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GI Show – Our 10 Favorite Games, Blizzard Interview

by Ben Hanson on Mar 15, 2018 at 06:00 PM

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! On today's show, to celebrate Game Informer's 300th issue and the magazine's ranking of the 300 greatest games of all time, we gathered a group of editors to run down and surprise each other with their personal top ten lists. You can see everybody else's picks by clicking here. It's not easy to whittle down a list of your favorite games of all time to just ten, but thankfully we're surrounded by co-workers eager to mock our choices for your entertainment. In the back half of this episode, we're honored to be joined by three game developers from Blizzard Entertainment! Senior casting and voice director Andrea Toyias, lead writer Justin Dye, and World of Warcraft's senior narrative designer Steve Danuser join the show to talk about their upcoming GDC panel on writing and recording voice over lines for their games. It's a fun chat, and I hope you enjoy the episode!

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

5:20 - Jeff Cork's Yakuza 6 verdict
7:20 - Donkey Kong Country
11:05 - BioShock
14:05 - Rainbow Six Siege
16:30 - Perfect Dark
18:30 - Inside
21:10 - Final Fantasy Tactics
21:40 - Rock Band 3
26:40 - The Stanley Parable
28:45 - Halo: Combat Evolved
31:10 - Super Mario World
32:56 - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist
36:40 - Frequency
38:40 - Super Mario Galaxy
42:00 - Diablo II
44:45 - Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
47:27 - Super Smash Bros. Melee
50:10 - Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
53:00 - Secret of Mana
53:55 - Heat Signature
55:55 - Pokémon Silver
57:20 - Batman: Arkham Asylum
58:50 - Final Fantasy VI
1:00:10 - Rocket League
1:01:50 - Age of Mythology
1:04:10 - Shadow of the Colossus
1:06:50 - World of Warcraft
1:09:20 - The Last of Us
1:11:00 - Tetris
1:12:05 - Portal 2
1:13:50 - Chrono Trigger
1:14:50 - Spelunky
1:16:00 - Metal Gear Solid
1:17:30 - Mega Man X
1:18:50 - Bloodborne
1:20:25 - Tabletop Simulator
1:23:20 - Final Fantasy VII
1:24:00 - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
1:25:50 - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
1:27:15 - Hitman
1:30:00 - Community mail...
1:37:50 - Blizzard's Andrea Toyias, Justin Dye, and Steve Danuser on writing and recording game VO