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 Pokémon Violet Launch Impressions And The Game Awards Nominees | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/11/17/pokemon-violet-launch-impressions-and-the-game-awards-nominees-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/11/17/ebc07ee7/_thegishow23_630.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 crew shares its <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review-in-progress/2022/11/17/pokemon-scarlet-and-violet-review-in-progress" target="_blank">Pokémon Violet launch impressions,</a> breaks down the list of&nbsp;The Game Awards nominees, and discusses our latest game reviews, including <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/somerville/high-highs-and-technical-woes" target="_blank">Somerville</a> and <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/pentiment/quill-power" target="_blank">Pentiment</a>. Before diving into a round of listener emails, Marcus chats about the role-playing farming-sim hybrid, Harvestella.</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>), Kyle Hilliard (<a href="https://twitter.com/KyleMHilliard" target="_blank">@KyleMHilliard</a>), Marcus Stewart&nbsp;(<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;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>This episode was edited by&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&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 Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <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>00:01:31 - The Game Awards Nominees</em></p> <p><em>00:42:05 - Pokémon Scarlet &amp; Pokémon Violet</em></p> <p><em>01:01:31 - Harvestella</em></p> <p><em>01:15:43 - Somerville Review</em></p> <p><em>01:25:04 - Pentiment Review</em></p> <p><em>01:34:09 - Listener Questions and Housekeeping</em></p> Thu, 17 Nov 2022 10:11:50 CST Alex Van Aken 119510 Street Fighter 6 Cover Story And Sonic Frontiers Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/11/11/street-fighter-6-cover-story-and-sonic-frontiers-review-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/11/11/eaf785ef/_thegishow_629.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 gathers to talk about our Street Fighter 6 cover story and our trip to visit Capcom in Osaka, Japan. Additionally, we discuss our Sonic Frontiers review, Resident Evil Village's Shadows of Rose DLC, and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.&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>), Brian Shea (<a href="https://twitter.com/brianpshea" target="_blank">@BrianPShea</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;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>This episode was edited by&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&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 Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:04:20 - Street Fighter 6 Cover Story</p> <p>00:25:15 - Sonic Frontiers Review</p> <p>00:37:41 - Resident Evil Village&nbsp;Shadows of Rose DLC</p> <p>00:44:54 - Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope &amp; House Keeping</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2022 18:17:37 CST Alex Van Aken 119485 God Of War Ragnarök Review And PSVR 2 Launch Details | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/11/03/god-of-war-ragnarok-review-and-psvr-2-launch-details-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/11/03/c95345cb/_thegishow_628.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>our new Associate Editor <a href="https://twitter.com/chuckduck365" target="_blank">Charles Harte</a> joins the crew to talk through our God Of War Ragnarök review, PSVR 2 launch and pricing details, Modern Warfare II multiplayer impressions, and finally, why FMV game Immortality is one of the coolest titles of the year.</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>), 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;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> <hr /> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 – Introduction</em></p> <p><em>00:02:12 – Meet New Hire Charles Harte</em></p> <p><em>00:09:05 – PSVR Price and Launch Details</em></p> <p><em>00:23:47 – God of War Ragnarök Review</em></p> <p><em>00:36:20 – The Playlist</em></p> <p><em>00:36:36 – Modern Warfare II Multiplayer</em></p> <p><em>00:47:38 – Immortality</em></p> Thu, 03 Nov 2022 21:35:07 CDT Alex Van Aken 119446 First 5 Hours Of God Of War Ragnarök And Bayonetta 3 Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/10/27/first-5-hours-of-god-of-war-ragnarok-and-bayonetta-3-review-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/10/27/10217f2c/_thegishow_627_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, </em>our new Magazine Content Director,&nbsp;Kyle Hilliard, joins the crew to share&nbsp;impressions from the first five hours of God of War&nbsp;Ragnarök. Additionally, Blake and Marcus share their thoughts about&nbsp;Bayonetta 3; later in the show, Alex talks about <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/opinion/2022/10/27/i-wish-more-mobile-games-were-like-marvel-snap" target="_blank">why Marvel Snap is excellent</a> despite him becoming tired of the franchise lately. Lastly, Blake talks about the Modern Warfare 2 campaign's unfortunate shortcomings, especially as someone who traditionally enjoys Call Of Duty.&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>), Blake Hester (<a href="https://twitter.com/metallicaisrad" target="_blank">@MetallicaIsRad</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;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>This episode was edited by&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&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 Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <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>00:03:51 - Kyle Hilliard Returns</em></p> <p><em>00:08:09 - Silent Hill News</em></p> <p><em>00:26:01 - Bayonetta 3 Review</em></p> <p><em>00:42:23 - God of War Ragnarök Preview</em></p> <p><em>00:56:51 - Marvel Snap</em></p> <p><em>01:07:33 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Campaign</em></p> <p><em>01:14:07 - House Keeping and Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 27 Oct 2022 17:50:37 CDT Alex Van Aken 119410 Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope And A Plague Tale: Requiem Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/10/21/mario-rabbids-sparks-of-hope-and-a-plague-tale-requiem-review-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/10/18/f16359c0/_thegishow_626.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 chats about Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, our A Plague Tale: Requiem review, and why we've still been enjoying Overwatch 2 despite the rocky launch.&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>), 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>This episode was edited by&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&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 Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <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>00:04:25 - A Plague Tale: Requiem</em></p> <p><em>00:20:07 - Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope</em></p> <p><em>00:36:22 - Overwatch 2</em></p> <p><em>00:47:31 - Listener Questions and Housekeeping</em></p> Fri, 21 Oct 2022 03:45:13 CDT Alex Van Aken 119359 Best Indie Games of 2022, Scorn, And Signalis Preview | GI Show (Feat. Jill Grodt) https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/10/14/best-indie-games-of-2022-scorn-and-signalis-preview-gi-show-feat-jill-grodt <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/10/12/67870f0a/_thegishow_625.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 and former&nbsp;<em>Game Informer&nbsp;</em>editor Jill Grodt joins us to talk about the best indie games of 2022 (so far) and a retro-inspired&nbsp;survival horror game, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/guerrilla-collective/2022/06/11/three-horror-games-to-keep-an-eye-on" target="_blank">Signalis</a>, that is blowing Alex away. Also, Wesley explains <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/ngt/2022/10/14/scorn-impressions-new-gameplay-today" target="_blank">why he isn't enjoying Scorn</a>, the slippery and wet puzzle game we all thought was a first-person shooter. Lastly, Jill talks about her new indie game website, <a href="https://the-indie-in-former.com/" target="_blank"><em>The Indie Informer,</em></a> and shares what she's been up to since departing&nbsp;<em>Game Informer&nbsp;</em>earlier this year.</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>),&nbsp;Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/leblancwes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>), Jill Grodt (<a href="https://twitter.com/finruin" target="_blank">@Finruin</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>This episode was edited by&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&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 Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <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>00:02:05 - Jill On Launching&nbsp;The Indie Informer</em></p> <p><em>00:15:50 - Best Indie Games of 2022 (So Far)</em></p> <p><em>00:52:57 - Scorn</em></p> <p><em>00:59:07 - SIGNALIS</em></p> <p><em>01:06:45 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</em></p> Fri, 14 Oct 2022 10:38:21 CDT Alex Van Aken 119344 Bayonetta 3 Cover Story And Overwatch 2 Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/10/06/bayonetta-3-cover-story-and-overwatch-2-review-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/10/06/18624f06/_thegishow_624.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 shares exclusive details from our latest magazine cover story on Bayonetta 3, including Marcus Stewart's hands-on impressions, a focus on the sequel's larger-than-life villains, and newcomer protagonist, Viola. During The Playlist, we break down our Overwatch 2 review and chat about our hands-on Gotham Knights preview.&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>), Brian Shea (<a href="https://twitter.com/brianpshea" target="_blank">@BrianPShea</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;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>This episode was edited by&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&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 Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <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>00:02:38 - News</em></p> <p><em>00:03:49 - Cover Story - Bayonetta 3</em></p> <p><em>00:26:20 - Gotham Knights</em></p> <p><em>00:43:20 - Overwatch 2</em></p> <p><em>01:05:14 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 06 Oct 2022 13:18:29 CDT Alex Van Aken 119314 Shovel Knight Dig Review And HBO's The Last Of Us Trailer | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/09/30/shovel-knight-dig-review-and-hbos-the-last-of-us-trailer-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/09/30/a98ab0d6/_thegishow_623a.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/begroom" target="_blank">Brenden Groom</a>&nbsp;from the <a href="https://passthecontroller.io/podcast/" target="_blank">Pass The Controller Podcast</a> joins us to chat about our Shovel Knight Dig review impressions, E3 returning next June as a segmented business and consumer show, and finally,&nbsp;whether or not&nbsp;HBO's&nbsp;<em>The Last Of Us</em>&nbsp;needs to differentiate itself from the games.&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>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/leblancwes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>), Brenden Groom (<a href="https://twitter.com/begroom" target="_blank">@BeGroom</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>This episode was edited by <a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&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 Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:04:49 - E3 is back!