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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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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!

The Game Awards 2021 Predictions | GI Show

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The hot streak continues as we have another banger on this week's episode of The Game Informer Show! Join the crew as they take out their crystal balls and predict not only what games will win awards at The Game Awards, but what reveals we have in store for us as well. While the News and Playlist sections will return on another day, be sure to stick around for a heartfelt and hilarious listener questions section to wrap up the show!

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), and Dan Tack (@dantack).

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:02:48 - The Game Awards 2021 Primer
00:07:25 - Best Racing Game
00:09:44 - Best Sim/Strategy Game
00:12:55 - Best Family Game
00:16:57 - Best Fighting Game
00:19:39 - Most Anticipated Game
00:23:30 - Best RPG
00:27:12 - Best Action/Adventure Game
00:31:34 - Best Action Game
00:36:20 - Content Creator Of The Year
00:37:55 - Best AR/VR Game
00:40:11 - Best Debut Indie Game
00:43:28 - Best Community Support
00:47:01 - Best Mobile Game
00:49:29 - Best Indie Game
00:52:14 - Games For Impact Award
00:55:26 - Innovation in Accessibility Award
00:58:06 - Best Audio Design
01:00:36 - Best Score & Music
01:03:30 - Best Art Direction
01:06:21 - Best Ongoing Game
01:10:57 - Best Multiplayer
01:15:56 - Best Performance
01:20:34 - Best Narrative
01:23:06 - Best Game Direction
01:25:54 - Game Of The Year
01:36:33 - Game Announcement Predictions
01:50:54 - Housekeeping
01:53:24 - Listener Questions

Dec 02 2021

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Most Underrated Games of 2021 | GI Show

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The Game Informer Show is back, and we're discussing some of the best games of the year that may have not gotten the spotlight they deserve. We chat about Inscryption, Before Your Eyes, and so much more with special guest Ty Galiz-Rowe, editor-in-chief at Uppercut, a video game site focused on insightful features, articles, and reviews from people that come from marginalized groups. As always, we end the show with another fun round of listener questions as we wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Jill Grodt (@Finruin), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Ty Galiz-Rowe (@owoathkeeper)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app.

This episode is sponsored by GeForce NOW, NVIDIA's cloud gaming service that transforms nearly any laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone into a powerful PC gaming rig. With the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership, you can upgrade nearly any device to a GeForce RTX 3080 powered gaming machine, unlocking up to 1440p, 120FPS, and 4K HDR. Pre-order a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership for the best cloud gaming experience at GeForceNOW.com.

Every Thursday, GeForce NOW adds support for more games! Check out the GFN Thursday blog to learn more. 

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:01:05 – Introduction

00:01:05 – Special Guest Ty Galiz-Rowe (Uppercut, Upcomer)

00:12:00 – Most Underrated Games of 2021 

02:01:15 – Housekeeping

02:07:46 – Listener Emails

Nov 25 2021

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Halo Infinite Multiplayer Surprise Release And Dying Light 2 Hands-On Impressions | GI Show

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Another week, another packed episode of The Game Informer Show! This time around, we're giving you our hands-on impressions of Halo Infinite's surprise multiplayer release, Dying Light 2 Stay Human, and John Carson is here to give his review of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! That's not at all, as we're also recapping Xbox's huge 20th Anniversary stream and getting playful in this edition of listener questions!

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), John Carson (@John_Carson), and Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app.

This episode is sponsored by GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service that transforms nearly any laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone into a powerful PC gaming rig. With the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership you can upgrade nearly any device to a GeForce RTX 3080 powered gaming machine, unlocking up to 1440p, 120FPS, and 4K HDR. Pre-order a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership for the best cloud gaming experience at GeForceNOW.com.

Every Thursday, GeForce NOW adds support for more games! Check out the GFN Thursday blog to learn more. 

