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  • Blog Post: GI Show 229: Minecraft: Story Mode, Starting In Game Journalism, Talos Principle

    In this episode of the GI Show, we talk about Mojang and Telltale's unlikely collaboration, talk to our interns about breaking into game journalism, and discuss a captivating new puzzle game. First up is the surprise news of the week: Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode. It's definitely not... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 228: PSX, The Game Awards, Destiny: The Dark Below, The Crew

    We discuss Sony's new fan convention, the game awards formerly known as the VGAs, new Destiny DLC, and Ubisoft's The Crew. First off, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Andy Reiner, Kyle Hilliard, Ben Reeves, and Ben Hanson to talk about the weekend's two big video game events: Sony's PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 226: Far Cry 4, Super Smash Bros. Wii U

    This week's podcast focuses on two of the year's biggest games, Ubisoft's epic open-world shooter Far Cry 4 and Nintendo's long awaited Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. First up, host Matt Helgeson is joined by two other Matts – Matt Bertz, who reviewed the game, and Matthew Kato. There's... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 225: Dragon Age Inquisition, AC Unity & Rogue, Halo

    This is a big week, with a new Dragon Age, two new Assassin's Creed games, and a historic Halo collection. We kick things off with BioWare's excellent Dragon Age: Inquisition. It's an amazing, expansive RPG that more than makes up for any of the mistteps made in Dragon Age II. This is a game... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 224: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Most Anticipated Games Of 2015

    This week, we talk about a new chapter for Call of Duty, and look ahead to some of next year's biggest games. We kick things off with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. While some say the series doesn't innovate, this near-future, technologically heavy entry brings some big changes to both single... 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 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 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
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