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The Game Informer Show

English, Video Games, 1 season, 117 episodes
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Game Informer's staff break down the week's biggest releases, reveal exclusive information on exciting games on the horizon, respond to listener emails, play game-focused trivia, and interview the most interesting developers in the industry. Check it out!
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Lies Of P Is More Than A Bloodborne Clone | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew breaks down our Lies of P review and discusses why the game is much more than a Bloodborne clone. Afterward, Blake talks about why he likes Armored Core VI and also why the hesitations from our cover story still ring true. Lastly, we chat about the games that continue to bring us joy: Fortnite and Nour: Play With Your Food. Watch The Podcast Here: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Blake Hester (@MetallicaIsRad), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:05:17 - Lies of P Review 00:24:58 - Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon 00:38:02 - Croc Talk 00:42:44 - Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 00:51:50 - Nour: Play With Your Food 01:03:27 - Housekeeping
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Leaked Xbox Consoles And Final Fantasy VII Rebirth | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we gather for a long conversation about this week's Microsoft leaks and details of leaked Xbox consoles and discuss our hands-on time with Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Later in the show, we dive into Wesley's Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty review before highlighting how game technology company Unity betrayed thousands of game developers' trust.  Watch Our Weekly Gaming Podcast: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:07:25 - Microsoft Leaks 00:55:41 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Hands On Preview 01:15:35 - Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty Review 01:27:25 - Marvel's Spider-Man 2 Hands-On Preview 01:37:07 - Unity Introduces Controversial Per-Install Fee 01:46:14 - Mortal Kombat 1 01:55:38 - Housekeeping
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Alan Wake 2 Preview And Resident Evil 4 DLC Review | GI Show

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, Marcus discusses his recent hands-on Alan Wake 2 preview session, in which he played both as returning protagonist Alan and newcomer Saga Anderson, an FBI agent looking into a mysterious case. Kyle breaks down his review of Resident Evil 4's Separate Ways DLC, and then Charles shares the bad news that Super Bomberman R 2 is flawed. Lastly, the guys chat about Cocoon, a must-play puzzle game from developer Geometric Interactive and publisher Annapurna Interactive. Watch Game Informer's Weekly Podcast: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@Chuckduck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:06:09 - Alan Wake II Preview 00:32:15 - Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways DLC 00:43:30 - Super Bomberman R 2 Review 00:51:00 - Super Bomberman R 2 Spoilers Start 00:54:42 - Super Bomberman R 2 Spoilers End 01:04:29 - Cocoon 01:13:01 - F-Zero 99 01:22:33 - Mortal Kombat 1 01:28:03 - Housekeeping
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Super Mario Bros. Wonder Cover Story And Assassin's Creed Mirage | GI Show

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss our latest cover story for Super Mario Bros. Wonder! Brian Shea has spent more time with the game than anyone outside of Nintendo and spoke with members of Nintendo about creating the big step for 2D Mario. Then we kick Brian out of the show to welcome Wesley LeBlanc to tell us about his experience with Assassin's Creed Mirage. Wesley has finished the game (and it took him less than 20 hours) and has thoughts on the game's strange place in the pantheon of Assassin's Creed games. Lastly, Alex shares his latest Pokémon card escapades and decides who in history he can successfully fight. Watch Game Informer's Weekly Podcast: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), and Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes). The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:42 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder Preview 00:26:52 - Forza Motorsport 00:36:06 - Assassin's Creed Mirage 00:48:02 - Pokémon TCG: Scarlet & Violet—151 00:58:19 - Odds & Ends - Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Baldur's Gate 3, Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp 01:01:17 - Roman Empire Chat 01:05:14 - Housekeeping
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Lords Of The Fallen Review And Games We've Missed In 2023 | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew breaks down our Lords of the Fallen review and subsequently rips into publishers for naming video game sequels the same name as the original game, like "Lords of the Fallen" instead of "Lords of the Fallen 2." After, Alex talks about why action puzzler Cocoon nails player feedback, and then we dive into the anals of our 2023 gaming backlog, highlighting releases we want to revisit or play for the first time before Game Informer's Game of the Year discussions in December. Finally, our Listener Questions segment returns, discussing treating carpal tunnel and answering specific questions like, "What happened to the promised 120FPS console releases?" Listen to Game Informer's Lords of the Fallen Review Discussion: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes). The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:07:54 - The Lords of the Fallen Review 00:32:34 - Cocoon 00:38:52 - 2023 Gaming Backlog 01:08:49 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, And Sonic Superstars | GI Show

This year has been incredible for video games, October is a particularly good month, and this week alone is impressively stacked. Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and Sonic Superstars all release this week – and we've played them. Brian Shea kicks of the show with his Super Mario Bros. Wonder review impressions, Marcus Stewart talks about his Sonic Superstars review, and the whole crew talks about their time with Marvel's Spider-Man 2 before we finish out with a handful of questions. Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), and Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365). The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:53 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder Review 00:22:06 - Sonic Superstars Review 00:47:07 - Marvel's Spider-Man 2 01:20:13 - Housekeeping & Listener Questions
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Alan Wake 2 Review, Mario Wonder, And Spider-Man 2 | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, I've assembled a panel of experts – including Blake Hester and Charles Harte – to discuss Alan Wake 2, the 13-year follow-up to Remedy Entertainment's cult classic thriller. After Charles gives the rest of us a refresher on all things Alan Wake, Blake regales us with his favorite non-spoiler moments from many hours into the newly-released sequel. Later, we talk about the written and physical comedy of Super Mario Bros. Wonder and how web gliding is a game changer in Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Stick around 'til the end of the show for a series of listener questions about soulmates, the afterlife, and the best years in gaming. Listen to Game Informer's Lords of the Alan Wake 2 Discussion: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365), Blake Hester (@MetallicaIsRad) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:04 - The Exorcist: Believer 00:06:36 - Alan Wake II 00:31:43 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder 00:44:29 - Marvel's Spider-Man 2 00:59:09 - Party Animals 01:07:50 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Exploring Man's Duality In RoboCop: Rogue City And Jusant | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew explores two extremes: RoboCop: Rogue City — which is somehow the best RoboCop game — and Jusant, the meditative rock-climbing adventure that's developer Don't Nod's best work since the original Life Is Strange. Later in the show, Kyle pantomimes WarioWare: Move It's energetic mechanics before Alex dives into his most recent session of The Finals, which is currently the number one wishlisted game on Steam. Watch Our Weekly Gaming Podcast: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:51 - Jusant Review 00:22:23 - RoboCop: Rogue City Review 00:43:03 - WarioWare: Move It! 00:54:40 - The Finals 01:07:17 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Avatar: Frontiers Of Pandora Cover Story And Talos Principle 2 | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Alex and Marcus break down our latest cover story featuring Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and chat about their multiple play sessions thus far. However, prior to our cover story discussion, we call out this week's layoffs at Ubisoft, during which the company laid off over a hundred employees. Later in the show, we chat with Charles about his positive Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 review before diving into a new puzzle game, The Talos Principle 2, and Fortnite OG, the popular battle royale's latest season that's smashing records. Watch Or Listen To The Game Informer Show: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:10 - Ubisoft Layoffs 00:06:12 - Cover Story: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora 00:43:23 - Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 Review 01:00:30 - The Talos Principle 2 01:21:18 - Fortnite OG 01:31:16 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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The Game Awards Predictions And Super Mario RPG Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses our predictions for The Game Awards' category winners and game reveals, Alex's unofficial Modern Warfare III multiplayer review, Kyle's Super Mario RPG remake review, and what it's like starting the Like A Dragon series with The Man Who Erased His Name. Before diving into this week's listener questions, which spark discussions about gaming room must-haves and the secret to long-lasting game franchises, Marcus tells us about The Last Faith, another Castlevania-inspired action game worth trying if you have time.  Watch The Video Podcast Here: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:09:52 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III 00:20:27 - Super Mario RPG Review 00:31:56 - Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name 00:38:53 - The Last Faith 00:51:16 - The Game Awards 2023 Predictions 01:33:44 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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You Probably Shouldn't Eat These Birds | GI Show

On this special Thanksgiving episode of The Game Informer Show Podcast, we discuss which fictional video games birds would taste the best. We talk about some video games, too. Charles Harte talks about Chants of Sennaar, a puzzle game about language, and Kyle Hilliard talks about Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, a game about beating up people on the streets of a fictional Japanese city. Kyle also touches on Assassin's Creed VR before the duo moves on to the main course: ranking fictional video game birds on criteria like how tasty do they look and how bad would we feel about eating them. After that, we finish out the show with some gestures of gratitude and reader questions. Watch The Video Podcast Here: Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) and Charles Harte (@chuckduck365). The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:26 - Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name 00:05:20 - Chants of Sennaar 00:11:22 - Holiday Video Game Plans 00:19:17 - Assassin's Creed Nexus VR 00:22:03 - Thanksgiving Segment 00:53:51 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions  
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The Post Holiday Rush Backlog Episode | GI Show

The year is not over yet, but arguably its biggest rush of video game releases have completed, which means now we actually need to play all of them. Or at least play as many as we can. On this week's episode Marcus Stewart, Kyle Hilliard, and Charles Harte discuss the games they're trying to catch up on including The Talos Principle 2 and Dave the Diver, and of course Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Batman Arkham Knight, and Grounded. We also answer questions from the community and reflect on our 2023 Thanksgiving meals. Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), and Charles Harte (@chuckduck365). The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:06:33 - Thanksgiving Dinner Favorites 00:32:26 - Super Mario Bros. Wonder 00:37:11 - The Talos Principle 00:44:45 - Dave The Diver 00:49:57 - Inscryption 00:53:46 - Kena: Bridge of Spirits 00:59:29 - Grounded 01:05:05 - Batman: Arkham Knight 01:10:28 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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The Game Awards Reaction, GTA 6, Avatar Review | GI Show

We're officially past The Game Awards, and host Marcus Stewart and former GI editor Jason Guisao are unpacking all of the show's highs and lows. They're also diving into Grand Theft Auto VI's big debut trailer. Editor-in-Chief Matt Miller also makes a rare appearance to discuss his review of Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:36 - Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Review 00:22:34 - Grand Theft Auto VI Trailer 00:45:32 - The Game Awards Round-Up 01:26:19 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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The Death Of E3, Tekken 8 Preview, Fortnite Ch. 5, Apollo Justice Trilogy | GI Show

