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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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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

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Rapid fire coverage of games. Great show notes.

iTunes Ratings

1157 Ratings
Average Ratings
965
102
27
35
28

u r awsome

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

Rapid fire games

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

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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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 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 #4: GI Show — Why We're Excited For Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we have a massive crew in the house. Host Andy McNamara and producer Alex Stadnik are joined by Joe Juba and Matt Miller to talk Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Streets of Rage 4, and Gears Tactics in our first segment. Next up, Jeff Cork and Andy Reiner talk about their experience with Predator: Hunting Grounds, and finally Kim Wallace and Dan "The Jacket" Tack hop on the show to talk Trails of Mana and answer the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails. Ducks.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: 3:35
Streets of Rage 4: 37:59
Gears Tactics: 46:24
The Last of Us Part II & Ghost of Tsushima’s New Release Dates: 1:01:29
Predator: Hunting Grounds: 1:03:13
Trials of Mana: 1:28:39
Community Emails: 1:48:40

Apr 30 2020

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Rank #5: 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 #6: 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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Rank #7: GI Show — E3 Is Canceled, Now What?

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Andy McNamara is joined by Andrew Reiner, Dan "The Jacket" Tack, and I to discuss the bad news of E3's cancellation and what it means for the future of the show. 

But it's not all gloom and doom as we also get to chat about how great Nioh 2, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Ori and the Will of the Wisps are! As always, we then finish the show with an amazing community email section, including two brand-new games brought to us by some awesome fans.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow @therealandymc or me at @Studnik76 to let us know what you think. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

E3's Cancelation And The Future Of The Show 3:38
Horizon: Zero Dawn Launching for PC: 16:51
2K's New NFL Partnership: 24:30
Call Of Duty: Warzone: 29:27
Nioh 2: 43:56
Ori And The Will Of The Wisps: 52:01
Community Emails: 1:04:14

Mar 12 2020

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Rank #8: 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 #9: 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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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 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 #12: GI Show — What We Want From The Next Generation

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, I am joined by Joe Juba, Matt Miller, and Alex Stadnik to discuss what we want from next-generation hardware. After we handle some hot topics, we jump into the always entertaining and enlightening community emails, including a new game experiment that we hope you all enjoy.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

What We Want From Next-Gen: 2:18
Coronavirus Hurting The Game Industry: 43:09
What We're Playing: 46:43
THQ Nordic Buying Saber
 Interactive: 59:18
Community Question 1: Ever Got Hacked?: 1:09:42
Community Question 2: AAA Games We Like But Others Don't: 1:20:45
Community Question 3: GI Town Army: 1:34:16
New Mystery Game: 1:50:27

Feb 20 2020

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Rank #13: Why We're Excited About Valorant & Final Fantasy 7 Remake — GI Show

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Joe Juba, Alex Stadnik, and Dan Tack join me to discuss Final Fantasy VII Remake, Valorant, and the reveal of the PlayStation 5 controller. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Final Fantasy VII Remake: 4:16
Valorant: 31:18
PlayStation 5 Controller Reactions: 57:33
E3 2021: 1:09:06
Game Delays: 1:12:10
Meme of the Week: 1:19:04
Community Emails: 1:28:35

Apr 09 2020

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Rank #14: GI Show – Breaking Down The Xbox Series X News

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, I am joined by Dan "The Jacket" Tack, Ben Reeves, and Leo Vader to discuss Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Baldur's Gate III, and the latest next gen news on Xbox and PlayStation. After we handle some hot topics, we jump into the always entertaining and enlightening community emails.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Resident Evil 3: 1:07
The Sonic Movie: 19:46
Baldur's Gate III: 22:19

Xbox Series X News & Next Gen Talk: 46:22
Community Emails: 1:16:58

Feb 27 2020

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Rank #15: GI Show — PlayStation 5 Reveal Reactions

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, I am joined by Jeff Cork, Alex Stadnik, and Leo Vader to analyze the PlayStation 5 tech news, and talk a lot of games, including Call of Duty: Warzone, Doom Eternal, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Roundguard. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Call of Duty: Warzone: 5:25
PlayStation 5 Tech Event: 14:32
Doom Eternal: 29:48
Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 40:36
Roundguard: 46:17
Ori and the Will of the Wisps: 50:17
Community Emails: 54:04

Mar 19 2020

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Rank #16: 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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Rank #17: GI Show - PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X: What It All Means