<br /> 00:15:09 - The Last Of Us HBO Teaser&nbsp;<br /> 00:25:01 - Shovel Knight Dig<br /> 00:39:44 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</em></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2022 10:11:23 CDT Alex Van Aken 119282 Unprecedented GTA 6 Leaks And EA Motive's Iron Man Game | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/09/22/unprecedented-gta-6-leaks-and-ea-motives-iron-man-game-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/09/22/1e1a3a73/_thegishow_622.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/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>&nbsp;joins Alex Van Aken and Brian Shea to break down the unprecedented Grand Theft Auto 6 leaks that happened over the weekend. In what is one of the largest video game leaks of all time, over&nbsp;<a href="https://kotaku.com/gta-6-vi-leaked-gameplay-footage-details-rockstar-1849554979" target="_blank">90 videos</a>&nbsp;showcasing secret in-development footage of&nbsp;the open-world crime sequel were leaked on GTAForums and quickly spread via fans on YouTube and social media.&nbsp;</p> <p>Additionally, we chat about this week's news of a collaboration between Marvel Games and EA Motive to develop <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/09/20/motive-studio-announces-single-player-iron-man-game-as-first-part-of-new-eamarvel" target="_blank">a single-player Iron Man game.</a> During The Playlist, we dive into our time playing Splatoon 3, TemTem, and Metal: Hellsinger.&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>),&nbsp;Brian Shea (<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianPShea" target="_blank">@BrianPShea</a>), Matt Storm (<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">@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;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>This episode was edited by <a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;the freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&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 Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <p><em>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Introduction</em></p> <p><em>00:02:55 - Motive Studio Iron Man Game Announcement</em></p> <p><em>00:22:46 - Grand Theft Auto 6 Leaks</em></p> <p><em>00:45:03 - Splatoon 3</em></p> <p><em>00:57:08 - Temtem</em></p> <p><em>01:06:40 - Metal: Hellsinger</em></p> <p><em>01:11:59 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 22 Sep 2022 12:39:26 CDT Alex Van Aken 119253 Editor-In-Chief Andrew Reiner Passes The Torch To Matt Miller | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/09/15/editor-in-chief-andrew-reiner-passes-the-torch-to-matt-miller-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/09/15/fd0208e2/reiner_last_gi_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</em>, Editor-In-Chief <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/letter-from-the-editor/2022/09/13/this-is-my-last-week-at-game-informer" target="_blank">Andrew Reiner says goodbye to&nbsp;<em>Game Informer&nbsp;</em>after nearly 30 years</a> and passes the torch to Magazine Content Director Matt Miller. We chat about how Reiner got a job at&nbsp;<em>Game Informer&nbsp;</em>in 1991 and some fantastic memories he made along the way. Matt shares his vision for our company and how his 18-year tenure has prepared him for becoming our new Editor-In-Chief. At the end of the episode, Reiner says thank you to every person he's worked closely with since he first joined the company.</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>), Andrew Reiner (<a href="https://twitter.com/Andrew_Reiner" target="_blank">@Andrew_Reiner</a>), Matt Miller (<a href="https://twitter.com/MatthewRMiller" target="_blank">@MatthewRMiller</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> Thu, 15 Sep 2022 20:36:00 CDT Alex Van Aken 119225 God Of War Ragnarök Cover And The Last Of Us Part 1 | GI Show (Feat. Kenneth Shepard) https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/09/07/god-of-war-ragnarok-cover-and-the-last-of-us-part-1-gi-show-feat-kenneth-shepard <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/09/06/8c48b28c/_thegishow_620.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>After a two-week break, <em>The Game Informer Show</em> returns full force after host Alex Van Aken traveled&nbsp;throughout Europe for <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/search?keyword=gamescom+2022" target="_blank">Gamescom 2022.</a><i>&nbsp;</i>Special guest Kenneth Shepard, staff writer at <a href="https://www.fanbyte.com/" target="_blank">Fanbyte</a>,&nbsp;joins the crew to discuss our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gowragnarok" target="_blank">God Of War Ragnarök cover story</a> and The Last Of Us Part 1 review impressions.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sadly, this episode also marks Jay Guisao's&nbsp;last week as a <em>Game Informer</em> editor. We talk about his creative process from writing his first cover story and how his studies in game development are preparing him for his next journey. While his departure is bittersweet, Jay is&nbsp;moving on to an incredible new job you'll learn more about soon if you <a href="https://twitter.com/Jason_Guisao" target="_blank">follow him on Twitter.</a></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>), Jay Guisao (<a href="https://twitter.com/jason_guisao" target="_blank">@Jason_Guisao</a>), Blake Hester (<a href="https://twitter.com/Metallicaisrad" target="_blank">@MetallicaIsRad</a>), Ken 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;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>Editor's Note: Please welcome&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;our new freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host, editor, and producer who's been podcasting 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 Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <p>Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion:</p> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:02:34 - Gamescom</p> <p>00:10:22 - Jay's Big News</p> <p>00:13:43 - Cover Story - God of War Ragnarök</p> <p>00:43:51 - The Last of Us Part I</p> <p>01:11:43 - Endless Dungeon</p> <p>01:21:52 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions</p> <p>01:35:56 - Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilers</p> Wed, 07 Sep 2022 14:29:23 CDT Alex Van Aken 119118 Goku Joins Fortnite! Reviewing The Dragon Ball Super Update | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/08/19/goku-joins-fortnite-reviewing-the-dragon-ball-super-update-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/08/19/fd367516/_thegishow_619.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this episode of <em>The Game Informer Show</em>, returning guests <a href="https://twitter.com/jessevitelli" target="_blank">Jesse Vitelli</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/xshawnthomas" target="_blank">Shawn Thomas</a> – two of my favorite battle royale squadmates –&nbsp;join us to talk about Fortnite. We review the <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/08/16/fortnite-dragon-ball-trailer-revealed-nimbus-clouds-fusion-emotes-and-themed-adventure" target="_blank">Dragon Ball Super update</a>, chat about why the Goku and Vegeta skins look a little off, and discuss how we'd like to see Fortnite change. We also reminisce about the game's early years and explain why we love it.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong> Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>), Jesse Vitelli (<a href="https://twitter.com/jessevitelli" target="_blank">@JesseVitelli</a>), Shawn Thomas (<a href="https://twitter.com/xshawnthomas" target="_blank">@XShawnThomas</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em> is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host <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 <em>Game Informer</em> 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>Editor's Note: Please welcome <a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;our new freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host, editor, and producer who's been podcasting 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 <a href="https://twitter.com/reignitepod" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <h3>Timestamps:</h3> <p>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:03:17 - Pokémon World Championships 2022<br /> 00:04:29 - Fortnite x Dragon Ball<br /> 00:41:23 - Housekeeping&nbsp;<br /> 00:44:43 - &nbsp;Embracer Group<br /> 00:54:31 - Listener Mail</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2022 17:55:35 CDT Alex Van Aken 118998 Evo 2022 Recap And Cult Of The Lamb Review | GI Show (Feat. Michael Higham And John Carson) https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/08/11/evo-2022-recap-and-cult-of-the-lamb-review-gi-show-feat-michael-higham-and-john <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/08/11/1677e6bf/_thegishow_618.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 return from Las Vegas to talk about our time at EVO 2022 and the event's fighting game announcements&nbsp;alongside special guests <a href="https://twitter.com/michaelphigham" target="_blank">Michael Higham</a> (Fanbyte) and <a href="https://twitter.com/john_carson" target="_blank">John Carson</a> (Former&nbsp;Associate Editor). Of course, that's not all. The Newshound himself, Wesley LeBlanc, shares&nbsp;his <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/cult-of-the-lamb/follow-the-leader" target="_blank">Cult Of The Lamb review</a> impressions before the larger group chats about Soul Hackers 2 and Digimon Survive.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong> Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>), John Carson (<a href="https://twitter.com/john_carson" target="_blank">@John_Carson</a>), Michael Higham (<a href="https://twitter.com/michaelphigham" target="_blank">@MichaelPHigham</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em> is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host <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 <em>Game Informer</em> 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>Editor's Note: Please welcome <a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;our new freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host, editor, and producer who's been podcasting 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 <a href="https://twitter.com/reignitepod" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <h3>Timestamps:</h3> <p>00:00:00 - Introduction</p> <p>00:02:49 - EVO 2022 Recap</p> <p>00:33:42 - Cult of the Lamb</p> <p>00:44:12 - Digimon Survive</p> <p>00:55:39 - Soul Hackers 2</p> <p>01:06:57 - House Keeping and Listener Mail</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2022 12:07:22 CDT Alex Van Aken 118944 Two Point Campus Review And Nier: Automata Church Mystery | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/08/04/two-point-campus-review-and-nier-automata-church-mystery-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/08/03/680115e0/_thegishow_617.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 <a href="https://twitter.com/jessevitelli" target="_blank">Jesse Vitelli</a> (<a href="https://primagames.com/" target="_blank">Prima Games</a>) joins us to discuss our Two Point Campus review, why Ghostrunner is an underrated cyberpunk game, and finally, whatever the heck&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/07/26/nier-automata-player-discovers-secret-room-leaving-dataminers-baffled" target="_blank">"Nier Church"</a> is.&nbsp;At the show's end, the crew talks about Stray's ending and why <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/stray/furry-friends" target="_blank">the game about being a cat</a> is oddly poignant. Don't worry – we give plenty of spoiler warnings!