Thanks to Manscaped for sponsoring today's episode! Get 20% OFF + Free International Shipping with my link GISHOW at Manscaped.com! This episode of The Game Informer Show podcast sees returning guest Jesse Vitelli (@jessevitelli) join host Marcus Stewart and editors Brian Shea and Charles Harte to discuss the official demise of E3 and its impact over the years. Brian also breaks down his time spent playing Tekken 8's bonkers story mode, and Charles Harte takes the stand to talk about playing Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy while quizzing the editors on their Ace Attorney character knowledge. Jesse and Charles also share their time spent in Fortnite Chapter 5: Season 1's new offerings such as Rocket Racing, Fortnite Festival, and Lego Fortnite.  The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:26 - The Death Of E3 00:39:27 - Game Awards Redux 00:53:27 - Tekken 8 Preview 01:05:42 - Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 1 01:29:39 - Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy Preview 01:38:54 - Ace Attorney Name Game 01:45:32 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Cover Story And Our Favorite Games Of 2023 | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, special guest Michael Higham (Fanbyte, GameSpot) joins us to discuss our Final Fantasy VII Rebirth cover story, The Finals review, and our favorite games of 2023. The Game Informer Show #686 Podcast: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Michael Higham (@MichaelPHigham) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:41 - Cover Story: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth 00:23:41 - The Finals Review 00:38:08 - Top Ten Games of 2023 01:39:28 - Housekeeping
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Our Most Anticipated Games Of 2024 (Feat. Matt Storm) | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, returning guest and editor of this podcast, Matt Storm, joins us to discuss our most anticipated games of 2024. We dive into Game Informer's 2024 game release calendar and go month-by-month, highlighting the projects we're most looking forward to.  Watch The Podcast To Learn About Upcoming Games In 2024:  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Matt Storm (@DJ_Stormageddon) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:16 - Matt Storm Introduction 00:09:52 - Most Anticipated Video Games of 2024 01:39:32 - Housekeeping
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Suicide Squad Preview And Prince Of Persia: The Lost Crown Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses our Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League preview (we played several hours at a recent event), our very highly-rated Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown review, and we circle back to our video game release calendar to highlight the 2024 games we're most excited for that don't have solid release dates yet. Watch The Podcast: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Matt Storm (@DJ_Stormageddon) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:00 - Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Preview 00:31:08 - Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown Review 01:02:14 - What Has Alex Been Playing Rapid Fire Edition 01:09:04 - Most Anticipated Video Games of 2024 Without Release Dates 01:50:08 - Housekeeping
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Palworld Is Real and So Is The Last Of Us Part II Remastered | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses real video games you can play, including our early Palworld hands-on reactions and The Last of Us Part II Remastered review. You might've heard us describe the former as "Pokémon with guns" previously, but Palworld's crafting and survival focus make it stand out as its own unique experience. After breaking down the updates packed in with Naughty Dog's rerelease, we shift our attention to Another Code: Recollection and Final Fantasy XVI.  Watch The Game Informer Show: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:06:44 - Palworld 00:24:35 - The Last of Us Part II Remastered 00:26:19 - Spoilers Start for The Last of Us Part II Remastered 00:27:53 - Spoilers End for The Last of Us Part II Remastered 00:35:31 - Another Code: Recollection 00:46:38 - Final Fantasy XVI 01:04:06 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Tekken 8 Review, Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth Impressions, Palworld Discourse | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew unpacks our Tekken 8 review to discuss what's great and what's less great about the latest King of Iron Fist tournament. We also share our early game impressions of Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth. And lastly, we'll take a deep dive into Palworld's meteoric rise and success, as well as the discourse and controversy surrounding it. Of course, it wouldn't be an episode without answering a few questions from our listeners! Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:08:57 - Tekken 8 Review 0046:33 - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth 01:07:04 - Palworld 01:39:21 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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The Countdown To Summer Game Fest Begins | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew looks ahead at the current slate of publisher showcases happening around Summer Game Fest and subsequent announcements we'd like to see. We chat about Amazon's Fallout show, rewatching the original X-Men animated series, and A24's Civil War before remembering this is a video game podcast. Afterward, Alex shares his very early impressions of World of Warcraft: The War Within's first alpha test, and Charles discusses his time playing Dragon's Dogma 2.  Episode 703 - The Countdown To Summer Game Fest Begins: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:58 - Amazon's Fallout, X-Men, and A24's Civil War 00:17:57 - Summer Game Fest Countdown 00:50:39 - World of Warcraft: The War Within Alpha 01:06:46 - Dragon's Dogma 2 01:20:34 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Apex Legends Cover Story And Suicide Squad Impressions | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, former Game Informer editor Jay Guisao joins us to share exclusive details about Apex Legends Season 20: Breakout and discuss our time visiting Respawn Vancouver. Marcus and Kyle discuss the early hours of Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League; Charles breaks down his Mario Vs. Donkey Kong preview, then we round out the show discussing Persona 3 Reload.  Watch The Podcast: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Jason Guisao (@Jason_Guisao), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@Chuckduck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:06:00 - Apex Legends Cover Story 00:49:20 - Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League 01:13:04 - WWE 2K24 Preview 01:35:30 - Persona 3 Reload 01:50:39 - Mario vs. Donkey Kong 01:59:23 - Housekeeping
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth And Playing Metal Gear Solid In 2024 | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses Final Fantasy VII Rebirth one last time before it releases and then examines Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League against the three game design pillars: camera, controls, and character. Alex chats about playing Metal Gear Solid for the first time and what it's like playing a game made in 1998 on its own terms in 2024. Finally, Brian and Charles dive into Persona 3 Reload, now publisher Atlus's fastest-selling game of all time.  Watch Our Weekly Gaming Podcast: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Charles Harte (@Chuckduck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:21 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Preview 00:11:33 - Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League 00:35:01 - Metal Gear Solid 00:59:47 - Persona 3 Reload 01:09:21 - Housekeeping
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Helldivers 2, Mario Vs. Donkey Kong, And A Bunch Of Cool Indies | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Kyle Hilliard takes over hosting duty with Alex Van Aken just being present to be part of the ride. Charles Harte is also in attendance, as is special guest Sarah Thwaites. We kick off the show discussing Helldivers 2 and Mario vs. Donkey Kong before jumping into a big discussion about a number of compelling indie games like Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior, Crow Country, Pepper Grinder, Helskate, Project O.R.C.S., and Nightingale. We also chat about the recent Tomb Raider Remaster collection before diving into the initial broadcast of our new recurring segment, The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title). Watch Our Weekly Gaming Podcast: Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Charles Harte (@chuckduck365), Sarah Thwaites (@sarahathwaites). The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:26 - Helldivers 2 Review 00:20:46 - Lysfanga: The Time Shift Warrior 00:27:38 - Apex Legends Season 20, Breakout 00:32:33 - Mario vs. Donkey Kong Review 00:42:37 - Tomb Raider I–III Remastered 00:49:06 - Crow Country Demo 00:53:31 - Pepper Grinder Demo 00:54:57 - Helskate Early Access 00:57:10 - Project O.R.C.S. Preview 01:06:35 - Nightingale Preview 01:13:24 - Housekeeping 01:15:47 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)
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Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Review And Elden Ring DLC First Look | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew breaks down what has been a busy few days in the video game industry. We dive into our Final Fantasy VII Rebirth review, recap the Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree release date trailer, and share highlights from another Nintendo Direct. Additionally, we discuss our time playing Princess Peach: Showtime, Gigantic: Rampage Edition, and Balatro, a new poker roguelite (a "Pokerlite?") we can't seem to put down.  Watch Episode 695 of The Game Informer Show: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:03 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Review 00:27:39 - Balatro 00:47:50 - Elden Ring's Shadow Of The Erdtree DLC Trailer 00:59:46 - Princess Peach: Showtime! Preview 01:19:16 - Nintendo Direct February 2024 01:28:36 - Gigantic: Rampage Edition Preview 01:45:26 - Housekeeping
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Balatro Review And Why Unicorn Overlord's Battle System Rules | GI Show (Feat. Eric Van Allen)

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, returning guest Eric Van Allen (Destructoid, Axe of the Blood God) joins us to discuss our Balatro review, spoiler-free thoughts about the length of Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the early hours of Penny's Big Breakaway, and finally, how the combat system in Vanillaware's Unicorn Overlord mimics Final Fantasy XII's Gambits (that's a very good thing). Lastly, we want to highlight our former colleague and close friend, Blake Hester, who was affected by a corporate restructuring from our parent company this week. Blake's original reporting and responsibility as our working features editor have transformed Game Informer over the last three-and-a-half years into an outlet known for thoughtful reporting on games and the people making them. Please go support Blake and follow his work right here. Watch The Video Version: Follow us on social media: Blake Hester (@MetallicaIsRad), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Eric Van Allen (@SeaMoosi) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:04 - Blake Hester Was Laid Off From Game Informer 00:11:23 - Balatro Review 00:27:50 - Unicorn Overlord Demo 00:44:07 - Penny's Big Breakaway 01:03:40 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth 01:18:32 - Housekeeping
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No Rest For The Wicked Cover Story, WWE 2K24, And The Impending Moomin Invasion | GI Show (Feat. Suriel Vazquez)

This week on The Game Informer Show podcast, host Marcus Stewart is joined by Kyle Hilliard, Charles Harte, and former Game Informer editor/current narrative designer at Big Blue Sky Games, Suriel Vazquez to talk about a smattering of video games, new and old. First up, we dive deep into our most recent cover story for No Rest for the Wicked, talk a bit about how realistic and nauseating the driving is in Pacific Drive, learn about WWE 2K24, and prepare for the impending Moomin invasion. We also mop up on some games like Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and Penny's Big Breakaway before Suriel shares details about the game he has been working on, Merchants of Rosewall. And we finish out the show by answering some reader questions. Watch The Video Version: Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@chuckduck365), Suriel Vazquez (@SurielVazquez) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:20 - Cover Story: No Rest for the Wicked 00:28:38 - Pacific Drive 00:40:03 - Snufkin: Melody of Moominvalley 00:48:20 - WWE 2K24 Review 01:02:06 - Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth 01:12:17 - Penny's Big Breakaway 01:16:11 - The Outlast Trials 01:22:51 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions 01:44:52 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)
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Revisiting Pokémon X & Y And Getting Into Truck Games | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew revisits Pokémon X & Y ahead of Pokémon Legends: Z-A and tries to get into truck games via Expeditions: A Mudrunner Game. We also discuss Fortnite's Myths & Mortals season, Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, Balatro, and Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story. Thanks for listening and watching! Watch The Video Version: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@chuckduck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:06:36 - Expeditions: A MudRunner Game 00:23:47 - Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden 00:39:18 - Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 5 Season 2 - Myths & Mortals 00:56:00 - Final Fantasy VII Rebirth & Balatro 01:04:21 - Pokémon X & Y 01:23:41 - Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story 01:36:59 - Housekeeping 01:41:58 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)
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Dragon's Dogma 2 And Rise Of The Ronin Reviews | GI Show

On this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show, we’re joined by special guest Imran Khan to unpack his review of Rise of the Ronin. Friend of the show Jesse Vitelli also drops by to break down his Dragon’s Dogma 2 review. Kyle Hilliard shares his final thoughts on Princess Peach Showtime and gives his hands-on thoughts on the upcoming Hyper Light Breaker. We then round out the discussion with Imran sharing some of the coolest indie games he saw from Day of the Devs and giving our thoughts on our reader-voted Game Gauntlet to decide the greatest game of all time. Video Version Coming Soon! Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@chuckduck365), Imran Khan (@imranzomg), and Jesse Vitelli (@jessevitelli).  The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:09:22 - Rise of the Ronin 00:29:54 - Hyper Light Breaker 00:39:09 - Day of the Devs 00:54:53 - Dragon's Dogma 2 01:27:34 - Princess Peach Showtime 01:39:59 - Greatest Game Of All Time Gauntlet 02:12:38 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title) 02:15:27 - Pushmo and Dillon's Rolling Western?
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Celebrating 700 Episodes By Answering Your Questions! | GI Show

It's a big milestone this week as we're celebrating 700 episodes of The Game Informer Show! Since Episode 1 aired all the way back in 2009, we've recorded and produced hundreds of episodes and we couldn't have done it without your support, which is why this week's edition is all about you, our wonderful listeners! Join host Marcus Stewart along with Kyle Hilliard and Charles Harte as they answer a slew of fascinating, humorous, and outright strange questions from the GI community while reflecting on their thoughts on the show and podcasting in general. Before all of that, however, GI editor-in-chief Matt Miller opens the episode to talk about our revamped magazine subscription program, which you can learn all about here.  Watch The Game Informer Show Podcast! Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@chuckduck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Announcement 00:17:30 - Intro 00:22:27 - Reflecting On The GI Show 00:28:11 - Listener Questions 02:01:03 - Housekeeping 02:05:23 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)
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Pepper Grinder, Open Roads Review, And Stellar Blade Demo | GI Show

