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GI Show – SNES Woes, Monster Hunter, Age Of Empires Interview

by Ben Hanson on Aug 24, 2017 at 06:00 PM

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! This week Ben Hanson is joined by Dan Tack, Ben Reeves, and Joe Juba to talk about playing a ton of Destiny 2 at Bungie, compare Monster Hunter World to the new free Dauntless on PC (which is currently in paid early access), and weigh in on XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. We're also joined by Imran Khan, Matt Bertz, and Matthew Kato to talk about Madden 18, Imran's experience playing the Super Nintendo Classic, and what we think of Microsoft's shaky ground surrounding the launch of the Xbox One X. After some great community emails, we're joined by Bruce Shelley to talk about the early days of Microsoft's gaming push with the Age of Empires series and how Ensemble Studios was shut down before they could finish their Halo MMO.

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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below...

2:55 - Destiny 2
9:25 - Monster Hunter World
19:05 - Dauntless
25:15 - XCOM 2: War of the Chosen
31:35 - Super Nintendo Classic impressions
38:30 - Madden 18
46:35 - Xbox One X discussion
54:30 - Community emails
1:38:45 - Final Fantasy XV's absurd "Universe"
1:49:30 - Bruce Shelley on designing Age of Empires