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  • 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: 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 205: Watch Dogs, The Wolf Among Us Ep. 4

    Ubisoft's highly anticipated Watch Dogs is finally here – and we have an in-depth discussion of the game on this week's show. In the first segment we get to sink our teeth – at long last – into Watch Dogs. It was supposed to be the lynchpin of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 199: Lego The Hobbit, The Wolf Among Us Ep. 3, MLB 14, Monument Valley

    On this week's Game Informer show, we talk about four great new games. First up, Matt Helgeson invites Joe Juba to step to the mic to talk about Lego The Hobbit, the latest film adaptation in TT Games' successful Lego franchise. We talk about what makes this one different from other Lego games... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 197: Oculus Rift/Facebook Deal, Diablo, BioShock, Galactic Civ III

    It's been a crazy week in virtual reality, from the unveiling of Sony's Morpheus to Facebook's huge acquisition of Oculus Rift. We give our take on this emerging market, and talk about some great new games. In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson is joined by GI editor in chief Andy McNamara... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 195: Titanfall, Dark Souls II, Hearthstone

    The Game Informer show breaks down three huge releases this week. First off, host Matt Helgeson and GI editors Matt Bertz, Dan Ryckert, Tim Turi, and Matt Miller discuss Respawn's epic multiplayer title Titanfall. In the second segment, PC editor Dan Tack and Andrew Reiner go in depth on the challenging... 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 180: Call of Duty: Ghosts

    It's already done $1 billion worth of business, but many feel that the Call of Duty franchises is beginning to slip. We discuss the latest in the blockbuster franchise, Call of Duty: Ghosts. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Dan Ryckert (who reviewed the game) and Andy Reiner to talk about Ghosts and... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 176: XCOM: Enemy Within Interview, Beyond: Two Souls

    In this week's episode we speak with the lead designer of XCOM: Enemy Within and debate Quantic Dream's polarizing Beyond: Two Souls. First off, we welcome a special guest to the Game Informer Show: Ananda Gupta, the lead designer of the upcoming expansion XCOM: Enemy Within. There's a lot... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 175: Grand Theft Auto Online, Brothers Interview

    We talk about the huge potential – and painful launch – of Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto Online. Matt Bertz, who's been covering GTA V since our cover story on the game, has spent about as much time as anyone who doesn't work for Rockstar in GTA Online (i.e. before it launched and... 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 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 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: GI Show 155: Batman Reader Q&A, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

    This week, we got to speak with some of the leads on Batman: Arkham Origins and ask them questions submitted by readers. Bryan Vore and Matt Miller, both of who were on our cover story trip for the game, helm the first segment. They asked GI readers for questions, and put the best of them to creative... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 153: Injustice, Dishonored DLC, Defiance

    This week's GI podcast features an impressive new comic book fighting game, DLC for one of last year's best titles, and an intriguing television show/MMO/shooter hybrid. We kick it off with Injustice: Gods Among Us, NeatherRealm's latest fighting game. This time, it's not a Mortal Kombat... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 149: BioShock Infinite's Ken Levine, Gears of War: Judgment

    We're excited to welcome Ken Levine, the visionary creator of BioShock and the upcoming BioShock Infinite, to this week's Game Informer podcast. We were fortunate to get the opportunity to speak with Ken about BioShock Infinite, which releases next week. Host Matt Helgeson and Joe Juba, who wrote... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 148: God of War: Ascension, StarCraft: Heart of the Swarm

    This week, we break down the latest in the epic saga of Kratos, and talk about the long-awaited expansion to StarCraft II. In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Joe Juba, Dan Ryckert, and Andy Reiner to talk about Sony's God of War: Ascension. It's likely the last God of War game... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 147: Tomb Raider, SimCity

    In this week's podcast we discuss the critically acclaimed Tomb Raider reboot, and the controversy surrounding the launch of EA's SimCity. We start things off on a positive note, with a segment on Crystal Dynamics' expert reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. Though reviewer Matt Miller (read... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 145: PlayStation 4, Bungie's Destiny

    Sony just fired its first salvo of PlayStation 4 news. It's the talk of the gaming world, and the GI editors assemble to talk about it We actually kick the show off with some news from the weekend, Bungie's Destiny project. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Kyle Hilliard, who wrote our feature... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 143: Dead Space 3, News Roundup, D.I.C.E., Sly Cooper

    We break down two big games, plus talk news from D.I.C.E. and new next-gen rumors. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Tim Turi, Dan Ryckert, and Bryan Vore to talk about Dead Space 3, the latest in EA's sci-fi horror franchise. Dead Space 3 brings some changes to the series, like a new weapon crafting... More
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