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The GI Show 500th Episode With Special Guests

by Andy McNamara on May 07, 2020 at 04:00 PM

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we create a monster for the 500th episode.  Host Andy McNamara and producer Alex Stadnik are joined by the show's hosts from throughout the years. Matt Helgeson, Tim Turi, and Ben Hanson all make appearances to catch up and reminisce about the show. Next up, we have a murderer's row of GI editors join us to talk about the show and what games are filling their backlog. Here is a giant list to get you excited: Leo Vader, Dan "The Jacket" Tack, Andy Reiner, Matt Kato, Ben Reeves, Matt Miller, Joe Juba, and Jeff Cork (Kim Wallace and Brian Shea couldn't join us, but they are here in spirit).

Joe Juba and Jeff Cork go the extra mile and stay to answer the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails (in which I confuse my PSP and Vita references in some of my AndyMc story moments, so please know I was wrong and you are free to mock me openly and often).

It is important to note that this episode doesn't happen without your support, all the amazing talent in the game industry that has appeared on the show, and of course, all the Game Informer family over the decades. This episode is dedicated to you.

We do this week's show from our homes as we hunker down in quarantine, so please forgive us for any audio or video hiccups as we deliver content outside the studio.

Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and follow me @therealandymc to let me know what you think. 

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

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

The Game Informer Show Reunion with Tim Turi, Matt Helgeson, and Ben Hanson: 00:11
Leo Vader, Alex Stadnik and Dan Tack's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 38:53
Matthew Kato and Andrew Reiner's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 1:05:33
Ben Reeves and Matt Miller's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 1:22:41
Jeff Cork and Joe Juba's GI Show Memories and Backlogs: 1:46:35
Community Emails: 2:12:04

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