Game Informer Show 99: Kingdoms of Amalur

by Matt Helgeson on Feb 09, 2012 at 12:46 PM

This week's podcast got a little hairy due to technical difficulties and me being out for part of the day with a family matter, but we got it done. First up, Phil Kollar and Adam Biessener save the day with a long, wide-ranging discussion about 38 Studio's much-discussed open-world RPG Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. Does this new franchise have what it takes to compete with the likes of Skyrim? As it turns out, the answer to that question is a bit more complicated than "Yes" or "No." After that, I return to my post as host to talk to Andy Reiner, who's at the annual DICE Convention in Las Vegas. He checks in via phone to tell us about the year's most exclusive event in gaming.

NOTE: I know this is a shorter podcast and only one segment. It was, as they say, an "interesting" day. We had some technical problems that scuttled a couple of call-in interviews we had scheduled, and I was called out of the office until around six on some family business...so HUGE THANKS to Phil Kollar and Adam Biessener for stepping up and saving the podcast this week. Sorry it's late/short/missing bumper music/etc.

For more on Kingdoms of Amalur, check out Phil's review.