Welcome back to The Game Informer Show podcast! We have a fun, strange episode for you this week. First up, Andrew Reiner talks about his 20-year history of reviewing Crash Bandicoot games and what he thinks about Vicarious Visions' new remastered take on Naughty Dog's trilogy. Sadly, we also have Joe Juba to explain why the new Valkyria Revolution is not exactly the Valkyria Chronicles sequel or spin-off he was hoping for. Then Javy Gwaltney gets freaky and talks about the bizarre new sci-fi thriller called Get Even. After some great community emails, we're joined by game industry legend Eugene Jarvis to talk about his work creating arcade classics like Defender and SmashTV and how they compare to his recent collaboration with Housemarque creating Nex Machina. Matt Miller recently wrote a glowing review of the game you should check out, by the way.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 353 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

Also, due to a technical error, our cameras were not recorded for this episode. We still include gameplay footage from the games we discuss and you can watch our interview with Eugene Jarvis. Sorry!

Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website.

To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...

2:55 - Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy
16:30 - Valkyria Revolution
24:25 - Get Even
33:55 - Cars 3
38:52 - Community emails
1:14:10 - Eugene Jarvis' Nex Machina Interview