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses our time playing the public demo of Stellar Blade, the character action game formerly known as Project Eve. We drill into Pepper Grinder, the latest title from Devolver Digital, and then discuss a rad town-building sandbox called Summerhouse. After highlighting Stunt Paradise, a small game that fans of the Trials series might enjoy, we steer the conversation towards Marcus' Open Roads review and how the title compares to Gone Home and Tacoma.  Watch The Game Informer Show: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:09:09 - Stellar Blade Demo 00:20:30 - Pepper Grinder 00:27:41 - Summerhouse 00:35:41 - Open Roads Review 00:49:22 - Stunt Paradise 00:55:48 - Trials Rising 01:04:39 - Housekeeping 01:08:41 - Listener Questions
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Star Wars Outlaws Cover Story And Fallout Show Review | GI Show

On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses our recent trip to Sweden for our Star Wars Outlaws cover story, Game Informer's review of Amazon's Fallout show, and our hands-on impressions of The Rogue: Prince of Persia, a new roguelike from Dead Cells developer Evil Empire. Before diving into listener questions, Marcus and Alex chat about two standout indies you can play now: Yellow Taxi Goes Vroom and Botany Manor. Watch The Game Informer Show: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:15 - Cover Story: Star Wars Outlaws 00:38:49 - Fallout Streaming Show 00:52:50 - The Rogue Prince of Persia 01:01:35 - Yellow Taxi Goes Vroom 01:09:19 - Botany Manor 01:22:17 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Stellar Blade, Sand Land, Monkey Ball, Crabs, And Knuckles | GI Show

This week on The Game Informer Show podcast, it's all about reviews. We had three big reviews drop this week (on the same day [around the same time]), as well as a TV show review. Join host Kyle Hilliard as Matt Miller discusses Stellar Blade, Wesley LeBlanc chats about Another Crab's Treasure, and Brian Shea tells us what he thinks of the Knuckles TV show. Kyle also talks about his time with Sand Land and Brian shares preview impressions of the first original Monkey Ball game in years as well as the new TopSpin tennis game. Episode 704 – Stellar Blade, Sand Land, Monkey Ball, Crabs, And Knuckles: Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:57 - Stellar Blade Review 00:25:13 - Sand Land Review 00:38:59 - Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble Preview 00:49:23 - Another Crab's Treasure Review 01:01:23 - Knuckles TV Series Review 01:21:43 - TopSpin 2K25 01:27:00 - Housekeeping
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We're Fascinated With Funko Fusion And Hades II (Feat. Niki Grayson) | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, special guest Niki Grayson (Giant Bomb, If You're Driving Close Your Eyes) joins Alex and Charles to discuss the wild mix of intellectual property featured in Funko Fusion, the best LEGO games, our time playing the Hades II Technical Test, and Game Informer's Tales of Kenzara: Zau review. Lastly, we've been catching up on new releases and ongoing games, including Fortnite's collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender, Halo Infinite, whimsical rock-climbing in Surmount, and No Rest For The Wicked. Watch the Video Version: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365), Niki Grayson (@Godsewa) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 10:40 - Hades II Technical Test 17:55 - Funko Fusion 33:50 - Fortnite and LEGO Fortnite 45:40 - Halo Infinite 49:10 - Tales of Kenzara: Zau Review and 2024 Metroidvanias 01:03:30 - Dabbling in Surmount and No Rest For The Wicked
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Hades II Cover Story, Xbox Studio Closures, And Animal Well Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss our Hades II cover story trip to Supergiant Games in San Francisco and Xbox shutting down four game studios, including Prey, Dishonored, and Redfall developer Arkane Austin, alongside Tango Gameworks, the team behind The Evil Within series and last year's critically-acclaimed Hi-Fi Rush. Afterward, we chat about Shuntaro Furukawa, President of Nintendo, revealing the company will reveal details about the Nintendo Switch's successor within this fiscal year via a post on X. Before diving into our positive reviews of '90s-survival-horror Crow Country and Little Kitty, Big City, special guest Charlie Wacholz joins us to chat about his Animal Well review, in which he calls Bigmode's first published title "a masterclass in environmental design." Watch the Video Version: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Charlie Wacholz (@chas_mke) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:08:02 - Cover Story: Hades II 00:34:49 - Xbox Shutters Four Studios 00:53:49 - Nintendo Switch Successor Announcement 01:03:12 - Animal Well Review 01:28:21 - Little Kitty, Big City Review 01:35:00 - Crow Country 01:41:45 - Housekeeping
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The Best Games You Missed In May (So Far) | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss several of the best indie games you might've missed amidst this month's releases. Specifically, we discuss Animal Well's mysteries, revisiting Hades I, Lorelai and the Laser Eyes, Paper Trail, With My Past, Indika, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space.  Watch The Video Version: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Charlie Wacholz (@chas_mke) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:05:05 - Animal Well 00:18:16 - Hades 00:29:33 - Lorelei and the Laser Eyes 00:38:32 - Paper Trail 00:50:12 - Endless Ocean Luminous 01:01:29 - With My Past Review 01:11:14 - Indika Review 01:24:44 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space 01:31:52 - Housekeeping
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Hellblade II, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Reviews, Exploring Manor Lords | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we unpack our reviews of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II and the "more than a remaster but not quite a remake" of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. We also share our first foray into the hit early access city-builder, Manor Lords, and give our impressions of exciting new indies such as Hauntii, Duck Detective: The Secret Salami, Baladins, and 1000xResist.  Watch The Video Version Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@chuckduck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:17 - Senua's Saga: Hellblade II Review 00:30:44 - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Review 00:44:45 - Manor Lords 01:06:03 - Duck Detective: The Secret Salami 01:10:34 - Baladins 01:14:40 - 1000xResist 01:16:51 - Hauntii 01:21:01 - Lorelei and the Laser Eyes 01:25:37 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions  01:48:21 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)
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Quest Master And The Future Of Movie Game Adaptations | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we played the "build your own Zelda" dungeon maker Quest Master, dived into Fortnite's new season of content (including Fallout), and revisited this year's remake of Mario vs. Donkey Kong. We also chatted about our love of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga and reminisced about the 2015 Mad Max game, kicking off a discussion about the future of movie tie-in titles. Watch The Video Version Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@chuckduck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:06:50 - Quest Master Early Access 00:22:12 - Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3 00:36:41 - Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2024) 00:44:29 - Mad Max 01:01:16 - Movie Tie-in Video Games 01:18:08 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions 01:42:23 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)
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Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Preview And SGF Predictions | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, returning guest Eric Van Allen joins us to discuss playing Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree for three hours, our predictions for this weekend's Summer Game Fest, and several new non-AAA games worth playing: Hauntii, Wild Bastards, and Nine Sols. Watch The Video Version: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Eric Van Allen (@Seamoosi) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:35 - Eric Van Allen Introduction 00:06:19 - Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Preview 00:29:12 - Hauntii 00:40:24 - Wild Bastards 00:49:36 - Nine Sols 00:59:06 - Summer Game Fest Predictions 01:32:45 - Housekeeping
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Our Favorite Games Of Summer Game Fest 2024 | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, our boots-on-the-ground crew returns from Los Angeles to discuss their favorite games from Summer Game Fest, Ubisoft Forward, the Xbox Games Showcase, and orbiting events.  Watch the Video Version: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Charles Harte (@Chuckduck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:52 - Summer Game Fest 2024 Deep Dive 01:47:06 - Housekeeping
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Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree Impressions, Zelda, Metroid, And Lots More Nintendo | GI Show

This week on The Game Informer Show, we share our spoiler-free impressions of Elden Ring's DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree. We gave the expansion a 9.75 in our review. We also dive into Nintendo's impressive Summer Direct showcase and chat about the first mainline Zelda game where Zelda is the protagonist, Metroid Prime 4: Beyond, Mario & Luigi: Brothership, and just about everything else revealed during the show. Thanks for watching or listening! Watch the Video Version: Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Charles Harte (@Chuckduck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join us every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:56 - Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC 00:31:26 - June 2024 Nintendo Direct 01:24:30 - Housekeeping
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Dragon Age Cover Story And Shadow of the Erdtree Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses our recent trip to Bioware for our Dragon Age: The Veilguard cover story, our Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree review, PS5-bound multiplayer shooter, Concord, a new battle royale from former League of Legends developers, atmospheric horror title Still Wakes the Deep, Dustborn, Luigi's Mansion 2 HD and even more! It's a packed show, y'all.  Watch the Video Version: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join us every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:42 - Cover Story: Dragon Age: The Veilguard 00:21:48 - Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Review 00:42:20 - Concord Preview 00:59:04 - Supervive Preview 01:11:59 - The Plucky Squire 01:24:37 - Magic: The Gathering – Assassin's Creed 01:35:01 - Still Wakes the Deep 01:45:52 - Dustborn Preview 01:55:06 - Luigi's Mansion 2 HD Review 01:58:26 - Housekeeping
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FFXIV: Dawntrail Impressions, Infinity Nikki Beta, And Alan Wake 2's Night Springs DLC | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, former GI editor and current writer for The Indie Informer John Carson drops by to share his impressions of Final Fantasy XIV's newly released Dawntrail expansion. We're also joined by our wonderful podcast editor Matt Storm to give their thoughts on Alan Wake 2's Night Springs DLC, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door, Dragon Age: The Veilguard, and their first foray into Sam Barlow's Immortality. Marcus Stewart spills the tea on his time playing the closed beta for the bubbly open-world dress up game Infinity Nikki and his first excursion through the typing-based dungeon crawler Cryptmaster. We round the show with Kyle Hillard and Marcus giving their obligatory Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree check-ins.  Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), John Carson (@John_Carson), and Matt Storm (@dj_stormageddon).  The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join us every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:16 - Final Fantasy XIV: Dawntrail 00:23:36 - Infinity Nikki Beta 00:46:00 - Alan Wake 2 Night Springs Expansion 00:52:59 - Kyle's Jurassic Park Corner 00:58:51 - Cryptmaster 01:08:13 - Immortality 01:16:30 - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door 01:22:33 - Marcus' Manor Lords Update 01:26:05 - Dragon Age: The Veilguard 01:35:54 - Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree 01:47:47 - Housekeeping
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Best Games of 2024 (So Far) And Anger Foot Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew attempts to highlight the best games of 2024 that have launched between January and July. This is not all-encompassing. Rather, it's more a conversation about this year's early standouts and other releases we plan to visit before our official Game of the Year discussions in December. Before we properly dive in, Marcus breaks down his review of Anger Foot, developer Free Lives' new first-person shooter. Afterwards, Alex highlights a small desktop game (literally) called Rusty's Retirement. We hope you enjoy this episode and find new games to play! Watch the Video Version: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join us every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:29 - Anger Foot Review 00:18:36 - Rusty's Retirement 00:30:06 - Best Games of 2024 (So Far) 01:34:51 - Housekeeping
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Kunitsu-Gami: Path Of The Goddess, Flintlock: The Siege Of Dawn Impressions | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we're sharing our review-in-progress thoughts on two intriguing releases this week. First up, Wesley LeBlanc shares his initial impressions of Capcom's action/strategy/tower-defense hybrid Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess. Marcus Stewart then dishes out his time slaying gods in the action souls-like Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn. Kyle Hilliard unpacks his review of Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition, and we also discuss playing the Concord beta and Zenless Zone Zero before answering some listener questions.  Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join us every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:39 - Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess  00:22:19 - Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn  00:38:25 - Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition Review 00:47:09 - Concord Beta Test 00:59:05 - Zenless Zone Zero 01:10:33 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Starfield Vs. Baldur's Gate 3 And Why It's Okay To Disagree | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses how Baldur's Gate 3 outshines Starfield as a role-playing game and why it's completely okay if you disagree. Later in the show, Alex breaks down the changes introduced in Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 and shares why the battle royale's meta is in a great place. Afterward, Marcus talks about the many ways in which Armored Core VI makes him feel cool. Starfield Vs. Baldur's Gate 3 And Why It's Okay To Disagree | GI Show: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:54 - Halloween Horror Night - The Last Of Us 00:21:38 - Starfield 00:43:22 - Fortnite Chapter 4 Season 4 00:55:42 - Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon 01:05:34 - Starfield vs. Baldur's Gate 3 01:25:04 - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 01:35:29 - Housekeeping
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Assassin's Creed Mirage Cover Story And Early Starfield Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Alex Van Aken and Wesley LeBlanc share stories from their recent trip to Ubisoft in Bordeaux, France, as part of our new Assassin's Creed Mirage cover story. During the discussion, the two disclose exclusive gameplay-specific details and share their early thoughts after going hands-on with the upcoming stealth game. Later in the show, Kyle, Marcus, and Wesley give listeners their early Starfield review reactions; and chat about our Sea of Stars review and how developer Sabotage nailed the pixel art role-playing game experience. Watch The Podcast's Video Version: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:06:31 - Cover Story: Assassin's Creed Mirage 00:30:40 - Early Starfield Review 01:15:00 - Skull & Bones Closed Beta 01:25:23 - Sea of Stars Review 01:30:48 - Baldur's Gate 3 Act 3 (Spoiler-Free) 01:37:11 - Housekeeping
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Immortals Of Aveum Review And Persona 5 Tactica Preview | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses our Immortals of Aveum review, as well as visiting New York City to play Persona 5 Tactica – a turn-based tactical spinoff of Atlus' popular JRPG – Persona 3 Reload, and Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. Additionally, we run through the highlights from Gamescom Opening Night Live, which premiered a slate of new games and featured updates of previously announced titles.  Watch The Podcast's Video Version: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:28 - Gamescom Opening Night Live 00:30:19 - Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name 00:40:53 - Endless Dungeon 00:45:10 - Persona 3 Reload 00:50:59 - Persona 5 Tactica 00:58:41 - Mortal Kombat 1 01:05:01 - Immortals of Aveum 01:18:38 - Housekeeping
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Why Everyone Is Obsessed With Baldur's Gate 3 | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Alex Van Aken returns from a mysterious work trip to France to explain to Kyle and Marcus why everyone is obsessed with Baldur's Gate 3, Larian Studios' new computer role-playing game that continues to top the Steam charts. Later in the show, we discuss: Atlas Fallen, Deck13's action RPG that empowers players with sand-based abilities; Vampire survivors co-op on Switch; and why Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem competes with Barbie and Oppenheimer as one of the best movies of 2023.  Before all of that, however, Marcus dives into his recent visit to Universal Studios's Minion Land and his sampling of the park's The Last Of Us-themed menu featuring a delicious pasta dish titled "Left Behind Ravioli." Why Everyone Is Obsessed With Baldur's Gate 3 | GI Show – Video Podcast: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:00 - Marcus' Universal Studios Adventure 00:33:18 - Baldur's Gate 3 00:56:28 - Vampire Survivors on Nintendo Switch 01:03:05 - Atlas Fallen 01:13:37 - TMNT: Mutant Mayhem 01:23:22 - Housekeeping   Check out a few photos above that Marcus snapped from his trip to Minion Land, featuring the delectable dishes from The Last Of Us.
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WrestleQuest, Jeff Jarrett Interview, Stray Gods Review | GI Show