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:01:05 – Introduction
00:03:09 – Xbox 20th Anniversary Stream Recap
00:16:53 – Halo Infinite Multiplayer
00:41:47 – Dying Light 2 Stay Human Preview Impressions
00:53:48 – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Review
01:13:53 – Housekeeping
01:18:21 – Listener Questions

Nov 18 2021

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Halo Infinite Cover Reveal And Elden Ring Hands-On Impressions | GI Show

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In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew unveils the latest game to grace the cover of our magazine, Halo Infinite and details our time spent seeing Xbox's flagship title in action. During The Playlist, Dan Tack raves about his nearly 15 hours playing Elden Ring ahead of this weekend's network test, Marcus shares his Bright Memory: Infinite review impressions and Van Aken shares his initial impressions of Battlefield 2042 fresh out of a three-day review event. Fair warning, we talk about the opening moments of the Halo Infinite campaign, so spoiler warning ahead of the section.

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Dan Tack (@dantack), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app.

This episode is sponsored by GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service that transforms nearly any laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone into a powerful PC gaming rig. With the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership you can upgrade nearly any device to a GeForce RTX 3080 powered gaming machine, unlocking up to 1440p, 120FPS, and 4K HDR. Pre-order a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership for the best cloud gaming experience at GeForceNOW.com.

Every Thursday, GeForce NOW adds support for more games! Check out the GFN Thursday blog to learn more. 

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:03:45 - New Mass Effect Teaser Image
00:15:02 - Halo Infinite Cover Story
01:01:11 - Elden Ring Hands-On
01:28:50 - Battlefield 2042 Review Impressions
02:02:25 - Bright Memory Infinite
02:17:28 - Housekeeping
02:22:26 - Listener Emails

Nov 11 2021

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Call Of Duty: Vanguard and Forza Horizon 5 Review Impressions | GI Show

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In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses the three pillars of Call Of Duty: Vanguard: multiplayer, zombies, and, unfortunately, a lackluster campaign. In a positive turn, we share our Forza Horizon 5 review impressions and talk about how the series continues to shine. Wesley and Jill join the Alexes to discuss the news of Uncharted's former Creative Director, Amy Hennig, working on a narrative-driven game in the Marvel universe. 

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Jill Grodt (@Finruin), Dan Tack (@dantack), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

This episode is sponsored by GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service that transforms nearly any laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone into a powerful PC gaming rig. With the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership you can upgrade nearly any device to a GeForce RTX 3080 powered gaming machine, unlocking up to 1440p, 120FPS, and 4K HDR. Pre-order a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership for the best cloud gaming experience at GeForceNOW.com.

Every Thursday, GeForce NOW adds support for more games! Check out the GFN Thursday blog to learn more. 

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:03:36 - Amy Hennig's New Marvel Game
00:24:37 - Call of Duty: Vanguard
00:46:28 - Forza Horizon 5
01:02:57 - Special Announcement
01:07:07 - Shin Megami Tensei V Review Impressions
01:32:57 - Riders Republic
01:49:35 - Housekeeping
01:53:45 - Listener Emails

Nov 05 2021

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Darkest Dungeon 2, Shin Megami Tensei V, and Guardians of the Galaxy | GI Show

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We're back with another exciting episode of The Game Informer Show! In a game-heavy episode, we're talking about our impressions of Darkest Dungeon 2, Shin Megami Tensei V, and our review of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy! On top of that, we also quickly discuss the highlights from Sony's latest State of Play, and end the show with a buck-wild entry of community questions.

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), and Dan Tack (@dantack)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

This episode is sponsored by GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service that transforms nearly any laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone into a powerful PC gaming rig. With the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership you can upgrade nearly any device to a GeForce RTX 3080 powered gaming machine, unlocking up to 1440p, 120FPS and 4K HDR. Pre-order a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership for the best cloud gaming experience at GeForceNOW.com.

Every Thursday, GeForce NOW adds support for more games! Check out the GFN Thursday blog to learn more. 

