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  • 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 206: E3 Predictions And Speculation

    The big show is next week – listen in to the new episode of the GI Show podcast to hear all our thoughts about will (and should) happen at the show for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Andy Reiner, Matt Bertz, Matthew Kato, and Joe Juba for a wide-ranging discussion... 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: Special Edition Podcast: Dark Souls II Tips and Secrets Part III

    In our third Dark Souls II tips and tricks podcast, we delve into the endgame content, some optional bosses, and PVP. Once again, Dan Tack has called class in session, and his pupils Tim Turi and Jeff Marchiafava are eager to hear about some late-game strategies and secrets behind the extra boss content... 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: 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: Special Edition Podcast: Dark Souls II Tips and Secrets

    We revisit From Software's epic Dark Souls II, digging deep into the game's secrets. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by Tim Turi, Andy Reiner, and Jeff Marchiafava, who are eager to pick the brain of GI's resident Professor of Darksoulsology, Daniel Tack. Dan has a wealth of tips and secrets... 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: 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
  • Blog Post: GI Show 187: Steam Box, PlayStation Now, And A New Editor!

    The annual Consumer Electronics Show is taking place this week, and it brought with it some big announcements from the likes of Sony and Valve. Also, we got ourselves a shiny new PC editor. In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Matt Bertz and Andy Reiner, as we discuss some of the cool... More
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