knight's Never Yield, and Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. We also recently announced that Psychonauts 2 is the latest game to grace the cover of Game Informer Magazine, so we spend a good deal of time talking about Double Fine's upcoming platformer and what we learned during our interviews with the studio. 

It's a full show, but we make time for another round of fantastic community emails. So please join Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad), Dan Tack (@dantack), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for a new wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:03:28 - Mass Effect Legendary Edition
00:30:46 - The Ascent
00:35:21 - Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis
00:39:21 - Returnal
00:43:35 - Aerial_Knight's Never Yield
00:49:07 - Psychonauts 2
01:03:48 - Community Emails
01:29:07 - Jennifer Hale and Courtenay Taylor Interview

 

May 20, 2021
GI Show – Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Scarlet Nexus, And Subnautica: Below Zero

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Subnautica: Below Zero, Hundred Days, Yakuza 0, Resident Evil Village, Scarlet Nexus, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. At the end of the show we have an interview with Justin Roiland (@JustinRoiland), the co-creator of shows like Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites. Roiland is also currently the CEO of Squanch Games, the developer behind Trover Saves the Universe. We talk to Roiland about his experience making games, how Trover’s recording sessions were basically long improv sessions, and why he changed the name of his company to avoid getting sued by Nintendo. 

It's a full show, but we make time for another round of fantastic community emails. So please join Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner), Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad), Dan Tack (@dantack), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for a new wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction

00:02:24 - Subnautica: Below Zero

00:13:13 - Resident Evil Village

00:15:15 - Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion

00:16:41 - Yakuza 0

00:18:10 - Hundred Days: Wine Making Simulator

00:24:30 - Scarlet Nexus

00:28:20 - Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart

00:34:59 - Community Emails

01:07:46 - Justin Roiland

May 13, 2021
Resident Evil Village Spoilercast: The Biggest Twists And Surprises

Resident Evil Village is one of the biggest games of the year, and in many ways it doesn't disappoint, but it's not without its flaws either. Several Game Informer editors, including Dan Tack (@dantack), Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) all sit down to talk about those highs, lows, and all the surprising twists in-between. On this show, we're also joined by freelancer Suriel Vazquez (@SurielVazquez), who offers some valuable insights. 

We want to emphasize that we SPOIL everything about this game including the boss fights, Chris' role, and the post credit scene. If you haven't beat Resident Evil Village, we highly recommend you do that before you watch this video. Bookmark this page and come back when you're ready as we'd love to hear what everyone thought about the game! Also there are a number of uncensored curse words in this episode. 

If you enjoyed the video and want more coverage of Resident Evil Village, be sure to check our spoiler-free tips, the written review, and the video review!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

May 10, 2021
GI Show – Resident Evil Village Review And Biomutant Hype

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Resident Evil Village, the Famicom Detective Club games, Returnal, and Biomutant. Alex also squeezes in his book report on Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Legendary CEO.

It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails and the epic return of Character Rankings. So please join Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:01:33 - Resident Evill Village
00:21:23 - Famicom Detective Club
00:27:38 - Ask Iwata: Words of Wisdom from Satoru Iwata, Nintendo's Legendary CEO
00:32:52 - Returnal
00:38:47 - Biomutant
00:44:08 - Community Emails

May 06, 2021
GI Show – New Pokémon Snap And Returnal Reviews

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including New Pokémon Snap, Returnal, and Judgment. Sure that's not a long list of games, but they are pretty great games. Next, we take some time to reflect on the new Mortal Kombat film. Is it worth a watch? Listen and find out.

It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Dan Tack (@dantack), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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

Apr 30, 2021
GI Show – Resident Evil Village Hands-On And Nier Replicant Review

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Resident Evil Village, Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139..., Oddworld: Soulstorm, MLB The Show 21, Before Your Eyes, and There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension. At the end of the show, we interview Greg Russo (@WriterRusso), the screenwriter for the new Mortal Kombat film. We talk to him about why Kano is fun to write and how he's adapting Space Invaders onto the big screen.