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, I am joined by Ben Reeves, Alex Stadnik, and Leo Vader to chat about recent VR games Half-LIfe: Alyx and The Room VR: A Dark Matter. The big talker for the show, however, is discussing the battle between PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and what we think all the hardware stats really mean. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Left 4 Dead's Future: 6:03
Half-Life: Alyx Review Discussion: 7:14
The Room VR: A Dark Matter: 24:58
PS5 Vs. Series X: 37:47
Community Emails: 59:03

Mar 26 2020

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Rank #18: Grounded: Gameplay Impressions And Exclusive Details - GI Show

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Leo Vader, Jeff Cork, and Ben Reeves join me to discuss Grounded, X-Com: Chimera Squad, and Xbox Series X rumors. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails. Ducks.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Grounded: 4:30
XCOM: Chimera Squad: 25:00
Xbox Conference Rumors and Predictions: 39:17
Community Emails: 50:06

Apr 23 2020

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Rank #19: GI Show — Is Fallout 76: Wastelanders Any Good and Resident Evil 4 Remake Rumors

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Andy Reiner, Alex Stadnik, and Dan "The Jacket" Tack join me to discuss Fallout 76: Wastelanders, the Resident Evil 4 Remake rumors, and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Alpha. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Fallout 76: 4:53
Resident Evil 4 Remake Rumors: 18:14
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Alpha: 29:48
Community Emails: 42:35

Apr 16 2020

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GI Show - Avengers, Superhot: Mind Control Delete, And Grounded

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we share our early impressions on the recent Avengers war table, Grounded's early access, and Superhot expansion Mind Control Delete. Then we try a new segment call Game Informer's Meaningless Character Rankings. As the name implies, it's meaningless, but it's going to catch on. Finally, we close out the show with a round of community emails. So please join Jeff Cork, Brian Shea, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode! 

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

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

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

00:00:00: Intro
00:01:33: SUPERHOT: MIND CONTROL DELETE
00:08:29: Marvel's Avengers War Table
00:19:43: Grounded Early Access
00:24:22: Ghost of Tsushima
00:28:51: Huntdown
00:30:17: Creaks
00:32:48: Psychonauts
00:36:02: Halo Series
00:37:50: New Segment: Video Game Character Rankings
01:19:06: Community Emails

Jul 30 2020

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We Break Down The Highlights From Microsoft's Xbox Showcase

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Microsoft recently showed off Halo: Infinite and a new Fable during its recent Xbox Showcase, and we're here to talk about all the highs and lows of the show. Join Jeff Cork, Joe Juba, Alex Stadnik, and myself for a slightly loopy conversation. What did we think about Obsidian's new RPG, Avowed? How do we feel about getting another State of Decay? Are we excited to see Jack Black in Psychonauts 2? You'll have to listen to the show and find out. 

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

Jul 23 2020

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GI Show - Star Wars: Squadrons And An Interview With Ghost of Tsushima's Nate Fox

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we share our early impressions of Star Wars: Squadrons and then do a quick roundup of some of the most notable ID@Xbox game demos that are available to play for free this week. Then we're joined by Sucker Punch's Nate Fox who talks about the development of Ghost of Tsushima and what makes samurai so cool. If none of those catch your interest, be sure to stick around for community emails. So please join Matt Miller, Andy Reiner, Alex Stadnik, and myself for another wild and ever-entertaining episode! 

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

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

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

Intro: 00:00:00
Star Wars: Squadrons: 00:02:08
Xbox Summer Game Fest Demo Event: 00:13:26
Haven: 00:15:28
Raji: An Ancient Epic: 00:18:50
Cris Tales: 00:21:32
Other Indie Highlights: 00:23:34
Carrion: 00:25:20
Neon Abyss: 00:29:19
Nate Fox Interview: 00:31:34
Community Emails: 01:08:15

Jul 23 2020

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GI Show - Ghost of Tsushima, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Watch Dogs: Legion

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we dive into our love for Sucker Punch's love letter to Samurai films, Ghost of Tsushima. Ubisoft also showed off a bunch of games earlier this week, and we share our impressions on Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs: Legion, and Far Cry 6. Then we make some wild predictions about what you can expect from Microsoft's Xbox Showcase event next week. Tune in next week to see how right wrong we were. Naturally, we end the show with a wonderful round of community email questions. So please join me, Andy Reiner, Jeff Cork, and Alex Stadnik for another wild and ever-entertaining episode! 

