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GI Show – Rock Band 4, Transformers, Jackbox Party Pack Interview

by Tim Turi on Oct 08, 2015 at 01:00 PM

The releases of the week are all over the place, both in terms of quality and the types of games. We've got a podcast episode filled with chat about the return of Harmonix's popular music game series, robots that turn into vehicles, and a new entry in a beloved Star Wars FPS series. We also chat with the creators of some of the best local party games money can buy.

This week it's Matt Miller and Ben Reeves along with your regular hosts Ben Hanson and Tim Turi. Matt dives into all things Rock Band 4, from the quality of the instruments and on-disc set list, to the nitty gritty of activating old DLC songs and instrument compatibility. Ben goes over his experience with Platinum Games' Transformers: Devastation, an action-packed love letter to the earliest cartoons featuring our favorite morphing robots. We also dive into our time blasting rebels and stormtroopers with the Star Wars: Battlefront beta and the quirky indie title Undertale. Stick around after the first segments where we answer a bunch of emails and then interview the guys from Jackbox Games. Writer/director Arnie Niekamp and vice president of engineering Evan Jacover join us via Skype to talk about everything that goes into creating the wildly entertaining Jackbox Party Pack 2.

Watch episode 268 below or subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes. Also, be sure to send your emails to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

To jump to a particular topic in the podcast, check out the timestamps below...

2:05 - Super Mario Maker stage in Super Smash Bros.
3:45 - Jackbox Party Pack 2 impressions
6:10 - Mafia III impressions
14:50 - Rock Band 4
37:30 - Transformers: Devastation
49:30 - Star Wars: Battlefront Beta
54:20 - Undertale
1:00:07 - Listener emails
1:35:50 - Jackbox Party Pack interview