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction

00:02:38 – Sony State of Play Highlights

00:26:28 – Darkest Dungeon 2 Impressions

00:41:24 – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Review

00:53:49 – Shin Megami Tensei V

01:12:30 – Ad Break

01:14:00 – Housekeeping

01:18:14 – Listener Emails

Oct 28 2021

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Animal Crossing New Horizons DLC And What We Want From Gotham Knights | GI Show

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, our latest hire, Wesley LeBlanc, joins the crew to discuss the announcement of Animal Crossing: New Horizon's upcoming Happy Home Paradise paid DLC, House of Ashes review impressions, as well as game announcements from the recent DC Fandome event. Specifically, we talk about what we want from Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League.

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction
00:02:41 – Wesley LeBlanc Intro
00:10:33 – Animal Crossing DLC News
00:23:36 – Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
00:40:55 – Gotham Knights
00:50:37 – Sora In Smash Bros. Ultimate
01:01:54 – Poké
mon Unite
01:03:17 – Dead By Daylight
01:04:14 – Tetris Effect: Connected 
01:07:30 – House of Ashes Review Impressions
01:23:33 – Housekeeping
01:29:22 – Listener Questions

Oct 21 2021

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Back 4 Blood Review And Pokemon Legends: Arceus Isn't Open World? | GI Show

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We're back with another exciting episode of The Game Informer Show! Join us on another busy week in the industry where we break down our review thoughts on Back 4 Blood, discuss the news that Pokémon Legends: Arceus isn't exactly open world, and preview Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! We also chat about our time in the Halo Infinite test flight and Battlefield 2042 Open Beta with special guest Kahlief Adams from Spawn On Me and Riot Games! As always, we round out the show with another fun round of community emails in one of the sillier episodes we've had in a while.

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), John Carson (@John_Carson), and Kahlief Adams (@KahliefAdams)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction

00:01:55 – Reintroducing Special Guest Kahlief Adams

00:14:05 – Pokémon Legends: Arceus Is Not Open World

00:31:35 – Back 4 Blood Review Discussion

00:57:18 – The Playlist

00:57:52 – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond And Shining Pearl

01:07:35 – Battlefield 2042

01:16:46 – Halo Infinite

01:33:45 – Listener Emails

Oct 14 2021

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Saints Row Cover, Metroid Dread, and Far Cry 6 Reviews | GI Show

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Welcome back to a massive episode of The Game Informer Show! This week, we have so much to discuss, including Sora coming to Smash Bros. Ultimate, our latest cover story featuring Saints Row, and our reviews of Metroid Dread and Far Cry 6. On top of that, we're discussing our review of the Nintendo Switch OLED and have some fun with community emails, all while joined by special guest Kate Sánchez from the pop culture website But Why Tho to break it all down.

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), John Carson (@John_Carson), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves), and Kate Sánchez (@OhMyMithrandir)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction
00:02:16 – Kate Sá
nchez Intro
00:09:46 – Sora In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
00:24:33 – Saints Row Cover Impressions
00:39:14 – Metroid Dread Review
01:01:57 – Far Cry 6 Review
01:32:31 – Nintendo Switch OLED Review
01:47:38 – Housekeeping
01:51:22 – New Podcast Announcement
01:53:36 – Community Emails

Oct 07 2021

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New World Launch Impressions And Netflix Getting Into Games | GI Show

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We're back with another scorching episode of The Game Informer Show! This week, we're breaking down our launch impressions of Amazon's exciting new MMORPG New World and discussing what we think of Netflix purchasing Night School Studio, the developers behind Oxenfree and Afterparty. That's not all though, as our amazing crew of Dan Tack, Kimberley Wallace, and Jill Grodt are here to chat about Sable, NBA 2K22, and get a little wild during another fun round of community emails!

