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    GI Show – Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War And Nintendo's Future

    by Alex Stadnik on Aug 27, 2020 at 03:10 PM

    On this week's exciting new episode of The Game Informer Show, we're joined by the Spawn On Me podcast's host and creator Kahlief Adams to discuss what we've been playing including Microsoft Flight Simulator, Battletoads, and more! Later in the segment, we discuss the absolutely bonkers reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War that took place in Activision's Warzone battle royale. 

    Our main talker for the week, though, comes from the report that Nintendo is ramping up production on a more powerful model of the Switch for 2021. We unpack what we want from the house that Mario built from both a console and game perspective and examine what the next few years could look like for the Switch.

    As always, we end the show with another gripping round of community emails and character rankings. So please join Kahlief Adams, Joe Juba, Jeff Cork, and me for one of the most fun episodes we've put out this year.

    Thank you again to Kahlief for joining us on today's show. Be sure to give him a follow on Twitter and check out the Spawn On Me podcast where he spotlights amazing people of color in the video game industry.

    Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below, share the episode if you enjoyed it, and hit me up on Twitter @Studnik76. 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 for a chance to have them answered on the show.

    For those keeping track at home or if you're in need of a refresher, here's what GI's Meaningless Character Rankings looks like after this week's show:

    1. Ellie from The Last of Us
    2. Kratos from God of War
    3. Commander Shepherd from Mass Effect
    4. Chun Li from Street Fighter
    5. Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid
    6. Glados from the Portal series
    7. Gannon from Legend of Zelda
    8. Big Daddy from BioShock
    9. Luigi from Super Mario Bros.
    10. Pikachu from Pokémon
    11. Chibi Robo from Chibi Robo
    12. Alyx Vance from Half-Life
    13. Chuck Greene from Dead Rising
    14. Auron from Final Fantasy X
    15. Mega Man from Mega Man
    16. Fox McCloud from the Star Fox series
    17. Toad Jackson from Super Mario Bros.
    18. Deacon St. John from Days Gone
    19. Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend
    20. Earthworm Jim
    21. Bubsy The Bobcat from Bubsy
    22. Gex from Gex: Enter the Gecko
    23. Funky Kong from Donkey Kong series

    Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.

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

    Intro: 00:00:00
    Kahlief Adams Intro: 00:02:01
    PGA 2K21: 00:08:59
    Mortal Kombat 11: 00:09:51
    Dreams: 00:10:23
    13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim: 00:13:08
    Battletoads: 00:14:00
    Fortnite: 00:16:38
    Batman Arkham Asylum: 00:17:36
    Microsoft Flight Simulator: 00:19:32
    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Reveal Discussion: 00:24:47
    Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Trailer Breakdown: 00:29:22
    What Does Nintendo's Future Look Like: 00:35:53
    Community Emails: 00:57:18
    Character Rankings: 01:09:43

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