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong> Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>), Jesse Vitelli (<a href="https://twitter.com/jessevitelli" target="_blank">@JesseVitelli</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em> is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host <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 <em>Game Informer</em> 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>Editor's Note: Please welcome <a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;our new freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host, editor, and producer who's been podcasting 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 <a href="https://twitter.com/reignitepod" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <h3>Timestamps:</h3> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:06:01 - Nier: Automata Church</p> <p>00:16:13 - Two Point Campus</p> <p>00:37:23 - Ghostrunner</p> <p>00:47:51 - Housekeeping and Listener Mail</p> <p>01:06:18 - Stray Ending Spoilers</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2022 11:31:00 CDT Alex Van Aken 118896 Skull And Bones Cover Story And Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/07/28/skull-and-bones-cover-story-and-xenoblade-chronicles-3-review-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/07/28/b0eb6219/_thegishow_616bgrn.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 crew shares exclusive details from our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/cover-reveal/2022/07/26/cover-reveal-skull-and-bones" target="_blank">Skull And Bones cover story</a> and discusses our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/xenoblade-chronicles-3/a-dull-knife" target="_blank">Xenoblade Chronicle 3 review</a>. During The Playlist, Van Aken raves about Rollerdrome and shares why it's one of his most anticipated games after playing it. To round out the show, we answer a few listener questions about how the Steam Deck compares to the Nintendo Switch and which portable games we'd like to re-release&nbsp;onto home consoles.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong> Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>), Jay Guisao (<a href="https://twitter.com/jason_guisao" target="_blank">@Jason_Guisao</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcusStewart7</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em> is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host <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 <em>Game Informer</em> 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>Editor's Note: Please welcome <a href="https://twitter.com/dj_stormageddon" target="_blank">Matt Storm</a>,&nbsp;our new freelance audio editor for&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show.&nbsp;</em>Matt is an experienced podcast host, editor, and producer who's been podcasting 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>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/reignitepod" target="_blank"><em>Reignite</em></a>, a Mass Effect podcast.&nbsp;</aside> <hr /> <h3>Timestamps:</h3> <p>00:00:00 - Intro</p> <p>00:03:22 - News</p> <p>00:04:33 - Cover Story - Skull And&nbsp;Bones</p> <p>00:21:44 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3</p> <p>00:34:48 - Rollerdrome</p> <p>00:52:14 - Stray</p> <p>01:06:12 - Housekeeping and Listener Mail</p> Thu, 28 Jul 2022 13:33:00 CDT Alex Van Aken 118862 Stray Review, Live A Live, And Game Informer Updates | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/podcast/2022/07/22/stray-review-live-a-live-and-game-informer-updates-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/07/22/3a52ef31/_thegishow_615.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this episode of <em>The Game Informer Show</em>, Alex Van Aken takes over as host following <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/07/14/bayonetta-3-game-informer-layoffs-and-alex-stadnik-says-goodbye-gi-show" target="_blank">Alex Stadnik's departure last week</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/Finruin/status/1549786343256903680?s=20&amp;t=_zLP8VR7buexQ2JdAzsewA" target="_blank">Jill Grodt leaves&nbsp;Game Informer</a> of her own will following the recent layoffs of our staff.&nbsp;In a surprising turn, <a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes/status/1549786472445788160?s=20&amp;t=_zLP8VR7buexQ2JdAzsewA" target="_blank">Wesley LeBlanc announces his return to <em>Game Informer</em></a> as Associate Editor. After these updates, the crew dives into the week's video game releases and discusses our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/stray/furry-friends" target="_blank">Stray review</a> with Blake Hester and why cats are a novel subject in video games. Rounding out the show, we chat about Live A Live and Saints Row with Andrew Reiner.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p><strong>Follow us on social media:</strong> Alex Van Aken (<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">@itsVanAken</a>), Andrew Reiner (<a href="https://twitter.com/Andrew_Reiner" target="_blank">@Andrew_Reiner</a>), Blake Hester (<a href="https://twitter.com/MetallicaIsRad" target="_blank">@MetallicaIsRad</a>), Jill Grodt (<a href="https://twitter.com/Finruin" target="_blank">@Finruin</a>), Wesley LeBlanc (<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes" target="_blank">@LeBlancWes</a>)</p> <p><em>The Game Informer Show</em> is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host <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 <em>Game Informer</em> 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><strong>We are making production changes to accommodate a lower staff size following recent layoffs at <em>Game Informer</em>. Therefore, new episodes of <em>The Game Informer Show</em> will be audio only for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your patience and understanding.</strong></aside> <hr /> <h3>Timestamps:</h3> <p>00:00:00 – Introduction</p> <p>00:02:00 – Podcast Updates</p> <p>00:05:55 – Jill Grodt Leaves Game Informer</p> <p>00:16:24 – Wesley LeBlanc Returns to Game Informer</p> <p>00:19:25 – Stray Review Discussion</p> <p>00:39:03 – Saints Row</p> <p>00:46:52 – Live A Live</p> <p>00:53:52 – Listener Emails</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2022 10:07:50 CDT Alex Van Aken 118827 Bayonetta 3, Game Informer Layoffs, And Alex Stadnik Says Goodbye | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/07/14/bayonetta-3-game-informer-layoffs-and-alex-stadnik-says-goodbye-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/07/14/7e18d2b2/_thegishow_614.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>Three beloved members of <em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;were laid off last week – as you might've read <a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken/status/1545451155106537474?s=20&amp;t=34gtDZIB2KxMNLpZGqpUFQ" target="_blank">on social media last week</a>. The affected employees were <a href="https://twitter.com/john_carson" target="_blank">John Carson</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes" target="_blank">Wesley LeBlanc</a>, and our Creative Director of 14 years, <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffAkervik" target="_blank">Jeff Akervik</a>. In this episode of&nbsp;<em>The Game Informer Show</em>, we lament the loss of John, Wes, and Jeff and share what we love about them and why they're great hiring candidates. Afterward, host Alex Stadnik shares he's leaving&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;for <a href="https://twitter.com/Studnik76/status/1546521829002600449?s=20&amp;t=34gtDZIB2KxMNLpZGqpUFQ" target="_blank">a new adventure</a> in the video game industry&nbsp;and talks with Alex Van Aken about the future of the podcast and his vision for our outlet's&nbsp;video content.&nbsp;</p> <p>This episode is a rollercoaster, so if you only want to hear our thoughts on <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/07/13/bayonetta-3-release-date-announced-with-over-the-top-trailer#:~:text=Bayonetta%203%20ups%20the%20ante,game%20will%20be%20revealed%20later." target="_blank">Bayonetta 3's October release date</a>, use the timestamps below to jump to the various segments of the podcast.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;Alex Stadnik&nbsp;(@<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>),&nbsp;Alex Van Aken&nbsp;(@<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">itsVanAken</a>), Blake Hester (<a href="https://twitter.com/metallicaisrad" target="_blank">@Radmure</a>), Jill Grodt (<a href="https://twitter.com/Finruin" target="_blank">@Finruin</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> <hr /> <p><em>Timestamps:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:03:30 - Game Informer Layoffs<br /> 00:36:10 - Alex Stadnik Says Goodbye<br /> 00:56:14 - Bayonetta 3<br /> 01:11:00 - Listener Questions<br /> 02:09:25 - Future of the Podcast and Video</em></p> Thu, 14 Jul 2022 11:56:11 CDT Alex Van Aken 118785 Sonic Frontiers Cover Story And Cuphead DLC Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/06/30/sonic-frontiers-cover-story-and-cuphead-dlc-review-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/06/30/0a1bacb7/_thegishow_612.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 crew discusses our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/sonicfrontiers" target="_blank">Sonic Frontiers cover story</a> and divulges new details about the game's open zones, combat, and a few returning characters, including Big The Cat. During The Playlist, we chat about our time playing Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, Overwatch 2's new tank <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/ngt/2022/06/29/overwatch-2-beta-junker-queen-new-gameplay-today" target="_blank">Junker Queen</a>, and several promising games from Steam Next Fest.</p> <div class="ckeditor-brightcove"></div> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Finruin" target="_blank">Jill Grodt</a>&nbsp;(@Finruin), <a href="https://twitter.com/brianpshea" target="_blank">Brian Shea</a> (@BrianPShea)</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday 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. Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:01:31 - Sonic Frontiers Cover<br /> 00:30:49 - The Playlist<br /> 00:32:00 - Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course<br /> 00:42:04 - Overwatch 2 Beta<br /> 00:53:54 - Steam Next Fest<br /> 00:57:24 - Nine Sols<br /> 01:03:19 - Blocky Dungeon<br /> 01:05:13 - Metal Hellsinger<br /> 01:09:22 - Terra Nil<br /> 01:15:24 - Steam Next Fest Lightning Round<br /> 01:21:46 - Housekeeping<br /> 01:25:06 - Listener Emails</em></p> Thu, 30 Jun 2022 16:09:26 CDT Alex Van Aken 118717 Breath Of The Wild 2, Metroid, and Nintendo Direct Predictions | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/06/23/breath-of-the-wild-2-metroid-and-nintendo-direct-predictions-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/06/22/72e84ff6/_thegishow_611.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>Welcome back to a new episode of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a>! We know what you're thinking, and yes, we are aware that Nintendo just put on a <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/nintendo-direct/2022/06/22/nintendo-dives-deep-into-xenoblade-chronicles-3" target="_blank">Xenoblade 3</a> digital showcase, but that won't stop us from hoping for more. Just like with Sony and Microsoft, we're brushing off our crystal balls and predicting what Nintendo will have at its big summer Direct...whenever that may be.</p> <p>Will The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's sequel make an appearance with a more concrete gameplay section and a name reveal? Will Nintendo continue to roll out its iconic characters on Switch&nbsp;with a new Donkey Kong game? Can we expect to see Samus in the form of the rumored Metroid Prime Trilogy port or the much-anticipated Metroid Prime 4?&nbsp;Only time will tell, but we hope today's podcast will be a fun distraction while we wait for the next big Nintendo Direct!</p> <div class="ckeditor-brightcove"></div> <p>Programming note: This week is a little funky with scheduling, so we'll return to our regular format with all the normal segments you love next week. Thanks for your understanding.