Oooh yeah! In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Marcus Stewart shares his first impressions of pro-wrestling RPG WrestleQuest. Stewart also interviews the game's creative leads at Mega Cat Studios and legendary wrestler Jeff Jarrett, who helped bring WrestleQuest to life. Charles Harte elaborates on his review of Stray Gods: The Role-Playing Musical while also musing about his ongoing journey in Baldur's Gate 3. Blake Hester gushes about his recent trip to virtual reality in VR Skater and Rez Infinite while recommending an oldie but goodie, Killer7.  Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@Chuckduck365), Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:49 - Talent Show Update 00:12:17 - WrestleQuest 00:34:24 - Baldur's Gate 3 00:46:41 - VR Skater 00:57:34 - Rez Infinite 01:11:12 - Killer 7 01:17:11 - Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical 01:33:42 - Housekeeping  01:41:44 - WrestleQuest Interview
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Baldur's Gate 3 Is An Incredible RPG Worth Playing | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, returning guest Kenneth Shepard (Kotaku, Normandy FM) joins us to discuss why Baldur's Gate 3 is one of the best RPGs of 2023, despite the fact we're still working our way through the massive game. Additionally, Marcus clues the crew in on his time spent solving puzzles in Viewfinder and his preview impressions of Palia, an MMO-like life sim currently in closed beta. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@Chuckduck365), Kenneth Shepard (@ShepardCDR) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:39 - Talent Show Update 00:06:36 - Kenneth Shepard Re-Introduction 00:12:55 - Baldur's Gate III 00:58:32 - Palia 01:11:47 - Viewfinder 01:16:09 - Housekeeping
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Sonic Superstars Cover, Remnant II, Twisted Metal Show Review | GI Show

Sonic Superstars is speeding onto the cover of our latest issue of Game Informer, and we're talking all about the Blue Blur's retro-modern throwback. Join Marcus Stewart, Kyle Hilliard, and Brian Shea as we break down our exclusive cover story. We'll also unpack Kyle's review of Remnant II while Marcus gives updated thoughts on his ongoing dinosaur-slaying crusade in Exoprimal. And finally, Marcus gives his review thoughts on Peacock's Twisted Metal series.    Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Brian Shea (@brianpshea.bsky.social) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:44 - Cover Story: Sonic Superstars 00:27:35 - Remnant II 00:38:38 - Exoprimal 00:49:40 - Twisted Metal TV Show 01:06:33 - Housekeeping
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Exoprimal Launch Impressions, Viewfinder, Pikmin 4, And Ghost Trick | GI Show

Dinosaurs are pouring into this week's episode of The Game Informer Show as editor Marcus Stewart unpacks his evolving thoughts on Capcom's new dino-flavored shooter, Exoprimal. Kyle Hilliard discusses his Pikmin 4 and Viewfinder reviews while also dishing out his early impressions of Gunbrella. Charles Harte chats about playing the re-release of Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective for the first time, but not before Kyle serenades listeners with his soulful rendition of a lunch-themed Sonic the Hedgehog cover song.  Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@chuckduck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:51 - Bet Explanation 00:05:55 - Marcus' PC Update 00:13:35 - Kyle's Musical Performance 00:21:44 - Exoprimal 00:40:55 - Pikmin 4 00:54:21 - Viewfinder 01:01:44 - Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective 01:14:22 - Gunbrella Preview 01:20:44 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Most Anticipated Upcoming Game Releases And Everybody 1-2 Switch Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew opens our video game release schedule again to look ahead at our most anticipated upcoming game releases. Of course, massive projects like Starfield and Baldur's Gate 3 line our list, but we also hope to highlight lesser-known titles that are promising. Towards the start of the podcast, we also share our early Everybody 1-2 Switch review impressions. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:51 - Intro 00:02:57 - Marcus' New Gaming PC Plans 00:08:05 - Most Anticipated Upcoming Game Releases 00:09:04 - Everybody 1-2-Switch! 00:17:23 - The Rest Of 2023: Games We Are Excited For 01:42:21 - Housekeeping #StopSpeeding - This message is paid for by NHTSA, the sponsor of this week's podcast episode.
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The Best Games Of 2023 So Far | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, hosts Alex Van Aken and Marcus Stewart determine the best games of 2023 (their favorites, actually, but "best games" is better SEO) by looking back through Game Informer's 2023 video game release schedule. Obvious picks are The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and Resident Evil 4 (Remake), however we also highlight lesser-known standouts like Friends Vs Friends, A Space for the Unbound, and Terra Nil.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:42 - Discussion Introduction: 2023 Six Months in Review 00:05:17 - 2023 So Far: Games We Have and Haven't Played 01:43:22 - Housekeeping
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Pikmin 4 Preview And BattleBit Remastered (Feat. Eric Van Allen) | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, special guest Eric Van Allen (Destructoid, Axe of the Blood God) joins us to discuss: Pikmin 4 with Kyle Hilliard, who finally admits he's a fan of the series; Marcus' AEW Fight Forever review; role-playing in the 258-player BattleBit Remastered, an impressive throwback to the glory days of Battlefield; Final Fantasy XVI; and finally, a deck-building first-person shooter called Friends vs Friends. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Eric Van Allen (@Seamoosi) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:51 - Eric Van Allen Introduction 00:06:24 - Pikmin 4 00:24:52 - AEW Fight Forever 00:42:46 - BattleBit Remastered 01:02:51 - Final Fantasy XVI 01:16:51 - Friends vs Friends 01:24:44 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Armored Core VI Cover Story And Final Fantasy XVI Review | GI Show

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, Alex returns from Tokyo to share everything he's learned about Armored Core VI Fires of Rubicon, what it was like co-writing his first cover story with Senior Associate Editor Blake Hester, and how Armored Core differs from recent FromSoftware releases. After, the crew dives into Game Informer's Final Fantasy XVI review, during which Wesley says the game contains his favorite moment in the long-running series. Finally, Marcus and Charles talk about Dordogne, a great water-colored narrative adventure, and Stray Gods, a neat roleplaying musical game.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:10:14 - Cover Story: ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON 00:44:36 - Final Fantasy XVI Review 01:13:03 - Stray Gods Demo 01:20:45 - Dordogne Review 01:27:21 - Housekeeping
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Xbox Showcase And Our Favorite SGF Announcements | GI Show

With Summer Game Fest largely in the rearview mirror, The Game Informer Show sees editors Marcus Stewart, Kyle Hilliard, Charles Harte, and Blake Hester share their overall thoughts on the packed weekend of gaming showcases, settle our predictions contest, and take turns discussing the announcements that excited us most.  Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@chuckduck365), Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:34 - Showcase Discussion 00:16:38 - GI Show Wager Results 00:26:27 - Favorite Showcase Announcements 01:20:31 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Diablo IV Review And Summer Game Fest Reactions | GI Show

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, hosts Marcus Stewart and Kyle Hilliard are joined by special guest Scott White to discuss our thoughts and experiences with Diablo IV! After that, we'll be running down all of the major announcements from Summer Game Fest and sharing our thoughts on the event as a whole.  Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Scott White (@ProfessorRPG) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:55 - Scott White Introduction 00:05:01 - Diablo IV 00:40:53 - Summer Game Fest 01:44:43 - Housekeeping
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Street Fighter 6 Review And Summer Game Fest Predictions | GI Show

