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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 217: Destiny, Apple's Game And Watch

    Our regular host Matt Helgeson had a full plate today, so video producer Ben Hanson sat in his regal hot seat to discuss the latest and biggest news in gaming. Bungie's Destiny, one of the largest games of the year, is now in our hands and we have a lot to discuss in our first segment. PC editor... 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: Special Edition Podcast – Assassin's Creed Unity

    Last week we opened up the floor for our community to ask the creative director of Assassin's Creed Unity whatever they'd like to know, and we hope you all enjoy the result. Alex Amancio called in from PAX and we volleyed as many questions as his schedule allowed. Why do the actors in this game... 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: GI Show 213: Gamescom 2014, Sony, Microsoft, Silent Hills

    Gamescom rivals E3 in terms of importance, and we're here to discuss all the big announcements from Cologne, Germany, focusing on Sony and Microsoft. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Game Informer's Kim Wallace, Matt Miller, and Ben Hanson to talk about everything we've seen and heard this... 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 212: The Last Of Us Remastered, Oddworld, EA Access

    This week, two classics from gaming's recent and not-so-recent past return in improved form, and we discuss a bold new Electronic Arts gaming service. In our first segment, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Tim Turi, who recently reviewed The Last of Us: Remastered. Naughty Dog's masterpiece is... More
  • Blog Post: Special Edition Podcast – Battleborn

    This month has been a long, exciting parade of exclusive Battleborn info following our cover reveal of the innovative FPS. We're capping off the month-long look with a special podcast starring developers from Gearbox and the Game Informer crew. Battleborn's creative director Randy Varnell and... 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 210: What We're Playing During The Summer Slump

    This is one of the best times in the history to be a video game fan. The years are packed with games of increasingly greater quality, so many that most gamers bemoan their intimidating backlog of unfinished business. Mercifully, there is always a time in the year, usually around mid-summer, that the... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 209: Divinity, End Of A Console Generation

    In this week's GI Show podcast, we talk about a great new PC game and reflect on the changes that we saw in this last console generation. In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Dan Tack and Andy McNamara to talk about Dan's review of Divinity: Original Sin, a Kickstarter-funded... More
  • Blog Post: Special Edition Podcast – Far Cry 4

    We've reached the end of our month of exclusive content covering Far Cry 4 . We hope you've learned a lot along the way, and thanks for submitting so many questions for this podcast. We spoke to Far Cry 4's creative director Alex Hutchinson while visiting Ubisoft Montreal about his experience... 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
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