</p> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;Alex Stadnik&nbsp;(@<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>),&nbsp;Alex Van Aken&nbsp;(@<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">itsVanAken</a>), and 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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:<br /> 00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:04:18 - Nintendo Direct Predictions<br /> 00:04:40 - Marcus Prediction 1<br /> 00:08:18 - Alex Prediction 1<br /> 00:12:12 - Marcus Prediction 2<br /> 00:18:08 - Alex Prediction 2<br /> 00:22:48 - Marcus Prediction 3<br /> 00:27:47 - Alex Prediction 3<br /> 00:34:40 - Marcus Prediction 4<br /> 00:38:29 - Alex Prediction 4<br /> 00:45:15 - Marcus Prediction 5<br /> 00:49:08 - Alex Prediction 5</em></p> Thu, 23 Jun 2022 11:00:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 118634 Starfield, Redfall, And Kim Wallace Says Goodbye | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/06/16/starfield-redfall-and-kim-wallace-says-goodbye-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/06/16/a79637e7/_thegishow_610.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>This week's new episode of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a> is here, and it's a massive one. We're breaking down our thoughts on Starfield, Redfall, and more from the Capcom and Xbox and Bethesda Showcases, along with our discussions of the Neon White and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge reviews. We also send off the one and only Kim "KStar" Wallace the right way and talk about her favorite cover stories, memories, and what's coming next in her wonderful career.</p> <div class="ckeditor-brightcove"></div> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;Alex Stadnik&nbsp;(@<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>),&nbsp;Alex Van Aken&nbsp;(@<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">itsVanAken</a>), Kim Wallace (@<a href="https://twitter.com/kstar1785" target="_blank">kstar1785</a>), Brian Shea (@<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianPShea" target="_blank">BrianPShea</a>), Marcus Stewart (@<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">MarcusStewart7</a>), and 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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:<br /> 00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:01:12 - Kim Wallace Says Goodbye<br /> 00:28:57 - Summer Game Fest Impressions<br /> 00:46:05 - Xbox And Bethesda Showcase Impressions<br /> 00:46:40 - Redfall<br /> 01:00:28 - Starfield<br /> 01:13:18 - Kojima/Xbox Partnership<br /> 01:21:04 - Capcom Showcase Impressions<br /> 01:21:23 - Resident Evil 4 Remake<br /> 01:30:15 - Resident Evil Village DLC<br /> 01:35:02 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Review<br /> 01:47:35 - Neon White Review<br /> 02:04:27 - Housekeeping<br /> 02:08:45 - Community Emails</em></p> Thu, 16 Jun 2022 15:55:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 118593 Street Fighter 6, Summer Game Fest Day 2, And Giant Bomb's Future (Feat. Lucy James And Tamoor Hussain) https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/06/13/street-fighter-6-summer-game-fest-day-2-and-giant-bombs-future-feat-lucy <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/06/13/8abb231e/_thegishow_609-no-badge.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 crew recaps everything they played at Summer Game Fest Day 2, including Street Fighter 6, Outriders Worldslayer, A Little To The Left, Birth, and Glitch Busters. We're also joined by special guests Lucy James and Tamoor Hussain, two members of Giant Bomb's new core team, to talk about the legacy and future of the iconic gaming website.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;Stadnik (@<a href="https://twitter.com/Studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>), Alex Van Aken (@<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcustStewart7</a>), Lucy James (<a href="https://twitter.com/lucyjamesgames" target="_blank">@LucyJamesGames</a>), Tamoor Hussain (<a href="https://twitter.com/tamoorh" target="_blank">@TamoorH</a>)</p> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>01:07 – Introduction</em></p> <p><em>03:08 – The Future of Giant Bomb</em></p> <p><em>20:25 – Street Fighter 6</em></p> <p><em>33:58 – Day of the Devs Games (A Little To The Left, Time Flies, Birth, Glitch Busters)</em></p> <p><em>41:50 – Outriders Worldslayer</em></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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday 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. 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> <hr /> <p><em>This episode is sponsored by Saints Row. To enter&nbsp;the "Self-Made" Saints Row Photo Contest, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/saintsrow-beyourownboss" target="_blank">click here</a>.</em></p> Mon, 13 Jun 2022 11:09:11 CDT Alex Van Aken 118545 Cuphead, Star Trek Resurgence, And Summer Game Fest Day 1 | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/06/11/cuphead-star-trek-resurgence-and-summer-game-fest-day-1-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/06/11/fd35ef59/_thegishow_608.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>We're back with another <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>Game Informer Show</em></a> straight from Summer Game Fest! Today, we're breaking down our hands-on impressions of Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, Star Trek: Resurgence, and a lot of promising indie titles you won't want to miss. We're also joined by special guests&nbsp;Jurge Cruz-Alvarez, public relations manager at popagenda, and Manny Pérez, former community manager at Bethesda Game Studios to round out the excellent crew.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;Stadnik (@<a href="https://twitter.com/Studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>), Alex Van Aken (@<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcustStewart7</a>), Jurge Cruz-Alvarez (@<a href="https://twitter.com/jcruzalvarez26" target="_blank">jcruzalvarez26</a>), and Manny Perez (@<a href="https://twitter.com/IAmJitsu" target="_blank">IAmJitsu</a>)</p> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:14:14 - Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course<br /> 00:30:28 - Star Trek: Resurgence<br /> 00:34:16 - Time Flies<br /> 00:38:29 - SCHiM</em></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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> <hr /> <p><em>This episode is sponsored by Saints Row. To enter&nbsp;the "Self-Made" Saints Row Photo Contest, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/saintsrow-beyourownboss" target="_blank">click here</a>.</em></p> Sat, 11 Jun 2022 14:39:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 118485 Summer Game Fest Recap And Last Of Us Part I Reactions (Feat. Imran Khan) https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/06/10/summer-game-fest-recap-and-last-of-us-part-i-reactions-feat-imran-khan <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/06/10/f113e59e/thegishow_607_v3.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew is joined by <a href="https://www.fanbyte.com/news/icymi-everything-from-summer-game-fest-2022/" target="_blank">Fanbyte's</a> News Editor, <a href="https://twitter.com/imranzomg" target="_blank">Imran Khan</a>, to react to Summer Game Fest news like the Last Of Us Part I remake, Callisto Protocol's gruesome death animations, a Doom-inspired magic game called Witchfire, Modern Warfare II gameplay, and a release date for Marvel's Midnight Suns. Better yet, we recorded the conversation&nbsp;live in Los Angeles!&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;Stadnik (@<a href="https://twitter.com/Studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>), Alex Van Aken (@<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">itsVanAken</a>), Marcus Stewart (<a href="https://twitter.com/marcusstewart7" target="_blank">@MarcustStewart7</a>), Imran Khan (<a href="https://twitter.com/imranzomg" target="_blank">@ImranZomg</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday 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. 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> <hr /> <p><em>This episode is sponsored by Saints Row. To enter&nbsp;the "Self-Made" Saints Row Photo Contest, <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/saintsrow-beyourownboss" target="_blank">click here</a>.</em></p> Fri, 10 Jun 2022 10:51:12 CDT Alex Van Aken 118471 Callisto Protocol Cover Story And Summer Game Fest Predictions | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/06/02/callisto-protocol-cover-story-and-summer-game-fest-predictions-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/06/02/ddcb77cf/_thegishow_606.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>We're back with another loaded episode of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a>! This week we're diving deep into our exclusive cover story of The Callisto Protocol and discussing the game's promising combat, story, and scares. We're also going around the panel and predicting what's going to make an appearance at next week's Summer Game Fest. Finally, we round out the show with one of the weirder editions of Listener Questions to end another great podcast.</p> <div class="ckeditor-brightcove"></div> <p>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:02:19 - The Callisto Protocol<br /> 00:27:17 - Summer Game Fest Predictions<br /> 01:13:45 - Housekeeping<br /> 01:23:02 - Summer Game Fest Content Plans<br /> 01:28:24 - Listener Questions</em></p> <p>Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;Stadnik (@<a href="https://twitter.com/Studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>), Alex Van Aken (@<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">itsVanAken</a>), Andrew Reiner (@<a href="https://twitter.com/Andrew_Reiner" target="_blank">Andrew_Reiner</a>), Brian Shea (@<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianPShea" target="_blank">BrianPShea</a>), and John Carson (@<a href="https://twitter.com/John_Carson" target="_blank">John_Carson</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> Thu, 02 Jun 2022 12:27:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 118344 PlayStation State Of Play Predictions: What's Sony's 2022 Plan? | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/05/26/playstation-state-of-play-predictions-whats-sonys-2022-plan-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/05/26/29aad6ea/_thegishow_605.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 crew gathers to share their PlayStation State of Play Predictions. Which game announcements or big reveals do Sony have planned for Summer 2022? Will God of War: Ragnarok release this year? Where the heck is Last of Us Part II multiplayer? This week it's anybody's game as your hosts heat the kitchen with bold PlayStation predictions.&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;Stadnik (@<a href="https://twitter.com/Studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>), Alex Van Aken (@<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">itsVanAken</a>), Jill Grodt (@<a href="https://twitter.com/finruin" target="_blank">Finruin</a>), and 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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro</em></p> <p><em>00:02:10 – PlayStation State of Play Summer Predictions</em></p> <p><em>01:05:05 – Housekeeping</em></p> <p><em>01:11:20 – Listener Emails</em></p> Thu, 26 May 2022 22:24:03 CDT Alex Van Aken 118295 Halo Series Episode 9 + Season 1 Review https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/05/20/halo-series-episode-9-season-1-review <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/05/20/8a8189ac/review-discussion-thumbnail.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>The conclusion to the first season of Master Chief's TV adventures is finally here, but did it stick the landing or continue to frustrate us? Join us for another special episode of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The GI Show</em></a>, where we're reviewing both episode nine of <em>Halo </em>and season one as a whole.</p> <div class="ckeditor-brightcove"></div> <p>The regular team is back to wrap up the season, but we couldn't do a <em>Halo </em>review without a familiar friend. Alex Stadnik, Brian Shea, and Andrew Reiner are joined by <a href="https://twitter.com/OhMyMithrandir" target="_blank">Kate Sánchez</a>, founder of <a href="https://butwhythopodcast.com/" target="_blank">But Why Tho?</a> to break down the highs and lows of this episode and the season in this <strong><u>spoiler</u></strong>-filled discussion.