RSS - The Game Informer Show https://www.gameinformer.com/ The staff of Game Informer chat it up each week bout the latest news, previews and reviews from the game industry. Each show will cover the weeks hot topics plus the games you're looking forward to or may not know about yet. Subscribe today! en Quest Master And The Future Of Movie Game Adaptations | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/05/29/quest-master-and-the-future-of-movie-game-adaptations-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/05/29/9d4447db/thegishow_709_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <section> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, we played the "build your own Zelda" dungeon maker Quest Master, dived into Fortnite's new season of content (including Fallout), and revisited this year's remake of Mario vs. Donkey Kong. We also chatted about our love of <em>Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga</em> and reminisced about the 2015 Mad Max game, kicking off a discussion about the future of movie tie-in titles.</p> <h2>Watch The Video Version</h2> </section> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://x.com/KyleMHilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://x.com/chuckduck365">@chuckduck365</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:06:50 - Quest Master Early Access<br /> 00:22:12 - Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3<br /> 00:36:41 - Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2024)<br /> 00:44:29 - Mad Max<br /> 01:01:16 - Movie Tie-in Video Games<br /> 01:18:08 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions<br /> 01:42:23 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)</p> Wed, 29 May 2024 19:00:00 CDT Marcus Stewart 122704 Hellblade II, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Reviews, Exploring Manor Lords | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/05/23/hellblade-ii-paper-mario-the-thousand-year-door-reviews-exploring-manor <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/05/23/951cffac/thegishow_708_b_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of <em>The Game Informer Show</em>, we unpack our reviews of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/senuas-saga-hellblade-ii/conquering-old-demons">Senua's Saga: Hellblade II</a> and the "more than a remaster but not quite a remake" of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/paper-mario-the-thousand-year-door/back-and-forward">Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door</a>. We also share our first foray into the hit early access city-builder, Manor Lords, and give our impressions of exciting new indies such as Hauntii, Duck Detective: The Secret Salami, Baladins, and 1000xResist.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch The Video Version</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://x.com/KyleMHilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://x.com/chuckduck365">@chuckduck365</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:03:17 - Senua's Saga: Hellblade II Review<br /> 00:30:44 - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Review<br /> 00:44:45 - Manor Lords<br /> 01:06:03 - Duck Detective: The Secret Salami<br /> 01:10:34 - Baladins<br /> 01:14:40 - 1000xResist<br /> 01:16:51 - Hauntii<br /> 01:21:01 - Lorelei and the Laser Eyes<br /> 01:25:37 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions<br /> &nbsp;01:48:21 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)</p> Thu, 23 May 2024 11:00:00 CDT Marcus Stewart 122672 The Best Games You Missed In May (So Far) | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/05/16/the-best-games-you-missed-in-may-so-far-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/05/16/c6679117/thegishow_707_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>we discuss several of the best indie games you might've missed amidst this month's releases. Specifically, we discuss Animal Well's mysteries, revisiting Hades I, Lorelai and the Laser Eyes, Paper Trail, With My Past, Indika, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch The Video Version:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/leblancwes">@LeBlancWes</a>), Charlie Wacholz (<a href="https://twitter.com/chas_mke">@chas_mke</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:05:05 - Animal Well</p> <p>00:18:16 - Hades</p> <p>00:29:33 - Lorelei and the Laser Eyes</p> <p>00:38:32 - Paper Trail</p> <p>00:50:12 - Endless Ocean Luminous</p> <p>01:01:29 - With My Past Review</p> <p>01:11:14 - Indika Review</p> <p>01:24:44 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space</p> <p>01:31:52 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 16 May 2024 16:04:35 CDT Alex Van Aken 122640 Hades II Cover Story, Xbox Studio Closures, And Animal Well Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/05/09/hades-ii-cover-story-xbox-studio-closures-and-animal-well-review-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/05/09/8f1ec3f3/thegishow_706_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>we discuss <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/hades2">our Hades II cover story trip</a> to Supergiant Games in San Francisco and <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/05/07/xbox-is-shutting-down-arkane-austin-tango-gameworks-and-more">Xbox shutting down four game studios,</a> including Prey, Dishonored, and Redfall developer Arkane Austin, alongside Tango Gameworks, the team behind The Evil Within series and last year's critically-acclaimed Hi-Fi Rush. Afterward, we chat about Shuntaro Furukawa, President of Nintendo, revealing the company will reveal details about the Nintendo Switch's successor within this fiscal year <a href="https://twitter.com/NintendoCoLtd/status/1787736518762881197">via a post on X</a>. Before diving into our positive reviews of '90s-survival-horror <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/crow-country/comfort-food-horror">Crow Country</a> and <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/little-kitty-big-city/feline-fun">Little Kitty, Big City,</a> special guest <a href="https://twitter.com/chas_mke?lang=en">Charlie Wacholz</a> joins us to chat about his Animal Well review, in which he calls Bigmode's first published title <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/animal-well/a-masterclass-in-environmental-design">"a masterclass in environmental design."</a></p> <h2>Watch the Video Version:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/leblancwes">@LeBlancWes</a>), Charlie Wacholz (<a href="https://twitter.com/chas_mke">@chas_mke</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:08:02 - Cover Story: Hades II</p> <p>00:34:49 - Xbox Shutters Four Studios</p> <p>00:53:49 - Nintendo Switch Successor Announcement</p> <p>01:03:12 - Animal Well Review</p> <p>01:28:21 - Little Kitty, Big City Review</p> <p>01:35:00 - Crow Country</p> <p>01:41:45 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 09 May 2024 14:33:20 CDT Alex Van Aken 122592 We're Fascinated With Funko Fusion And Hades II (Feat. Niki Grayson) | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/05/03/were-fascinated-with-funko-fusion-and-hades-ii-feat-niki-grayson-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/05/03/32f858f0/thegishow_707_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>special guest <a href="https://www.nicholasgrayson.com/">Niki Grayson</a> (<em>Giant Bomb, If You're Driving Close Your Eyes</em>) joins Alex and Charles to discuss the wild mix of intellectual property featured in Funko Fusion, the best LEGO games, our time playing the Hades II Technical Test, and&nbsp;<em>Game Informer's&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/tales-of-kenzera-zau/spirit-over-substance">Tales of Kenzara: Zau review.</a> Lastly, we've been catching up on new releases and ongoing games, including Fortnite's collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender, Halo Infinite, whimsical rock-climbing in <a href="https://surmountgame.com/">Surmount,</a> and <a href="https://gameinformer.com/norestforthewicked">No Rest For The Wicked.</a></p> <h2>Watch the Video Version:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365">@ChuckDuck365</a>), Niki Grayson (<a href="https://twitter.com/godsewa">@Godsewa</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>10:40 - Hades II Technical Test</p> <p>17:55 - Funko Fusion</p> <p>33:50 - Fortnite and LEGO Fortnite</p> <p>45:40 - Halo Infinite</p> <p>49:10 - Tales of Kenzara: Zau Review and 2024 Metroidvanias</p> <p>01:03:30 - Dabbling in Surmount and No Rest For The Wicked</p> Fri, 03 May 2024 14:26:08 CDT Alex Van Aken 122558 Stellar Blade, Sand Land, Monkey Ball, Crabs, And Knuckles | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/04/25/stellar-blade-sand-land-monkey-ball-crabs-and-knuckles-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/04/25/17ae004d/thegishow_704_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>This week on <em>The Game Informer Show</em> podcast, it's all about reviews. We had three big reviews drop this week (on the same day [around the same time]), as well as a TV show review. Join host Kyle Hilliard as Matt Miller discusses Stellar Blade, Wesley LeBlanc chats about Another Crab's Treasure, and Brian Shea tells us what he thinks of the <em>Knuckles</em> TV show. Kyle also talks about his time with Sand Land and Brian shares preview impressions of the first original Monkey Ball game in years as well as the new TopSpin tennis game.</p> <h2>Episode 704 – Stellar Blade, Sand Land, Monkey Ball, Crabs, And Knuckles:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard?lang=en">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Brian Shea (<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianPShea"><span class="css-1qaijid r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0 r-poiln3">@BrianPShea</span></a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes"><span class="css-1qaijid r-bcqeeo r-qvutc0 r-poiln3">@LeBlancWes</span></a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:02:57 - Stellar Blade Review<br /> 00:25:13 - Sand Land Review<br /> 00:38:59 - Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Preview<br /> 00:49:23 - Another Crab's Treasure Review<br /> 01:01:23 - Knuckles TV Series Review<br /> 01:21:43 - TopSpin 2K25<br /> 01:27:00 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2024 10:30:00 CDT Kyle Hilliard 122502 The Countdown To Summer Game Fest Begins | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/04/18/the-countdown-to-summer-game-fest-begins-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/04/18/bbaf0110/thegishow_703alt_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew looks ahead at the current slate of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/04/03/ubisoft-forward-confirmed-for-june-same-week-as-summer-game-fest">publisher showcases</a> happening around <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/03/13/this-years-summer-game-fest-streams-live-on-june-7">Summer Game Fest</a> and subsequent announcements we'd like to see. We chat about <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gamer-culture/2024/04/08/amazons-fallout-series-primed-for-second-season-ahead-of-premiere">Amazon's Fallout show,</a> rewatching the original X-Men animated series, and A24's Civil War before remembering this is a video game podcast. Afterward, Alex shares his&nbsp;<em>very</em>&nbsp;early impressions of World of Warcraft: The War Within's first alpha test, and Charles discusses his time playing Dragon's Dogma 2.