In this week's episode, we're unpacking Street Fighter 6 with the expert who reviewed the game for us, special guest Elijah Gonzalez. For the rest of the show, we go around the horn to make our wild predictions for Summer Game Fest and all of the adjacent showcases with some humorous (and harmonious) stakes on the line before diving into a couple of listener questions.  Prefer to watch the video version of the podcast? Find it below:  Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@chuckduck365), Elijah Gonzalez (@eli_gonzalez11) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:31 - Street Fighter 6 00:30:55 - Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater 00:34:12 - Showcase Discussion 00:38:21 - Showcase Predictions 01:15:15 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Mortal Kombat 1 Reveal And Planet Of Lana Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew reacts to the recent Mortal Kombat 1 reveal and talks about why Mortal Kombat 11's story is significant, shares details behind Game Informer's Planet of Lana review, Marcus' hands-on preview of Exoprimal, and more discussion about The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. At the end of the show, Marcus interviews WWE tag team Pretty Deadly about their history with games and their inclusion in WWE 2K23.  Prefer to watch the video version of the podcast? Find it below:  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:08:57 - Mortal Kombat 1 Reveal 00:11:33 - Mortal Kombat 11 Spoilers Begin 00:15:47 - Mortal Kombat 11 Spoilers End 00:21:41 - Street Fighter 6 Open Beta 00:29:33 - Planet of Lana Review 00:45:54 - Exoprimal 01:01:15 - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 01:13:25 - PlayStation Showcase Predictions 01:15:15 - House Keeping and Listener Questions 01:19:09 - Interview with Pretty Deadly
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Final Fantasy XVI Cover Reveal And Zelda Launch Week | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew reveals our next magazine cover story, featuring Final Fantasy XVI, which sent Wesley across the ocean to Square Enix Japan. Afterward, we dive into a 30-minute spoiler-free discussion about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and share our thoughts on the game. Of course, Hyrule wasn't the only world we explored this week, as Lego 2K Drive and Humanity, created in part by Tetris Effect creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi, were released on May 16.  Prefer to watch the video version of the podcast? Find it below:  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:32 - Cover Story: Final Fantasy XVI 00:09:24 - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 00:43:59 - Lego 2K Drive 00:53:30 - Humanity 01:05:42 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Is Incredible | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses their time playing the biggest game of 2023, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Join Kyle Hilliard and Brian Shea, alongside hosts Alex Van Aken and Marcus Stewart, for a deep dive into our latest Zelda review. We are returning to the world we fell in love with in 2017's Breath of the Wild, but nothing is the same, resulting in a fresh and unique experience that rewards imagination.  For folks interested in other games, later in the show we discuss Darkest Dungeon II, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and a disaster involving The Last Case of Benedict Fox.  Watch the video version of our weekly gaming podcast right here: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:27 - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 00:32:38 - Darkest Dungeon II 00:41:29 - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 00:50:53 - The Last Case of Benedict Fox 00:59:41 - House Keeping and Listener Questions
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Redfall Review: Where Did Bethesda Go Wrong? | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew dives deep into our Redfall review, tries to pinpoint where Bethesda and Arkane Austin went wrong, and discusses the game's strengths and shortcomings. Later in the show, Charles shares his thoughts about Star Wars Jedi: Survivor after beating it, and then Marcus talks about a new 2D Metroidvania called The Last Case of Benedict Fox. Watch the video version of our weekly gaming podcast right here: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@Chuckduck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:05:12 - Video Game Collectables and Collecting 00:22:09 - Redfall 00:56:56 - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 01:07:49 - The Last Case of Benedict Fox 01:17:50 - House Keeping and Listener Questions
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Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Hands-On And Jedi Survivor Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we chat about our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom preview and ask Brian Shea as many questions as we can think about the game. Editor-In-Chief Matt Miller joins us in the latter half of the podcast to talk about his Star Wars Jedi: Survivor review and Marcus' thoughts on Horizon Forbidden West's Burning Shores DLC. Watch the video version of our weekly gaming podcast right here: Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:37 - Hands-On: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 00:37:26 - Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 01:04:38 - Horizon Forbidden West: Burning Shores 01:19:35 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Dead Island 2 Review And Cliff Bleszinski Resurrecting LawBreakers? | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, your favorite motley crew of video game podcasters discusses Game Informer's Dead Island 2 review, Cliff Bleszinski's new comic book series and hints of a LawBreakers revival, rotoscoped pixel-art sidescroller Lunark, Overwatch 2's new support, and getting into Final Fantasy XIV again. Also, due to popular demand, we bring video feeds back to The Game Informer Show's video version on YouTube.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:17 - Video Is Back! 00:04:40 - Dead Island 2 00:24:48 - Lawbreakers and Cliffy B 00:32:51 - Lunark 00:37:50 - Lifeweaver in Overwatch 2 00:40:40 - Pokémon Violet 00:45:40 - Vampire Survivors Tides of Foscari DLC 00:53:35 - The Wreck 00:57:39 - Final Fantasy XIV 01:08:55 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Diablo IV Cover Reveal And Minecraft Legends Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, special guest and freelance writer Sarah Thwaites joins us to discuss our Diablo IV cover reveal and Minecraft Legends review, the latter of which Thwaites wrote for Game Informer. Kyle Hilliard returns from California with hands-on impressions of the magic-wielding first-person shooter, Immortals of Aveum. Meanwhile, Marcus Stewart returns from vacation to discuss Meet Your Maker and The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Sarah Thwaites (@sarahathwaites) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:05:49 - Sarah Thwaites Aussie Indie Game Dev Feature 00:10:08 - Cover Story: Diablo IV 00:25:21 - Minecraft Legends 00:43:55 - Immortals of Aveum 00:54:23 - Disney Illusion Island 01:03:09 - Meet Your Maker 01:12:59 - The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog 01:20:15 - Housekeeping
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How We Chose Our Games Of The Year | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show we discuss our game and games of the year, the best and brightest feature (currently in the Final Fantasy VII Rebirth issue of the magazine), and just generally recap all the discussions that went it how that annual feature comes together. The Game Informer Show #687 Podcast: Follow us on social media: Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:07:31 - A Breakdown of Game Informer's Top 10 Games of 2023 01:09:28 - A Breakdown of Game Informer's Category Winner of 2023 01:42:48 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Sonic Frontiers Cover Story And Cuphead DLC Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses our Sonic Frontiers cover story and divulges new details about the game's open zones, combat, and a few returning characters, including Big The Cat. During The Playlist, we chat about our time playing Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, Overwatch 2's new tank Junker Queen, and several promising games from Steam Next Fest. Follow us on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Jill Grodt (@Finruin), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) 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 around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:31 - Sonic Frontiers Cover 00:30:49 - The Playlist 00:32:00 - Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course 00:42:04 - Overwatch 2 Beta 00:53:54 - Steam Next Fest 00:57:24 - Nine Sols 01:03:19 - Blocky Dungeon 01:05:13 - Metal Hellsinger 01:09:22 - Terra Nil 01:15:24 - Steam Next Fest Lightning Round 01:21:46 - Housekeeping 01:25:06 - Listener Emails
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Street Fighter 6 Cover Story And Sonic Frontiers Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew gathers to talk about our Street Fighter 6 cover story and our trip to visit Capcom in Osaka, Japan. Additionally, we discuss our Sonic Frontiers review, Resident Evil Village's Shadows of Rose DLC, and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode was edited by Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:20 - Street Fighter 6 Cover Story 00:25:15 - Sonic Frontiers Review 00:37:41 - Resident Evil Village Shadows of Rose DLC 00:44:54 - Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope & House Keeping
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God Of War Ragnarök Review And PSVR 2 Launch Details | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, our new Associate Editor Charles Harte joins the crew to talk through our God Of War Ragnarök review, PSVR 2 launch and pricing details, Modern Warfare II multiplayer impressions, and finally, why FMV game Immortality is one of the coolest titles of the year. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:12 – Meet New Hire Charles Harte 00:09:05 – PSVR Price and Launch Details 00:23:47 – God of War Ragnarök Review 00:36:20 – The Playlist 00:36:36 – Modern Warfare II Multiplayer 00:47:38 – Immortality
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Resident Evil 4 Remake Review And The Game Boy Games We Want On Switch | GI Show

Thanks to various illnesses, this week The Game Informer Show is a two-person affair – The Marcus and Kyle show, if you will. We discuss the fantastic Resident Evil 4 remake and enlist the help of the community to make a list of Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games we want to play on Switch. We also talk about our time with the Exoprimal beta, check in on Wo Long potentially one last time, and Marcus talks WWE 2K23 and Bayonetta Origins: Whatever the Subtitle Is. Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Game Informer on TikTok (@game_informer) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join your normal host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:27 - Resident Evil 4 Remake Review 00:16:06 - The Game Boy and Game Boy Advance games we want on Switch 00:42:59 - Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty potential final check in 00:48:01 - Exoprimal 00:59:27 - WWE 2K23 review 01:14:16 - Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon review 01:26:53 - Outro
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Goku Joins Fortnite! Reviewing The Dragon Ball Super Update | GI Show

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, returning guests Jesse Vitelli and Shawn Thomas – two of my favorite battle royale squadmates – join us to talk about Fortnite. We review the Dragon Ball Super update, chat about why the Goku and Vegeta skins look a little off, and discuss how we'd like to see Fortnite change. We also reminisce about the game's early years and explain why we love it.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Jesse Vitelli (@JesseVitelli), Shawn Thomas (@XShawnThomas) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Editor's Note: Please welcome Matt Storm, our new freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host, editor, and producer who's been podcasting for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:17 - Pokémon World Championships 2022 00:04:29 - Fortnite x Dragon Ball 00:41:23 - Housekeeping  00:44:43 -  Embracer Group 00:54:31 - Listener Mail
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Halo Series Episode 7 Review - Worst Episode Yet?

After two weeks of great episodes, the Halo series takes a huge step back during "Inheritance," the seventh episode of the Paramount Plus episodic adventure. Join us on The Game Informer Show as we break down and spoil the highs and lows of Kwan and Soren's journey and quickly touch on our thoughts on last week's episode, as well. The regular crew of Alex Stadnik, Brian Shea, and Andrew Reiner are all back and, unfortunately, have bad news to deliver to fans of Master Chief, Cortana, and Dr. Halsey. "Inheritance" features none of those characters or the exciting storyline on Reach with the discovery of the actual Halo ring. Instead, we head back to Madrigal and the ongoing adventures of the reformed Spartan and his rebellious counterpart.  After questionably getting out of her car and walking straight into a sand storm, Kwan meets the mysterious desert mystics that lead her to a revelation about what her family's legacy entails. While Kwan is making her discoveries, Soren is back home, gloating about past glories while kind of answering how he got off the planet in the first place. Eventually, our heroes reunite and face off against Vinsher in a fight for control of the planet.  Unfortunately, Halo's pacing problem rears its ugly head yet again, and most of the action and plot development feel like filler instead of meaningful moments. The series hasn't been able to justify the inclusion of these characters, and even when the story finally reconnects with the search for the Halo ring, it feels as though they could have covered everything that happened in 50 minutes in a show intro instead. It will be interesting to see how the series rebounds from this now with only two episodes left in the season. Here's hoping we don't have to go back to Halo Tatooine for a long, long time. What do you think about Halo thus far? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at [email protected] or reach out on Discord as we want to know what you think.
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PSVR 2 Review, Horizon VR, And Wild Hearts Release Impressions | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, returning guest Jesse Vitelli (Staff Writer, Prima Games) joins Alex and Kyle to chat about Game Informer's PlayStation VR2 review and why Horizon Call of The Mountain is a disappointing launch title for the new virtual reality headset. During The Playlist, the crew shares their early impressions of EA's take on the monster-hunting genre in the new release Wild Hearts, and then Alex shares a positive review of The Pokémon TCG's latest Crown Zenith expansion. Before the podcast wraps up, we answer listener questions about whether PSVR2 is worth its large price tag.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Jesse Vitelli (@JesseVitelli) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:03 - PSVR2 Review 00:07:56 - Horizon Call of the Mountain Review 00:19:18 - The Playlist/ Wild Hearts Release Impressions 00:30:35 - Pokémon TCG: Crown Zenith 00:41:06 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Halo Series Episode 9 + Season 1 Review