It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), Jason Guisao (@Jason_Guisao), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner), Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:02:01 - Resident Evil Village
00:09:11 - Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139
00:16:28 - MLB The Show 21
00:28:42 - Fortnite Comic
00:31:52 - Oddworld: Soulstorm
00:40:03 - Before Your Eyes
00:44:14 - There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension
00:48:17 - Community Emails
01:22:07 - Greg Russo Mortal Kombat Interview

Apr 22, 2021
GI Show – Resident Evil Village Cover Details And Sitting Down With Supergiant Games

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Supergiant Games' Greg Kasavin (@kasavin) joins us to talk about his work on games like Bastion, Transistor, Pyre, and Hades. Kasavin also shares his insight into how games are written and why making them is harder than it seems. 

Then we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including OutridersPac-Man 99, Hades, Oddworld: Soulstorm, Monster Hunter Rise, and The House in Fata Morgana. Of course, we also discuss our recent Resident Evil Village cover story, talk about the game's crafting mechanics, and how Capcom designed the new werewolf-inspired Lycan enemies. Finally, Matthew Haag, A.K.A. Nadeshot (@Nadeshot), joins us to talk about his time playing Call of Duty professionally, his work at 100 Thieves, and his recent partnership with Excedrin helping gamers maintain good head health. 

It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:00:49 - Greg Kasavin Introduction
00:23:13 - Pac-Man 99
00:33:19 - The House In Fata Morgana
00:38:19 - Outriders
00:49:28 - Oddworld: Soulstorm
00:51:33 - Monster Hunter Rise
00:59:24 - Resident Evil Village
01:23:01 - Community Emails
01:54:51 - March Mayhem Finale
02:09:53 - Nadeshot Interview

 

Apr 15, 2021
GI Show – Outriders And Nier Replicant Impressions

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Outriders, Nier Replicant Ver.1.22474487139…, Lost Words: Beyond the Page, Oddworld: Soulstorm, Sea of Thieves, and Cozy Grove. We're also joined by Andrew Borman (@Borman18) from the Strong Museum of Play who talks about the institution's efforts to preserve gaming history and how he became a video game historian.

It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), Jason Guisao (@Jason_Guisao), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:01:05 - Andrew Borman Intro
00:14:11 - Outriders
00:24:28 - Oddworld: Soulstorm
00:29:10 - Lost Words: Beyond the Page
00:39:13 - Sea of Thieves
00:46:50 - Cozy Grove
00:51:29 - Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139
01:10:04 - Community Emails

Apr 09, 2021
GI Show – Monster Hunter: Rise And Disco Elysium: The Final Cut Reviews

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Monster Hunter Rise, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, Yakuza Kiwami, Evil Genius 2: World Domination, and Prey. Unfortunately, this is Joe Juba's last episode as a full time employee, so we spend some time saying a fond farewell and wishing him the best. 

It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Joe Juba (@Joejuba), Jason Guisao (@Jason_Guisao), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:01:07 - Saying Goodbye To Joe Juba
00:13:44 - Monster Hunter: Rise
00:28:23 - Prey
00:32:04 - Evil Genius 2
00:35:47 - Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
00:48:39 - Yakuza Series
00:51:17 - Community Emails
01:12:58 - March Mayhem Part 3

Apr 01, 2021
GI Show – New Pokémon Snap, MLB The Show 21, And Magic: Legends

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including New Pokémon Snap, MLB The Show 21, Magic: Legends, Doom: The Ancient Gods, and It Takes Two. Then we take a (mostly) loving look back at the PlayStation Vita, Sony's beloved handheld system, as we reflect on some of our favorite games for the handheld platform. 

It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Dan Tack (@dantack), Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Joe Juba (@Joejuba), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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00:00:00 - Introduction
00:01:33 - Magic: Legends
00:13:04 - Xenoblade Chronicles 2
00:14:22 - Yakuza: Like A Dragon
00:16:29 - Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
00:17:55 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
00:19:10 - New Pokémon Snap
00:24:59 - MLB The Show 21
00:29:23 - It Takes Two
00:35:56 - Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods
00:39:32 - Looking Back At The Best PlayStation Vita Games
01:10:00 - Community Emails
01:28:40 - March Mayhem Part 2

Mar 25, 2021
GI Show – Mortal Kombat Movie Preview And The Marvel's Avengers Roadmap

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including The Outer Worlds: Murder On Eridanos, Red Ronin, Devotion, Mundaun, Fights in Tight Spaces, and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury. Brian Shea also got an early screening of part of the upcoming Mortal Kombat film, so he shares his thoughts. Next we look back at Crystal Dynamic's Avengers game from last year, talk about its upcoming roadmap, and discuss whether now is finally a good time to return to the game. We're also joined by David L. Craddock (@davidlcraddock), author of books like Stay Awhile and Listen: How Two Blizzards Unleashed Diablo and Forged a Video-Game Empire and the upcoming Monsters in the Dark: The Making of X-COM: UFO Defense.