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Episode 703 - The Countdown To Summer Game Fest Begins:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365">@ChuckDuck365</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:02:58 - Amazon's Fallout, X-Men, and A24's Civil War</p> <p>00:17:57 - Summer Game Fest Countdown</p> <p>00:50:39 - World of Warcraft: The War Within Alpha</p> <p>01:06:46 - Dragon's Dogma 2</p> <p>01:20:34 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2024 15:32:16 CDT Alex Van Aken 122479 Star Wars Outlaws Cover Story And Fallout Show Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/04/11/star-wars-outlaws-cover-story-and-fallout-show-review-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/04/11/8c282203/game-informer-show-702-site_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>On this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew discusses our recent trip to Sweden for our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/StarWarsOutlaws">Star Wars Outlaws cover story,</a>&nbsp;<em>Game Informer's&nbsp;</em>review of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/2024/04/10/the-fallout-tv-show-is-good-season-1-review">Amazon's Fallout</a> show, and our hands-on impressions of The Rogue: Prince of Persia, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/ngt/2024/04/10/the-rogue-prince-of-persia-new-gameplay-today">a new roguelike</a> from&nbsp;<span>Dead Cells developer Evil Empire. Before diving into listener questions, Marcus and Alex chat about two standout indies you can play now: <a href="https://store.steampowered.com/app/2011780/Yellow_Taxi_Goes_Vroom/">Yellow Taxi Goes Vroom</a> and <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/botany-manor/in-bloom">Botany Manor.</a></span></p> <h2>Watch The Game Informer Show:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>),&nbsp;Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Brian Shea (<a href="https://twitter.com/brianpshea">@BrianPShea</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:03:15 - Cover Story: Star Wars Outlaws</p> <p>00:38:49 - Fallout Streaming Show</p> <p>00:52:50 - The Rogue Prince of Persia</p> <p>01:01:35 - Yellow Taxi Goes Vroom</p> <p>01:09:19 - Botany Manor</p> <p>01:22:17 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2024 14:43:00 CDT Alex Van Aken 122410 Pepper Grinder, Open Roads Review, And Stellar Blade Demo | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/04/04/pepper-grinder-open-roads-review-and-stellar-blade-demo-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/04/04/c0272f7f/game-informer-show-701-site.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>On this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew discusses our time playing the public demo of Stellar Blade, the character action game <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2024/03/26/stellar-blade-feature-angel-from-heaven">formerly known as Project Eve.</a> We drill into <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/pepper-grinder/short-and-spicy">Pepper Grinder,</a> the latest title from Devolver Digital, and then discuss a rad town-building sandbox called Summerhouse. After highlighting Stunt Paradise, a small game that fans of the Trials series might enjoy, we steer the conversation towards Marcus' <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/open-roads/stuck-in-first-gear">Open Roads review</a> and how the title compares to Gone Home and Tacoma.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch The Game Informer Show:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>),&nbsp;Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:09:09 - Stellar Blade Demo</p> <p>00:20:30 - Pepper Grinder</p> <p>00:27:41 - Summerhouse</p> <p>00:35:41 - Open Roads Review</p> <p>00:49:22 - Stunt Paradise</p> <p>00:55:48 - Trials Rising</p> <p>01:04:39 - Housekeeping</p> <p>01:08:41 - Listener Questions</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2024 13:42:27 CDT Alex Van Aken 122378 Celebrating 700 Episodes By Answering Your Questions! | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2024/03/27/celebrating-700-episodes-by-answering-your-questions-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/03/27/06134bfd/thegishow_ep700_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>It's a big milestone this week as we're celebrating 700 episodes of <em>The Game Informer Show</em>! Since <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/b/podcasts/archive/2009/09/29/the-game-informer-show-episode-1.aspx">Episode 1</a> aired all the way back in 2009, we've recorded and produced hundreds of episodes and we couldn't have done it without your support, which is why this week's edition is all about you, our wonderful listeners!</p> <p>Join host Marcus Stewart along with Kyle Hilliard and Charles Harte as they answer a slew of fascinating, humorous, and outright strange questions from the GI community while reflecting on their thoughts on the show and podcasting in general. Before all of that, however, GI editor-in-chief Matt Miller opens the episode to talk about our revamped magazine subscription program, which you can learn all about <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/letter-from-the-editor/2024/03/26/announcing-the-new-game-informer-magazine-subscription">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch The Game Informer Show Podcast!</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>),&nbsp;Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365">@chuckduck365)</a></p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Announcement<br /> 00:17:30 - Intro<br /> 00:22:27 - Reflecting On The GI Show<br /> 00:28:11 - Listener Questions<br /> 02:01:03 - Housekeeping<br /> 02:05:23 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2024 19:00:00 CDT Marcus Stewart 122336 Dragon's Dogma 2 And Rise Of The Ronin Reviews | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/2024/03/21/dragons-dogma-2-and-rise-of-the-ronin-reviews-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/03/20/02bbba4c/thegishow_ep699_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>On this week’s episode of <em>The Game Informer Show</em>, we’re joined by special guest Imran Khan to unpack his review of Rise of the Ronin. Friend of the show Jesse Vitelli also drops by to break down his Dragon’s Dogma 2 review. Kyle Hilliard shares his final thoughts on Princess Peach Showtime and gives his hands-on thoughts on the upcoming Hyper Light Breaker. We then round out the discussion with Imran sharing some of the coolest indie games he saw from Day of the Devs and giving our thoughts on our reader-voted <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/GameGauntlet2024">Game Gauntlet</a> to decide the greatest game of all time.</p> <h2><strong>Watch The Video Version!</strong></h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>),&nbsp;Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365">@chuckduck365)</a>, Imran Khan (<a href="https://twitter.com/imranzomg">@imranzomg</a>), and Jesse Vitelli (<a href="https://twitter.com/jessevitelli">@jessevitelli</a>).&nbsp;</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:09:22 - Rise of the Ronin<br /> 00:29:54 - Hyper Light Breaker<br /> 00:39:09 - Day of the Devs<br /> 00:54:53 - Dragon's Dogma 2<br /> 01:27:34 - Princess Peach Showtime<br /> 01:39:59 - Greatest Game Of All Time Gauntlet<br /> 02:12:38 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)<br /> 02:15:27 - Pushmo and Dillon's Rolling Western?</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2024 15:00:00 CDT Marcus Stewart 122300 Revisiting Pokémon X & Y And Getting Into Truck Games | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/03/15/revisiting-pokemon-x-y-and-getting-into-truck-games-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/03/15/c723061e/1.-first-screenshot-fd03f553ff3ea65af2d8.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew revisits Pokémon X &amp; Y ahead of&nbsp;Pokémon Legends: Z-A and tries to get into truck games via Expeditions: A Mudrunner Game. We also discuss Fortnite's Myths &amp; Mortals season, Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, Balatro, and&nbsp;<span><span>Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story. Thanks for listening and watching!</span></span></p> <h2>Watch The Video Version:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>),&nbsp;Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365">@chuckduck365)</a></p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:06:36 - Expeditions: A MudRunner Game</p> <p>00:23:47 - Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden</p> <p>00:39:18 - Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 5 Season 2 - Myths &amp; Mortals</p> <p>00:56:00 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth &amp; Balatro</p> <p>01:04:21 - Pokémon X &amp; Y</p> <p>01:23:41 - Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story</p> <p>01:36:59 - Housekeeping</p> <p>01:41:58 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2024 10:04:45 CDT Alex Van Aken 122280 No Rest For The Wicked Cover Story, WWE 2K24, And The Impending Moomin Invasion | GI Show (Feat. Suriel Vazquez) https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/03/07/no-rest-for-the-wicked-cover-story-wwe-2k24-and-the-impending-moomin <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/03/06/87682d32/thegishow_697_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>This week on <em>The Game Informer Show</em> podcast, host Marcus Stewart is joined by Kyle Hilliard, Charles Harte, and former <em>Game Informer</em> editor/current narrative designer at Big Blue Sky Games, Suriel Vazquez to talk about a smattering of video games, new and old. First up, we dive deep into our most recent cover story for No Rest for the Wicked, talk a bit about how realistic and nauseating the driving is in Pacific Drive, learn about WWE 2K24, and prepare for the impending Moomin invasion. We also mop up on some games like Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and Penny's Big Breakaway before Suriel shares details about the game he has been working on, <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAekK2I502I">Merchants of Rosewall</a>. And we finish out the show by answering some reader questions.