The conclusion to the first season of Master Chief's TV adventures is finally here, but did it stick the landing or continue to frustrate us? Join us for another special episode of The GI Show, where we're reviewing both episode nine of Halo and season one as a whole. The regular team is back to wrap up the season, but we couldn't do a Halo review without a familiar friend. Alex Stadnik, Brian Shea, and Andrew Reiner are joined by Kate Sánchez, founder of But Why Tho? to break down the highs and lows of this episode and the season in this spoiler-filled discussion. In episode nine, we find John and company reeling from the fallout of Makee's decision, setting the stage for the final battle. The good news is that "Transcendence" has plenty of satisfying action that genuinely feels like what we love about Halo as a video game. The bad news is those questionable story choices continue to bring down our enjoyment of the series. When looking at the first season as a whole, it's clear that plenty of things could have been better. In that spirit, we finish out this episode of The GI Show and our Halo review with our thoughts on the state of Master Chief, Halsey, and Co.'s tale and whether or not we're excited about a second season. We also grade the show on the GI review scale for those dying to know what we thought numerically. Thank you so much for joining us on this journey. While the show had its ups and downs, it was so fun to get to chat with the community on a weekly basis. We hope you enjoyed these videos, and we're so excited to continue our review series in the not too distant future.  What do you think about Halo? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at [email protected] or reach out on Discord as we want to know what you think.
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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty And Final Fantasy XVI Preview | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses Team Ninja's latest Soulslike, Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, and why it might be a sleeper hit. Wesley comes back from New York City to discuss his hands-on time with Final Fantasy XVI; and then we chat about Atomic Heart's very weird open world.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:12 - Final Fantasy XVI Preview 00:15:46 - The Playlist/Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty 00:31:49 - Atomic Heart 00:52:08 - Double Fine's PsychOdyssey 01:04:46 - Housekeeping
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Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom Expectations And Game Boy Games On Switch | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew excitedly outlines a few big reveals from yesterday's Nintendo Direct, including flying machines in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and a collection of Game Boy games being released on Nintendo Switch yesterday alongside a surprise launch of Metroid Prime Remastered. Following news of a canceled single-player Titanfall game set in its shared universe with Apex Legends, the guys speculate about what happened to the project and share their ideas for what the game could've looked like.  During The Playlist, we discuss the first hour of Octopath Traveller II, Goldeneye 007, Metroid Prime Remastered, and The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:45 - Single-Player Game Set In Titanfall, Apex Legends Universe Cancellation 00:16:05 - February 8th Nintendo Direct Reactions 00:40:51 - The Playlist/Octopath Traveler II 00:50:21 - Game Boy and GBA Games On Switch 01:02:37 - Goldeneye 007 01:11:33 - Housekeeping
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Bayonetta 3, Game Informer Layoffs, And Alex Stadnik Says Goodbye | GI Show

Three beloved members of Game Informer were laid off last week – as you might've read on social media last week. The affected employees were John Carson, Wesley LeBlanc, and our Creative Director of 14 years, Jeff Akervik. In this episode of The Game Informer Show, we lament the loss of John, Wes, and Jeff and share what we love about them and why they're great hiring candidates. Afterward, host Alex Stadnik shares he's leaving Game Informer for a new adventure in the video game industry and talks with Alex Van Aken about the future of the podcast and his vision for our outlet's video content.  This episode is a rollercoaster, so if you only want to hear our thoughts on Bayonetta 3's October release date, use the timestamps below to jump to the various segments of the podcast. Follow us on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Blake Hester (@Radmure), Jill Grodt (@Finruin) 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 Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:30 - Game Informer Layoffs 00:36:10 - Alex Stadnik Says Goodbye 00:56:14 - Bayonetta 3 01:11:00 - Listener Questions 02:09:25 - Future of the Podcast and Video
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One Piece Odyssey Review With The Returning Champions | GI Show

Your regular host, Alex Van Aken, is out on a mysterious project this week so guest host Kyle Hilliard is back to throw out the format and talk entirely too much about anime. The discussion is timely, though, as the big release of the week is One Piece Odyssey, Bandai Namco's impressive RPG based on the popular anime. John Carson, who is reviewing the game for Game Informer, returns to talk about his experience and share his favorite games of 2022. We are also joined by former Game Informer editor and former host of this very podcast, Benjamin Reeves! Reeves makes his triumphant return to The Game Informer Show to also share his favorite games of 2022 and, alongside Wesley LeBlanc, reveal just how little they know about One Piece with our Devil Fruit quiz. Follow us on social media: Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Benjamin Reeves (@BenjaminReeves), and John Carson (@John_Carson). The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:54 - One Piece Odyssey 00:21:12 - Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider 00:23:14 - John's Top 10 Games of 2022 00:37:19 - Ben's Top 10 Games of 2022 00:52:40 - Kyle's Quiz 01:08:22 - Listener Questions and Housekeeping
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Atomic Heart Impressions And Like A Dragon: Ishin! Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses why Atomic Heart is a game of many extremes, including jaw-dropping environments and some of the worst writing in recent memory. Alex, Kyle, and Blake also discuss Game Informer's Like A Dragon: Ishin! review and answer listener questions about which game is best for players looking to explore the Yakuza series. Lastly, Kyle tells us why Resident Evil Village VR is the best game on PSVR 2.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Blake Hester (@MetallicaIsRad) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:13 - Like a Dragon: Ishin 00:18:43 - Atomic Heart 00:34:11 - Resident Evil Village VR 00:44:47 - Runner 00:47:07 - The Darkness II 00:53:20 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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The Last Of Us HBO Reactions And More Games Industry Layoffs | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, host Alex Van Aken returns from a secret trip to Japan with Marcus Stewart. The pair chat with Kyle Hilliard about the first two episodes of HBO's The Last Of Us series and share their initial reactions to the show. Unfortunately, the video game industry was subject to massive layoffs this week, with reports of large companies like Microsoft, 343 Industries, and Bethesda reducing their workforce by over 10,000 employees. At the same time, on the media side, our talented peers at Giant Bomb, GameSpot, and Fandom were also affected.  During The Playlist, the crew chats about recent games they've been playing, including Tchia, PlateUp!, Pentiment, and The Case Of The Golden Idol.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:12 - Fandom + Microsoft Layoffs 00:21:42 - The Last Of Us HBO Show 00:32:07 - The Playlist/Tchia 00:37:01 - PlateUp! 00:46:07 - Pentiment 00:50:02 - The Case of the Golden Idol 00:56:03 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Summer Game Fest Recap And Last Of Us Part I Reactions (Feat. Imran Khan)

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew is joined by Fanbyte's News Editor, Imran Khan, to react to Summer Game Fest news like the Last Of Us Part I remake, Callisto Protocol's gruesome death animations, a Doom-inspired magic game called Witchfire, Modern Warfare II gameplay, and a release date for Marvel's Midnight Suns. Better yet, we recorded the conversation live in Los Angeles!  Follow us on Twitter: Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcustStewart7), Imran Khan (@ImranZomg) 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 around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode is sponsored by Saints Row. To enter the "Self-Made" Saints Row Photo Contest, click here.
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Starfield, Redfall, And Kim Wallace Says Goodbye | GI Show

This week's new episode of The Game Informer Show is here, and it's a massive one. We're breaking down our thoughts on Starfield, Redfall, and more from the Capcom and Xbox and Bethesda Showcases, along with our discussions of the Neon White and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge reviews. We also send off the one and only Kim "KStar" Wallace the right way and talk about her favorite cover stories, memories, and what's coming next in her wonderful career. Follow us on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kim Wallace (@kstar1785), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), and Blake Hester (@metallicaisrad). 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 Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:12 - Kim Wallace Says Goodbye 00:28:57 - Summer Game Fest Impressions 00:46:05 - Xbox And Bethesda Showcase Impressions 00:46:40 - Redfall 01:00:28 - Starfield 01:13:18 - Kojima/Xbox Partnership 01:21:04 - Capcom Showcase Impressions 01:21:23 - Resident Evil 4 Remake 01:30:15 - Resident Evil Village DLC 01:35:02 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge Review 01:47:35 - Neon White Review 02:04:27 - Housekeeping 02:08:45 - Community Emails
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Best Indie Games of 2022, Scorn, And Signalis Preview | GI Show (Feat. Jill Grodt)

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, special guest and former Game Informer editor Jill Grodt joins us to talk about the best indie games of 2022 (so far) and a retro-inspired survival horror game, Signalis, that is blowing Alex away. Also, Wesley explains why he isn't enjoying Scorn, the slippery and wet puzzle game we all thought was a first-person shooter. Lastly, Jill talks about her new indie game website, The Indie Informer, and shares what she's been up to since departing Game Informer earlier this year. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Jill Grodt (@Finruin) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode was edited by Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:05 - Jill On Launching The Indie Informer 00:15:50 - Best Indie Games of 2022 (So Far) 00:52:57 - Scorn 00:59:07 - SIGNALIS 01:06:45 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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PlayStation State Of Play Predictions: What's Sony's 2022 Plan? | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew gathers to share their PlayStation State of Play Predictions. Which game announcements or big reveals do Sony have planned for Summer 2022? Will God of War: Ragnarok release this year? Where the heck is Last of Us Part II multiplayer? This week it's anybody's game as your hosts heat the kitchen with bold PlayStation predictions.  Follow us on Twitter: Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Jill Grodt (@Finruin), and Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) 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 Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:10 – PlayStation State of Play Summer Predictions 01:05:05 – Housekeeping 01:11:20 – Listener Emails
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Halo Infinite Season 2, Square Enix Sale, And Trek To Yomi Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses the new maps and modes in Halo Infinite Season 2, Square Enix selling their western studios for an ostensibly modest price, and the dichotomy of Trek To Yomi's disappointing graphics and stellar art direction. Jill highlights Loot River during The Playlist segment, an innovative roguelike dungeon crawler with Tetris-like puzzle elements. Follow us on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Jill Grodt (@Finruin) 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 Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:03 - Square Enix Sells Western Studios 00:23:33 - Loot River 00:36:34 - Trek To Yomi 00:55:45 - Spelunky 01:00:49 - Halo Infinite Season 2 01:16:52 - Housekeeping 01:21:28 - Community Emails 01:24:14 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Spoilers 01:24:48 - Community Emails 01:31:06 - Star Wars Movie Spoilers 01:39:47 - Community Emails
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Unprecedented GTA 6 Leaks And EA Motive's Iron Man Game | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, special guest Matt Storm joins Alex Van Aken and Brian Shea to break down the unprecedented Grand Theft Auto 6 leaks that happened over the weekend. In what is one of the largest video game leaks of all time, over 90 videos showcasing secret in-development footage of the open-world crime sequel were leaked on GTAForums and quickly spread via fans on YouTube and social media.  Additionally, we chat about this week's news of a collaboration between Marvel Games and EA Motive to develop a single-player Iron Man game. During The Playlist, we dive into our time playing Splatoon 3, TemTem, and Metal: Hellsinger.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Matt Storm (@dj_stormageddon) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode was edited by Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:55 - Motive Studio Iron Man Game Announcement 00:22:46 - Grand Theft Auto 6 Leaks 00:45:03 - Splatoon 3 00:57:08 - Temtem 01:06:40 - Metal: Hellsinger 01:11:59 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Editor-In-Chief Andrew Reiner Passes The Torch To Matt Miller | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Editor-In-Chief Andrew Reiner says goodbye to Game Informer after nearly 30 years and passes the torch to Magazine Content Director Matt Miller. We chat about how Reiner got a job at Game Informer in 1991 and some fantastic memories he made along the way. Matt shares his vision for our company and how his 18-year tenure has prepared him for becoming our new Editor-In-Chief. At the end of the episode, Reiner says thank you to every person he's worked closely with since he first joined the company. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner), Matt Miller (@MatthewRMiller) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.
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Shovel Knight Dig Review And HBO's The Last Of Us Trailer | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, special guest Brenden Groom from the Pass The Controller Podcast joins us to chat about our Shovel Knight Dig review impressions, E3 returning next June as a segmented business and consumer show, and finally, whether or not HBO's The Last Of Us needs to differentiate itself from the games.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Brenden Groom (@BeGroom) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode was edited by Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:49 - E3 is back! 00:15:09 - The Last Of Us HBO Teaser  00:25:01 - Shovel Knight Dig 00:39:44 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Dead Island 2 Cover Story Discussion | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Alex Van Aken and Wesley LeBlanc break down our Dead Island 2 cover story and recap their recent trip to Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, England. The pair played roughly eight hours of the upcoming sequel, set in zombie-infested Los Angeles, and came away reasonably surprised. Lastly, Alex and Wes answer your questions about Dead Island 2 from Twitter and Discord.  During The Playlist, the crew chats about recent games they've been playing, including Fire Emblem Engage, Signalis, Norco, and Neon White. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:22 - Cover Story: Dead Island 2 00:40:29 - Fire Emblem Engage 00:46:47 - Housekeeping 00:51:36 - Signalis 00:56:34 - Neon White 00:58:44 - Norco
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Marvel's Midnight Suns Vs. Pokémon Vs. Limp Bizkit | GI Show