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Dan Tack (@DanTack), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), Jill Grodt (@Finruin)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction
00:04:12 – Netflix Purchases Night School Studio
00:17:10 – New World Launch Impressions
00:35:08 – Sable
00:48:29 – NBA 2K22
01:04:55 – TOEM
01:10:11 – Housekeeping
01:14:58 – Listener Emails

Sep 30 2021

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Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Review & Guardians Of The Galaxy Impressions | GI Show

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We're back with another exciting episode of The Game Informer Show! This week, we're discussing our hands-on time with Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and the official review for Kena: Bridge of Spirits! Today's episode is also a special one as we bring on the one and only Liana Ruppert for her last episode before she sails off to work at a little studio called Bungie. Thought we were done? We also bring on the illustrious Ben Hanson to talk MinnMax, Age of Empires IV, and so much more!

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), and Ben Hanson (@yozetty).

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction
00:02:00 – Liana Is Going to Bungie
00:07:55 – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
00:36:21 – Kena: Bridge of Spirits
00:52:22 – Life is Strange: True Colors
01:01:20 – Age of Empires IV
00:08:58 – Deathloop
01:18:13 – Housekeeping
01:23:09 – Heat Map
01:48:40 – Community Emails

Sep 23 2021

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Why Deathloop Is A Game Of The Year Contender – GI Show (Feat. James Willems)

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Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! This week, we're breaking down Blake Hester's Deathloop review impressions and why Arkane Studios has a Game of the Year contender on its hands. We also discuss Dying Light 2 delay news and Eastward, a charming pixel art game. On top of that, we're joined by the one and only James Willems, Co-Founder of Funhaus, to talk about his journey through the video game industry and hear more about his recent voice acting role in Psychonauts 2 and what it was like working with Double Fine. 

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Dan Tack (@DanTack), and special guest James Willems (@JamesWillems).

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction
00:03:19 – James Willems Intro
00:19:56 – Dying Light 2 Delay
00:29:23 – Deathloop
00:52:40 – Eastward
01:00:58 – Psychonauts 2
01:03:17 – Gloomhaven Video Game
01:10:03 – The Artful Escape
01:13:57 – Housekeeping
01:18:43 – Community Emails

Sep 16 2021

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Tales Of Arise Review, Life Is Strange, Alan Wake Remastered | GI Show

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We're back with another hugely exciting episode of The Game Informer Show! This week, we're breaking down our review impressions of Tales of Arise, Life is Strange: True Colors, and WarioWare: Get It Together. On top of that, we're joined by the illustrious Riana Manuel from G4TV and What's Good Games to regale of us with her journey through the industry, talk about why Psychonauts 2 is her current game of the year, and tell us if she's hyped for the fastly-approaching Alan Wake Remastered!

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), Jay Guisao (@Jason_Guisao), and Riana Manuel (@RianaTweetsNow).

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction

00:08:44 – Alan Wake Remastered News

00:17:33 – Tales of Arise Review Discussion

00:39:43 – Life is Strange: True Colors

01:05:33 – WarioWare: Get It Together!

01:12:18 – Psychonauts 2

01:18:06 –  Housekeeping 

01:24:17 – Community Emails

Sep 10 2021

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Marvel's Midnight Suns Hands-On, Far Cry 6, And Returning To Destiny 2 | GI Show

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In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the podcast crew discusses their Marvel's Midnight Suns hands-on reactions, Far Cry 6 preview impressions, news surrounding the upcoming Dead Space remake, and returning to Destiny 2: Season of the Lost after last week's announcements about The Witch Queen expansion. Later in the show, we react to the community's hot takes about games like Metal Gear Solid 5 and Uncharted 4.

This month's cover story revealed that Marvel's Midnight Suns is the upcoming card-based strategy RPG from Firaxis, the studio behind the beloved XCOM series. The game's necromantic themes and dark narrative separate it from Marvel Games' other offerings, and after playing it ourselves, the game feels very promising.  

