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  • 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 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: 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 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 207: The Best of E3 2014

    Another E3 is in the books, and we're back to discuss the best and brightest games we saw in Los Angeles. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Tim Turi, Matt Miller, and Andy Reiner to talk about E3 2014. We break down the console manufacturer's press conferences and showings, as well as some of the... 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 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 201: Reader Mailbag

    In the long-awaited return of Reader Mailbag, we spend this podcast answering questions from the GI community. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Game Informer's Andrew Reiner and Tim Turi to answer queries on topics ranging from net neutrality to our review process. We even talk about some of our favorite... More
  • Blog Post: Special Edition Podcast: Dark Souls II Tips and Secrets Part II

    We're back with another special edition podcast devoted to giving you the tips, tricks, and strategies you'll need to survive the harsh world of Dark Souls II. If you missed it, be sure to check out our first Dark Souls II Tips and Secrets podcast . In this follow-up, our Dark Souls expert Dan... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 200: PlayStation 4/Xbox One State Of The Union, Trials Fusion

    We celebrate the Game Informer Show's 200 podcast with a no-holds-barred discussion about the current state of the console race, and our long-term impressions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Host Matt Helgeson has a full studio for this console State of the Union, and is joined by Joe Juba, Jeff... 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 196: Infamous Second Son, MGS: Ground Zeroes, Luftrauser

    This week we discuss two high profile releases, and one indie gem. First up is Sucker Punch's PlayStation 4 exclusive Infamous: Second Son. It's one of the first really significant PS4 exclusives, and reviewer Andy Reiner stops by to tell us if it lives up to the hype. In the second segment,... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 192: Irrational Closes, WildStar Interview

    We discuss the surprise closing of BioShock developer Irrational Games, and talk about Carbine Studio's promising new MMO WildStar. In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Joe Juba and Matt Bertz to discuss the recent news that Irrational Games has closed up shop. BioShock creator Ken... More
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