</p> <p>In episode nine, we find John and company reeling from the fallout of Makee's decision, setting the stage for the final battle. The good news is that "Transcendence" has plenty of satisfying action that genuinely feels like what we love about Halo as a video game. The bad news is those questionable story choices continue to bring down our enjoyment of the series.</p> <p>When looking at the first season as a whole, it's clear that plenty of things could have been better. In that spirit, we finish out this episode of <em>The GI Show</em> and our <em>Halo </em>review&nbsp;with our thoughts on the state of Master Chief, Halsey, and Co.'s tale and whether or not we're excited about a second season. We also grade the show on the GI review scale for those dying to know what we thought numerically.</p> <p>Thank you so much for joining us on this journey. While the show had its ups and downs, it was so fun to get to chat with the community on a weekly basis. We hope you enjoyed these videos, and we're so excited to continue our review series in the not too distant future.&nbsp;</p> <hr /> <p><em>What do you think about Halo? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/psa/2021/07/23/the-official-game-informer-community-discord-is-now-open" target="_blank"><em>Discord</em></a><em>&nbsp;as we want to know what you think.</em></p> Fri, 20 May 2022 16:54:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 118224 Xbox & Bethesda Showcase Predictions, Saints Row, and MultiVersus | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/05/19/xbox-bethesda-showcase-predictions-saints-row-and-multiversus-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/05/19/72a9662d/_thegishow_604.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 shares their Xbox &amp; Bethesda Showcase predictions and impressions from a recent hands-on session with the Saints Row reboot. During The Playlist, we talk about a cool new mascot brawler&nbsp;called MultiVersus and how it differentiates itself from the Super Smash Bros. formula, our Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong review impressions, and how many hours we've lost to Rogue Legacy 2.&nbsp;</p> <p>Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;Stadnik (@<a href="https://twitter.com/Studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>), Alex Van Aken (@<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">itsVanAken</a>), Kimberley&nbsp;Wallace (@<a href="https://twitter.com/kstar1785" target="_blank">KStar1785</a>), and John Carson (<a href="https://twitter.com/john_carson" target="_blank">@John_Carson</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:04:00 - Xbox/Bethesda Showcase Predictions<br /> 00:50:41 - Saints Row Preview<br /> 01:04:20 - MultiVersus<br /> 01:29:24 - The Centennial Case<br /> 01:39:04 - Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong<br /> 01:48:54 - Rogue Legacy 2<br /> 01:54:36 - Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 19 May 2022 13:31:14 CDT Alex Van Aken 118207 Halo Series Episode 8 Review - Discussing THAT Master Chief Scene https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/05/13/halo-series-episode-8-review-discussing-that-master-chief-scene <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/05/13/d7d544eb/site.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>Stop me if you've heard this before, but the <em>Halo</em> series has continuously been a roller coaster ride of good and bad, and few episodes encapsulate that as well as this week's tale in "Allegiance." Join us on <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a> as we discuss the eighth episode of the series, break down the most significant moments, and discuss the scene everyone is talking about.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Your regular hosts of Alex Stadnik, Andrew Reiner, and Brian Shea are back again and definitely have thoughts on the return of Master Chief, Makee, and Dr. Halsey. After a week away on Madrigal with Kwan and Soren, the focus shifts back to Reach and what the UNSC is doing about finding The Covenant and Halo. While the militaristic arm of humanity panics over other planets getting glassed by their alien foes, John and Makee are spending time getting to know each other after their shared vision of the show's namesake.</p> <p>While the universe's greatest Spartan and the Covenant spy fraternize in the park (and other places), Dr. Halsey continues to meddle in order to advance humanity in her image, threatening the people she's trying to save in the process. Will the good doctor's interference and the union between the main characters result in unity between the two warring factions or make the upcoming battle that much harder?&nbsp;You'll just have to listen to this week's show to find out.</p> <hr /> <p><em>What do you think about Halo thus far? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/psa/2021/07/23/the-official-game-informer-community-discord-is-now-open" target="_blank"><em>Discord</em></a><em>&nbsp;as we want to know what you think.</em></p> Fri, 13 May 2022 16:20:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 118155 Gotham Knights, Overwatch 2, and TMNT: Shredder's Revenge | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/05/12/gotham-knights-overwatch-2-and-tmnt-shredders-revenge-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/05/11/ca964532/_thegishow_603.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>Welcome back to another packed week on The Game Informer Show! We're breaking down our thoughts on the latest Gotham Knights trailer, discussing what we think EA's mystery games are, and giving you our hands-on impressions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, Overwatch 2, and so much more!</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us on Twitter:&nbsp;<span><span>Stadnik (@<a href="https://twitter.com/Studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>), 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>), and Wes LeBlanc (@<a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes" target="_blank">LeBlancWes</a>).</span></span></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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> Thu, 12 May 2022 15:01:09 CDT Alex Stadnik 118126 Halo Series Episode 7 Review - Worst Episode Yet? https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/05/06/halo-series-episode-7-review-worst-episode-yet <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/05/06/b17de965/site.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>After two weeks of great episodes, the <em>Halo </em>series takes a huge step back during "Inheritance," the seventh episode of the Paramount Plus episodic adventure. Join us on <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a> as we break down and&nbsp;<strong><u>spoil</u></strong>&nbsp;the highs and lows of Kwan and Soren's journey and quickly touch on our thoughts on last week's episode, as well.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>The regular crew of Alex Stadnik, Brian Shea, and Andrew Reiner are all back and, unfortunately, have bad news to deliver to fans of Master Chief, Cortana, and Dr. Halsey. "Inheritance" features none of those characters or the exciting storyline on Reach with the discovery of the actual Halo ring. Instead, we head back to Madrigal and the ongoing adventures of the reformed Spartan and his rebellious counterpart.&nbsp;</p> <p>After questionably getting out of her car and walking straight into a sand storm, Kwan meets the mysterious desert mystics that lead her to a revelation about what her family's legacy entails. While Kwan is making her discoveries, Soren is back home, gloating about past glories while kind of answering how he got off the planet in the first place. Eventually, our heroes reunite and face off against Vinsher in a fight for control of the planet.&nbsp;</p> <p>Unfortunately, Halo's pacing problem rears its ugly head yet again, and most of the action and plot development feel like filler instead of meaningful moments. The series hasn't been able to justify the inclusion of these characters, and even when the story finally reconnects with the search for the Halo ring, it feels as though they could have covered everything that happened in 50 minutes in a show intro instead. It will be interesting to see how the series rebounds from this now with only two episodes left in the season. Here's hoping we don't have to go back to Halo Tatooine for a long, long time.</p> <hr /> <p><em>What do you think about Halo thus far? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/psa/2021/07/23/the-official-game-informer-community-discord-is-now-open" target="_blank"><em>Discord</em></a><em>&nbsp;as we want to know what you think.</em></p> Fri, 06 May 2022 15:03:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 118077 Halo Infinite Season 2, Square Enix Sale, And Trek To Yomi Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/05/05/halo-infinite-season-2-square-enix-sale-and-trek-to-yomi-review-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/05/05/4681ba07/_thegishow_602.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 discusses the new maps and modes in Halo Infinite Season 2, Square Enix selling their western studios for <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/05/02/square-enix-sells-crystal-dynamics-eidos-montreal-and-more-including-tomb-raider-ip-to" target="_blank">an ostensibly modest price</a>, and the dichotomy of Trek To Yomi's disappointing graphics and stellar art direction. Jill highlights Loot River during The Playlist<em>&nbsp;</em>segment, an innovative roguelike dungeon crawler with Tetris-like puzzle elements.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Finruin" target="_blank">Jill Grodt</a>&nbsp;(@Finruin)</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:03:03 - Square Enix Sells Western Studios<br /> 00:23:33 - Loot River<br /> 00:36:34 - Trek To Yomi<br /> 00:55:45 - Spelunky<br /> 01:00:49 - Halo Infinite Season 2<br /> 01:16:52 - Housekeeping<br /> 01:21:28 - Community Emails<br /> 01:24:14 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Spoilers<br /> 01:24:48 - Community Emails<br /> 01:31:06 - Star Wars Movie Spoilers<br /> 01:39:47 - Community Emails</em></p> Thu, 05 May 2022 15:30:44 CDT Alex Van Aken 118064 Drafting The Best Games Of 2017 | GI Show (Feat. Joe Juba) https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/04/28/drafting-the-best-games-of-2017-gi-show-feat-joe-juba <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/04/28/a09ce3c4/_thegishow_601.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, special guest <a href="https://twitter.com/joejuba" target="_blank">Joe Juba</a> joins the podcast crew to compete in a video game fantasy draft comprised of the incredible games released in 2017. Heavy hitters like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, and Nier Automata are quickly scooped up, but surprises await as your hosts&nbsp;attempt to craft the best possible roster of game releases. Expect many shenanigans and some twists in this pre-recorded special episode!&nbsp;</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken), <a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">Marcus Stewart</a> (@MarcusStewart7), <a href="https://twitter.com/john_carson" target="_blank">John Carson</a> (@John_Carson), <a href="https://twitter.com/joejuba" target="_blank">Joe Juba</a> (@JoeJuba)</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2022 19:35:52 CDT Alex Van Aken 118016 Halo Series Episode 5 Review – Best Episode Yet https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/04/22/halo-series-episode-5-review-best-episode-yet <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/04/22/3f381ced/site_3.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>It's no secret that the <em><a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/03/25/halo-series-episode-1-review-unmasking-the-pilots-highs-and-lows" target="_blank">Halo</a></em> series has seen its fair share of ups and downs. Episode one saw an exciting introduction to both the iconic Spartans and the brutal Covenant forces that seek to tear humanity apart.&nbsp;</p> <p>But then we got weeks of melodrama and ill-paced storylines that made us question if we wanted to continue with the show. Episode five, titled "Reckoning," is a stark reminder of why this series has so much potential, and we're breaking it all down on this special edition of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a>!