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GI Show – Smash Ultimate/Sakurai, E3's Future, Thanks To 2018

by Ben Hanson on Nov 22, 2018 at 02:00 PM

Game Informer's Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, Brian Shea, Suriel Vazquez, and Imran Khan share new gameplay impressions of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before diving in and discussing the full career of its creator Masahiro Sakurai. After some great community emails, Ben Hanson, Jeff Cork, Jeff Marchiafava, and Leo Vader look back at gaming in 2018 by listing all of the things they're thankful for in games like Red Dead Redemption II, God of War, Insomniac's Spider-Man, and much more.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten to episode 425 on SoundCloud, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to for a chance to have them answered on the show.

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...

2:35 -  Super Smash Bros. Ultimate impressions
15:35 - Unpacking Masahiro Sakurai's career
47:50 - Community emails/PlayStation skipping E3
1:14:15 - 100 jokes about gaming in 2018