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GI Show – Firewatch, XCOM 2 Tips, Final Fantasy VII Game Club

by Ben Hanson on Feb 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Welcome to a fun new episode of The Game Informer Show. On this week's show, we're missing a Tim Turi for the first segment so Ben Hanson is joined by Jeff Cork, Jeff Marchiafava, and Dan Tack to talk about the week's biggest releases. We cover the pros and cons of Firewatch's scenic narrative, Dan Tack's pro strategies for XCOM 2, Marchiafava explains why everybody's talking about Unravel's Yarny, and much more. Also, stay tuned for the final segment where Ben Hanson, Tim Turi, Joe Juba, and Matt Miller kick off the GI Game Club by discussing the classic Final Fantasy VII in great detail up through the end of Midgar.

Are you playing Final Fantasy VII along with us for our Game Club? Join in our live GI Game Club discussion of FF7 and share your thoughts on Friday, February 12 from 3pm to 4pm Central Time in this live forum

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes, or listen to episode 286 on SoundCloud. 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 point in the discussion, check out the timestamps below...

4:40 - Our Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens impressions
9:45 - Firewatch
24:15 - Blizzard's Overwatch
28:05 - Dan Tack's XCOM 2 advice
38:50 - Unravel
41:45 - Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon's expansion
45:10 - Community emails
1:06:55 - GI Game Club discussion on Final Fantasy VII up through Midgar
2:12:30 - Dumb crap