This week on The Game Informer Show, Kyle Hilliard steps in as guest host while Alex Van Aken is busy working on secret projects. Brian Shea joins to share his experience with Marvel's Midnight Suns and we force him to choose between it and Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. We also check in again on Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Call of Duty and the new Warzone 2.0 update, and Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion. And Finally, Blake Hester shares his controversial opinions about Limb Bizkit with Kyle Hilliard and Charles Harte in a new weekly segment. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Blake Hester (@MetallicaisRad), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode was edited by Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:09 - Marvel's Midnight Suns 00:13:03 - Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 00:24:29 - Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Reunion  00:27:21 - The Playlist 00:27:54 - Immortality 00:30:41 - Call Of Duty 00:38:38 - More Pokémon Scarlet and Violet 00:40:00 - God Of War Ragnarok 00:41:07 - Fortnite 00:43:23 - Sonic Frontiers 00:55:09 - Blake Hester Has Bad Opinions 01:03:36 - Listener Questions and House Keeping
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High On Life Review And The Game Of The Year Gauntlet | GI Show

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew chats about our High On Life Review, why we're loving Fortnite Chapter 4, and all of the games we're playing in the final gauntlet to Game Informer's Game of the Year, including Vampire Survivors, Immortality, and The Callisto Protocol.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Bioware podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:39 - High On Life 00:28:16 - The Playlist 00:30:09 - Fortnite Chapter 4 00:45:44 - The Callisto Protocol 00:51:48 - Vampire Survivors 01:00:52 - Immortality 01:11:04 - Housekeeping
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First 5 Hours Of God Of War Ragnarök And Bayonetta 3 Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, our new Magazine Content Director, Kyle Hilliard, joins the crew to share impressions from the first five hours of God of War Ragnarök. Additionally, Blake and Marcus share their thoughts about Bayonetta 3; later in the show, Alex talks about why Marvel Snap is excellent despite him becoming tired of the franchise lately. Lastly, Blake talks about the Modern Warfare 2 campaign's unfortunate shortcomings, especially as someone who traditionally enjoys Call Of Duty.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Blake Hester (@MetallicaIsRad), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode was edited by Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:51 - Kyle Hilliard Returns 00:08:09 - Silent Hill News 00:26:01 - Bayonetta 3 Review 00:42:23 - God of War Ragnarök Preview 00:56:51 - Marvel Snap 01:07:33 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Campaign 01:14:07 - House Keeping and Listener Questions
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Forspoken Review And Dead Space Remake | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we break down our Forspoken review and chat about why the open-world game is weird enough to develop a devoted fanbase despite conflicting reviews. Additionally, returning guest Kahlief Adams joins us to promote Spawn On Me's upcoming game awards show, The Spawnies, and also chat with Marcus and Kyle about the newly-released Dead Space remake.  Lastly, Alex and Kyle share very early impressions from Hi-Fi Rush, the stylish action game from the creators of The Evil Within that shadow-dropped yesterday. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Kahlief Adams (@KahliefAdams) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:03:16 - Spawn On Me Promo 00:09:59 - Dead Space Review Discussion 00:29:55 - Forspoken Review 00:41:54 - Hi-Fi Rush 00:51:33 - House Keeping and Listener Questions
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Street Fighter 6, Summer Game Fest Day 2, And Giant Bomb's Future (Feat. Lucy James And Tamoor Hussain)

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew recaps everything they played at Summer Game Fest Day 2, including Street Fighter 6, Outriders Worldslayer, A Little To The Left, Birth, and Glitch Busters. We're also joined by special guests Lucy James and Tamoor Hussain, two members of Giant Bomb's new core team, to talk about the legacy and future of the iconic gaming website.  Follow us on Twitter: Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcustStewart7), Lucy James (@LucyJamesGames), Tamoor Hussain (@TamoorH) Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 01:07 – Introduction 03:08 – The Future of Giant Bomb 20:25 – Street Fighter 6 33:58 – Day of the Devs Games (A Little To The Left, Time Flies, Birth, Glitch Busters) 41:50 – Outriders Worldslayer 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 around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode is sponsored by Saints Row. To enter the "Self-Made" Saints Row Photo Contest, click here.
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Bayonetta 3 Cover Story And Overwatch 2 Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew shares exclusive details from our latest magazine cover story on Bayonetta 3, including Marcus Stewart's hands-on impressions, a focus on the sequel's larger-than-life villains, and newcomer protagonist, Viola. During The Playlist, we break down our Overwatch 2 review and chat about our hands-on Gotham Knights preview.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode was edited by Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:38 - News 00:03:49 - Cover Story - Bayonetta 3 00:26:20 - Gotham Knights 00:43:20 - Overwatch 2 01:05:14 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions
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Death Stranding 2, Hades II, And The Game Awards' Big Reveals | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew reacts to the big reveals from The Game Awards, including such hits as Death Stranding 2, Hades II, Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, and of course, Crime Boss: Rockay City. We hope you enjoy this episode featuring our favorite Diablo IV correspondent, John Carson. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), John Carson (@John_Carson) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.
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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Preview, Mario Movie, And They Killed Sonic | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Brian Shea and Charles Harte join host Alex Van Aken to discuss our Star Wars Jedi: Survivor preview, watching the Backstreet Boys' AJ McLean entertain his kids at The Super Mario Bros. Movie premiere, why a horror fishing game called Dredge is really good, and what MLB: The Show is doing to stand out. Oh, and they killed Sonic the Hedgehog.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare-focused podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:01:20 – The Super Mario Bros. Movie Premiere 00:14:02 – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 00:32:31 – Dredge 00:42:21 – The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog 00:49:23 – MLB The Show 23 01:00:45 – Housekeeping 01:02:22 – Tekken 8 01:10:05 – Listener Email
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Cuphead, Star Trek Resurgence, And Summer Game Fest Day 1 | GI Show

We're back with another Game Informer Show straight from Summer Game Fest! Today, we're breaking down our hands-on impressions of Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course, Star Trek: Resurgence, and a lot of promising indie titles you won't want to miss. We're also joined by special guests Jurge Cruz-Alvarez, public relations manager at popagenda, and Manny Pérez, former community manager at Bethesda Game Studios to round out the excellent crew. Follow us on Twitter: Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcustStewart7), Jurge Cruz-Alvarez (@jcruzalvarez26), and Manny Perez (@IAmJitsu) Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:14:14 - Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course 00:30:28 - Star Trek: Resurgence 00:34:16 - Time Flies 00:38:29 - SCHiM 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 Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode is sponsored by Saints Row. To enter the "Self-Made" Saints Row Photo Contest, click here.
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Breath Of The Wild 2, Metroid, and Nintendo Direct Predictions | GI Show

Welcome back to a new episode of The Game Informer Show! We know what you're thinking, and yes, we are aware that Nintendo just put on a Xenoblade 3 digital showcase, but that won't stop us from hoping for more. Just like with Sony and Microsoft, we're brushing off our crystal balls and predicting what Nintendo will have at its big summer Direct...whenever that may be. Will The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's sequel make an appearance with a more concrete gameplay section and a name reveal? Will Nintendo continue to roll out its iconic characters on Switch with a new Donkey Kong game? Can we expect to see Samus in the form of the rumored Metroid Prime Trilogy port or the much-anticipated Metroid Prime 4? Only time will tell, but we hope today's podcast will be a fun distraction while we wait for the next big Nintendo Direct! Programming note: This week is a little funky with scheduling, so we'll return to our regular format with all the normal segments you love next week. Thanks for your understanding. Follow us on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), and Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7). 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 Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:18 - Nintendo Direct Predictions 00:04:40 - Marcus Prediction 1 00:08:18 - Alex Prediction 1 00:12:12 - Marcus Prediction 2 00:18:08 - Alex Prediction 2 00:22:48 - Marcus Prediction 3 00:27:47 - Alex Prediction 3 00:34:40 - Marcus Prediction 4 00:38:29 - Alex Prediction 4 00:45:15 - Marcus Prediction 5 00:49:08 - Alex Prediction 5
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Stray Review, Live A Live, And Game Informer Updates | GI Show

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, Alex Van Aken takes over as host following Alex Stadnik's departure last week, and Jill Grodt leaves Game Informer of her own will following the recent layoffs of our staff. In a surprising turn, Wesley LeBlanc announces his return to Game Informer as Associate Editor. After these updates, the crew dives into the week's video game releases and discusses our Stray review with Blake Hester and why cats are a novel subject in video games. Rounding out the show, we chat about Live A Live and Saints Row with Andrew Reiner.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner), Blake Hester (@MetallicaIsRad), Jill Grodt (@Finruin), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. We are making production changes to accommodate a lower staff size following recent layoffs at Game Informer. Therefore, new episodes of The Game Informer Show will be audio only for the foreseeable future. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Timestamps: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:02:00 – Podcast Updates 00:05:55 – Jill Grodt Leaves Game Informer 00:16:24 – Wesley LeBlanc Returns to Game Informer 00:19:25 – Stray Review Discussion 00:39:03 – Saints Row 00:46:52 – Live A Live 00:53:52 – Listener Emails
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Redfall Preview And Interview With Arkane Studios' Harvey Smith | GI Show

Arkane Studios, best known for creating the acclaimed stealth series Dishonored, has made a name for itself by realizing game worlds with rich lore, environmental storytelling, and curious, interweaving levels. Its specialty is developing immersive sims, a niche it’s helped cultivate since 1999. On May 2, Arkane releases its next project, Redfall, an open-world first-person shooter. I’ve been a fan of Arkane Studios’ rich single-player worlds for years. Naturally, I had questions about Redfall’s position in the developer’s portfolio. However, after interviewing Studio Head Harvey Smith and playing the game for 90 minutes, I have the answers I was looking for – and I’m excited to share it all in this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show. In this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show, Alex returns from New York City to share his thoughts on Redfall after a lengthy hands-on session. Blake breaks down his Resident Evil 4 Remake review, and Marcus shares his thoughts on the Diablo IV closed beta. Then the conversation switches to lighter subjects when Kyle talks about what makes Tchia an open-world game worth exploring. Lastly, the podcast closes with a short interview between Arkane Studios’ Harvey Smith and Game Informer’s Alex Van Aken, who talk about creativity, serialization, and how Redfall morphs into a different experience when playing with friends. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Blake Hester (@MetallicaIsRad) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:08:32 – Resident Evil 4 Remake 00:24:19 – Tchia 00:38:44 – Redfall Hands-On Preview 00:54:41 – Diablo IV 01:11:24 – Listener Emails 01:24:40 – Harvey Smith Interview
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Our Most Anticipated Games Of 2023 | GI Show