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Matt Miller (@MatthewRMiller), Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), John Carson (@John_Carson)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction
00:03:38 – Dead Space Remake
00:25:49 – Marvel's Midnight Suns
00:50:57 – Far Cry 6
01:03:48 – Destiny 2
01:23:15 – Housekeeping
01:27:48 – New Community Segment: Heat Map
01:52:24 – Community Emails

Sep 02 2021

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Gamescom 2021, Psychonauts 2 Review, And Riders Republic | GI Show

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Welcome back to another exciting edition of The Game Informer Show, where we're breaking down a huge slate of announcements from Gamescom Opening Night Live, including looks at Saints Row, Halo Infinite, and so much more! We even got a February release date for Horizon Forbidden West. We're also discussing our Psychonauts 2 review and our hands-on time with Riders Republic! 

If that wasn't enough, The Council of Alexes is joined by GI's own EIC Andrew Reiner and special guest Jesse Vitelli, editor at Prima Games, for all the fun. 

On top of another excellent section of Community Emails, we also maybe join a cult? You'll just have to tune in to find out.

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner), and Jesse Vitelli (@jessevitelli).

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction

00:03:37 - Opening Night Live Recap

00:6:40 - Saints Row Reboot

00:11:05 - Marvel Midnight Suns

00:12:59 - Cover Reveal: Midnight Suns

00:14:50 - Call of Duty: Vanguard

00:19:00 - Halo Infinite

00:26:39 - Cult of the Lamb

00:29:59 - Horizon Forbidden West

00:35:36 - Psychonauts 2 review

00:46:29. - riders republic

00:55:36 - housekeeping

01:00:44 - Community Emails

Aug 26 2021

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Pokémon Legends: Arceus, 12 Minutes, And Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut | GI Show

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In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses Pokémon Legends: Arceus news, Twelve Minutes review impressions, the new island in Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut, and Sega's new 4X civilization builder game, Humankind. We also share our hands-on impressions of Madden NFL 22 and how easy it is to sink hundreds of hours into the series' Franchise Mode; and later, we compare Dead Space 2's onslaught of scares to the first game's quieter, more cerebral approach to horror.

Additionally, Ben Reeves passes the torch onto a new set of podcast hosts, Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken, as The Game Informer Show enters a new era. With new hosts comes a few changes, including updates to the show's format which now features a news section, weekly roundtable chats about industry topics, and an improved audio listening experience. If you're a fan of our past segments, The Playlist and Listener Questions, then don't worry because those are still part of the show. 

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves), Blake Hester (@MetallicaIsRad), and Jay Guisao (@Jason_Guisao).

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

This episode is sponsored by Nvidia GeForce Now. Register for a Priority Membership at GeForceNow.com for the best cloud gaming experience!

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Introduction
00:00:34 – Big Game Informer Show Announcement
00:11:39 – Pokémon Presents Recap
00:26:13 – 12 Minutes
00:41:34 – Housekeeping
00:47:57 – Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut
00:56:41 – Humankind
01:03:53 – Madden 22
01:09:13 – Dead Space 2
01:20:13 – Community Emails

Aug 19 2021

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Welcome To The New Game Informer Show!

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Welcome to The Game Informer Show, a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. If you're new to this show, we're glad you're here! If you've been listening to it for years, then you might notice a few changes coming to the podcast feed.

In short, The Game Informer Show has new hosts, an updated format, and now offers a better audio experience. If you don't care about any of the specifics and want to listen to this week's show, then you can pass go, collect your fictional $200, and listen to Episode 565 right here. If you'd like to know more, then listen to this mini-episode to hear about the show's upcoming changes.

With his new responsibilities as Online Content Director, former host Ben Reeves is passing the torch onto a different pair of hosts, Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken, who are taking the show in a new direction. The format is changing and now features a news section, weekly roundtable chats about industry topics, and more. If you're a fan of our past segments, The Playlist and Listener Questions, then don't worry because those are still a fundamental part of the show!

We'd really love to hear your feedback after listening to this week's podcast. If you have suggestions about how we can improve the show moving forward, please email us: Podcast@GameInformer.com.

