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    GI Show - Apple Arcade Revisit, Community Emails, GotY Chat Part 6, and an Interview With Dontnod

    by Andy McNamara on Dec 19, 2019 at 02:29 PM

    On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we go around the video game world and back again. The show starts with Matt Miller and Leo Vader as we discuss our time spent in Apple Arcade. From new gems to old favorites, we put perspective on the service now that we have been using it a few months. Alex Stadnik is this week's super producer.

    Next,  Joe Juba, Brian Shea, Ben Reeves, and Alex Stadnik all join me to discuss the results of our competition to predict who will take home the win at The Game Awards that happened last week. Let's just say there is a lot to discuss. And victory here might make you the smartest person in the world.

    In the next segment, Ben Reeves, Joe Juba, and Dan Tack join me for community emails where we do the unthinkable: We rate the Mona Lisa. 

    Then we have the sixth and final installment of our Game of the Year chats, where I ask guests what games are defining their year. I am joined by Ben Reeves, Matt Miller, and Dan Tack as we try to get in some last-minute discussions. Check the list below for all the games we covered over the last few weeks. Find those podcasts on your favorite service!

    And finally, Joe Juba interviews Michel Koch, Jean-Luc Cano, and Raoul Barbet from Dontnod Entertainment. They are some of the minds behind Life is Strange 2, which recently saw its successful conclusion. Joe has a spoiler-filled chat with the team about the process of making the game, so fans who have already finished Life is Strange 2 should definitely tune in. 

    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.

    1:02 State of Apple Arcade

    34:20 Announcing the Winner of the GI Game Awards Bets

    56:39 Community Emails

    2:29:26 GOTY PT 6

    3:23:15 Joe Juba Discusses Life Is Strange 2 with the Creative Heads of Dontnod

    Games Covered:


    Game of the Year Chat Game List

    Week One

    Resident Evil 2 Remake

    Slay the Spire

    Days Gone

    Destiny 2: Shadowkeep

    Dr. Mario World

    Sunless Skies

    Dragon Quest Builders 2


    Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers

    Untitled Goose Game

    Tetris 99


    Week Two

    Fire Emblem: Three Houses

    Super Mario Maker 2

    Disco Elysium

    Card of Darkness

    Kingdom Hearts III

    Far Cry New Dawn

    The Outer Worlds

    Streets of Rogue


    Week Three

    Farm Together

    Assassin's Creed: Fate of Atlantis

    Lonely Mountains: Downhill

    Nowhere Prophet


    Pokemon Sword and Shield

    Ape Out

    Destiny 2 : Shadowkeep


    Week Four

    Astral Chain

    Apex Legends

    Division 2

    Revisited: Pokemon, Untitled Goose Game, Fire Emblem: Three Houses

    Zelda: Link’s Awakening


    Week Five

    Death Stranding

    Crackdown 3

    Luigi’s Mansion 3

    Rage 2

    Judgment (Yakuza)

    Gears of War 5

    Transport Tycoon