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GI Show – Switch Hands-On, Yakuza 0, Vicarious Visions

by Ben Hanson on Jan 19, 2017 at 12:00 PM

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It's an exciting week for The Game Informer Show! Ben Reeves, Kyle Hilliard, and I flew out to New York City to play around with the Nintendo Switch. We have a lot of impressions to share, both with the hardware itself and all of the games Nintendo revealed. After a lot of Nintendo talk, Jeff Cork jumps in to explain how he fell in love with Yakuza 0 on the PlayStation 4. After some great community emails, we then interview Velan Studios' Guha and Karthik Bala about their experience founding and running the prolific Vicarious Visions from 1990-2016.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 331 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to 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 time stamps below...

2:20 - Nintendo Switch and Game Impressions
21:20 - Nintendo Switch Controller Comfort
44:25 - Xenoblade Chronicles 2
45:15 - Super Mario Odyssey
51:50 -  Yakuza 0
59:40 - Community emails
1:28:50 - Vicarious Visions Founders Guha and Karthik Bala Interview
2:24:20 - Settling the Nintendo Switch Bet