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

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

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

Ghost of Tsushima: 00:02:24
Watch Dogs: Legion: 00:13:21
Rocket League: 00:18:07
Sea of Thieves: 00:19:14
Paper Mario: The Origami King: 00:21:53
Assassin's Creed Valhalla: 00:24:32
Far Cry 6: 00:30:28
GI Predicts: Xbox Games Showcase: 00:32:53
Community Emails: 00:52:47
GI Recommends: 01:25:37

Jul 16 2020

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Naughty Dog On The Last Of Us Part II’s Controversy, Characters, And Ending

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In this Game Informer podcast extra, we have an interview with The Last of Us Part II’s creative director Neil Druckmann and narrative lead Halley Gross. The Last of Us Part II is one of the biggest releases of the year, and has generated a bit of controversy, so we talk to Neil and Halley  about their process, how they put the game together, and some of the things that changed along the way. Needless to say, we don’t shy away from talking about the game in detail, so consider this a spoiler warning.

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

Jul 14 2020

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GI Show - Impressions For Paper Mario: The Origami King, Iron Man VR, And Hyper Scape

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we start to shake things up, but never forget that we still love you. We're experiencing a bit of a lull between the releases of The Last of Us: Part II and Ghost of Tsushima, but that hasn't stopped many of us from planning a bunch of interesting games. Need proof? How about Paper Mario: The Origami King, Hyper Scape, and Mortal Shell. If none of those catch your interest, be sure to stick around for community emails. So please join me, Dan Tack, Jeff Cork, Brian Shea, and Alex Stadnik for another wild and ever-entertaining episode! 

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

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

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

New Segment: GI Playlist: 3:22
What Brian's Playing: 3:57
The Last of Us Part II: 4:05
Iron Man VR: 6:56
What Dan's Playing: 12:09
Hyper Scape: 13:05
Mortal Shell: 20:14
What Ben's Playing: 24:06
Paper Mario: The Origami King: 24:18
What Jeff's Playing: 32:40
Call of Duty Warzone: 32:45
What Alex's Playing: 36:11
Pokémon Sword & Shield: Isle of Armor DLC: 36:23
What the Golf: 37:11
What Dan's Playing Part 2: 41:02
Diablo 1: 41:18
Artifact 2.0 Beta: 48:10
Community Emails: 51:13
New Segment: GI Recommends: 1:36:01

Jul 09 2020

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GI Show — The End Of An Era

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In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, several members of the Game Informer family say, "Goodbye." Sadly, this is my last week as Game Informer's editor in chief. Coincidentally, senior editor Matthew Kato and video producer Leo Vader are also moving on to the next stage of their careers as well, and will no longer call GI home. While this is sad for many of us, we take the chance to celebrate their contributions and wish them well. 

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc, or Matthew @MattKato, and Leo @leovader to let them know how much you love them. 

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.

Andy McNamara: 0:11
Matthew Kato: 46:12

Leo Vader: 1:06:20
Fun Community Emails: 1:22:46

Jul 02 2020

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GI Show — Our Extensive Impressions of Cyberpunk 2077

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we take our closest look yet at Cyberpunk 2077 and discuss what we thought of our time actually playing CD Projekt Red's long-awaited RPG. Later, we give our impressions of what we saw from both Pokémon Unite and Marvel's Avengers and wrap it all up with another round of community emails. So please join me, Kim Wallace, Matt Miller, Dan "The Jacket" Tack, Brian Shea, and Alex Stadnik for another wild and entertaining episode! 

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Cyberpunk 2077: 5:45
Pokémon Unite: 1:26:34
Marvel's Avengers: 1:33:49
Community Emails: 1:59:37

Jun 25 2020

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GI Show — Our Reactions To Skate's Return And The Rest Of EA Play

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we dissect the entirety of EA Play and let you know what we think of Star Wars: Squadrons, Lost in Random, and whether or not the publishing giant nailed its digital event. Later, we briefly touch upon the Cyberpunk 2077 delay, predict what we think next week's Pokémon event will reveal, and wrap the show with the return of Community Emails.

Observant fans will note that I am in fact not Andy McNamara. Due to the EA event being past his bedtime, Andy wasn't able to make this week's episode work. Instead, I had the absolute pleasure of hosting with the help of the amazing Andrew Reiner, Matthew Kato, Ben Reeves, Joe Juba, and Jeff Cork.

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Hosting The GI Show was an amazing experience, but also my first time. Please send me any and all constructive feedback for the show on Twitter, and be sure to share the show if you enjoyed it! We really want to continue to better the podcast, and your comments are instrumental in that, so thank you to everyone who's already done so.

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.

