GI Show 198: News Round-Up, Smite, Rise of The MOBA

by Matt Helgeson on Apr 03, 2014 at 02:00 PM

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 Uncharted creator Amy Hennig's new job at Visceral Games helming a new, unannounced Star Wars project, Amazon's foray into the Android console market, and new leader for Microsoft's Xbox division.

In the second segment, Matt is joined by GI PC editor Daniel Tack and intern Cameron Koch to talk about Hi-Rez Games' excellent Smite, and a deeper discussion about the rise of the MOBA genre, from its origins to its bright future.