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  • Blog Post: GI Show 240: Bloodborne, Kojima And Konami's Messy Metal Gear Divorce

    This week we break down From Software's Bloodborne, and discuss the fallout of the divorce between Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima and Konami. In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson talks Bloodborne with Dan Tack, who gave the game a 9.75 , and Tim Turi. Both of them sing the virtues of the game... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 239: Battlefield: Hardline, Nintendo News, Resident Evil Revelations 2

    This week, we have a blockbuster shooter, the final entry in RE Revelations 2, and some intriguing announcements from Nintendo. First up, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Jeff Marchiafava and Andy Reiner to talk about Battlefield: Hardline. Our review isn't up yet (due to the fact that Jeff is still... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 238: Ori And The Blind Forest, Hotline Miami 2, Code Name S.T.E.A.M., Star Wars

    We have three great games to talk about this week, and some new Star Wars movie news. First off, Andrew Reiner and Dan Tack are here to talk about Ori and the Blind Forest, a magical-yet-punishing platformer with Metroid-style exploration and a story that will hit some deep emotions. It's one of... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 237: Farewell Maxis, Rock Band Returns, GDC News

    This week we say goodbye to a great game studio, welcome back Rock Band, and break down all the news from GDC. First up, Joe Juba (who wrote this oral history of Maxis) and Ben Reeves join host Matt Helgeson to eulogize SimCity and The Sims studio Maxis. In the second segment, Ben Hanson and Brian Shea... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 235: The Order: 1886, Kirby Rainbow Curse, Hand of Fate

    The Order: 1886 is finally here? For all our feelings about this divisive game, as well as a new Kirby title and great sleeper pick. First off, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Matt Miller, Ben Reeves, and Joe Juba to talk about Ready at Dawn's The Order: 1886. The game has received a lot of criticism... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 234: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, Evolve

    This week, we've got one of the year's most-anticipated games and the first U.S. appearance of a Japanese blockbuster. In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Joe Juba and Tim Turi to talk about Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. While it has a strong following in the States, it's a... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 233: Dying Light, Life Is Strange, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

    This week, we tackle a gruesome open-world zombie hit, a time-twisting adventure, and the reinvention of a Nintendo classic. First up is Dying Light, Dead Island creator Techland's new zombie franchise. It's certainly based off Techland's past work, but takes the zombie genre in new directions... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 231: Microsoft's HoloLens, Saints Row, Resident Evil HD Remaster

    In this episode, we give a detailed breakdown of Microsoft's new holographic technology and talk about two big game releases. We kick things off with HoloLens discussion, as host Matt Helgeson is joined by Andy McNamara, Brian Shea, and Jeff Marchifava. Andy attended Microsofts event, and got to... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 229: Minecraft: Story Mode, Starting In Game Journalism, Talos Principle

    In this episode of the GI Show, we talk about Mojang and Telltale's unlikely collaboration, talk to our interns about breaking into game journalism, and discuss a captivating new puzzle game. First up is the surprise news of the week: Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode. It's definitely not... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 228: PSX, The Game Awards, Destiny: The Dark Below, The Crew

    We discuss Sony's new fan convention, the game awards formerly known as the VGAs, new Destiny DLC, and Ubisoft's The Crew. First off, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Andy Reiner, Kyle Hilliard, Ben Reeves, and Ben Hanson to talk about the weekend's two big video game events: Sony's PlayStation... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 226: Far Cry 4, Super Smash Bros. Wii U

    This week's podcast focuses on two of the year's biggest games, Ubisoft's epic open-world shooter Far Cry 4 and Nintendo's long awaited Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. First up, host Matt Helgeson is joined by two other Matts – Matt Bertz, who reviewed the game, and Matthew Kato. There's... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 225: Dragon Age Inquisition, AC Unity & Rogue, Halo

    This is a big week, with a new Dragon Age, two new Assassin's Creed games, and a historic Halo collection. We kick things off with BioWare's excellent Dragon Age: Inquisition. It's an amazing, expansive RPG that more than makes up for any of the mistteps made in Dragon Age II. This is a game... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 224: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Most Anticipated Games Of 2015

    This week, we talk about a new chapter for Call of Duty, and look ahead to some of next year's biggest games. We kick things off with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. While some say the series doesn't innovate, this near-future, technologically heavy entry brings some big changes to both single... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 223: Sunset Overdrive, Lords of the Fallen, Destiny News

    This week we talk about Insomniac's wild Xbox One exclusive, and sleeper pick for Dark Souls fans, and some new announcements about Bungie's Destiny. In the first segment, host Matt Helgeson is joined by GI executive editor Andy Reiner, who tells us why Sunset Overdrive's fantastic mix of... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 221: The Evil Within, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, NBA 2K15

    This week, we discuss a chilling new horror franchise, a new Borderlands game, and a troubled new outing for NBA 2K. Things get off to a horrifying start with Tim Turi, Andrew Reiner, and Kim Wallace, who have all fallen under the macabre spell of Tango Gameworks' The Evil Within, a reality-twisted... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 220: Alien: Isolation, Flame in the Flood, Ethan Carter

    This week, we discuss to two chilling new horror games and a very promising Kickstarter project by some people who worked on the BioShock franchise. First up, is one of the year's most anticipated games, Alien: Isolation, which promised to bring back the tense, dark vibe of the original Ridley Scott... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 219: Shadow of Mordor, Super Smash Bros., Forza Horizon 2

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is the highest-profile Lord of the Rings game in years, and we break down the game in detail. We also give significant time to Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Forza Horizon 2. Host Matt Helgeson is joined by GI's Tim Turi, Joe Juba, and Andy Reiner to talk... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 218: Microsoft Buys Mojang, Hyrule Warriors, Destiny Review

    This week we talk about a surprising Wii U exclusive, the year's biggest video game acquisition, and catch up with post-review impressions of Destiny. In our first segment, we discuss the year's biggest (and most shocking) business deal: Microsoft's multi-billion dollar acquisition of Mojang... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 215: Walking Dead Finale, Madden 15, Infamous DLC, Nintendo News

    This week we talk about the end of season two of The Walking Dead, Madden 15, new Infamous DLC, and some Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8 news. First up, host Matt Helgeson is joined by Kim Wallace to talk about the finale of the second season of The Walking Dead. It was an emotional ride, and Kim... More
  • Blog Post: GI Show 214: Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, News Roundup, Tales of Xillia 2

    This week we talk about what might be the best version of Blizzard's excellent Diablo III, and break down the week's news and an interesting new JRPG. First up, host Matt Helgeson is joined by GI editor in chief Andy McNamara, and editors Matt Miller and Jeff Cork, for a discussion of Diablo... More
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