Apex Legends: 2:20
It Takes Two: 8:04
Lost in Random: 10:55
Rocket Arena: 13:53
Star Wars: Squadrons: 18:33
EA Sports Trailers: 33:07
EA's Next-Gen Tease: 37:52
Skate: 42:37
Our Final Thoughts On EA Play 2020: 49:31
Cyberpunk 2077's Delay: 53:10
Pokémon Presents Reactions and Predictions: 55:02
Community Emails: 59:07

Jun 19 2020

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GI Show Reactions To PlayStation's Future Of Gaming Event

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss Sony's The Future of Gaming event where it revealed the PlayStation 5 hardware and showed glimpses of over 25 games, including Horizon II: Forbidden West, Deathloop, Resident Evil Village, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. Please join me, Alex Stadnik, Jeff Cork, and Dan "The Jacket" Tack for our reactions, both good and bad.

Since filming this podcast, Insomniac commented that Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a "standalone game," and Bethesda has since clarified the multiplayer components of Deathloop (that said, we definitely hint at all these things in our discussions).

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Last of Us Part II Review Segment: 2:43
PlayStation 5 Design Reactions: 4:33
GTA V: 18:43
Spiderman: Miles Morales: 21:10
Gran Turismo 7: 24:09
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart: 27:04
Project Athia: 31:55
Stray: 38:28
Returnal: 42:18
Sackboy: A Big Adventure: 46:04
Destruction Allstars: 48:16
Kena: Bridge of The Spirits 52:55
Goodbye Volcano High: 56:35
Oddworld: Soulstorm: 57:08
Ghostwire: Tokyo: 58:44
JETT: The Far Shore 1:03:55
Godfall: 1:04:46
Solar Ash: 1:07:45
Hitman 3: 1:08:39
Little Devil Inside: 1:09:18
NBA 2K21: 1:12:54
Bugsnax: 1:13:32
Demon's Souls: 1:14:40
Death Loop: 1:19:53
Resident Evil VIII: 1:24:42
Pragmata: 1:28:01
Horizon II: Forbidden West: 1:30:37

Jun 12 2020

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GI Show - The Last of Us Part II State of Play, Minecraft Dungeons, and Monster Train

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss The Last of Us Part II's recent State of Play where we finally see some uninterrupted gameplay, and we cover the recent reviews of Minecraft Dungeons and Monster Train. Of course, we end this week's show with a fun community segment full of emails and games. So please join me, Alex Stadnik, Jeff Cork, and Dan "The Jacket" Tack for another great show.

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

The Last of Us Part II State of Play Reactions: 6:32
Minecraft Dungeons Review Discussion: 21:39
Monster Train: 39:11
Community Emails: 51:23

May 28 2020

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GI Show – Catching Up With The Last of Us Part II, Crucible, And Ghost of Tsushima

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, Mafia Trilogy, Deep Rock Galactic, and Crucible. And of course, we end this week's show with a fun community segment with emails and games. So please join me, Alex Stadnik, Ben Reeves, and Dan "The Jacket" Tack for another great show.

We continue to do this show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

The Last of Us Part II: 2:27
Ghost of Tsushima: 29:44
Deep Rock Galactic: 37:19
Mafia Trilogy: 41:38
Crucible: 49:45
Community Emails: 1:03:30

May 21 2020

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Is Ghost of Tsushima PlayStation's Next Great Exclusive?

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After years of anticipation only to be met by delays and radio silence, Sony and Sucker Punch Productions have finally given PlayStation fans a concrete look at the studio's first AAA title since 2014. But will it live up to everyone's expectations? Join us on today's special episode of the GI Show as Andy McNamara, Ben Reeves, Dan Tack, and I take you through the highs and lows of the State of Play video of Ghost of Tsushima.

For more on Sucker Punch's new game take a look at the presentation here, and if you liked this special edition episode, be sure to check out the newest Game Informer Show where we talk Unreal Engine V, game remasters, and more!

