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Star Wars Eclipse, Alan Wake 2, And The Game Awards 2021 Reactions | GI Show

by Alex Stadnik on Dec 10, 2021 at 05:19 PM

We're back with another loaded episode of The Game Informer Show! Join some of your favorite GI editors as they discuss the best and worst parts of The Game Awards 2021! We're chopping it up about some of the biggest announcements, including Star Wars Eclipse and Wonder Woman, while also giving our takes on the night's big winners. As always, we cap off our lovely show with another introspective and fun edition of Listener Questions!

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

00:00:00 - Introduction
00:02:39 - The Game Awards 2021 General Impressions
00:10:02 - Recapping The Game Awards' Biggest Reveals
00:10:47 - Tunic Release Date
00:14:07 - Star Wars Eclipse
00:21:59 - Alan Wake 2
00:27:31 - Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
00:36:58 - Monolith's Wonder Woman
00:43:04 - Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
00:50:01 - Cuphead DLC Release Date
00:51:34 - Halo TV Show Trailer
00:52:04 - Sonic Frontiers
00:57:53 - The Game Awards 2021 Quick Hitters
01:02:10 - The Game Awards 2021 Award Winners
01:02:24 - Best Performance
01:05:13 - Best Narrative
01:08:11 - Best RPG Rant
01:09:40 - Best Game Direction
01:14:03 - Game of the Year
01:22:08 - Housekeeping
01:28:20 - Listener Questions
01:39:08 - Spoilers For Marvel's Spider-Man

Topic Of The Show:

The Game Awards 2021 Reactions

We're finally wrapped on the industry's biggest night to honor its creators and see what the future looks like, but how was the actual show? Alex, John, and Marcus are here to talk about their experience watching this year's Game Awards and chat about the good and the bad. First up, the gentlemen break down their biggest surprises from the night, including their conflicted feelings about Star Wars Eclipse, their elation over a Monolith-developed Wonder Woman game, and so much more. To wrap up the segment, they also dive into some of the biggest award winners of the night and give you their take on It Takes Two winning Game of the Year! PSA: we'll be tallying the winners of our predictions podcast from episode 580 next week!

For more on The Game Awards, be sure to check out all the winners from the 2021 version of the show here!

Listener Questions:

The Game Informer crew answers your burning questions.

This week's Listener Questions is another banger, with the panel answering the questions of what games have made them cry, what their biggest awards snub is, and what their GOTY for 2022 could end up being!

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

What's the biggest games award snub you can remember being upset about? We all know award shows are bs but we always tune in anyway because we care. ll never forget being legitimately upset rdr2 won for best score/music against God of War, Spider-Man, Celeste, Ni No Kuni 2, and Octopath Traveler. I loveeee rdr2 but no way it had a better soundtrack than those games - Leafeon (Discord)
First off, just want to say I’ve been a listener for years and I’m really enjoying the show lately! The whole crew has a great dynamic and I love listening to you guys hang out. In a recent episode, Alex mentioned being getting weepy at the end of Before Your Eyes and it got me remembering all the times games have gotten me choked up over the years. What are some specific lines of dialogue from games that “cued the waterworks” for you guys (or at least made the room very dusty)? - Nathan Kasten (Email)
GI Crew, out of all the games you know that are coming next year, what do you expect your Game of the Year to be? - SavoyPrime (Discord)

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