</p> <h2>Watch The Video Version:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>),&nbsp;Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365">@chuckduck365)</a>, Suriel Vazquez (<a href="https://twitter.com/SurielVazquez?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor">@SurielVazquez</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:03:20 - Cover Story: No Rest for the Wicked<br /> 00:28:38 - Pacific Drive<br /> 00:40:03 - Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley<br /> 00:48:20 - WWE 2K24 Review<br /> 01:02:06 - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth<br /> 01:12:17 - Penny's Big Breakaway<br /> 01:16:11 - The Outlast Trials<br /> 01:22:51 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions<br /> 01:44:52 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2024 15:00:00 CST Kyle Hilliard 122206 Balatro Review And Why Unicorn Overlord's Battle System Rules | GI Show (Feat. Eric Van Allen) https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/02/29/balatro-review-and-why-unicorn-overlords-battle-system-rules-gi-show-feat <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/02/29/45f168ab/thegishow_696_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>returning guest <a href="https://twitter.com/seamoosi">Eric Van Allen</a> (<em>Destructoid, Axe of the Blood God</em>) joins us to discuss our Balatro review, spoiler-free thoughts about the length of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the early hours of Penny's Big Breakaway, and finally, how the combat system in Vanillaware's Unicorn Overlord mimics Final Fantasy XII's Gambits (that's a very good thing).</p> <p>Lastly, we want to highlight our former colleague and close friend, <a href="https://twitter.com/metallicaisrad">Blake Hester,</a> who was affected by a corporate restructuring from our parent company this week. Blake's original reporting and responsibility as our working features editor have transformed <em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;over the last three-and-a-half years into an outlet known for thoughtful reporting on games and the people making them. Please go support Blake and follow his work <a href="https://blakehester.rocks/">right here.</a></p> <h2>Watch The Video Version:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Blake Hester (<a href="https://twitter.com/metallicaisrad">@MetallicaIsRad</a>), Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>),&nbsp;Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Eric Van Allen (<a href="https://twitter.com/seamoosi">@SeaMoosi</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:02:04 - Blake Hester Was Laid Off From Game Informer</p> <p>00:11:23 - Balatro Review</p> <p>00:27:50 - Unicorn Overlord Demo</p> <p>00:44:07 - Penny's Big Breakaway</p> <p>01:03:40 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth</p> <p>01:18:32 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:45:57 CST Alex Van Aken 122171 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Review And Elden Ring DLC First Look | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/02/22/final-fantasy-vii-rebirth-review-and-elden-ring-dlc-first-look-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/02/22/b9383139/395_gi_show_website_1.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew breaks down what has been a busy few days in the video game industry. We dive into our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/final-fantasy-vii-rebirth/cracking-the-planet-wide-open">Final Fantasy VII Rebirth review,</a> recap the Elden Ring: <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2024/02/21/elden-rings-shadow-of-the-erdtree-dlc-trailer-promises-a-june-release-date">Shadow of the Erdtree release date trailer,</a> and share highlights from another Nintendo Direct. Additionally, we discuss our time playing Princess Peach: Showtime, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2024/02/20/gearbox-is-reviving-an-underrated-moba-hero-shooter-in-gigantic-rampage-edition">Gigantic: Rampage Edition,</a> and Balatro, a new poker roguelite (a "Pokerlite?") we can't seem to put down.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch Episode 695 of The Game Informer Show:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>),&nbsp;Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Brian Shea (<a href="https://twitter.com/brianpshea">@BrianPShea</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/leblancwes">@LeBlancWes</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:03:03 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Review</p> <p>00:27:39 - Balatro</p> <p>00:47:50 - Elden Ring's Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC Trailer</p> <p>00:59:46 - Princess Peach: Showtime! Preview</p> <p>01:19:16 - Nintendo Direct February 2024</p> <p>01:28:36 - Gigantic: Rampage Edition Preview</p> <p>01:45:26 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 22 Feb 2024 14:20:08 CST Alex Van Aken 122120 Helldivers 2, Mario Vs. Donkey Kong, And A Bunch Of Cool Indies | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/02/14/helldivers-2-mario-vs-donkey-kong-and-a-bunch-of-cool-indies-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/02/14/e7587459/thegishow_ep694_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, Kyle Hilliard takes over hosting duty with Alex Van Aken just being present to be part of the ride. Charles Harte is also in attendance, as is special guest Sarah Thwaites. We kick off the show discussing Helldivers 2 and Mario vs. Donkey Kong before jumping into a big discussion about a number of compelling indie games like Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior, Crow Country, Pepper Grinder, Helskate, Project O.R.C.S., and Nightingale. We also chat about the recent Tomb Raider Remaster collection before diving into the initial broadcast of our new recurring segment, The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title).</p> <h2>Watch Our Weekly Gaming Podcast:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365">@chuckduck365</a>), Sarah Thwaites (<a href="https://twitter.com/sarahathwaites?lang=en">@sarahathwaites</a>).</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:02:26 - Helldivers 2 Review<br /> 00:20:46 - Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior<br /> 00:27:38 - Apex Legends Season 20, Breakout<br /> 00:32:33 - Mario vs. Donkey Kong Review<br /> 00:42:37 - Tomb Raider I–III Remastered<br /> 00:49:06 - Crow Country Demo<br /> 00:53:31 - Pepper Grinder Demo<br /> 00:54:57 - Helskate Early Access<br /> 00:57:10 - Project O.R.C.S. Preview<br /> 01:06:35 - Nightingale Preview<br /> 01:13:24 - Housekeeping<br /> 01:15:47 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)</p> Wed, 14 Feb 2024 17:00:00 CST Kyle Hilliard 122058 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth And Playing Metal Gear Solid In 2024 | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/02/08/final-fantasy-vii-rebirth-and-playing-metal-gear-solid-in-2024-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/02/08/b6326b0e/thegishow_ep693_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew discusses Final Fantasy VII Rebirth one last time before it releases and then examines Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League against the three game design pillars: camera, controls, and character. Alex chats about playing Metal Gear Solid for the first time and what it's like playing a game made in 1998 on its own terms in 2024. Finally, Brian and Charles dive into Persona 3 Reload, now publisher <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2024/02/08/persona-3-reload-is-the-fastest-selling-atlus-title-of-all-time">Atlus's fastest-selling game of all time.</a>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch Our Weekly Gaming Podcast:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>),&nbsp;Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Brian Shea (<a href="https://twitter.com/brianpshea">@BrianPShea</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365">@Chuckduck365</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:03:21 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Preview</p> <p>00:11:33 - Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League</p> <p>00:35:01 - Metal Gear Solid</p> <p>00:59:47 - Persona 3 Reload</p> <p>01:09:21 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 08 Feb 2024 12:32:15 CST Alex Van Aken 122018 Apex Legends Cover Story And Suicide Squad Impressions | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/02/02/apex-legends-cover-story-and-suicide-squad-impressions-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/02/02/f114a7dd/thegishow_692_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>former&nbsp;<em>Game Informer&nbsp;</em>editor Jay Guisao joins us to <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/ApexLegends">share exclusive details</a> about Apex Legends Season 20: Breakout and discuss our time visiting Respawn Vancouver. Marcus and Kyle discuss the early hours of Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League; Charles breaks down his <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2024/01/30/return-of-the-kong">Mario Vs. Donkey Kong preview,</a> then we round out the show discussing Persona 3 Reload.