It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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00:00:00 - Introduction
00:06:06 - Mortal Kombat Movie Preview
00:17:12 - Mundaun
00:23:13 - Devotion
00:28:15 - Red Ronin
00:30:58 - Fights In Tight Spaces
00:33:12 - Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
00:37:14 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
00:44:34 - Marvel's Avengers Update
01:02:07 - The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos
01:05:28 - Community Emails
01:25:25 - March Mayhem Community Game

 

Mar 18, 2021
GI Show – Deathloop Cover Reveal, Curse Of The Dead Gods, And Loop Hero

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Maquette, Minecraft, Curse of the Dead Gods, Loop Hero, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and StarCraft II: Nova Covert Ops. Then we talk about the latest game to grace the cover of Game Informer Magazine, Arkane's Deathloop. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Dan Tack (@dantack), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Jeff Cork, and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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00:02:27 - Curse of the Dead Gods

00:11:42 - Maquette

00:15:30 - Loop Hero  

00:21:47 - Xenoblade Chronicles 2

00:27:10 - Starcraft 2

00:32:49 - Minecraft

00:35:47 - Deathloop Cover Story Impressions

00:46:42 - Community Emails Starts

Mar 11, 2021
GI Show – Aliens: Fireteam And It Takes Two Impressions, What We Want From Elden Ring

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been digging recently, including Maquette, Outriders, Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos, Aliens: Fireteam, and It Takes Two. Then we reflect on the recent Elden Ring trailer leaks as we dream about what we'd like to see from From Software's next title, and what possible contribution author George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones) brings to the table. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Dan Tack (@dantack), Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), Jeff Cork, and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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00:00:00 - Introduction
00:01:25 - It Takes Two
00:07:24 - Aliens: Fireteam
00:09:52 - Outriders
00:20:35 - Destiny 2
00:22:42 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Mario Update
00:25:39 - Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos
00:30:49 - Maquette
00:34:08 - StarCraft II
00:35:25 - What We Want From Elden Ring
00:47:50 - Community Emails

Mar 04, 2021
GI Show – Bravely Default II, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection, And Noclip's Danny O'Dwyer

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including Valheim, Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection, Bravely Default II, Olija, and Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner), Dan Tack (@dantack), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves), and Noclip's Danny O'Dwyer (@dannyodwyer) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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00:00:00 - Introduction

00:00:43 - Introducing Noclip and Danny O’Dwyer

00:08:15 - Bravely Default 2

00:13:40 - Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos

00:16:07 - Ghosts ‘N Goblins: Resurrection

00:24:30 - Fortnite and Gaming with Family

00:29:39 - Valheim

00:38:00 - Olija

00:40:28 - Community Emails

01:23:48 - Get Rec’d

Feb 25, 2021
GI Show – Nintendo Direct Impressions, Valheim, And Little Nightmares II

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including Little Nightmares II, ValheimNioh 2 Remastered - The Complete EditionRocksmith 2014. Then we spend some time breaking down Nintendo's recent Direct and reflect on the Splatoon 3 reveal and other announcements. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Dan Tack (@dantack), Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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00:00:00 – Introduction
00:01:22 – Valheim
00:08:08 – Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition
00:10:51 – Little Nightmares II
00:20:24 – Final Fantasy X
00:21:32 – Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
00:23:17 – Rocksmith 2014
00:27:04 – Nintendo Direct Impressions
00:29:47 – Mario Golf Super Rush
00:30:48 – The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
00:34:43 – Splatoon 3
00:35:41 – Project Triangle Strategy
00:41:01 – Still Hope For Zelda 35th Anniversary?
00:42:01 – Where is Metroid?
00:44:49 – Recapping the Rest of the Direct
00:53:51 – Community Emails

Feb 18, 2021
GI Show – Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Little Nightmares II, And Persona 5 Strikers Reviews

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including Little Nightmares II, Persona 5 Strikers, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury, Control, Overwatch, and Star Wars Battlefront II. We're also joined by YouTuber and podcaster Parris Lily (@vicious696). It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails in there somewhere. So please join Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Jeff Cork, Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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 Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show!

