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Halo Infinite Multiplayer Surprise Release And Dying Light 2 Hands-On Impressions | GI Show

by Alex Stadnik on Nov 18, 2021 at 04:46 PM

Another week, another packed episode of The Game Informer Show! This time around, we're giving you our hands-on impressions of Halo Infinite's surprise multiplayer release, Dying Light 2 Stay Human, and John Carson is here to give his review of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! That's not at all, as we're also recapping Xbox's huge 20th Anniversary stream and getting playful in this edition of listener questions!

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The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app.

Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:01:05 – Introduction
00:03:09 – Xbox 20th Anniversary Stream Recap
00:16:53 – Halo Infinite Multiplayer
00:41:47 – Dying Light 2 Stay Human Preview Impressions
00:53:48 – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Review
01:13:53 – Housekeeping
01:18:21 – Listener Questions

Topic Of The Show:

Halo Infinite's Multiplayer Is Here!

Now that's how you start a week on the right foot. While rumors said that we might get a taste of developer 343's multiplayer suite a bit early, fans didn't know what to expect coming into the week. That was until the devs took the digital stage and announced to the world that players could indeed jump into Halo Infinite's multiplayer right now! After getting through the blue screen, we dove head-first into Big Team Battle, Slayer, and more to get our bearings and see how different Halo Infinite's multiplayer is. The good news? While not without issues, 343 has nailed PVP, and we're discussing why we're so smitten with it during this week's Topic of the Show!

Watch our gameplay stream here.

The Playlist:

Game Informer Staff discuss the games they're playing.

Another week, another stacked section of The Playlist. Brian Shea is here to detail his first work trip in two years and his time going hands-on with Dying Light 2 Stay Human. Join us for our discussion on how the game has evolved since the series began in 2015, whether or not it felt like a solid build of the game, and so much more. Not to be outdone, The King of Late Night, John Carson, follows that up with his review impressions of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl and lets fans know whether or not they should be excited for the latest remake from ILCA and Game Freak!

Read our Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl review here.

Listener Questions:

The Game Informer crew answers your burning questions.

We're back with another round of listener questions as the crew plays two fun games and talks about some of the most important titles in the industry on both a micro and macro level.

Read their questions below, or submit your own via the Official Game Informer Community Discord or by emailing us at

BIG. MAN. SWAG. Hello Game Informer crew! I have been a listener for years and can honestly say this is my favorite lineup so far. The previous hosts have been great, but there is just something special about you two, and I absolutely love it. And as a big ol' 6' 6" man myself, the introduction of the phrase "Big Man Swag" in my life has been perfect. You all are awesome. Keep up the amazing work. I recently wrapped up running a video game club at my place of work, and at the end of every meeting, I tried to come up with some fun game to play with everyone. Most recently, I re-did a game I heard submitted on either the Easy Allies podcast or the MinnMax Show that I thought you all might enjoy. (I apologize for not being able to remember the person who submitted this originally. It was a while ago. But well done to that person, as this is an amazing idea. All credit to them.) So, would you all like to play...HALO SHIP OR TAYLOR SWIFT SONG? The game is simple. I'll provide two titles. One is the name of a spaceship in the Halo universe, and one is the title of a Taylor Swift song. You have to pick which one is the ship. For example, if the options were "Pillar of Autumn" or "Shake It Off," you'd pick Pillar of Autumn. Good luck! - Brady Easter Edmond, OK (Email)
Hi GI crew. What's the most important game you've ever played and why? - Tommy from the Internet (Discord)
15 years ago, whenever a blockbuster movie released, you could be sure there would be an (often mediocre) licensed video-game tie-in accompanying it. These days, licensed tie-in games seem to be effectively dead, or at least, have become mobile games. So here is a little game for you!! Which of these movies had a video-game tie-in on consoles? - Jonah Abraham (Discord)

Products In This Article

Pokémon Brilliant Diamondcover

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond

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Dying Light 2 Stay Humancover

Dying Light 2 Stay Human

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
February 4, 2022 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
TBA (Switch)
Pokémon Shining Pearlcover

Pokémon Shining Pearl

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Halo Infinitecover

Halo Infinite

Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
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