</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Join Alex Stadnik and Andrew Reiner as they bring on <a href="https://twitter.com/OhMyMithrandir" target="_blank">Kate Sanchéz</a>, EIC and entertainment critic for <em><a href="https://butwhythopodcast.com/" target="_blank">But Why Tho?</a></em>, to discuss and <u><strong>spoil</strong></u> the fantastic battle and more from this week's entry in the Paramount Plus series. We start the proceedings off by gauging Kate's level of enjoyment for the show and blow through some of the other less exciting plot points to get to the good stuff.</p> <p>We also touch on the thankfully brief encounters with Soren and Kwan as they trek through the desert, en route to Madrigal. While that storyline continues to suffer, it wasn't much of a deterrent, as the panel all walked away from this week's show excited for what's to come.</p> <p><strong>Programming Note:</strong>&nbsp;Our Episode six&nbsp;review will premiere on Monday, May 1, instead of the regular Friday timeslot. This is due to a particular video editor and his need to take a vacation. We appreciate your patience and look forward to continuing the series review!</p> <hr /> <p><em>What do you think about Halo thus far? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/psa/2021/07/23/the-official-game-informer-community-discord-is-now-open" target="_blank"><em>Discord</em></a><em>&nbsp;as we want to know what you think.</em></p> Fri, 22 Apr 2022 10:00:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 117958 Episode 600 Special & Dan Tack Says Farewell | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/04/21/episode-600-special-dan-tack-says-farewell-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/04/21/3e9cc7c2/_thegishow_600.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew celebrates 600 podcast episodes, answers a ton of listener emails, and says farewell to our dear friend and co-worker, <a href="https://twitter.com/dantack" target="_blank">Dan Tack</a>. On behalf of past and current hosts of The GI Show – thank you for listening for so long!</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;Alex Stadnik&nbsp;(@<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>),&nbsp;Alex Van Aken&nbsp;(@<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">itsVanAken</a>),&nbsp;Dan Tack (@<a href="https://twitter.com/dantack" target="_blank">dantack</a>), Kimberly Wallace (<a href="https://twitter.com/kstar1785" target="_blank">@kstar1785</a>), and 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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:04:05 - Dan Tack Says Goodbye<br /> 00:25:29 - Housekeeping<br /> 00:28:19 - Listener Questions<br /> 00:54:12 - Max Payne 3 Spoilers<br /> 00:54:30 - Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 21 Apr 2022 18:09:06 CDT Alex Van Aken 117952 Halo Series Episode 4 Review – One Step Forward, Two Steps Back https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/04/15/halo-series-episode-4-review-one-step-forward-two-steps-back <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/04/15/49aea879/site.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>Last week on the&nbsp;<em><a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/03/25/halo-series-episode-1-review-unmasking-the-pilots-highs-and-lows" target="_blank">Halo</a>&nbsp;</em>series, we saw Master Chief and Kwan headed off to their respective homes to seek some sort of resolution to both their problems. But were our heroes victorious in their respective paths? Join us on <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a> as we review "Homecoming," the fourth episode in the Paramount Plus show, and let you know if it continues to build on the success of the previous episode.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Your regular hosts are back for another round of hilarity and analysis that you've come to expect from GI's review of the <em>Halo </em>series. Alex Stadnik, Andrew Reiner, and Brian Shea are breaking down this week's episode and have a lot to say about another step back for a series that includes some of the most iconic characters in video games.</p> <p>We start the episode with the promise of answers to what's going on with John's memories and the artifact that somehow connects to what we can presume is one of the Halo rings. Those answers come at the end of the episode, but "Homecoming" spends far too much time drawing out those scenes, continuing the series' trend of poor pacing. On top of that, we finally find ourselves on Madrigal with Soren and Kwan, which continues to feel like a distraction from the main story we care about.</p> <p>There are some positive aspects of episode four, though. Kai has followed John's lead and gone rogue by removing her emotions-blocking pellet and starts to see the world a bit differently. Her interactions with Miranda Keyes and the rest of the Spartans provide some levity and clarity and prove there is hope for the series yet.</p> <hr /> <p><em>What do you think about Halo thus far? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on&nbsp;</em><a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/psa/2021/07/23/the-official-game-informer-community-discord-is-now-open" target="_blank"><em>Discord</em></a><em>&nbsp;as we want to know what you think.</em></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2022 15:45:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 117903 Evil Dead: The Game Cover Reveal And Andrew Shouldice On Tunic | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/04/14/evil-dead-the-game-cover-reveal-and-andrew-shouldice-on-tunic-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/04/14/9ff43b4a/_thegishow_599.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>We're back with another special episode of <em>The Game Informer Show</em>! This week, we're joined by Andrew Shouldice, lead creator of Tunic, to discuss how one of the best recent indie games came to be. We're also breaking down our hands-on impressions of Evil Dead: The Game and letting fans of the series know why they should get excited for Saber Interactive's next title.</p> <p>If that wasn't enough, the show's second half has as many games, goofs, and community emails as your heart could desire!</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;Alex Stadnik&nbsp;(@<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">Studnik76</a>),&nbsp;Alex Van Aken&nbsp;(@<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">itsVanAken</a>),&nbsp;<span><span>Dan Tack (@<a href="https://twitter.com/dantack" target="_blank">dantack</a>), Jill Grodt (@<a href="https://twitter.com/Finruin" target="_blank">Finruin</a>), Marcus Stewart (@<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">MarcusStewart7</a>), Brian Shea (@<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianPShea" target="_blank">BrianPShea</a>), and Andrew Shouldice (@<a href="https://twitter.com/dicey" target="_blank">dicey</a>).</span></span></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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:01:40 - Andrew Shouldice On Creating Tunic<br /> 00:47:37 - Tunic Spoilers<br /> 00:50:19 -&nbsp;Andrew Shouldice On Creating Tunic<br /> 00:56:02 - Evil Dead: The Game Cover Reveal<br /> 01:13:15 - The Playlist<br /> 01:14:33 - MythForce<br /> 01:29:30 - MLB The Show 22<br /> 01:38:52 - Norco<br /> 01:49:15 - Hunt: Showdown<br /> 01:51:49 - Housekeeping<br /> 02:00:10 - Community Emails</em></p> Thu, 14 Apr 2022 16:30:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 117895 Halo Series Episode 3 Review - Cortana Saves The Day https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/04/08/halo-series-episode-3-review-cortana-saves-the-day <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/04/08/888e851f/site.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>The <em>Halo </em>series has been a wild ride through the first two episodes. We've seen&nbsp;a maskless Chief, beautiful Reach&nbsp;and High Charity recreations,&nbsp;and everything in between. But after last week's <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/04/01/halo-series-episode-2-review-going-in-the-wrong-direction" target="_blank">rough episode</a>, the show could only get better, right? Join us on a special episode of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a> as we review "Emergence," the third entry of the new Paramount Plus show starring Master Chief and company.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Alex Stadnik, Andrew Reiner, and Brian Shea are all back and ready to break down all the highs and lows of this week's episode. As a reminder, these reviews contain a complete discussion of what we saw, so we <strong><u>spoil</u></strong> everything from this episode and the previous ones. If you're not caught up, be sure to bookmark this page and come back when you've watched the show!</p> <p>Let's start with the good. "Emergence" finally gives us the show's version of Cortana, and we're happy to report she doesn't disappoint in her first live-action appearance. Jen Taylor returns to voice her iconic character, which may be the best decision the showrunners have&nbsp;made at this point. Jen's vocals are synonymous with the Halo feel and ground the series more in what we know, making us feel more at home in this version of the legendary&nbsp;game series. Building off that, Chief and Cortana's banter is already a highlight, producing the line of the show thus far when Dr. Halsey wants to introduce the two characters.</p> <p>It wasn't all perfect, though. The writing still struggles to recreate the feeling of Halo and produced a plethora of eye-rolling moments in this week's episode. The humanization of Chief continues but feels like a Disney Channel Original Movie more than something you'd find on prestige television. Also, the&nbsp;side characters have become even more of a frustration. The show works better when it focuses on&nbsp;what's presumably to come with the Halo rings in the (hopefully) near future, but instead, Soren and Kwan feel like portals to the past in a storyline we're not gelling with. To be clear, this episode is a sizable step up from last week's, but it still feels like there's a long way to go to reach the heights of the games that started it all.</p> <hr /> <p><em>What do you think about Halo&nbsp;thus far? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/psa/2021/07/23/the-official-game-informer-community-discord-is-now-open" target="_blank">Discord</a> as we want to know what you think.</em></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2022 13:50:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 117824 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, MLB The Show 22, And Unreal Engine 5 | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/04/07/lego-star-wars-the-skywalker-saga-mlb-the-show-22-and-unreal-engine-5-gi <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/04/07/9989f826/_thegishow_598.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>We're back with another packed episode of&nbsp;<em><a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank">The Game Informer Show</a>.&nbsp;</em>We're discussing our hands-on time with&nbsp;LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and MLB The Show 22, and&nbsp;our reactions to the Tomb Raider and Unreal Engine 5 news. We're also chatting about our preview impressions of Two Point Campus, Cult of the Lamb, and rounding out the show with another fun round of Listener Questions.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken), <a href="https://twitter.com/Andrew_Reiner" target="_blank">Andrew Reiner</a> (@Andrew_Reiner), <a href="https://twitter.com/kstar1785" target="_blank">Kimberly Wallace</a> (@kstar1785), and <a href="https://twitter.com/LeBlancWes" target="_blank">Wesley LeBlanc</a> (@LeBlancWes).