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    Halo Infinite, Nier Reincarnation, And Microsoft Flight Simulator Impressions – GI Show

    by Ben Reeves on Aug 05, 2021 at 01:24 PM

    In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of games we've been digging recently, including Halo Infinite, The Ascent, Last Stop, Nier Reincarnation, and Microsoft Flight Simulator.

    At the end of the show we talk to Thunder Lotus’ Nic Guérin who was the creative director on last year's charming indie management sim Spiritfarer. Guérin talks about his time at Ubisoft working on the Assassin's Creed franchise, and then we talk about Thunder Lotus’ obsession with death and how hard it is to make a game without combat. Coincidentally, Thunder Lotus and iam8bit just released physical editions of Spiritfarer for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch consoles, which you can learn more about here.

    It's a full show, but we make time for another fantastic round of community emails. So please join Liana Ruppert (@DirtyEffinHippy), Jason Guisao (@Jason_Guisao) Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for a new wild and ever-entertaining episode!

    Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below and share the episode if you enjoyed it. 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!

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

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

    00:00:00 - Introduction
    00:01:43 - Halo Infinite Technical Preview
    00:13:14 - The Ascent
    00:19:52 - Boyfriend Dungeon
    00:24:56 - Last Stop
    00:31:01 - Microsoft Flight Simulator On Xbox
    00:33:26 - Nier Reincarnation
    00:38:45 - Community Emails
    01:08:21 - Thunder Lotus Interview

    Products In This Article

    Halo Infinitecover

    Halo Infinite

    Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
    Release Date:
    The Ascentcover

    The Ascent

    PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
    Release Date:
    July 29, 2021 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC), 
    March 24, 2022 (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4)
    Last Stopcover

    Last Stop

    PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
    Release Date:
    Nier Reincarnationcover

    Nier Reincarnation

    iOS, Android
    Release Date:
    Microsoft Flight Simulatorcover

    Microsoft Flight Simulator

    Xbox Series X/S, PC
    Release Date:
    August 18, 2020 (PC), 
    July 27, 2021 (Xbox Series X/S)