GI Show 244: Battlefront, Assassin's Creed, Warren Spector Interview

by Ben Hanson on Apr 24, 2015 at 07:20 AM

Last week's episode of the Game Informer Show podcast was the great Matt Helgeson's last time hosting the show. This week marks a new era for The Game Informer Show. The podcast is now co-hosted by Ben Hanson and Tim Turi and will cover more games than ever, a weekly reader/listener feedback section, and a rotating final segment that should pack in plenty of surprises. As you can see below, the biggest change is that The Game Informer Show is now also a video podcast! You can still download and listen to the audio version, but video allows us to show off some gameplay and let you see our dumb faces. Also, despite the timing of this post, we are still planning on releasing new episodes every Thursday at 7pm Central.

On this week's episode we're joined by Jeff Cork and Andrew Reiner as we cover the mixed reaction to Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China, share our obligatory update on Bloodborne, learn what it was like to attend this year's exciting Star Wars Celebration convention, and much more. Last but not least, we are joined by legendary game developer Warren Spector (Deus Ex, System Shock, Epic Mickey) who shares details on his game development program at the University of Texas at Austin (which you can learn more about by clicking here), his pitch on making a Command and Conquer RPG back in the day, and news details on Junction Point's unfruitful collaboration with Valve in creating an episode of Half-Life featuring a magnet gun. We hope you enjoy the show, and please send any feedback to podcast@gameinformer.com!

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