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch The Podcast:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>), Jason Guisao (<a href="https://twitter.com/jason_guisao">@Jason_Guisao</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365">@Chuckduck365</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:06:00 - Apex Legends Cover Story</p> <p>00:49:20 - Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League</p> <p>01:13:04 - WWE 2K24 Preview</p> <p>01:35:30 - Persona 3 Reload</p> <p>01:50:39 - Mario vs. Donkey Kong</p> <p>01:59:23 - Housekeeping</p> Fri, 02 Feb 2024 13:06:30 CST Alex Van Aken 121993 Tekken 8 Review, Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth Impressions, Palworld Discourse | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/01/25/tekken-8-review-like-a-dragon-infinite-wealth-impressions-palworld <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/01/24/47003148/thegishow_691_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of <em>The Game Informer Show</em>, the crew unpacks our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/tekken-8/aggressively-absurd">Tekken 8 review</a> to discuss what's great and what's less great about the latest King of Iron Fist tournament. We also share our early game impressions of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/impressions/2024/01/23/like-a-dragon-infinite-wealth-is-an-rpg-for-adults-who-dont-need-everything">Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth</a>. And lastly, we'll take a deep dive into Palworld's meteoric rise and success, as well as the <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2024/01/22/what-is-palworld-the-new-pokemon-with-guns-survival-game-everyones-playing">discourse and controversy</a>&nbsp;surrounding it. Of course, it wouldn't be an episode without answering a few questions from our listeners!</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/leblancwes">@LeBlancWes</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:08:57 - Tekken 8 Review<br /> 0046:33 - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth<br /> 01:07:04 - Palworld<br /> 01:39:21 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Thu, 25 Jan 2024 13:34:00 CST Marcus Stewart 121912 Palworld Is Real and So Is The Last Of Us Part II Remastered | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/01/18/palworld-is-real-and-so-is-the-last-of-us-part-ii-remastered-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/01/18/de122459/thegishow_ep690_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew discusses real video games you can play, including our early <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2023/11/24/creature-feature-capturing-the-curious-story-of-palworld">Palworld</a> hands-on reactions and The Last of Us Part II Remastered review. You might've heard us describe the former as "Pokémon with guns" previously, but Palworld's crafting and survival focus make it stand out as its own unique experience. After breaking down the updates packed in with <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/opinion/2024/01/16/the-last-of-us-part-ii-remastered-thoughts-from-a-first-time-player">Naughty Dog's rerelease,</a> we shift our attention to Another Code: Recollection and Final Fantasy XVI.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch The Game Informer Show:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/leblancwes">@LeBlancWes</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:06:44 - Palworld</p> <p>00:24:35 - The Last of Us Part II Remastered</p> <p>00:26:19 - Spoilers Start for The Last of Us Part II Remastered</p> <p>00:27:53 - Spoilers End for The Last of Us Part II Remastered</p> <p>00:35:31 - Another Code: Recollection</p> <p>00:46:38 - Final Fantasy XVI</p> <p>01:04:06 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Thu, 18 Jan 2024 11:39:00 CST Alex Van Aken 121879 Suicide Squad Preview And Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/01/11/suicide-squad-preview-and-prince-of-persia-the-lost-crown-review-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/01/10/4272feec/thegishow_689_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew discusses our Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League preview <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2024/01/09/a-lengthy-hands-on-session">(we played several hours at a recent event),</a> our very highly-rated <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/prince-of-persia-the-lost-crown/a-royal-resurgence">Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown review,</a> and we circle back to our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2024">video game release calendar</a> to highlight the 2024 games we're most excited for that don't have solid release dates yet.</p> <h2>Watch The Podcast:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Matt Storm (<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon">@DJ_Stormageddon</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:04:00 - Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Preview<br /> 00:31:08 - Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Review<br /> 01:02:14 - What Has Alex Been Playing Rapid Fire Edition<br /> 01:09:04 - Most Anticipated Video Games of 2024 Without Release Dates<br /> 01:50:08 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2024 13:47:51 CST Alex Van Aken 121821 Our Most Anticipated Games Of 2024 (Feat. Matt Storm) | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2024/01/04/our-most-anticipated-games-of-2024-feat-matt-storm-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2024/01/04/70109004/thegishow_688_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>returning guest and editor of this podcast, Matt Storm, joins us to discuss our most anticipated games of 2024. We dive into&nbsp;<em>Game Informer's&nbsp;</em>2024 game release calendar and go month-by-month, highlighting the projects we're most looking forward to.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch The Podcast To Learn About Upcoming Games In 2024:&nbsp;</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Matt Storm (<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon">@DJ_Stormageddon</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:03:16 - Matt Storm Introduction</p> <p>00:09:52 - Most Anticipated Video Games of 2024</p> <p>01:39:32 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 04 Jan 2024 15:49:11 CST Alex Van Aken 121792 How We Chose Our Games Of The Year | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/12/28/how-we-chose-our-games-of-the-year-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/12/22/56258d48/thegishow_687text_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show </em>we discuss our game and games of the year, the best and brightest feature (<a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/digital-issue/2023/12/19/the-final-fantasy-vii-rebirth-digital-issue-is-now-live">currently in the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth issue of the magazine</a>), and just generally recap all the discussions that went it how that annual feature comes together.</p> <h2>The Game Informer Show #687 Podcast:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes">@LeBlancWes</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:07:31 - A Breakdown of Game Informer's Top 10 Games of 2023<br /> 01:09:28 - A Breakdown of Game Informer's Category Winner of 2023<br /> 01:42:48 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Thu, 28 Dec 2023 11:00:00 CST Kyle Hilliard 121763 Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Cover Story And Our Favorite Games Of 2023 | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/12/21/final-fantasy-vii-rebirth-cover-story-and-our-favorite-games-of-2023-gi <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/12/21/99e90b65/ff7-rebirth-cover-story-game-informer-show.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>special guest Michael Higham (Fanbyte, GameSpot) joins us to discuss our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/FF7Rebirth">Final Fantasy VII Rebirth cover story,</a> The Finals review, and our favorite games of 2023.</p> <h2>The Game Informer Show #686 Podcast:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Michael Higham (<a href="https://twitter.com/michaelphigham">@MichaelPHigham</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:03:41 - Cover Story: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth</p> <p>00:23:41 - The Finals Review</p> <p>00:38:08 - Top Ten Games of 2023</p> <p>01:39:28 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 21 Dec 2023 12:52:19 CST Alex Van Aken 121754 The Death Of E3, Tekken 8 Preview, Fortnite Ch. 5, Apollo Justice Trilogy | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/12/14/the-death-of-e3-tekken-8-preview-fortnite-ch-5-apollo-justice-trilogy-gi <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/12/13/1b5e0813/thegishow_ep685_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>Thanks to Manscaped for sponsoring today's episode! Get 20% OFF + Free International Shipping with my link<b data-stringify-type="bold">&nbsp;GISHOW</b>&nbsp;at&nbsp;<a data-sk="tooltip_parent" data-stringify-link="http://Manscaped.com" delay="150" href="http://manscaped.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Manscaped.com</a>!</p> <p>This episode of <em>The Game Informer Show</em> podcast sees returning guest Jesse Vitelli (<a href="https://twitter.com/jessevitelli">@jessevitelli</a>) join host Marcus Stewart and editors Brian Shea and Charles Harte to discuss the official demise of E3 and its impact over the years. Brian also breaks down his time spent playing Tekken 8's bonkers story mode, and Charles Harte takes the stand to talk about playing Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy while quizzing the editors on their Ace Attorney character knowledge. Jesse and Charles also share their time spent in Fortnite Chapter 5: Season 1's new offerings such as Rocket Racing, Fortnite Festival, and Lego Fortnite.