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GI Show — Is Skill-Based Matchmaking Good For Games?

by Andy McNamara on Apr 02, 2020 at 03:05 PM

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Ben Reeves, Leo Vader, Brian Shea, and Dan Tack join me to chat about a ton of games, including Persona 5 Royal, Resident Evil 3, Sea of Stars, Gears Tactics, and Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord. The big talker for the show is skill-based matchmaking (SBMM),  and we try to explain how it works and discuss how it affects your game for better or worse. We finish with the always-entertaining and enlightening community emails.

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. 

You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com 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.

Persona 5 Royal: 6:20
Resident Evil 3 Remake: 13:05
Gears Tactics: 22:18
Sea of Stars: 26:05
Games to Play During Quarantine: 31:32

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord: 41:00
Skill-Based Matchmaking: 46:54
Community Emails: 1:25:18

Products In This Article

Persona 5 Royalcover

Persona 5 Royal

Platform:
PlayStation 4
Release Date:
Resident Evil 3cover

Resident Evil 3

Platform:
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
Sea Of Starscover

Sea Of Stars

Platform:
PC
Release Date:
2022
Gears Tacticscover

Gears Tactics

Platform:
Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
April 28, 2020 (PC), 
November 10, 2020 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One)