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


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00:00:00 – Introduction
00:01:52 – Control Ultimate Edition
00:05:46 – Batman: Arkham Knight
00:06:56 – Little Nightmares II
00:15:22 – Persona 5 Strikers
00:21:14 – Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
00:31:30 – Hitman 3
00:32:44 – Star Wars: Battlefront II
00:37:40 – Where is Overwatch 2?
00:44:09 – Community Emails
01:20:34 – Little Nightmares II Developer Interview

Feb 11, 2021
GI Show – The Mass Effect Spectacular

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, such as: Into The Breach, Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Persona 3 Portable, Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York. Then we take a break to deep dive on Mass Effect Legendary Edition, which recently graced our cover. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails at the end. So please join Joe Juba (@Joejuba), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), and myself for another wild and entertaining episode!

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

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


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00:00:00 – Introduction

00:01:16 - Yakuza 0 & Yakuza Kiwami 2

00:05:32 - Into The Breach

00:09:08 - Vampire: The Masquerade - Coteries of New York

00:12:13 – Persona 3 Portable

00:17:31 – Pikmin 3 Deluxe

00:18:55 – Mass Effect Legendary Edition Spectacular

01:00:47 – Community Emails

01:41:46 – Get Rec’d

Feb 04, 2021
GI Show – The Medium And Cyber Shadow Reviews, Guest Jacob Geller

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including The Medium, Cyber Shadow, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Hitman 3, Resident Evil 3, and Overwatch. We're also joined by YouTuber Jacob Geller (@yacobg42) who talks about his work creating video essays. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails in there somewhere. So please join Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad), Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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00:00:00 – Introduction
00:03:39 – Jacob Geller Introduction
00:12:17 – Cyber Shadow
00:19:20 – Yakuza: Like A Dragon
00:22:47 – Hitman 3
00:31:30 – Overwatch
00:33:59 – Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Discussing Game Length
00:41:16 – The Medium
00:49:11 – Resident Evil 3
00:54:50 – When The Past Was Around
00:57:49 – Community Emails
01:22:34 – Character Rankings 

Jan 28, 2021
GI Show – Hitman 3, Resident Evil Village, And IO-Interactive Interview

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including Hitman 3, There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension, When the Past Was Around, and Valorant. We also run down all of the recent Resident Evil Village news. At the end of the show, we interview IO-Interactive's game director Mattias Engström and executive producer Forest Swartout Large about their work on Hitman 3 and how they design levels with comedy in mind. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails in there somewhere. So please join Jeff Cork, Liana Ruppert, Alex Van Aken, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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00:00 – Introduction

00:02:20 - Hitman 3

00:12:30 – Valorant

00:17:20 – When the Past Was Around

00:23:00 – There is No Game Wrong Dimension

00:25:53 – Resident Evil Village Showcase News

00:39:51 – Community Emails

00:59:12 – Required Reading

01:09:50 – Get Rekt

01:14:44 – Hitman 3 Developer Interview

Jan 21, 2021
GI Show – Star Wars, Indiana Jones, And An Interview With Night School Studio

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including Red Dead Redemption II, Little Nightmares II, Sonic Mania, and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game. We're joined by the co-founders of Night School Studio Adam Hines and Sean Krankel who reflect on their time making games like Oxenfree, Afterparty, and Mr. Robot:1.51exfiltrati0n. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails where we spend a good deal of time talking about the recent Lucasfilm Games' Indiana Jones and Star Wars announcements. So please join Joe Juba, Jeff Cork, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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Intro: 00:00:00
Red Dead Online: 00:01:36
Sonic The Hedgehog Series: 00:04:03
Ratchet and Clank 2016: 00:10:19
Grindstone: 00:13:31
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition: 00:16:21
Yakuza Series: 00:21:03
Tetris Effect: 00:25:52
Little Nightmares II: 00:27:00
Night School Studio Interview: 00:32:48
Community Emails: 00:54:34
Lucasfilm Games Announcements: 00:55:01

Jan 14, 2021
GI Show – Super Meat Boy Forever Review And The Games Of 2021

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we talk about some of the game's we played over the holiday break, including: Super Meat Boy Forever, Slay The Spire, and Airborne Kingdom. Then we run down the current release calendar for the year, and spend some time talking about the big, upcoming games we're excited to play, including: Resident Evil Village, Back 4 Blood, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. Finally, we take some time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Kimberly Wallace, Marcus Stewart, Alex Van Aken, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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00:00:00 - Introduction

