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  • Blog Post: GI Show 215: Walking Dead Finale, Madden 15, Infamous DLC, Nintendo News

    This week we talk about the end of season two of The Walking Dead, Madden 15, new Infamous DLC, and some Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 news. First up, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Kim Wallace to talk about the finale of the second season of The Walking Dead. It was an emotional ride, and Kim... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 214: Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, News Roundup, Tales of Xillia 2

    This week we talk about what might be the best version of Blizzard's excellent Diablo III, and break down the week's news and an interesting new JRPG. First up, host Matt Helgeson is joined by GI editor in chief Andy McNamara, and editors Matt Miller and Jeff Cork, for a discussion of Diablo... More
  • Blog Post: Special Edition Podcast: End of an Era

    We finish our End of an Era coverage with a special edition podcast discussing the best games of the last generation. GI Show host Matt Helgeson is joined by GI editors Matt Bertz, Ben Reeves, Kim Wallace, and Kyle Hilliard for a wide-ranging show that touches on our process and reasoning in choosing... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 211: Walking Dead Ep. 4, Dark Souls II DLC, Microsoft Struggles

    This week, we discuss two great episodic downloadable games and ponder Microsoft's recent struggles. First up, Kim Wallace joins returning host Matt Helgeson for a discussion of "Amid the Ruins" – the fourth chapter in the second season of Telltale's The Walking Dead adventure... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 208: Valiant Hearts, Shovel Knight, 8- And 16-Bit Nostalgia Debate

    This week we talk about a couple of very unique 2D games, and discuss the phenomenon of retro-game nostalgia and the popularity of 8- and 16-bit aesthetics. First up is Ubisoft's Valiant Hearts. It might be the creation of one of gaming's largest companies, but Valiant Hearts is as idiosyncratic... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 203: Microsoft Dumps Kinect, Nintendo Struggles, Review Roundup

    Against all odds, we're back with another podcast to talk about some game hardware that's even worse off than our podcast computer. In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Matt Bertz, Bryan Vore, Jeff Marchiafava, and Joe Juba to talk about the fallout from – and possible... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 198: News Round-Up, Smite, Rise of The MOBA

    In this week's Game Informer show we have an in-depth discussion about some of the week's biggest news topics and chart the appeal and breakout success of the MOBA genre. First up, GI news editor Mike Futter joins host Matt Helgeson to talk about some of the big stories of the week, including... More
  • Blog Post: Special Edition Podcast: Metal Gear Solid V

    We hope you've enjoyed our March cover story on Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain and the month of exclusive content that we've been rolling out in our online hub , but we wanted to give the community a chance to ask any burning questions that we might have missed. We rounded... More
  • Blog Post: Special Edition Podcast: Evolve

    We're nearing the end of our month of exclusive coverage of Evolve , the next game from the developers of Left 4 Dead. With all of the information that we've released on the game so far, we wanted to give our community a chance to fill any gaps and ask one of the game's developers for more... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 184: VGX, Racing Game Showdown

    This week we break down Spike TV's controversial VGX awards and talk about a trio of excellent racing games that have released recently. First up, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Ben Hanson, Ben Reeves, Dan Ryckert, and Tim Turi to talk about Spike TV's VGX Awards (the revamped Spike VGA Awards... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 171: PAX Report, Total War: Rome II, Rayman Legends

    This week is an action-packed show with a report from last week's PAX convention, and discussion on two high-profile new games. In the first segment, Matt Bertz and Tim Turi report back from all the mania that occurred at PAX – from the announcements to the games. Next up, Adam Biessener is... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 169: Disney Infinity, Gamescom Reactions

    This week, we talk about an ambitious new initiative from Disney Interactive, and talk about Sony and Microsoft's showings at Gamescom. First up is Disney Infinity, which was likely inspired by Activision's Skylanders toy/game franchise but offers a whole lot more. Host Matt Helgeson is joined... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 168: The Bureau: XCOM Declassified Interview, Saints Row IV

    In this week's GI Show, we talk to 2K Marin creative director Morgan Gray about The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and discuss's Volition's gonzo Saints Row 4 . We start things off with a long interview with Morgan Gray, who's been leading this long-in-development XCOM project for some time... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 167: Mega-Review Roundup!

    We've got some great games to discuss this week, namely Pikmin 3, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, Tales of Xillia, and Dragon's Crown. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Jeff Cork, Dan "One Shoe" Ryckert, Kim Wallace, Joe Juba, and Tim Turi in this groundbreaking and harrowing video game... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 166: Overlooked Games of 2013...So Far

    The GI Show crew sings the praises of some of the games that deserved more attention this year. Every year, it seems like more and more great title slip through the crack. Chalk it up to a crowded marketplace or the prominence of a few mega-blockbusters, but there seem to be a lot of great games that... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 165: Microsoft's Indie Reversal, Shadowrun, Shin Megami Tensei

    Another week, another reversal of an Xbox One policy. This time, Microsoft is relenting and making the console more open to indie development. We also talk about two great new RPGs. First up, Game Informer's news editor Mike Futter calls in from New Jersey and joins host Matt Helgeson and editor... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 164: Reader Mailbag Q&A

    This week we asked you to submit all your burning questions about the world of video games. You asked, and now we're going to answer! The Game Informer Show host Matt Helgeson is joined by Andy Reiner, Matthew Kato, Matt Bertz, and Adam Biessener for a wide-ranging Q&A session. Click here to... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 162: Civilization V: Brave New World, Deadpool

    In this week's GI show, we have an exclusive interview with the team behind the new Civ V expansion, plus talk about High Moon's Deadpool. In the first segment, we are joined by Firaxis producer Dennis Shirk and designer Ed Beach stop by to talk about the upcoming Civilization V expansion pack... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 161: Microsoft Changes Course, Best of E3

    This week brought the news that Microsoft was reversing its controversial policies about used games and Internet connectivity for Xbox One. We discuss the fallout and also talk about the best games we saw at E3 2013. In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson welcomes Matt Bertz and Adam Biessener to the... More
  • Blog Post: Special Edition Podcast: Naughty Dog's The Last of Us

    Naughty Dog's dark survival The Last of Us is one of the year's greatest games. Listen in to get more of our thoughts on this masterpiece. Regular Game Informer Show host Matt Helgeson is joined by special guest editor in chief Andy McNamara for this special edition podcast devoted to The Last... More
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