May 14 2020

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GI Show - Our Reactions To The Stunning Unreal V Demo Running on PlayStation 5

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we talk E3, the Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 and 2 remaster coming this fall, the Mafia Trilogy news, and lots of other fun subjects including the rumored return of the original Mass Effect games. The big talker of the week is the unveiling of a new Unreal Engine V demo that, according to Epic, is running on a PlayStation 5 development kit. It is a graphically impressive demo, to say the least, and we have a lot to say about it. As always, we end this week's show with a fun community segment with emails and games. So please join me, Alex Stadnik, Joe Juba, and Dan Tack for another great show.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

E3’s Future: 8:04
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2: 21:17
Mass Effect Remaster: 27:28
Mafia Trilogy: 33:02
Industry Response to the Inside Xbox Reveal: 38:27
Unreal Engine 5 Demo: 44:04
Community Emails: 1:10:09

May 14 2020

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The GI Show 500th Episode With Special Guests

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we create a monster for the 500th episode.  Host Andy McNamara and producer Alex Stadnik are joined by the show's hosts from throughout the years. Matt Helgeson, Tim Turi, and Ben Hanson all make appearances to catch up and reminisce about the show. Next up, we have a murderer's row of GI editors join us to talk about the show and what games are filling their backlog. Here is a giant list to get you excited: Leo Vader, Dan "The Jacket" Tack, Andy Reiner, Matt Kato, Ben Reeves, Matt Miller, Joe Juba, and Jeff Cork (Kim Wallace and Brian Shea couldn't join us, but they are here in spirit).

Joe Juba and Jeff Cork go the extra mile and stay to answer the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails (in which I confuse my PSP and Vita references in some of my AndyMc story moments, so please know I was wrong and you are free to mock me openly and often).

It is important to note that this episode doesn't happen without your support, all the amazing talent in the game industry that has appeared on the show, and of course, all the Game Informer family over the decades. This episode is dedicated to you.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

The Game Informer Show Reunion with Tim Turi, Matt Helgeson, and Ben Hanson: 00:11
Leo Vader, Alex Stadnik and Dan Tack's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 38:53
Matthew Kato and Andrew Reiner's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 1:05:33
Ben Reeves and Matt Miller's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 1:22:41
Jeff Cork and Joe Juba's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 1:46:35
Community Emails: 2:12:04

May 07 2020

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What We Think Of The Xbox Series X Gameplay Reveal

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On the newest episode of Inside Xbox, Microsoft took the virtual stage and showed off its first taste of next-generation gameplay on the Series X.  On this special edition of The Game Informer Show, Andy McNamara hosts Joe Juba, Brian Shea, and I to discuss what we liked, disliked, and what we think it all means for the future of Xbox and the next generation of gaming hardware.

If you missed any of today's Xbox news, be sure to check out all of the day's announcements right here on Game Informer.

May 07 2020

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GI Show — Why We're Excited For Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we have a massive crew in the house. Host Andy McNamara and producer Alex Stadnik are joined by Joe Juba and Matt Miller to talk Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Streets of Rage 4, and Gears Tactics in our first segment. Next up, Jeff Cork and Andy Reiner talk about their experience with Predator: Hunting Grounds, and finally Kim Wallace and Dan "The Jacket" Tack hop on the show to talk Trails of Mana and answer the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails. Ducks.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: 3:35
Streets of Rage 4: 37:59
Gears Tactics: 46:24
The Last of Us Part II & Ghost of Tsushima’s New Release Dates: 1:01:29
Predator: Hunting Grounds: 1:03:13
Trials of Mana: 1:28:39
Community Emails: 1:48:40

Apr 30 2020

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Grounded: Gameplay Impressions And Exclusive Details - GI Show

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Leo Vader, Jeff Cork, and Ben Reeves join me to discuss Grounded, X-Com: Chimera Squad, and Xbox Series X rumors. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails. Ducks.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Grounded: 4:30
XCOM: Chimera Squad: 25:00
Xbox Conference Rumors and Predictions: 39:17
Community Emails: 50:06

Apr 23 2020

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GI Show — Is Fallout 76: Wastelanders Any Good and Resident Evil 4 Remake Rumors

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Andy Reiner, Alex Stadnik, and Dan "The Jacket" Tack join me to discuss Fallout 76: Wastelanders, the Resident Evil 4 Remake rumors, and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Alpha. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Fallout 76: 4:53
Resident Evil 4 Remake Rumors: 18:14
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Alpha: 29:48
Community Emails: 42:35

Apr 16 2020

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Why We're Excited About Valorant & Final Fantasy 7 Remake — GI Show

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On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Joe Juba, Alex Stadnik, and Dan Tack join me to discuss Final Fantasy VII Remake, Valorant, and the reveal of the PlayStation 5 controller. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

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

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google 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.

Final Fantasy VII Remake: 4:16
Valorant: 31:18
PlayStation 5 Controller Reactions: 57:33
E3 2021: 1:09:06
Game Delays: 1:12:10
Meme of the Week: 1:19:04
Community Emails: 1:28:35

Apr 09 2020

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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.