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Aug 19 2021

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Axiom Verge 2, Back 4 Blood, and James McAvoy Interview | GI Show

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In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of games we've been digging recently, including Axiom Verge 2, Back 4 Blood, Eldest Souls, Dodgeball Academia, Golf Club Wasteland

We also have an interview with actor James McAvoy who is in the upcoming indie game 12 Minutes about a man caught in a timeloop, trying to prevent the death of his wife. McAvoy talks about the recording process as well has his history playing video games – in fact, he shares one story about how he had to melt a disc copy of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, because he was staying up late playing the game instead of preparing for work. For more on 12 Minutes, be sure to read our interview with Willem Dafoe

It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join John Carson (@John_Carson), Matthew Miller (@MatthewRMiller), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), 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

00:02:45 - Eldest Souls

00:08:41 - Dodgeball Academia

00:15:47 - Hades Next-Gen

00:18:37 - Axiom Verge 2

00:32:00 - Back 4 Blood Beta

00:41:50 - Death’s Door

00:44:08 - SplitGate

00:51:08 - Community Email

01:35:47 - James McAvoy Interview | 12 Minutes

Aug 12 2021

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Halo Infinite, Nier Reincarnation, And Microsoft Flight Simulator Impressions – GI Show

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In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of games we've been digging recently, including Halo Infinite, The Ascent, Last Stop, Nier Reincarnation, and Microsoft Flight Simulator.

At the end of the show we talk to Thunder Lotus’ Nic Guérin who was the creative director on last year's charming indie management sim Spiritfarer. Guérin talks about his time at Ubisoft working on the Assassin's Creed franchise, and then we talk about Thunder Lotus’ obsession with death and how hard it is to make a game without combat. Coincidentally, Thunder Lotus and iam8bit just released physical editions of Spiritfarer for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch consoles, which you can learn more about here.

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) Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), 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
00:01:43 - Halo Infinite Technical Preview
00:13:14 - The Ascent
00:19:52 - Boyfriend Dungeon
00:24:56 - Last Stop
00:31:01 - Microsoft Flight Simulator On Xbox
00:33:26 - Nier Reincarnation
00:38:45 - Community Emails
01:08:21 - Thunder Lotus Interview

Aug 05 2021

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Pokémon Unite Review, Early Looks At Tales of Arise And Darkest Dungeon II – GI Show

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In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of games we've been digging recently, including Pokémon Unite, Wildermyth, Genshin Impact 2.0, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, Neo: The World Ends with You, and Tribes of Midgard. We also talk about our newest Game Informer cover story: Tales of Arise. Then Dan describes his time talking to Red Hook Studios about Darkest Dungeon II.

Pokémon Unite has been one of the bigger surprises and might be a good breakout MOBA for a lot of people. Alex says he "can't put this damn game down. It's a genuinely fun MOBA with a pocket monster twist, and it's probably better than you think." Wildermyth is an indie strategy game that shouldn't be overlooked. We were a little late to the review party, but in his review, Dan said, "If you’ve always wanted a fantasy Dungeons & Dragons stylized XCOM game, Wildermyth might be exactly what you’re looking for." Meanwhile, Neo: The World Ends With You is the long-awaited sequel to the beloved JRPG The World End With You. Kim said, "It captures the magic of what made the first game so special, but it also retains some of its bigger issues and frustrations with difficulty balancing and the repetition of tedious tasks."

It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Dan Tack (@dantack), Jill Grodt (@Finruin), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), 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

00:02:34 - Neo: The World Ends With You

00:14:56 - Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

00:22:49 -  Wildermyth

00:27:50: Genshin Impact 2.0

00:31:51: Pokémon Unite 

00:41:45: Tribes of Midgard

00:50:18: Tales of Arise Cover Reveal Discussion

01:02:43: Darkest Dungeon II

01:09:36: Community Emails

Jul 29 2021

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u r awsome

By The Drewsters - May 01 2020
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do u like the current fortnite season and also what is your favorite battle royale game??????

Rapid fire games

By sw3dge - Feb 05 2020
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Rapid fire coverage of games. Great show notes.