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  • Blog Post: GI Show 222: Bayonetta 2, Fantasia & Harmonix, Extra Life Charity

    From button-mashing to arm-waving, it's been an eccentric week for games. We start out by talking about Platinum's long-awaited sequel to the fan-favorite Bayonetta, which is exclusive to the Wii U. Joe Juba reviewed and loved it , and he joins Ben Hanson in discussing the highlights of the game's... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 221: The Evil Within, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, NBA 2K15

    This week, we discuss a chilling new horror franchise, a new Borderlands game, and a troubled new outing for NBA 2K. Things get off to a horrifying start with Tim Turi, Andrew Reiner, and Kim Wallace, who have all fallen under the macabre spell of Tango Gameworks' The Evil Within, a reality-twisted... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 220: Alien: Isolation, Flame in the Flood, Ethan Carter

    This week, we discuss to two chilling new horror games and a very promising Kickstarter project by some people who worked on the BioShock franchise. First up, is one of the year's most anticipated games, Alien: Isolation, which promised to bring back the tense, dark vibe of the original Ridley Scott... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 219: Shadow of Mordor, Super Smash Bros., Forza Horizon 2

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is the highest-profile Lord of the Rings game in years, and we break down the game in detail. We also give significant time to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Forza Horizon 2. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by GI's Tim Turi, Joe Juba, and Andy Reiner to talk... More
  • Blog Post: Special Edition Podcast: The Horror Issue

    In this week's podcast, we turn the discussion to our recent Horror Issue, and talk about the scariest games of all time. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Jeff Cork, who wrote about Alien Isolation in the new issue, as well as GI's expert in all things horror, Tim Turi. We cover everything from... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 218: Microsoft Buys Mojang, Hyrule Warriors, Destiny Review

    This week we talk about a surprising Wii U exclusive, the year's biggest video game acquisition, and catch up with post-review impressions of Destiny. In our first segment, we discuss the year's biggest (and most shocking) business deal: Microsoft's multi-billion dollar acquisition of Mojang... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 216: PAX Recap, New Nintendo 3DS

    We sort through the rubble of PAX for the best games, and discuss Nintendo's surprise announcement of a new 3DS. First off, host Matt Helgeson is joined by GI PC editor Dan Tack, who was on the scene at PAX and brings back some new details on some promising new indie and triple-A games. In the second... More
  • 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
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