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In this episode of the Game Informer Show, we discuss the
highly anticipated new Dead Island game, Nintendo's continuing sales struggles,
and some new DLC for Assassin's Creed III.
Host Matt Helgeson kicks things off with Tim Turi and Jeff
Marchiafava, who are on hand to talk about Dead Island Riptide, the follow-up
to Deep Silvers' breakout zombie hit. The game features a lot of the elements
that attracted horror fans to the original, but it also misses the mark in
terms of polish. Tim and Jeff discuss the game's considerable strengths and nagging flaws.
In the second segment, Matt is joined by Matt Bertz and Ben
Hanson to talk about the recent Nintendo financial report, which revealed some
disappointing Wii U sales numbers and a shakeup in the company's management
structure. Things aren't looking especially good for the Big N right now;
we discuss what's gone wrong so far and what Nintendo can do to right the ship.
Finally, Matt Miller stops by to talk about the final part
of Ubisoft's "The Tyranny of King Washington" DLC trilogy. This chapter is
entitled "The Redemption" and, like the previous chapter, contains both some
intriguing content and some frustrating design choices. Miller breaks down his
impressions of the DLC in detail.