00:01:57 - Super Meatboy Forever

00:09:15 – Airborne Kingdom

00:12:40 – Slay the Spire

00:16:55 - Games of 2021 To Look Forward To

01:04:00 - Community Emails

Jan 08, 2021
GI Show – Looking Back At The Best Games Of 2020

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, All Elite Wrestling's project coordinator and referee extraordinaire Aubrey Edwards joins us to talk about some of the best games of 2020, including: Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Half-Life: Alyx, The Last of Us Part II, Streets of Rage 4, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Carto, and Cyberpunk 2077. It's a good, long talk, but of course, we sneak in some time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Jeff Cork, Joe Juba, Marcus Stewart, Aubrey Edwards, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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Intro: 00:00:00
Aubrey Edwards Intro: 00:00:40
Best Games of 2020: 00:05:55
Fortnite: 00:06:34
Streets of Rage 4: 00:08:56
Cyberpunk 2077: 00:10:41
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 00:14:42
Ori and the Will of the Wisps: 00:18:28
Immortals Fenyx Rising: 00:19:18
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time: 00:22:03
Final Fantasy VII Remake: 00:25:55
Carto: 00:31:48
Half-Life: Alyx: 00:34:32
Yakuza: Like A Dragon: 00:36:15
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales: 00:40:39
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: 00:44:13
Pikmin 3 Deluxe: 00:48:23
The Last of Us Part II: 00:53:04
Community Emails: 01:02:15

Dec 31, 2020
GI Show – Hitman 3 And The Best Games To Play With Friends

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we continue our wrap up of the year. Instead of talking about all the games we've been playing recently, we look back and talk about some of our favorite multiplayer games from 2020, such as: PhasmophobiaCall of Duty: WarzoneAnimal Crossing: New HorizonsAmong UsSackboy: A Big Adventure, Apex LegendsSea of ThievesFall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutBack 4 BloodWasteland 3OverwatchMoving OutDestiny 2: Beyond Light, Jackbox Party Pack 7. 

Next we talk about Game Informer's newest cover game: Hitman 3. Developer IO Interactive shared with us what it has planned for the conclusion of its Hitman World of Assassination trilogy. Finally, we close out the show with another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Blake Hester, Liana Ruppert, Jeff Cork, Jason Guiso, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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Intro: 00:00:00
Best Multiplayer Games of 2020: 00:02:31
Phasmophobia: 00:02:47
Call of Duty: Warzone/Black Ops Cold War: 00:04:59
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 00:08:58
Among Us: 00:10:52
Sackboy: A Big Adventure: 00:13:05
Apex Legends: 00:14:19
Sea of Thieves: 00:19:15
Fall Guys: 00:24:14
Back 4 Blood: 00:27:11
Wasteland 3: 00:30:50
Overwatch: 00:31:52
Discord Screen Share: 00:36:29
Moving Out: 00:37:53
Destiny 2: 00:39:45
Jackbox: 00:41:40
Exclusive Hitman 3 Impressions: 00:43:39
Community Emails: 01:05:22

Dec 24, 2020
GI Show – Most Underrated Games Of 2020 And Back 4 Blood Impressions

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we do something a little bit different. Instead of talking about all the games we've been playing recently, we look back over the year and talk about some of our favorite overlooked gems, such as: Chicken Police, Manifold Garden, Creaks, UnderMine, Gears Tactics, Monster Sanctuary, Necrobarista, Alba: A Wildlife Adventure, Huntdown, Morbid: The Seven Acolytes, Sakura Wars, Call of the Sea, The Last Campfire, Ikenfell, Monster Train.

Then we revisit The Game Award winners and settle a bet. We then take some time for another fantastic round of community emails. Finally, we close out the show with Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken who talk about their hands-on time with Turtle Rock Studios' upcoming 4-player zombie shooter Back 4 Blood. So please join Kim Wallace, Dan Tack, Marcus Stewart, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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Intro: 00:00:00
Most Underrated Games of 2020: 00:03:45
Undermine: 00:04:09
Gears Tactics: 00:06:09
Monster Sanctuary: 00:08:17
Necrobarista: 00:10:55
Manifold Garden: 00:13:31
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure: 00:14:58
Huntdown: 00:18:55
Morbid: The Seven Acolytes: 00:20:52
Sakura Wars: 00:23:06
Creaks: 00:25:54
Call of the Sea: 00:27:37
The Last Campfire: 00:31:18
Monster Train: 00:34:51
Ikenfell: 00:36:59
Chicken Police: 00:39:29
The Game Awards Recap: 00:41:30
Community Emails: 01:02:44
Back 4 Blood Closed Alpha Impressions: 01:47:32
Back 4 Blood Developer Interview: 02:02:13

