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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!

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They Miss Ben

By Tardis1972 - Dec 27 2019
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It is painfully obvious they miss Ben Hanson. Speaking bluntly, Andy McNamara is a terrible host/moderator. My biggest complaint is how Andy sounds like Porky Pig. He stutters, and stutters, and stops, and starts, and stops, and starts then stutters. You get my point. He is constantly interrupting his own journalists so he can give his two cents. Which in itself is annoying, but when he gives it the old Porky Pig treatment, it takes F...O...R...E...V...E...R... Try listening sometime and see if you can get thru the first 20 minutes. I find it hard to believe one of the many other guys/gals couldn’t step in and do a better job. I used to listen to this from beginning to end every week. But now thanks to Andy, I’ve unsubscribed and will find another podcast. Gameface seems to be one aimed at us older gamers.

Best podcast for games

By Dbatarse - Dec 22 2019
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After listening to just about every gaming podcast on iTunes, I always come back you guys/gals. Closest thing to reading gamepro in my first period home-room back in 96!

iTunes Ratings

1110 Ratings
Average Ratings
929
96
26
32
27

They Miss Ben

By Tardis1972 - Dec 27 2019
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It is painfully obvious they miss Ben Hanson. Speaking bluntly, Andy McNamara is a terrible host/moderator. My biggest complaint is how Andy sounds like Porky Pig. He stutters, and stutters, and stops, and starts, and stops, and starts then stutters. You get my point. He is constantly interrupting his own journalists so he can give his two cents. Which in itself is annoying, but when he gives it the old Porky Pig treatment, it takes F...O...R...E...V...E...R... Try listening sometime and see if you can get thru the first 20 minutes. I find it hard to believe one of the many other guys/gals couldn’t step in and do a better job. I used to listen to this from beginning to end every week. But now thanks to Andy, I’ve unsubscribed and will find another podcast. Gameface seems to be one aimed at us older gamers.

Best podcast for games

By Dbatarse - Dec 22 2019
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After listening to just about every gaming podcast on iTunes, I always come back you guys/gals. Closest thing to reading gamepro in my first period home-room back in 96!
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The Game Informer Show

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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!

Rank #1: GI Show – The Outer Worlds, Star Wars, Hanson's Goodbye

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

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

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

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

Oct 24 2019

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Rank #2: GI Show - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Pokémon Sword & Shield, Game of the Year Chats

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 15 2019

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Rank #3: GI Show - Death Stranding, Diablo 4, Overwatch 2, Chorus: An Adventure Musical Interview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 07 2019

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Rank #4: GI Show – PlayStation 5, Jedi: Fallen Order, Interns' Dream Games

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 18 2019

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Rank #5: GI Show - Cadence Of Hyrule, Best Of E3, Back Of The Box Trivia

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

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

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

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

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

Jun 20 2019

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Rank #6: GI Show - Death Stranding, Modern Warfare, Justin Roiland Interview

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

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

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

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

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

May 30 2019

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Rank #7: GI Show - Cyberpunk 2077 Impressions, Link's Awakening, Developer Roundtable

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

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

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

Jun 12 2019

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Rank #8: GI Show - Death Stranding, Astral Chain, Richard Garfield/Ken Jennings Interview

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 22 2019

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Rank #9: GI Show – Rage 2, Final Fantasy VII, David Brevik Interview

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

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

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

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

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

May 16 2019

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Rank #10: GI Show – Days Gone, Mortal Kombat 11, Steam Review Trivia

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 25 2019

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Rank #11: GI Show - Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, Madden 20, Dan Carlin Interview

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 01 2019

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Rank #12: GI Show – Borderlands 3, Sonic Reaction, Final Fantasy XV Interview

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

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

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

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

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

May 02 2019

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Rank #13: GI Show – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Luigi's Mansion 3, And Minnesota Røkkr Interview

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #14: GI Show – Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Raven Interview

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

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

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

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

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

May 09 2019

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Rank #15: GI Show - Borderlands 3, No Man's Sky Beyond, Call Of Duty 4 Game Club

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

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

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

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

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

Aug 15 2019

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Rank #16: GI Show - Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, PUBG Art Interview