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew is joined by our podcast editor, Matt Storm, to look ahead and discuss our most anticipated games of 2023. We highlight twenty upcoming games we can't wait to play next year, including blockbuster titles like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and indie games like Hyper Light Breaker and Bomb Rush Cyberfunk.  Want to create your list? View our extensive 2023 video game release calendar. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365), Matt Storm (@DJ_Stormageddon) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Bioware podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:05:16 - Housekeeping 00:07:34 - Dead Island 2 Cover Story 00:09:20 - Most Anticipated Video Games of 2023 01:11:10 - Listener Questions
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Callisto Protocol Cover Story And Summer Game Fest Predictions | GI Show

We're back with another loaded episode of The Game Informer Show! This week we're diving deep into our exclusive cover story of The Callisto Protocol and discussing the game's promising combat, story, and scares. We're also going around the panel and predicting what's going to make an appearance at next week's Summer Game Fest. Finally, we round out the show with one of the weirder editions of Listener Questions to end another great podcast. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:19 - The Callisto Protocol 00:27:17 - Summer Game Fest Predictions 01:13:45 - Housekeeping 01:23:02 - Summer Game Fest Content Plans 01:28:24 - Listener Questions Follow us on Twitter: Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), and John Carson (@John_Carson). 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 Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.
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God Of War Ragnarök Cover And The Last Of Us Part 1 | GI Show (Feat. Kenneth Shepard)

After a two-week break, The Game Informer Show returns full force after host Alex Van Aken traveled throughout Europe for Gamescom 2022. Special guest Kenneth Shepard, staff writer at Fanbyte, joins the crew to discuss our God Of War Ragnarök cover story and The Last Of Us Part 1 review impressions.  Sadly, this episode also marks Jay Guisao's last week as a Game Informer editor. We talk about his creative process from writing his first cover story and how his studies in game development are preparing him for his next journey. While his departure is bittersweet, Jay is moving on to an incredible new job you'll learn more about soon if you follow him on Twitter. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Jay Guisao (@Jason_Guisao), Blake Hester (@MetallicaIsRad), Ken Shepard (@Shepardcdr) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Editor's Note: Please welcome Matt Storm, our new freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host, editor, and producer who's been podcasting for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:34 - Gamescom 00:10:22 - Jay's Big News 00:13:43 - Cover Story - God of War Ragnarök 00:43:51 - The Last of Us Part I 01:11:43 - Endless Dungeon 01:21:52 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions 01:35:56 - Final Fantasy VII Remake Spoilers
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Xbox & Bethesda Showcase Predictions, Saints Row, and MultiVersus | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew shares their Xbox & Bethesda Showcase predictions and impressions from a recent hands-on session with the Saints Row reboot. During The Playlist, we talk about a cool new mascot brawler called MultiVersus and how it differentiates itself from the Super Smash Bros. formula, our Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong review impressions, and how many hours we've lost to Rogue Legacy 2.  Follow us on Twitter: Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kimberley Wallace (@KStar1785), and John Carson (@John_Carson) 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 Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:00 - Xbox/Bethesda Showcase Predictions 00:50:41 - Saints Row Preview 01:04:20 - MultiVersus 01:29:24 - The Centennial Case 01:39:04 - Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong 01:48:54 - Rogue Legacy 2 01:54:36 - Listener Questions
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Evo 2022 Recap And Cult Of The Lamb Review | GI Show (Feat. Michael Higham And John Carson)

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we return from Las Vegas to talk about our time at EVO 2022 and the event's fighting game announcements alongside special guests Michael Higham (Fanbyte) and John Carson (Former Associate Editor). Of course, that's not all. The Newshound himself, Wesley LeBlanc, shares his Cult Of The Lamb review impressions before the larger group chats about Soul Hackers 2 and Digimon Survive.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), John Carson (@John_Carson), Michael Higham (@MichaelPHigham) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Editor's Note: Please welcome Matt Storm, our new freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host, editor, and producer who's been podcasting for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:02:49 - EVO 2022 Recap 00:33:42 - Cult of the Lamb 00:44:12 - Digimon Survive 00:55:39 - Soul Hackers 2 01:06:57 - House Keeping and Listener Mail
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The Game Informer Show Holiday Special 2022

In this episode of The Game Informer Show, we share our favorite holiday traditions, plan the games we want to beat over the break and answer questions from our community. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Bioware podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:07:32 - What Are You Playing During The Holiday Break 00:32:33 - Listener Questions and Housekeeping
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Two Point Campus Review And Nier: Automata Church Mystery | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, returning guest Jesse Vitelli (Prima Games) joins us to discuss our Two Point Campus review, why Ghostrunner is an underrated cyberpunk game, and finally, whatever the heck "Nier Church" is. At the show's end, the crew talks about Stray's ending and why the game about being a cat is oddly poignant. Don't worry – we give plenty of spoiler warnings!   Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Jesse Vitelli (@JesseVitelli) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Editor's Note: Please welcome Matt Storm, our new freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host, editor, and producer who's been podcasting for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:06:01 - Nier: Automata Church 00:16:13 - Two Point Campus 00:37:23 - Ghostrunner 00:47:51 - Housekeeping and Listener Mail 01:06:18 - Stray Ending Spoilers
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Skull And Bones Cover Story And Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew shares exclusive details from our Skull And Bones cover story and discusses our Xenoblade Chronicle 3 review. During The Playlist, Van Aken raves about Rollerdrome and shares why it's one of his most anticipated games after playing it. To round out the show, we answer a few listener questions about how the Steam Deck compares to the Nintendo Switch and which portable games we'd like to re-release onto home consoles.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Jay Guisao (@Jason_Guisao), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Editor's Note: Please welcome Matt Storm, our new freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host, editor, and producer who's been podcasting for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast, and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Timestamps: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:03:22 - News 00:04:33 - Cover Story - Skull And Bones 00:21:44 - Xenoblade Chronicles 3 00:34:48 - Rollerdrome 00:52:14 - Stray 01:06:12 - Housekeeping and Listener Mail
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Halo Series Episode 8 Review - Discussing THAT Master Chief Scene

Stop me if you've heard this before, but the Halo series has continuously been a roller coaster ride of good and bad, and few episodes encapsulate that as well as this week's tale in "Allegiance." Join us on The Game Informer Show as we discuss the eighth episode of the series, break down the most significant moments, and discuss the scene everyone is talking about. Your regular hosts of Alex Stadnik, Andrew Reiner, and Brian Shea are back again and definitely have thoughts on the return of Master Chief, Makee, and Dr. Halsey. After a week away on Madrigal with Kwan and Soren, the focus shifts back to Reach and what the UNSC is doing about finding The Covenant and Halo. While the militaristic arm of humanity panics over other planets getting glassed by their alien foes, John and Makee are spending time getting to know each other after their shared vision of the show's namesake. While the universe's greatest Spartan and the Covenant spy fraternize in the park (and other places), Dr. Halsey continues to meddle in order to advance humanity in her image, threatening the people she's trying to save in the process. Will the good doctor's interference and the union between the main characters result in unity between the two warring factions or make the upcoming battle that much harder? You'll just have to listen to this week's show to find out. What do you think about Halo thus far? Be sure to let us know in the comments below. We'd also love your feedback on the extra GI Show episodes. Do you like them? Do you want to see us focus on games or the Marvel shows in the future? Please email us at [email protected] or reach out on Discord as we want to know what you think.
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Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope And A Plague Tale: Requiem Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew chats about Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, our A Plague Tale: Requiem review, and why we've still been enjoying Overwatch 2 despite the rocky launch.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode was edited by Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:04:25 - A Plague Tale: Requiem 00:20:07 - Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope 00:36:22 - Overwatch 2 00:47:31 - Listener Questions and Housekeeping
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Gotham Knights, Overwatch 2, and TMNT: Shredder's Revenge | GI Show

Welcome back to another packed week on The Game Informer Show! We're breaking down our thoughts on the latest Gotham Knights trailer, discussing what we think EA's mystery games are, and giving you our hands-on impressions of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, Overwatch 2, and so much more! Follow us on Twitter: Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), and Wes LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes). 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 Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.
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PAX East 2023, Terra Nil, And Our Lowest Review Score In Years | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses our favorite games from PAX East 2023, relaxing reverse-city-builder Terra Nil, and why Crime Boss: Rockay City earned our lowest review score in years. It's a great episode featuring plenty of shenanigans and hijinks from Alex, Marcus, and Wesley. Please leave us a rating on Apple Podcasts or Spotify if you enjoy the episode! Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:45 - PAX East 2023 00:21:45 - Crime Boss: Rockay City 00:41:54 - Terra Nil 00:56:16 - Dordogne 01:04:10 - Housekeeping
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Pokémon Violet Launch Impressions And The Game Awards Nominees | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew shares its Pokémon Violet launch impressions, breaks down the list of The Game Awards nominees, and discusses our latest game reviews, including Somerville and Pentiment. Before diving into a round of listener emails, Marcus chats about the role-playing farming-sim hybrid, Harvestella. Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Charles Harte (@ChuckDuck365) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. This episode was edited by Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a Mass Effect podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:01:31 - The Game Awards Nominees 00:42:05 - Pokémon Scarlet & Pokémon Violet 01:01:31 - Harvestella 01:15:43 - Somerville Review 01:25:04 - Pentiment Review 01:34:09 - Listener Questions and Housekeeping
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Our All Time Favorite Indies And Sea Of Stars | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, Suriel Vazquez makes his triumphant return, and we celebrate our latest issue, The Indie Issue featuring Sea of Stars. Kyle played eight hours of Sea of Stars and spoke with the developers so he shares that experience, the crew tries to figure out what it means to be an indie game in 2023, and then we run down some of our personal favorite indie games of all time before answering a few community questions. Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Suriel Vazquez (@SurielVazquez) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join your normal host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Intro 00:02:19 - Cover Story/Sea of Stars 00:13:11 - Indie Games Discussion 01:08:32 - The Playlist/Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty 01:10:43 - Birth 01:14:09 - Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon 01:18:57 - Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel 01:22:50 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 01:33:26 - Questions and Housekeeping
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Resident Evil 4 (Remake) Cover Story And Hi-Fi Rush Review | GI Show

In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew shares exclusive details about the Resident Evil 4 remake while breaking down this month's cover story. During The Playlist, Blake shares notes from his Hi-Fi Rush review before discussing the changes in the Dead Space remake. At the show's end, we answer our listeners' burning questions about Resident Evil 4.  Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Blake Hester (@MetalllicaIsRad) The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join host Alex Van Aken every Thursday for a chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app. Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. Matt is an experienced podcast host and producer who's been speaking into a microphone for over a decade. You should listen to Matt's shows like the "Fun" And Games Podcast and Reignite, a BioWare podcast.  Jump to the timestamps to get to a particular point of discussion: 00:00:00 - Introduction 00:05:09 - Cover Story: Resident Evil 4 Remake 00:31:03 - The Playlist: Hi-Fi Rush Review 00:42:00 - Dead Space Remake 00:51:04 - House Keeping and Listener Questions
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