Dec 17, 2020
GI Show – Cyberpunk 2077 Review And Eugene Jarvis Interview

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently. Okay, it's just Cyberpunk 2077, but that game is still a handful. We're also joined by community member Bob Buel (of the 99 Questions podcast), who won an auction during Extra Life to be on the show, and he talks about some games he's been playing, like Astro's Playroom and Tetris Effect: Connected

At the end of the show, we interview arcade industry vet Eugene Jarvis who talks about his work on games like Defender, Robotron, and Smash TV. Jarvis also shares more about how fans would try to cheat old arcade games for free plays. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails in there somewhere. So please join Kim Wallace, Andrew Reiner, Liana Ruppert, Bob Buel, Alex Van Aken, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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

Intro: 00:00:00
Cyberpunk 2077: 00:01:42
Astro's Playroom: 00:29:22
Tetris Effect Connected: 00:30:48
Community Emails: 00:32:49
Get Rekt: 01:09:07

Eugene Jarvis Interview:  01:14:49

Dec 10, 2020
The Game Awards 2020 Predictions GI Edition

The Game Awards 2020 is set to air this Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 PM CST. While we know that 2020 was a remarkable year in the world of video games, we don't yet know how journalists and fans will vote. Will The Last of Us Part II walk away with all of the awards? Will Hades be crowned game of the year? Could Yakuza: Like a Dragon be snubbed altogether? In this Game Informer podcast extra, Liana Ruppert, Marcus Stewart, Blake Hester, Alex Stadnik, and Ben Reeves try their best to predict the big winners as well as forecast some of the new game announcements. 

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

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


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

Intro: 00:00:00
Best Debut Game: 00:02:58
Best Multiplayer Game: 00:06:08
Best Sports/Racing Game: 00:10:09
Best Sim/Strategy Game: 00:12:49
Best Family Game: 00:16:07
Best Fighting Game: 00:18:27
Best RPG: 00:21:14
Best Action Game: 00:24:51
Best VR/AR Game: 00:27:02
Innovation in Accessibility: 00:28:12
Best Indie Game: 00:29:06
Best Ongoing Game: 00:31:20
Best Performance: 00:33:34
Best Audio Design: 00:37:11
Best Score/Music: 00:39:31
Best Art Direction: 00:42:40
Best Narrative: 00:46:35
Best Game Direction: 00:53:22
Game of the Year: 00:56:51
Game Awards Announcements Predictions: 01:05:44

 

Dec 07, 2020
GI Show – Immortals Fenyx Rising Review And Developer Interview

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including Immortals Fenyx Rising, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Half-Life: Alyx, and Phasmophobia. At the end of the show, we interview Immortals Fenyx Rising's game director Scott Phillips who talks about the challenges of designing puzzles and how his work on the Saints Row series influenced his game creation process. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails in there somewhere. So please join Brian Shea, Liana Ruppert, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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

Intro: 00:00:00
Immortals Fenyx Rising: 00:01:42
Yakuza: Like A Dragon: 00:17:43
Half-Life: Alyx: 00:24:06
Phasmophobia: 00:33:36
Community Emails: 00:35:25
Immortals Fenyx Rising Interview: 01:12:43

Dec 03, 2020
GI Show – Why We Can't Stop Playing Destiny 2, Call of Duty: Cold War, and Demon's Souls

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Kentucky Route ZeroDemon's Souls, and Pumpkin Jack. Then, we interview Josh Tsui, the director of the documentary Insert Coin, which chronicles the success of Midway during its arcade heyday, which saw the release of games like Narc, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, and Smash TV. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails in there somewhere. So please join Blake Hester, Liana Ruppert, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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

Intro: 00:00:00
Kentucky Route Zero: 00:01:58
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: 00:08:24
Demon's Souls: 00:19:46
PS5 Controller Haptics/Adaptive Triggers: 00:22:08
Destiny 2: Beyond Light: 00:26:14
Pumpkin Jack: 00:31:48
Community Emails: 00:33:39
Josh Tsui Interview: 01:21:28

Nov 26, 2020
Insomniac On Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales' Cinematic Action And Characters

In this Game Informer podcast extra, we interview several members of the Insomniac team who helped develop Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. We speak with creative director Brian Horton, game director Cameron Christian, and art director Jason Hickey about how they worked to include the suit from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and why their combat looks so cinematic. About halfway through the interview we issue a spoiler warning so we can talk about the story and why Insomniac changed a few popular comic characters. 