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 25 2019

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Rank #17: GI Show – Stadia, X019, Shenmue III, & GOTY Conversations Pt. 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 21 2019

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Rank #18: GI Show - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3, Fire Emblem, Jenova Chen Interview

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 18 2019

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Rank #19: GI Show - Nintendo Switch Lite, Stranger Things 3, 2019 Release Calendar

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

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

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

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

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

Jul 11 2019

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GI Show — Doom Eternal and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Community Emails: 55:44

Jan 23 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Delayed Games: 1:35

Xbox Exclusives: 4:37

PlayStation Back Button: 21:59

TemTem: 26:26

Pokémon Expansions: 33:12

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

Sony's E3 Plans: 1:32:43

Jan 16 2020

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GI Show – Magic: Legends Gameplay Impressions

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

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

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

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

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

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

Magic: Legends 4:26

Community Emails: 34:30

Jan 09 2020

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GI Show – The Most Anticipated Games Of 2020

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

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

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

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

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

1:49 January

11:37 February

20:41 March

29:02 April

35:04 May

47:37 Games Without Release Dates

Jan 02 2020

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GI Show - The Great Games Of The Decade Debate

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

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

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

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

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

2:32 2010 Game of the Year

10:37 2011 Game of the Year

17:47 2012 Game of the Year

27:05 2013 Game of the Year

38:17 2014 Game of the Year

49:30 2015 Game of the Year

1:06:14 2016 Game of the Year

1:20:53 2017 Game of the Year

1:33:31 2018 Game of the Year

1:50:46 2019 Game of the Year

Dec 26 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:02 State of Apple Arcade

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

56:39 Community Emails

2:29:26 GOTY PT 6

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

Games Covered:

Game of the Year Chat Game List

Week One

Resident Evil 2 Remake

Slay the Spire

Days Gone

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

Dr. Mario World

Sunless Skies

Dragon Quest Builders 2

Control

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

Untitled Goose Game

Tetris 99

Week Two

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Super Mario Maker 2

Disco Elysium

Card of Darkness

Kingdom Hearts III

Far Cry New Dawn

The Outer Worlds

Streets of Rogue

Week Three

Farm Together

Assassin's Creed: Fate of Atlantis

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Nowhere Prophet

Observation

Pokemon Sword and Shield

Ape Out

Destiny 2 : Shadowkeep

Week Four

Astral Chain

Apex Legends

Division 2

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

Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Week Five

Death Stranding

Crackdown 3

Luigi’s Mansion 3

Rage 2

Judgment (Yakuza)

Gears of War 5

Transport Tycoon

Dec 19 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

02:24 Life is Strange 2

25:41 The Game Awards Predictions and Bets

1:29:51 Community Emails

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

Dec 12 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37:18 Community Emails

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

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

Dec 05 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 28 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 21 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 15 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nov 07 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 31 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 24 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 17 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 10 2019

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GI Show - Pokémon Exclusive, Shenmue 3, Apple Developer Roundtable

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oct 03 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 26 2019

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GI Show - Death Stranding, Project Resistance, Infinity Ward Interview

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 19 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sep 12 2019

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They Miss Ben

By Tardis1972 - Dec 27 2019
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It is painfully obvious they miss Ben Hanson. Speaking bluntly, Andy McNamara is a terrible host/moderator. My biggest complaint is how Andy sounds like Porky Pig. He stutters, and stutters, and stops, and starts, and stops, and starts then stutters. You get my point. He is constantly interrupting his own journalists so he can give his two cents. Which in itself is annoying, but when he gives it the old Porky Pig treatment, it takes F...O...R...E...V...E...R... Try listening sometime and see if you can get thru the first 20 minutes. I find it hard to believe one of the many other guys/gals couldn’t step in and do a better job. I used to listen to this from beginning to end every week. But now thanks to Andy, I’ve unsubscribed and will find another podcast. Gameface seems to be one aimed at us older gamers.

Best podcast for games

By Dbatarse - Dec 22 2019
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After listening to just about every gaming podcast on iTunes, I always come back you guys/gals. Closest thing to reading gamepro in my first period home-room back in 96!