</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:02:15 - Unreal Engine 5 Release And Tomb Raider Announcement<br /> 00:17:58 - LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga<br /> 00:28:24 - MLB The Show 22<br /> 00:34:57 - Two Point Campus<br /> 00:48:36 - Cult of the Lamb<br /> 00:59:46 - Midnight Ghost Hunt<br /> 01:04:11 - Chrono Cross The Radiant Dreams Edition<br /> 01:15:34 - Housekeeping<br /> 01:21:58 - Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 07 Apr 2022 15:56:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 117813 Halo Series Episode 2 Review - Going In The Wrong Direction https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/04/01/halo-series-episode-2-review-going-in-the-wrong-direction <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/04/01/fcdb628c/site.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p></p> <p>There's only room to go up, right? The <em>Halo series</em> has been a rollercoaster thus far, and episode two proved to be one of the lower parts of the ride. Join us on this bonus episode of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a> as we break down what we liked and hated from this week's adventure.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Alex Stadnik, Andrew Reiner, and Brian Shea are back for another week of analysis and are <u><strong>SPOILING</strong></u> the entirety of Chief's adventure.&nbsp;If you're interested in our thoughts on the first show, be sure to check out our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/03/25/halo-series-episode-1-review-unmasking-the-pilots-highs-and-lows" target="_blank">review discussion of last week's episode, Contact</a>.</p> <p>Chief and new friend Kwan have escaped the clutches of the UNSC and are on a quest to figure out what the mysterious artifact is that John-117 stole from The Covenant on Madrigal. Back on Reach, the military arm of the human population&nbsp;finally agrees to let Dr. Halsey go forward with her plans for Cortana in light of the Chief's shocking act of disobedience. We're also introduced to Soren-066 and learn of his history with everyone's favorite giant green Spartan. Does any of this week's episode land? Disappointingly (and resoundingly) no, but you'll have to listen to get our full thoughts.</p> <p>As stated last week, the Halo review marks a new series for <em>The GI Show</em>, one we're hoping you'll give your feedback on. This is an experiment for us, and we'd love to know what you like and what you think could go better. We'd also love to see what you want us to cover after the Halo series, whether that would be more spoilercasts, gaming book clubs, or whatever else you can think of. Thanks for watching, and we hope you enjoy the show!</p> <p>For those looking for the <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/03/31/breath-of-the-wild-2-delay-playstation-plus-and-weird-west-gi-show" target="_blank">regular&nbsp;<em>GI Show</em></a>, head over to YouTube or your favorite podcast services to learn more about our time at GDC 2022, our Weird West impressions, and our thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 getting delayed.</p> Fri, 01 Apr 2022 15:22:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 117765 Breath Of The Wild 2 Delay, PlayStation Plus, And Weird West | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/03/31/breath-of-the-wild-2-delay-playstation-plus-and-weird-west-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/03/31/2567c98d/_thegishow_597.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>We're back with another fantastic episode of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a>! Join us this week for a news-heavy pod, where we dive into The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel being delayed and the PlayStation Plus changes coming in June. That's not all, though, as we're also breaking down our time at the Game Developers Conference and our review impressions of Weird West, publisher Devolver Digital's exciting new immersive sim. As always, we end all the fun with another round of Listener Questions that Muppet fans won't want to miss!</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/Finruin" target="_blank">Jill Grodt</a>&nbsp;(@Finruin), and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">Marcus Stewart</a>&nbsp;(@MarcusStewart7)</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:04:25 - Breath of the Wild Sequel Delay<br /> 00:21:12 - PlayStation Plus Changes<br /> 00:55:07 - Weird West<br /> 01:13:52 - GDC 2022 Impressions<br /> 01:34:11 - Housekeeping<br /> 01:40:02 - Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 31 Mar 2022 12:40:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 117748 Halo Series Episode 1 Review - Unmasking The Pilot's Highs and Lows https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/03/25/halo-series-episode-1-review-unmasking-the-pilots-highs-and-lows <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/03/25/bb4d137e/site.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p></p> <p>For the last decade-plus, the failure to launch a Halo show or movie has been as synonymous with the series as Needlers and&nbsp;energy swords. That all changes this year as Paramount Plus has finally released the first episode of the long-awaited series but does it live up to the hype? Join the Alexes, Reiner, and Shea on this bonus episode of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a>, where they <strong><u>SPOIL</u></strong> and recap everything from episode one of the new Paramount Plus show.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <p>Today's bonus podcast episode marks the first in a new series for <em>The GI Show</em>. Stadnik, Van Aken, and a rotating crew of your favorite editors will be watching the <em>Halo</em> series every week and breaking down what they liked and didn't like for the week's new entry. This bonus show is an experiment for us, so we welcome all constructive feedback for the latest addition to the pod. If you like the bonus content, we're open to the return of spoilercasts, game clubs, and more long-form discussions, so please reach out and let us know what you want to see in the future!</p> <p>If you missed this week's show, be sure to check out <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/03/24/tiny-tinas-wonderlands-ghostwire-and-kirby-reviews-gi-show" target="_blank">our review discussions</a> of Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and Kirby and the Forgotten Land! We also discuss the big news of the return of the Witcher series and what the switch to Unreal Engine could mean for the future of one of gaming's most popular RPGs.</p> <hr /> <p><em>The Game Informer Show&nbsp;is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;Game Informer&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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.</em></p> Fri, 25 Mar 2022 14:44:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 117694 Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Ghostwire, And Kirby Reviews | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/03/24/tiny-tinas-wonderlands-ghostwire-and-kirby-reviews-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/03/24/65897622/_thegishow_596.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 shares their review impressions from the <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022" target="_blank">month's biggest releases</a>, including Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and the Nintendo Switch's newest 3D platformer, Kirby and the Forgotten Land.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken), <a href="https://twitter.com/Andrew_Reiner" target="_blank">Andrew Reiner</a> (@Andrew_Reiner), <a href="https://twitter.com/MetallicaIsRad" target="_blank">Blake Hester</a> (@MetallicaIsRad), and <a href="https://twitter.com/John_Carson" target="_blank">John Carson</a> (@John_Carson)</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:04:25 - Witcher News Discussion<br /> 00:15:41 - Tiny Tina's Wonderland<br /> 00:35:36 - The Playlist<br /> 00:36:03 - Ghostwire: Tokyo<br /> 00:36:36 - Elden Ring Spoiler<br /> 00:37:01 - Ghostwire: Tokyo Continued<br /> 00:48:23 - Kirby and the Forgotten Land<br /> 01:02:16 - Housekeeping<br /> 01:06:10 - Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2022 14:42:00 CDT Alex Van Aken 117676 Tunic, Stranger Of Paradise, And Overwatch 2 | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/03/17/tunic-stranger-of-paradise-and-overwatch-2-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/03/17/0b66b05e/_thegishow_595.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>Welcome to the most chaotic episode of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a> in 2022. Join us on today's show, where we're breaking down our glowing review thoughts on Tunic, trying to make sense of Stranger Of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, and gauging our hype levels on Overwatch 2. If that's not enough, we finish off the pod&nbsp;with another fun edition of Listener Questions, where we finally go over our favorite (or least favorite) nightmares.</p> <aside>It is important to keep in mind what is going on within Activision Blizzard at this time regarding ongoing allegations about the work culture. The ongoing lawsuit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) against the company is over reported toxic workplace culture. The bulk of the suit focuses on "violations of the state's civil rights and equal pay laws," specifically regarding the treatment of women and other marginalized groups. To learn more about the proceedings thus far, including details listed in the lawsuit against Activision Blizzard, please check out our previous&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/07/22/lawsuit-document-against-activision-blizzard-details-a-long-history-of-harassment-and" target="_blank">coverage here</a>.</aside> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken), <a href="https://twitter.com/Andrew_Reiner" target="_blank">Andrew Reiner</a> (@Andrew_Reiner), <a href="https://twitter.com/Finruin" target="_blank">Jill Grodt</a> (@Finruin), and <a href="https://twitter.com/MarcusStewart7" target="_blank">Marcus Stewart</a> (@MarcusStewart7)</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 – Introduction<br /> 00:04:49&nbsp;– Overwatch 2 Beta<br /> 00:19:40&nbsp;– Tunic Review<br /> 00:45:00&nbsp;– Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin<br /> 00:58:51&nbsp;– Elden Ring<br /> 01:04:04&nbsp;– Horizon Forbidden West<br /> 01:09:15&nbsp;– Housekeeping/Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 17 Mar 2022 14:42:00 CDT Alex Stadnik 117616 Forspoken Cover Reveal And Elden Ring Launch Reactions | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/03/10/forspoken-cover-reveal-and-elden-ring-launch-reactions-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/03/10/e7519020/_thegishow_594a.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses our Forspoken cover reveal, sharing&nbsp;exclusive details on Square Enix's upcoming action RPG. During The Playlist, we share stories from our time playing Elden Ring and Assassin's Creed Valhalla's latest DLC called Dawn of Ragnarok. This is a really fun episode with lots of jokes and great energy. You're in for a treat!</p> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/kstar1785" target="_blank">Kimberley Wallace</a> (@Kstar1785), <a href="https://twitter.com/finruin" target="_blank">Jill Grodt</a> (@Finruin), <a href="https://twitter.com/metallicaisrad" target="_blank">Blake Hester</a> (@MetallicaIsRad), <a href="https://twitter.com/leblancwes" target="_blank">Wesley LeBlanc</a> (@LeBlancWes)</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 - Intro<br /> 00:01:43 - Quick State of Play Highlights<br /> 00:02:53 - Forspoken<br /> 00:43:20 - The Playlist<br /> 00:45:45 - Assassin's Creed Valhalla DLC<br /> 00:53:51 - Elden Ring<br /> 01:26:44 - Housekeeping<br /> 01:29:57 - Listener Questions<br /> 01:40:18 - Nier Automata Spoilers</em></p> Thu, 10 Mar 2022 15:32:20 CST Alex Van Aken 117549 Steam Deck Review, Pokemon Scarlet, and Triangle Strategy | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/03/03/steam-deck-review-pokemon-scarlet-and-triangle-strategy-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/03/03/982b77f3/_thegishow_593.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>Welcome back to another colossal episode of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a>! Join us for a fun discussion on our Steam Deck review impressions, our breakdown of the newly announced Pokémon&nbsp;Scarlet and Violet, and our early thoughts on Triangle Strategy and Tiny Tina's Wonderland!