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

Nov 20, 2020
GI Show – Call of Duty: Cold War, Hyrule Warriors, And Demon's Souls Reviews

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Demon's Souls, and Destiny 2: Beyond Light. Then, we take a deep dive into the game gracing the cover of our magazine this month: Immortals Fenyx Rising. It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails in there somewhere. So please join Brian Shea, Dan Tack, Matt Miller, Liana Ruppert, Alex Van Aken, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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

Intro: 00:00:00

Demon's Souls Remake: 00:01:05

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War: 00:12:55

Destiny 2: Beyond Light: 00:26:30

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity: 00:48:21

Immortals Fenyx Rising: 00:50:50

Community Emails: 01:12:12

 

Nov 20, 2020
GI Show – Assassin's Creed Valhalla And Sackboy: A Big Adventure Reviews

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, NBA 2K21, and Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory. Then we round out the show with another fantastic group of community emails. So please join Jeff Cork, Joe Juba, Kim Wallace, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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

Intro: 00:00:00
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: 00:01:37
Sackboy: A Big Adventure 00:16:52
Marvel's Spider-Man Remaster: 00:26:26
Demon's Souls: 00:30:23
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory: 00:37:14
NBA 2K21: 00:45:43
Community Emails: 00:54:02

Nov 12, 2020
Discussing PlayStation 5 And Xbox Series X Reviews

We're on the cusp of a new console lifecycle, but Game Informer was lucky enough to get its hands on Sony and Microsoft's new machines a little early. For a detailed breakdown on both systems please read our Xbox Series X/S review and PlayStation 5 review, but in this special-edition podcast, we have a more informal discussion about the new hardware, how each system performs, and what we think of their respective controllers. We also talk a bit about exciting next-gen ready games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Yakuza: Like a Dragon. So join Jeff Cork, Matt Miller, Andrew Reiner, Brian Shea, Alex Stadnik, and me for a rousing console discussion. 

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

Nov 06, 2020
GI Show – Yakuza: Like A Dragon And Visage Reviews And Empire Of Sin Interview

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: Yakuza: Like A DragonWatch Dogs: Legion, and Visage. At the end of the show, we run an interview with Brenda Romero and her team at Romero Games who is working on the prohibition-era strategy game Empire of Sin. Brenda talks a bit about her family history with prohibition and what its like making games in Scotland. Of course, the show also includes another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Dan Tack, Jeff Cork, Alex Van Aken, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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

Intro: 00:00:00

Yakuza: Like a Dragon: 00:02:38

Watch Dogs: Legion: 00:13:55

World of Warcraft: 00:17:16

Visage: 00:19:07

Genshin Impact: 00:27:00

Dread X Collection 3: 00:29:07

Community Emails: 00:30:22

Character Rankings: 00:51:39

Empire of Sin Interview: 01:10:00

Nov 05, 2020
GI Show – Watch Dogs: Legion And The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope Reviews

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of the games we've been playing recently, including: Watch Dogs: Legion, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope, and Ghostrunner. Then, we close the show with another fantastic round of community emails. It may sound simple, but it's one great show! So please join Kim Wallace, Marcus Stewart, Blake Hester, Alex Stadnik, Alex Van Aken, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode!

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

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


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

Intro: 00:00:00

Watch Dogs: Legion: 00:02:00

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope: 00:18:33

Ghostrunner: 00:26:02

Modern Warfare Warzone: 00:31:59

Astro's Playroom: 00:34:51

Super Mario Sunshine: 00:39:16

Jackbox Party Pack 7: 00:39:40

Introducing Alex Van Aken: 00:40:40

Community Emails: 00:47:45

Oct 29, 2020
GI Spooktacular – Amnesia: Rebirth Review And The Best Horror Games Of The Generation

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

 

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Aug 20, 2020