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:04:26 - The Death Of E3<br /> 00:39:27 - Game Awards Redux<br /> 00:53:27 - Tekken 8 Preview<br /> 01:05:42 - Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1<br /> 01:29:39 - Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy Preview<br /> 01:38:54 - Ace Attorney Name Game<br /> 01:45:32 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Thu, 14 Dec 2023 11:00:00 CST Marcus Stewart 121698 The Game Awards Reaction, GTA 6, Avatar Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/12/09/the-game-awards-reaction-gta-6-avatar-review-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/12/09/7ddf3936/thegishow_ep684_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>We're officially past The Game Awards, and host Marcus Stewart and former GI editor Jason Guisao are unpacking all of the show's highs and lows. They're also diving into Grand Theft Auto VI's big debut trailer. Editor-in-Chief Matt Miller also makes a rare appearance to discuss his review of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:02:36 - Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Review<br /> 00:22:34 - Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer<br /> 00:45:32 - The Game Awards Round-Up<br /> 01:26:19 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Sat, 09 Dec 2023 08:00:00 CST Marcus Stewart 121668 The Post Holiday Rush Backlog Episode | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/11/30/the-post-holiday-rush-backlog-episode-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/11/29/e83474f9/thegishow_683_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>The year is not over yet, but arguably its biggest rush of video game releases have completed, which means now we actually need to play all of them. Or at least play as many as we can. On this week's episode Marcus Stewart, Kyle Hilliard, and Charles Harte discuss the games they're trying to catch up on including <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/the-talos-principle-ii/profoundly-puzzling">The Talos Principle 2</a> and <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/dave-the-diver/a-refreshing-departure">Dave the Diver</a>, and of course <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/kena-bridge-of-spirits/kena-bridge-of-spirits-review-one-of-the-best-adventures-of-the-year">Kena: Bridge of Spirits</a>, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/games/batman_arkham_knight/b/playstation4/archive/2015/06/19/batman-arkham-knight-review-game-informer.aspx">Batman Arkham Knight</a>, and <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/product/grounded">Grounded</a>. We also answer questions from the community and reflect on our 2023 Thanksgiving meals.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), and Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365?lang=en">@chuckduck365</a>).</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:06:33 - Thanksgiving Dinner Favorites<br /> 00:32:26 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder<br /> 00:37:11 - The Talos Principle<br /> 00:44:45 - Dave The Diver<br /> 00:49:57 - Inscryption<br /> 00:53:46 - Kena: Bridge of Spirits<br /> 00:59:29 - Grounded<br /> 01:05:05 - Batman: Arkham Knight<br /> 01:10:28 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2023 14:00:00 CST Kyle Hilliard 121568 You Probably Shouldn't Eat These Birds | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/11/23/you-probably-shouldnt-eat-these-birds-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/11/21/707c537f/thegishow_ep682_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>On this special Thanksgiving episode of The Game Informer Show Podcast, we discuss which fictional video games birds would taste the best. We talk about some video games, too. Charles Harte talks about Chants of Sennaar, a puzzle game about language, and Kyle Hilliard talks about Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, a game about beating up people on the streets of a fictional Japanese city. Kyle also touches on Assassin's Creed VR before the duo moves on to the main course: ranking fictional video game birds on criteria like how tasty do they look and how bad would we feel about eating them. After that, we finish out the show with some gestures of gratitude and reader questions.</p> <h2>Watch The Video Podcast Here:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>) and Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365?lang=en">@chuckduck365</a>).</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:02:26 - Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name<br /> 00:05:20 - Chants of Sennaar<br /> 00:11:22 - Holiday Video Game Plans<br /> 00:19:17 - Assassin's Creed Nexus VR<br /> 00:22:03 - Thanksgiving Segment<br /> 00:53:51 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 23 Nov 2023 14:00:00 CST Kyle Hilliard 121548 The Game Awards Predictions And Super Mario RPG Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/11/16/the-game-awards-predictions-and-super-mario-rpg-review-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/11/15/252b1e45/thegishow_ep681_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew discusses our predictions for <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2023/11/13/here-are-the-nominees-for-the-game-awards-2023" target="_blank">The Game Awards'</a>&nbsp;category winners and game reveals, Alex's unofficial Modern Warfare III multiplayer review,&nbsp;Kyle's <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/super-mario-rpg/toady-nostalgia" target="_blank">Super Mario RPG remake review,</a> and what it's like starting the Like A Dragon series with <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/like-a-dragon-gaiden-the-man-who-erased-his-name/bridging-the-gap" target="_blank">The Man Who Erased His Name.</a> Before diving into this week's listener questions, which spark discussions about&nbsp;gaming room must-haves and the secret to long-lasting game franchises, Marcus tells us about The Last Faith, another <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/ngt/2023/11/15/castlevania-meets-bloodborne-in-the-last-faith-new-gameplay-today" target="_blank">Castlevania-inspired action game</a> worth trying if you have time.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch The Video Podcast Here:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:09:52 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III</p> <p>00:20:27 - Super Mario RPG Review</p> <p>00:31:56 - Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name</p> <p>00:38:53 - The Last Faith</p> <p>00:51:16 - The Game Awards 2023 Predictions</p> <p>01:33:44 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2023 14:03:57 CST Alex Van Aken 121515 Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora Cover Story And Talos Principle 2 | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/11/09/avatar-frontiers-of-pandora-cover-story-and-talos-principle-2-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/11/09/efd98204/thegishow_ep680_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>Alex and Marcus break down our latest cover story featuring Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and chat about their multiple play sessions thus far. However, prior to our cover story discussion, we call out this week's layoffs at Ubisoft, during which <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2023/11/07/ubisoft-lays-off-over-a-hundred-employees" target="_blank">the company laid off over a hundred employees.</a>&nbsp;Later in the show, we chat with Charles about his positive <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/nickelodeon-all-star-brawl-2/a-slime-fight-in-the-limelight" target="_blank">Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 review</a> before diving into a new puzzle game, The Talos Principle 2, and Fortnite OG, the popular battle royale's latest season that's <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/news/2023/11/06/fornite-had-its-biggest-day-ever-with-44-million-players-thanks-to-throwback-og" target="_blank">smashing records.</a></p> <h2>Watch Or Listen To The Game Informer Show:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365" target="_blank">@ChuckDuck365</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:03:10 - Ubisoft Layoffs</p> <p>00:06:12 - Cover Story: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora</p> <p>00:43:23 - Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 Review</p> <p>01:00:30 - The Talos Principle 2</p> <p>01:21:18 - Fortnite OG</p> <p>01:31:16 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Thu, 09 Nov 2023 10:48:00 CST Alex Van Aken 121490 Exploring Man's Duality In RoboCop: Rogue City And Jusant | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/11/03/exploring-mans-duality-in-robocop-rogue-city-and-jusant-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/11/03/fc232933/thegishow_ep679_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew explores two extremes: RoboCop: Rogue City&nbsp;— <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/robocop-rogue-city/serving-the-public-trust" target="_blank">which is somehow the best&nbsp;<em>RoboCop</em>&nbsp;game</a>&nbsp;— and Jusant, the meditative rock-climbing adventure that's <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/jusant/reaching-the-summit" target="_blank">developer Don't Nod's best work since the original Life Is Strange.</a> Later in the show, Kyle&nbsp;pantomimes <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/ngt/2023/11/02/all-the-nintendo-games-in-warioware-move-it-new-gameplay-today" target="_blank">WarioWare: Move It's energetic mechanics</a> before Alex dives into his most recent session of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/xbox-partner-preview/2023/10/25/the-finals-open-beta-kicks-off-tomorrow" target="_blank">The Finals,</a> which is currently the number one wishlisted game on Steam.</p> <h2>Watch Our Weekly Gaming Podcast:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:03:51 - Jusant Review</p> <p>00:22:23 - RoboCop: Rogue City Review</p> <p>00:43:03 - WarioWare: Move It!</p> <p>00:54:40 - The Finals</p> <p>01:07:17 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Fri, 03 Nov 2023 21:55:07 CDT Alex Van Aken 121454 Alan Wake 2 Review, Mario Wonder, And Spider-Man 2 | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/10/26/alan-wake-2-review-mario-wonder-and-spider-man-2-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/10/26/9be433a3/thegishow_ep678_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of <em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>I've assembled a panel of experts&nbsp;– including Blake Hester and Charles Harte&nbsp;–&nbsp;to discuss Alan Wake 2,&nbsp;the 13-year follow-up to Remedy Entertainment's cult classic thriller. After Charles gives the rest of us a refresher on all things Alan Wake, Blake regales us with his favorite non-spoiler moments from many hours into the newly-released sequel. Later, we talk about the written and physical comedy of Super Mario Bros. Wonder and how web gliding is a game changer in Marvel's Spider-Man 2.</p> <p>Stick around 'til the end of the show for a series of listener questions about soulmates, the afterlife, and the best years in gaming.