</p> <p>We're also joined by special guest Fines Dabbs, winner of the Extra Life 2021 auction, to join us on the show! He's here&nbsp;to chat about his YouTube channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_NTe0g4S3HKU0s3HriX34Q">Our View Gaming</a>, how he fell in love with the industry,&nbsp;and his time playing Horizon Forbidden West. As always, we wrap up the show with another entertaining Listener Question segment. I hope you came hydrated because this one's a monster.&nbsp;</p> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken),&nbsp;<span><span><a href="https://twitter.com/kstar1785" target="_blank">Kimberley Wallace</a> (@</span></span>kstar1785<span><span>),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/John_Carson" target="_blank">John Carson</a> (@John_Carson</span></span><span><span>), <a href="https://twitter.com/OurViewGaming" target="_blank">Fines Dabbs</a> (@</span></span><span><span>OurViewGaming</span></span><span><span>) </span></span></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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 – Introduction</em></p> <p><em>00:03:02&nbsp;– Extra Life Winner&nbsp;Fines Dabbs&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>00:11:00 –&nbsp;Pokémon&nbsp;Scarlet and Violet News</em></p> <p><em>00:35:15&nbsp;– Steam Deck Review</em></p> <p>01:09:37&nbsp;<em>– Triangle Strategy</em></p> <p><em>01:30:27&nbsp;– Tiny Tina's Wonderland</em></p> <p><em>01:38:30&nbsp;– Horizon Forbidden West</em></p> <p><em>01:43:59&nbsp;– Housekeeping &amp; Listener Emails</em></p> Thu, 03 Mar 2022 18:45:52 CST Alex Stadnik 117436 Elden Ring Review And Ben Reeves Says Goodbye | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/02/24/elden-ring-review-and-ben-reeves-says-goodbye-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/02/24/90d05869/_thegishow_592.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>Today's new episode of <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/gishow" target="_blank"><em>The Game Informer Show</em></a> is bursting with everything you need to know about Elden Ring as we discuss why we think developer FromSoftware's latest adventure lives up to the hype. That's not all though, as we're also wishing longtime GI vet Ben Reeves a fond farewell as he sails off to great things at his new position, along with another great round of Listener Questions.</p> <p><em>Production Note: Our recording software cut out during the episode, so we apologize for any audio hitches you may encounter. We'll have everything taken care of next week. We appreciate your understanding. </em></p> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken),&nbsp;<span><span><a href="https://twitter.com/dantack" target="_blank">Dan Tack</a> (@dantack), <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminReeves" target="_blank">Ben Reeves</a> (@</span></span><span><span>BenjaminReeves</span></span><span><span>), and <a href="https://twitter.com/Jason_Guisao" target="_blank">Jay Guisao</a> (@</span></span><span><span>Jason_Guisao</span></span><span><span>)</span></span></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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 – Introduction<br /> 00:04:16&nbsp;– Ben Reeves Says Goodbye<br /> 00:13:58&nbsp;– Elden Ring Review Discussion<br /> 00:52:27&nbsp;– Far: Changing Tides<br /> 00:57:03&nbsp;– Neon White Demo<br /> 01:01:17&nbsp;– Earthbound on Switch<br /> 01:06:28&nbsp;– Housekeeping<br /> 01:10:48&nbsp;– Listener Questions</em><br /> &nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Feb 2022 13:38:00 CST Alex Stadnik 117393 Horizon Forbidden West Review And Nintendo eShop Closures | GI Show (Feat. Greg Miller) https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/02/17/horizon-forbidden-west-review-and-nintendo-eshop-closures-gi-show-feat <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/02/17/9c80e893/_thegishow_591.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>the crew is joined by <a href="https://www.kindafunny.com/" target="_blank"><em>Kinda Funny</em>'s</a> Greg Miller to discuss Horizon Forbidden West review impressions and the upcoming <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/02/16/nintendo-will-end-eshop-purchases-for-wii-u-and-3ds-next-year" target="_blank">Nintendo eShop closures</a> on 3DS and Wii U systems. We also briefly discuss our time playing Lost Ark, Rune Factory 5, and OlliOlli World. Lastly, a listener question sparks a conversation about which video game characters we would draft as the new Suicide Squad – and my controversial pick might surprise you!</p> <p>Spoiler: I chose&nbsp;Tingle because I hate&nbsp;that creepy video game toddler man and hope we finally bury him.&nbsp;</p> <p>Follow us&nbsp;on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken), <a href="https://twitter.com/kstar1785" target="_blank">Kim Wallace</a>&nbsp;(@kstar1785), and <a href="https://twitter.com/gameovergreggy" target="_blank">Greg Miller</a> (@gameovergreggy)</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 hosts<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76">&nbsp;Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken">&nbsp;Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with <em>Game Informer</em> staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945">&nbsp;Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <div class="ckeditor-youtube"></div> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 – Introduction</em><br /> <em>00:03:01 – Greg Miller Intro<br /> 00:12:52 – Nintendo eShop Closure<br /> 00:27:05 – Horizon Forbidden West Review<br /> 00:51:05 – Horizon Zero Dawn Spoiler<br /> 00:51:20 – Horizon Forbidden West Review<br /> 00:55:56 – The Playlist<br /> 00:56:15 – League of Legends<br /> 00:58:15 – Lost Ark<br /> 01:02:19 – Rune Factory 5<br /> 01:06:59 – OlliOlli World<br /> 01:10:58 – Housekeeping<br /> 01:15:12 – Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 17 Feb 2022 14:02:48 CST Alex Van Aken 117324 Lost Ark, Sifu, And Nintendo Direct Reactions | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/2022/02/10/lost-ark-sifu-and-nintendo-direct-reactions-gi-show <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/02/10/df9a68d5/_thegishow_590.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>You better be in full Mouthful Mode because this week's <em>Game Informer Show</em> is huge.&nbsp;We're diving into our Sifu review impressions, discussing the hot new&nbsp;MMO Lost Ark and its Diablo-style combat, and&nbsp;breaking down the highs and lows of the first Nintendo Direct of 2022 – including a new Super Mario Strikers game!</p> <p>Follow the crew on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken), <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminReeves" target="_blank">Ben Reeves</a> (@), and <a href="https://twitter.com/John_Carson" target="_blank">John Carson</a> (@John_Carson)</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 hosts&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: </em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 – Introduction</em></p> <p><em>00:01:59 – Nintendo Direct News Recap</em></p> <p><em>00:32:45 – Sifu Review Discussion</em></p> <p><em>00:46:43 – Lost Ark Impressions</em></p> <p><em>01:08:23 – Housekeeping</em></p> <p><em>01:14:46 – Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 10 Feb 2022 17:20:16 CST Alex Stadnik 117267 Elden Ring Cover Story And Dying Light 2 Review | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/the-game-informer-show/2022/02/03/elden-ring-cover-story-and-dying-light-2-review-gi <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/02/03/a48677fd/_thegishow_589b.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/cover/2022/01/26/cover-reveal-elden-ring" target="_blank">Elden Ring cover story</a> and how the game will likely be From Software's best game yet. We also dive into our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/dying-light-2-stay-human/dying-light-2-stay-human-review-an-apocalyptic-renaissance" target="_blank">Dying Light 2 review</a> and offer varying perspectives on which aspects resonated with us (and those that didn't). Lastly, in the Listener Questions segment, we share tips for folks jumping into an MMO for the first time – specifically Lost Ark, which releases in <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/01/10/check-out-upcoming-mmorpg-lost-ark-in-a-new-introduction-trailer" target="_blank">less than two weeks</a>.</p> <p>Follow the crew on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken), <a href="https://twitter.com/andrew_reiner" target="_blank">Andrew Reiner</a>&nbsp;(@Andrew_Reiner), <a href="https://twitter.com/dantack" target="_blank">Dan Tack</a> (@DanTack), and <a href="https://twitter.com/metallicaisrad" target="_blank">Blake Hester</a>&nbsp;(@MetallicaIsRad)</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 hosts&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on&nbsp;<a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-game-informer-show/id335246945" target="_blank">Apple Podcasts</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/2EWTEHrbZpNRAboYLimAhu" target="_blank">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcast app.</p> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:</em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 – Introduction<br /> 00:02:38 – Elden Ring Cover Story<br /> 00:31:03 – Dying Light 2 Review<br /> 00:37:29 – Dying Light 2 Side Quest Spoiler<br /> 00:37:55 – Dying Light 2 Review<br /> 00:57:57 – OlliOlli World<br /> 01:00:04 – Housekeeping<br /> 01:04:05 – Game Informer Update With Reiner<br /> 01:07:16 – Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 03 Feb 2022 13:02:00 CST Alex Van Aken 117173 Pokémon Legends: Arceus Review And Blizzard's New Survival Game | GI Show https://www.gameinformer.com/video-podcast/the-game-informer-show/2022/01/27/pokemon-legends-arceus-review-and-blizzard-survival-game <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/body_default/public/2022/01/27/eef67d7e/_thegishow_588.jpg" width="800" height="450" alt="" typeof="Image" class="image-style-body-default" /> <p>In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show,&nbsp;we break down our <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/review/pokemon-legends-arceus/pokemon-legends-arceus-review-learning-some-new-moves" target="_blank">Pokémon Legends: Arceus review</a> and tell you whether or not Game Freak nailed the series' most significant departure to date. We also discuss <a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/2022/01/25/blizzard-announces-new-survival-game-in-all-new-universe" target="_blank">Blizzard's new survival game</a> and the title's weird announcement via a public job listing. Lastly, Alex Van Aken shares his impressions of&nbsp;<a href="https://www.gameinformer.com/preview/2022/01/26/uncharted-4-remastered-on-ps5-uncharted-legacy-of-thieves-collection-gameplay" target="_blank">Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection</a>, which sparks a discussion on the series' prestige in PlayStation's line-up of video games.</p> <p>Follow the crew on Twitter:&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;(@Studnik76),&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;(@itsVanAken),&nbsp;Brian Shea (<a href="https://twitter.com/BrianPShea" target="_blank">@BrianPShea</a>), and 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 hosts&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/studnik76" target="_blank">Alex Stadnik</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/itsVanAken" target="_blank">Alex Van Aken</a>&nbsp;every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with&nbsp;<em>Game Informer</em>&nbsp;staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. 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> <hr /> <p><em>Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: </em></p> <p><em>00:00:00 – Introduction</em></p> <p><em>00:02:50 ­– Blizzard Announces Survival Game</em></p> <p><em>00:16:29 – Pokémon Legends: Arceus Review</em></p> <p><em>00:41:29 – Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection</em></p> <p><em>00:52:30 – Housekeeping</em></p> <p><em>00:58:23 – Listener Questions</em></p> Thu, 27 Jan 2022 14:53:37 CST Alex Stadnik 117097