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GI Show – Labo Hands-On, Ion Maiden, Robin Hunicke Interview

by Ben Hanson on Mar 08, 2018 at 06:00 PM

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show podcast! On this week's episode (recorded before the Nintendo Direct... sorry), Ben Hanson, Ben Reeves, Kyle Hilliard, and Andrew Reiner talk about the natural comparison between Deep Rock Galactic and Red Faction, what it's like to actually play with Nintendo Labo on Switch, and have a Mario Party-off between Frantics on PlayLink and Scribblenauts Showdown. Javy Gwaltney joins the podcast to talk about The Behemoth's Pit People and the new throwback FPS from 3D Realms called Ion Maiden. After some great community emails about Batman and Super Smash Bros., we're joined by Funomena's Robin Hunicke to talk about The Sims, Wattam, and Steven Spielberg's Boom Blox.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 389 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!

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

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

3:10 - Deep Rock Galactic
10:00 - Game Informer's 300th Issue Celebration
12:50 - Nintendo Labo hands-on impressions
27:20 - Frantics
29:15 - Scribblenauts Showdown
33:15 - Fear Effect Sedna
38:15 - Pit People
45:30 - Ion Maiden
51:49 - Community emails
53:20 - The #GIShowChallenge's winner reveal
1:47:06 - Robin Hunicke interview