</p> <h2>Listen to&nbsp;<em>Game Informer's&nbsp;</em>Lords of the Alan Wake 2 Discussion:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365" target="_blank">@ChuckDuck365</a>), Blake Hester (<a href="https://twitter.com/metallicaisrad" target="_blank">@MetallicaIsRad</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:03:04 - The Exorcist: Believer</p> <p>00:06:36 - Alan Wake II</p> <p>00:31:43 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder</p> <p>00:44:29 - Marvel's Spider-Man 2</p> <p>00:59:09 - Party Animals</p> <p>01:07:50 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Thu, 26 Oct 2023 22:14:57 CDT Alex Van Aken 121400 Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, And Sonic Superstars | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/10/19/marvels-spider-man-2-super-mario-bros-wonder-and-sonic-superstars-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/10/18/c0aa63d3/thegishow_ep677_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>This year has been incredible for video games, October is a particularly good month, and this week alone is impressively stacked. <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/marvels-spider-man-2/sticking-the-landing">Marvel's Spider-Man 2</a>, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review-in-progress/2023/10/18/super-mario-bros-wonder-review-in-progress">Super Mario Bros. Wonder</a>, and <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/sonic-superstars/the-folly-of-teamwork">Sonic Superstars</a> all release this week – and we've played them. Brian Shea kicks of the show with his Super Mario Bros. Wonder review impressions, Marcus Stewart talks about his Sonic Superstars review, and the whole crew talks about their time with Marvel's Spider-Man 2 before we finish out with a handful of questions.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Brian Shea (<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianPShea">@BrianPShea)</a>, and Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365">@ChuckDuck365</a>).</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:03:53 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder Review<br /> 00:22:06 - Sonic Superstars Review<br /> 00:47:07 - Marvel's Spider-Man 2<br /> 01:20:13 - Housekeeping &amp; Listener Questions</p> Thu, 19 Oct 2023 09:20:00 CDT Kyle Hilliard 121348 Lords Of The Fallen Review And Games We've Missed In 2023 | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/10/12/lords-of-the-fallen-review-and-games-weve-missed-in-2023-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/10/11/f2d4ae76/thegishow_ep676_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew breaks down our Lords of the Fallen review and subsequently rips into publishers for naming video game sequels the same name as the original game, like "Lords of the Fallen" instead of "Lords of the Fallen 2." After, Alex talks about why action puzzler Cocoon nails player feedback, and then we dive into the anals of our 2023 gaming backlog, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/topreviews2023" target="_blank">highlighting releases we want to revisit or play for the first time</a> before&nbsp;<em>Game Informer's&nbsp;</em>Game of the Year discussions in December.</p> <p>Finally, our <em>Listener Questions</em> segment returns, discussing treating carpal tunnel and answering specific questions like, "What happened to the promised 120FPS console releases?"</p> <h2><strong>Listen to&nbsp;<em>Game Informer's&nbsp;</em>Lords of the Fallen Review Discussion:</strong></h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes">@LeBlancWes</a>).</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:07:54 - The Lords of the Fallen Review</p> <p>00:32:34 - Cocoon</p> <p>00:38:52 - 2023 Gaming Backlog</p> <p>01:08:49 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2023 08:01:01 CDT Alex Van Aken 121314 Super Mario Bros. Wonder Cover Story And Assassin's Creed Mirage | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/10/05/super-mario-bros-wonder-cover-story-and-assassins-creed-mirage-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/10/04/8ec5c5e8/thegishow_ep675_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this episode of <em>The Game Informer Show</em>, we discuss our latest cover story for Super Mario Bros. Wonder! Brian Shea has spent more time with the game than anyone outside of Nintendo and spoke with members of Nintendo about creating the big step for 2D Mario. Then we kick Brian out of the show to welcome Wesley LeBlanc to tell us about his experience with <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/assassins-creed-mirage/coming-home">Assassin's Creed Mirage</a>. Wesley has finished the game (and it took him less than 20 hours) and has thoughts on the game's strange place in the pantheon of Assassin's Creed games. Lastly, Alex shares his latest Pokémon card escapades and decides who in history he can successfully fight.</p> <h2><strong>Watch&nbsp;<em>Game Informer's&nbsp;</em>Weekly Podcast:</strong></h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Brian Shea (<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianPShea">@BrianPShea</a>), and Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes">@LeBlancWes</a>).</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:03:42 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder Preview<br /> 00:26:52 - Forza Motorsport<br /> 00:36:06 - Assassin's Creed Mirage<br /> 00:48:02 - Pokémon TCG: Scarlet &amp; Violet—151<br /> 00:58:19 - Odds &amp; Ends - Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Baldur's Gate 3, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp<br /> 01:01:17 - Roman Empire Chat<br /> 01:05:14 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 05 Oct 2023 15:00:00 CDT Kyle Hilliard 121284 Alan Wake 2 Preview And Resident Evil 4 DLC Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/09/28/alan-wake-2-preview-and-resident-evil-4-dlc-review-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/09/28/e54b0b19/thegishow_ep674_alt_yt.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show, </em>Marcus discusses his recent hands-on <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/ngt/2023/09/27/exploring-the-oceanview-hotel-in-alan-wake-2-alan-gameplay-new-gameplay-today" target="_blank">Alan Wake 2 preview session,</a>&nbsp;in which he played both as returning protagonist Alan and <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/ngt/2023/09/27/unraveling-mysteries-in-alan-wake-2-saga-gameplay-new-gameplay-today" target="_blank">newcomer Saga Anderson,</a> an FBI agent looking into a mysterious case. Kyle <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/resident-evil-4-separate-ways-dlc/go-your-own-way" target="_blank">breaks down his review</a> of Resident Evil 4's Separate Ways DLC, and then Charles shares the bad news that Super Bomberman R 2 is flawed. Lastly, the guys chat about Cocoon, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/cocoon/molecular-mystification" target="_blank">a must-play&nbsp;puzzle game</a> from developer Geometric Interactive and publisher Annapurna Interactive.</p> <h2><strong>Watch&nbsp;<em>Game Informer's&nbsp;</em>Weekly Podcast:</strong></h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365" target="_blank">@Chuckduck365</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:06:09 - Alan Wake II Preview</p> <p>00:32:15 - Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways DLC</p> <p>00:43:30 - Super Bomberman R 2 Review</p> <p>00:51:00 - Super Bomberman R 2 Spoilers Start</p> <p>00:54:42 - Super Bomberman R 2 Spoilers End</p> <p>01:04:29 - Cocoon</p> <p>01:13:01 - F-Zero 99</p> <p>01:22:33 - Mortal Kombat 1</p> <p>01:28:03 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 28 Sep 2023 21:03:59 CDT Alex Van Aken 121253 Leaked Xbox Consoles And Final Fantasy VII Rebirth | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/09/21/leaked-xbox-consoles-and-final-fantasy-vii-rebirth-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/09/21/c76c885a/thegishow_ep673_alt_webhero.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>we gather for a long conversation about this week's Microsoft leaks and details of leaked Xbox consoles and discuss our hands-on time with <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2023/09/20/an-hour-with-final-fantasy-vii-rebirths-combat-and-openish-world" target="_blank">Final Fantasy VII&nbsp;Rebirth</a> and Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Later in the show, we dive into Wesley's <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/cyberpunk-2077-phantom-liberty/so-long-night-city" target="_blank">Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty review</a> before highlighting how game technology company Unity betrayed thousands of game developers' trust.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch Our Weekly Gaming Podcast:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/leblancwes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:07:25 - Microsoft Leaks</p> <p>00:55:41 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Hands On Preview</p> <p>01:15:35 - Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Review</p> <p>01:27:25 - Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Hands-On Preview</p> <p>01:37:07 - Unity Introduces Controversial Per-Install Fee</p> <p>01:46:14 - Mortal Kombat 1</p> <p>01:55:38 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 21 Sep 2023 19:54:54 CDT Alex Van Aken 121205 Lies Of P Is More Than A Bloodborne Clone | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/09/14/lies-of-p-is-more-than-a-bloodborne-clone-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/09/15/df4a0ff5/thegishow_672_webhero_notext.jpg" width="800" height="450" typeof="Image" alt="" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew breaks down our Lies of P review and discusses why the game is <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/lies-of-p/master-of-puppets" target="_blank">much more than a Bloodborne clone.</a> Afterward, Blake talks about why he likes Armored Core VI and also why the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/06/22/armored-core-vi-cover-story-and-final-fantasy-xvi-review-gi-show" target="_blank">hesitations from our cover story</a> still ring true. Lastly, we chat about the games that continue to bring us joy: Fortnite and Nour: Play With Your Food.</p> <h2>Watch The Podcast Here:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Blake Hester (<a href="https://twitter.com/metallicaisrad" target="_blank">@MetallicaIsRad</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/leblancwes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:05:17 - Lies of P Review</p> <p>00:24:58 - Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon</p> <p>00:38:02 - Croc Talk</p> <p>00:42:44 - Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4</p> <p>00:51:50 - Nour: Play With Your Food</p> <p>01:03:27 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 14 Sep 2023 23:04:02 CDT Alex Van Aken 121167 Starfield Vs. Baldur's Gate 3 And Why It's Okay To Disagree | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/09/07/starfield-vs-baldurs-gate-3-and-why-its-okay-to-disagree-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/09/07/3acb2571/thegishow_ep671_web.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew&nbsp;discusses how Baldur's Gate 3 outshines Starfield as a role-playing game and why <strong>it's</strong> <strong>completely okay if you disagree.&nbsp;</strong>Later in the show, Alex breaks down the changes introduced in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 and shares why the battle royale's meta is in a great place. Afterward, Marcus talks about the many ways in which Armored Core VI makes him feel cool.</p> <h2>Starfield Vs. Baldur's Gate 3 And Why It's Okay To Disagree | GI Show:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365" target="_blank">@ChuckDuck365</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <h6><strong>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</strong></h6> <h4>00:00:00 - Intro</h4> <h4>00:04:54 - Halloween Horror Night - The Last Of Us</h4> <h4>00:21:38 - Starfield</h4> <h4>00:43:22 - Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4</h4> <h4>00:55:42 - Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon</h4> <h4>01:05:34 - Starfield vs. Baldur's Gate 3</h4> <h4>01:25:04 - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom</h4> <h4>01:35:29 - Housekeeping</h4> Thu, 07 Sep 2023 11:06:26 CDT Alex Van Aken 121094 Assassin's Creed Mirage Cover Story And Early Starfield Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/08/31/assassins-creed-mirage-cover-story-and-early-starfield-review-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/08/31/9b2bb224/thegishow_ep670_webhero.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>,&nbsp;Alex Van Aken and Wesley LeBlanc share stories&nbsp;from their recent trip to Ubisoft in Bordeaux, France, as part of&nbsp;our&nbsp;new <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/AssassinsCreedMirage" target="_blank">Assassin's Creed Mirage cover story.</a> During the discussion, the two disclose&nbsp;exclusive gameplay-specific details and share their early thoughts after going hands-on with the upcoming stealth game.&nbsp;Later in the show, Kyle, Marcus, and Wesley give listeners their <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/opinion/2023/08/31/starfield-is-more-like-a-sci-fi-theme-park-than-an-open-world-adventure" target="_blank">early Starfield review reactions</a>; and chat about our <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35qmRtmvs1c" target="_blank">Sea of Stars review</a> and how developer Sabotage nailed the pixel art role-playing game experience.</p> <h2>Watch The Podcast's Video Version:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/KyleMHilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <h6>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</h6> <h6>00:00:00 - Intro</h6> <h6>00:06:31 - Cover Story: Assassin's Creed Mirage</h6> <h6>00:30:40 - Early Starfield Review</h6> <h6>01:15:00 - Skull &amp; Bones Closed Beta</h6> <h6>01:25:23 - Sea of Stars Review</h6> <h6>01:30:48 - Baldur's Gate 3 Act 3 (Spoiler-Free)</h6> <h6>01:37:11 - Housekeeping</h6> Thu, 31 Aug 2023 17:08:22 CDT Alex Van Aken 121064 Immortals Of Aveum Review And Persona 5 Tactica Preview | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/08/24/immortals-of-aveum-review-and-persona-5-tactica-preview-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/08/24/7d464f5f/thegishow_ep669_webhero.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>the crew discusses our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/immortals-of-aveum/modern-fantasy-warfare" target="_blank">Immortals of Aveum review,</a>&nbsp;as well as visiting New York City to play Persona 5 Tactica – <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2023/08/23/the-spin-off-we-never-saw-coming" target="_blank">a&nbsp;turn-based tactical&nbsp;spinoff</a> of Atlus' popular JRPG –&nbsp;Persona 3 Reload, and&nbsp;Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. Additionally, we run through the <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gamescom-2023/2023/08/23/little-nightmares-3-announced-for-2024-release-developed-by-until-dawn" target="_blank">highlights from Gamescom Opening Night Live,</a> which premiered a slate of new games and featured updates of previously announced titles.&nbsp;</p> <h2>Watch The Podcast's Video Version:</h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/KyleMHilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>), Brian Shea (<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianPShea" target="_blank">@BrianPShea</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <h6>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</h6> <h6>00:00:00 - Intro</h6> <h6>00:03:28 - Gamescom Opening Night Live</h6> <h6>00:30:19 - Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name</h6> <h6>00:40:53 - Endless Dungeon</h6> <h6>00:45:10 - Persona 3 Reload</h6> <h6>00:50:59 - Persona 5 Tactica</h6> <h6>00:58:41 - Mortal Kombat 1</h6> <h6>01:05:01 - Immortals of Aveum</h6> <h6>01:18:38 - Housekeeping</h6> Thu, 24 Aug 2023 17:25:14 CDT Alex Van Aken 121026 Why Everyone Is Obsessed With Baldur's Gate 3 | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/08/17/why-everyone-is-obsessed-with-baldurs-gate-3-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/08/17/a37c1101/thegishow_668_webhero.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>Alex Van Aken returns from a <a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken/status/1689712395587891200?s=20" target="_blank">mysterious work trip to France</a> to explain to Kyle and Marcus why everyone is obsessed with Baldur's Gate 3, Larian Studios' new computer role-playing game that <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2023/08/11/baldurs-gate-3s-first-weekend-stats-reveal-a-lot-of-players-failed-to-romance-astarion" target="_blank">continues to top the Steam charts.</a>&nbsp;Later in the show, we discuss: Atlas Fallen, Deck13's action RPG&nbsp;that empowers players with sand-based abilities; Vampire survivors co-op on Switch; and why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem competes with Barbie and Oppenheimer as one of the best movies of 2023.&nbsp;</p> <p>Before all of that, however, Marcus dives into his recent visit to Universal Studios's Minion Land and his sampling of the park's The Last Of Us-themed menu featuring a delicious pasta dish titled "Left Behind Ravioli."</p> <h2><strong>Why Everyone Is Obsessed With Baldur's Gate 3&nbsp;| GI Show – Video Podcast:</strong></h2> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"><strong></strong></div> <h5>Follow us on social media:&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/KyleMHilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>)</h5> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <h2>The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:</h2> <p>00:00:00 - Introduction</p> <p>00:02:00 - Marcus' Universal Studios Adventure</p> <p>00:33:18 - Baldur's Gate 3</p> <p>00:56:28 - Vampire Survivors on Nintendo Switch</p> <p>01:03:05 - Atlas Fallen</p> <p>01:13:37 - TMNT: Mutant Mayhem</p> <p>01:23:22 - Housekeeping</p> <div class="inline-rich-content-placeholder">&nbsp;</div> <p>Check out a few photos above that Marcus snapped from his trip to Minion Land, featuring the delectable dishes from The Last Of Us.</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2023 20:00:00 CDT Alex Van Aken 120960 WrestleQuest, Jeff Jarrett Interview, Stray Gods Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/08/10/wrestlequest-jeff-jarrett-interview-stray-gods-review-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/08/09/351ef51f/thegishow_ep667_webhero.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>Oooh yeah! In this week's episode of <em>The Game Informer Show</em>, Marcus Stewart shares his first impressions of pro-wrestling RPG WrestleQuest. Stewart also interviews the game's creative leads at Mega Cat Studios and legendary wrestler Jeff Jarrett, who helped bring WrestleQuest to life. Charles Harte elaborates on his review of Stray Gods: The Role-Playing Musical while also musing about his ongoing journey in Baldur's Gate 3. Blake Hester gushes about his recent trip to virtual reality in VR Skater and Rez Infinite while recommending an oldie but goodie, Killer7.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365" target="_blank">@Chuckduck365</a>), Blake Hester (<a href="https://twitter.com/metallicaisrad" target="_blank">@metallicaisrad</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:02:49 - Talent Show Update<br /> 00:12:17 - WrestleQuest<br /> 00:34:24 - Baldur's Gate 3<br /> 00:46:41 - VR Skater<br /> 00:57:34 - Rez Infinite<br /> 01:11:12 - Killer 7<br /> 01:17:11 - Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical<br /> 01:33:42 - Housekeeping&nbsp;<br /> 01:41:44 - WrestleQuest Interview</em></p> Thu, 10 Aug 2023 14:00:00 CDT Marcus Stewart 120933 Baldur's Gate 3 Is An Incredible RPG Worth Playing | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/08/03/baldurs-gate-3-is-an-incredible-rpg-worth-playing-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/08/03/f344c23c/thegishow_666_webhero.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show, </em>returning guest Kenneth Shepard (<a href="https://kotaku.com/" target="_blank">Kotaku</a>, <a href="https://www.patreon.com/normandyfm" target="_blank">Normandy FM</a>) joins us to discuss why Baldur's Gate 3 is one of the best RPGs of 2023, despite the fact we're still working our way through the massive game. Additionally, Marcus clues the crew in on his time spent solving puzzles in Viewfinder and his preview impressions of Palia, an MMO-like life sim currently in closed beta.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365" target="_blank">@Chuckduck365</a>), Kenneth Shepard (<a href="https://twitter.com/shepardcdr" target="_blank">@ShepardCDR</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro</em></p> <p><em>00:01:39 - Talent Show Update</em></p> <p><em>00:06:36 - Kenneth Shepard Re-Introduction</em></p> <p><em>00:12:55 - Baldur's Gate III</em></p> <p><em>00:58:32 - Palia</em></p> <p><em>01:11:47 - Viewfinder</em></p> <p><em>01:16:09 - Housekeeping</em></p> Thu, 03 Aug 2023 11:44:36 CDT Alex Van Aken 120905 Sonic Superstars Cover, Remnant II, Twisted Metal Show Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/07/27/sonic-superstars-cover-remnant-ii-twisted-metal-show-review-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/07/27/f8373b55/thegishow_ep665_webhero.jpg" width="800" height="450" typeof="Image" alt="" class="image-style-body-default" /> <section> <p>Sonic Superstars is speeding <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/cover-reveal/2023/07/25/cover-reveal-sonic-superstars" target="_blank">onto the cover of our latest issue of <em>Game Informer</em></a>, and we're talking all about the Blue Blur's retro-modern throwback. Join Marcus Stewart, Kyle Hilliard, and Brian Shea as we break down our exclusive cover story. We'll also unpack Kyle's <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/remnant-ii/familiar-mechanics-in-new-worlds" target="_blank">review of Remnant II</a>&nbsp;while Marcus gives updated thoughts on his ongoing dinosaur-slaying crusade in Exoprimal. And finally, Marcus gives his review <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2023/07/26/a-twisted-reinvention-how-peacocks-twisted-metal-renewed-my-love-of-the-franchise" target="_blank">thoughts on Peacock's <em>Twisted Metal</em> series</a>.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>&nbsp;</p> </section> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Brian Shea (<a href="https://bsky.app/profile/brianpshea.bsky.social" target="_blank">@brianpshea.bsky.social</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:01:44 - Cover Story: Sonic Superstars<br /> 00:27:35 - Remnant II<br /> 00:38:38 - Exoprimal<br /> 00:49:40 - Twisted Metal TV Show<br /> 01:06:33 - Housekeeping</em></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2023 14:00:00 CDT Marcus Stewart 120868 Exoprimal Launch Impressions, Viewfinder, Pikmin 4, And Ghost Trick | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/07/20/exoprimal-launch-impressions-viewfinder-pikmin-4-and-ghost-trick-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/07/19/b5717314/thegishow_664_webhero.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>Dinosaurs are pouring into this week's episode of <em>The Game Informer Show </em>as editor Marcus Stewart unpacks his evolving thoughts on Capcom's new dino-flavored shooter, Exoprimal. Kyle Hilliard discusses his <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/pikmin-4/mans-best-friends" target="_blank">Pikmin 4</a> and <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/viewfinder/short-and-smart" target="_blank">Viewfinder</a>&nbsp;reviews while also dishing out his early impressions of Gunbrella. Charles Harte chats about playing the re-release of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective for the first time, but not before Kyle serenades listeners with his soulful rendition of a lunch-themed Sonic the Hedgehog cover song.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365" target="_blank">@chuckduck365</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:01:51 - Bet Explanation<br /> 00:05:55 - Marcus' PC Update<br /> 00:13:35 - Kyle's Musical Performance<br /> 00:21:44 - Exoprimal<br /> 00:40:55 - Pikmin 4<br /> 00:54:21 - Viewfinder<br /> 01:01:44 - Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective<br /> 01:14:22 - Gunbrella Preview<br /> 01:20:44 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 20 Jul 2023 14:00:00 CDT Marcus Stewart 120831 Most Anticipated Upcoming Game Releases And Everybody 1-2 Switch Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/07/13/most-anticipated-upcoming-game-releases-and-everybody-1-2-switch-review-gi <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/07/13/416c970f/most_anticipated_upcoming_games.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show, </em>the&nbsp;crew opens our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2023" target="_blank">video game release schedule</a> again to look ahead at our most anticipated upcoming game releases. Of course, massive projects like Starfield and Baldur's Gate 3 line our list, but we also hope to highlight lesser-known titles that are promising. Towards the start of the podcast, we also share our early Everybody 1-2 Switch review impressions.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:51 - Intro</em></p> <p><em>00:02:57 - Marcus' New Gaming PC Plans</em></p> <p><em>00:08:05 - Most Anticipated Upcoming Game Releases</em></p> <p><em>00:09:04 - Everybody 1-2-Switch!</em></p> <p><em>00:17:23 - The Rest Of 2023: Games We Are Excited For</em></p> <p><em>01:42:21 - Housekeeping</em></p> <hr /> <p>#StopSpeeding - This message is paid for by <a href="https://www.nhtsa.gov/campaign/speeding-catches-up-with-you?utm_source=gameinformer&amp;utm_medium=video&amp;utm_campaign=speed2023&amp;utm_content=lookatthedamage" target="_blank">NHTSA</a>, the sponsor of this week's podcast episode.</p> Thu, 13 Jul 2023 11:05:27 CDT Alex Van Aken 120813 The Best Games Of 2023 So Far | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/07/06/the-best-games-of-2023-so-far-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/07/06/2ab6cf0f/best_games_of_2023.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show, </em>hosts&nbsp;Alex Van Aken and Marcus Stewart determine <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/topreviews2023" target="_blank">the best games of 2023</a> (their favorites, actually, but "best games" is better SEO) by looking back through&nbsp;<em>Game Informer's&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2023" target="_blank">2023 video game release schedule.</a>&nbsp;Obvious picks are The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and Resident Evil 4 (Remake), however we also highlight lesser-known standouts like Friends Vs Friends, A Space for the Unbound, and Terra Nil.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:02:42 - Discussion Introduction: 2023 Six Months in Review</p> <p>00:05:17 - 2023 So Far: Games We Have and Haven't Played</p> <p>01:43:22 - Housekeeping</p> Thu, 06 Jul 2023 16:40:42 CDT Alex Van Aken 120777 Pikmin 4 Preview And BattleBit Remastered (Feat. Eric Van Allen) | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/06/30/pikmin-4-preview-and-battlebit-remastered-feat-eric-van-allen-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/06/30/71748368/thegishow_661_webhero.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>special guest <a href="https://twitter.com/seamoosi" target="_blank">Eric Van Allen</a> (<em>Destructoid, Axe of the Blood God)&nbsp;</em>joins us to discuss: Pikmin 4 with Kyle Hilliard, who finally admits he's a&nbsp;fan of the series; Marcus' <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/aew-fight-forever/stuck-in-the-mid-card" target="_blank">AEW Fight Forever review;</a> role-playing in the 258-player BattleBit Remastered, an impressive throwback to the glory days of Battlefield; Final Fantasy XVI; and finally, a deck-building first-person shooter called Friends vs&nbsp;Friends.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/KyleMHilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Eric Van Allen (<a href="https://twitter.com/seamoosi" target="_blank">@Seamoosi</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://www.djstormageddon.com/" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://funandgames.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://reignitepod.libsyn.com/" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro</em></p> <p><em>00:02:51 - Eric Van Allen Introduction</em></p> <p><em>00:06:24 - Pikmin 4</em></p> <p><em>00:24:52 - AEW Fight Forever</em></p> <p><em>00:42:46 - BattleBit Remastered</em></p> <p><em>01:02:51 - Final Fantasy XVI</em></p> <p><em>01:16:51 - Friends vs Friends</em></p> <p><em>01:24:44 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</em></p> Fri, 30 Jun 2023 11:18:40 CDT Alex Van Aken 120766 Armored Core VI Cover Story And Final Fantasy XVI Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2023/06/22/armored-core-vi-cover-story-and-final-fantasy-xvi-review-gi-show <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2023/06/22/ffbc7ec2/thegishow_ep660_webhero.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;</em>Alex returns from Tokyo to share everything he's learned about <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/cover-reveal/2023/06/20/cover-reveal-armored-core-vi-fires-of-rubicon" target="_blank">Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon,</a> what it was like co-writing his first cover story with Senior Associate Editor Blake Hester, and how Armored Core differs from recent FromSoftware releases. After, the crew dives into&nbsp;<em>Game Informer's&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/final-fantasy-xvi/victory-in-the-land-of-gods-and-monsters" target="_blank">Final Fantasy XVI review,</a> during which Wesley says the game contains his favorite moment in the long-running series. Finally, Marcus and Charles talk about Dordogne, a great water-colored narrative adventure, and Stray Gods, a neat roleplaying musical game.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong>&nbsp;Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsvanaken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Charles Harte (<a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365" target="_blank">@ChuckDuck365</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em>&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday&nbsp;for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry.&nbsp;Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <aside><a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm,</a>&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, edited this episode<em>.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/funandgamespod" target="_blank"><em>"Fun" And Games Podcast</em></a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/reignitepod" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a BioWare-focused podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro</em></p> <p><em>00:10:14 - Cover Story: ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON</em></p> <p><em>00:44:36 - Final Fantasy XVI Review</em></p> <p><em>01:13:03 - Stray Gods Demo</em></p> <p><em>01:20:45 - Dordogne Review</em></p> <p><em>01:27:21 - Housekeeping</em></p> Thu, 22 Jun 2023 18:13:24 CDT Alex Van Aken 120724