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The staff of Game Informer chat it up each week bout the latest news, previews and reviews from the game industry. Each show will cover the weeks hot topics plus the games you're looking forward to or may not know about yet. Subscribe today!

Episodes

GI Show – Our Five Most-Anticipated 2017 Games  

On this episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we're breaking down the fun to be had in 2017! Andrew Reiner, Kimberley Wallace, and Elise Favis join me on this episode as we run down our five personal choices for our most-anticipated games on the horizon. After all of that, we are joined by Jeff Cork, Kyle Hilliard, and Javy Gwaltney for an intense round of game trivia based on the back of the game boxes. This time we chose a theme for the competition. Tune in to find out what it is.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 330 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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2:30 - Assassin's Creed and Star Wars: Battlefront II
5:20 - Thimbleweed Park
8:10 - Danganronpa 3
11:30 - Horizon: Zero Dawn
16:30 - Scalebound
18:09 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
22:00 - South Park: The Fractured But Whole
23:20 - Persona 5
28:45 - Mass Effect Andromeda
37:10 - Red Dead Redemption 2
42:00 - State of Decay 2
43:00 - Miscellaneous grab bag of 2017 releases
59:38 - Community emails
1:30:40 - Back of the box game trivia 

GI Show – Our Top 10 Games Of 2016  

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show! This week we debuted our new (Overwatch-laden) cover of the magazine, featuring our Top 50 games from 2016. Week's ago, in order to make the lists a surprise to everybody, I rounded up Kyle Hilliard, Dan Tack, Ben Reeves, and Andrew Reiner to run down our personal ten favorite games from the year. If you want to spoil things, or check out some editor top 10 lists that weren't on this episode of the podcast, check out the full list here. On this episode we also talk a bit about our larger game of the year discussions, which games were on the bubble, and then wade through a bunch of emails sent in to podcast@gameinformer.com over the break.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 329 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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1:00 - Our Top 10 favorite games of 2016
1:01:07 - Extended community emails

Answering Prey's Lingering Questions  

We hope you've enjoyed our month of exclusive content covering Prey from Arkane Studios. We're excited about this game, and we're glad that the community submitted questions to ask the game's creative director Raphael Colantonio and lead designer Ricardo Bare. There are still plenty of mysteries to solve surrounding this sci-fi experience, but Colantonio and Bare shed some light on key details in this episode of the podcast. Check it out if you want to learn more about comparisons to Dishonored, BioShock, and the team's drive to have a smooth launch on PC.

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Hitchhiker's Guide To Douglas Adams' Secret Gaming Passion  

In this special podcast, we interview developers that worked with the acclaimed sci-fi/comedy writer Douglas Adams to offer a new glimpse into his genius.

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GI Show – The Best Board Games For Your Holiday Break  

Watch this analog edition of our podcast to learn which games to play with your family and to say farewell to our wonderful interns.

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GI Show – Super Mario Run, Let It Die, Pokémon Game Club  

Welcome back to another episode of The Game Informer Show! On this episode, Matt Kato joins us to talk about the (probably overlooked) winter sports game from Ubisoft called Steep. Then we really get to the most exciting release this week, by diving into Super Mario Run on iOS with Kyle Hilliard. After that, we take a turn for the dark with Javy Gwaltney talking about the complete season of Telltale's Batman game and Dan Tack showing a lot of love for Let it Die on PS4 and Overwatch's festive Winter Wonderland update. After some great emails from the community, we finish off our wonderful GI Game Club discussion with the community of Pokémon: Sun and Moon.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 327 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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1:05 - Steep
12:20 - Super Mario Run
21:20 - Let It Die
35:00 - Batman: The Telltale Series
41:50 - Werewolves Within/Superhot VR, Star Wars X-Wing VR
47:30 - Overwatch's Winter Wonderland
54:04 - Community emails
1:17:20 - Pokémon: Sun and Moon Game Club Part 2

Answering Mass Effect Andromeda's Lingering Questions  

While we've moved on to highlight Prey from Arkane Studios, we wanted to officially close out our month of coverage on Mass Effect Andromeda with a special edition of The Game Informer Show podcast where we talk with Mass Effect Andromeda's creative director Mac Walters via Skype and ask him dozens of direct questions from the community. We hope you've enjoyed our month of exclusive features and that this podcast answers some of your small, burning questions about BioWare's next RPG.

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GI Show – Prey Impressions, Last Guardian, PSX Reveals  

Welcome to an info-packed episode of The Game Informer Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson is joined by Jeff Cork, Joe Juba, and Ben Reeves to talk about our trip to Arkane Studios to see and write a cover story about Prey. After that, we're joined by Suriel Vazquez as we discuss the high highs and low lows of Fumito Ueda's The Last Guardian. Then Jeff Marchiafava swings by to explain what makes Dead Rising 4 so much fun. After some great community emails, Andy McNamara, Andrew Reiner, and Suriel Vazquez talk about their hands-on time playing some exciting new games like the Crash Bandicoot remaster and we also talk about Andy's trip to Naughty Dog and experience hosting a panel on The Last of Us Part II.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 326 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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2:09 - Prey impressions
22:20 - The Last Guardian
50:10 - Dead Rising 4
1:05:55 - Community emails
1:37:50 - Geoff Keighley's The Game Awards/PSX Reveals
1:41:15 - Hideo Kojima and Death Stranding
1:47:24 - Andy McNamara and The Last of Us Part II
1:58:38 - Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

GI Show – Resident Evil 7, Final Fantasy XV, Pokémon Game Club  

Welcome to one of the biggest episodes in Game Informer Show history! On this week's show, we're luckily joined by Capcom's associate brand manager (and former co-host of this podcast) Tim Turi to talk about the curtain finally being pulled back on Resident Evil 7. Ben Reeves and intern Michael Leri have played hours and hours of the game and are eager to talk about how it compares to previous entries. After that, we're joined by Andrew Reiner, Javy Gwaltney, and Joe Juba to finally weigh in on the release and review of Final Fantasy XV. After some great emails, we kick off our GI Game Club for Pokémon Sun and Moon by talking about everything in the game up until you leave the second island.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 325 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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1:20 - Capcom's Tim Turi and Resident Evil 7
35:30 - Final Fantasy XV
1:15:10 - Community emails
2:03:20 - Pokémon Sun and Moon Game Club

GI Show – Dragon Ball Fusions, Planet Coaster, Thanks To 2016  

We hope you're enjoying your Thanksgiving break, and thanks for letting The Game Informer Show podcast be a part of it! On this week's show, Ben Hanson is joined by Kyle Hiliard to talk about the strategy RPG Dragon Ball Fusions on the 3DS, Matt Miller to talk about Obsidian's surprisingly evil RPG Tyranny, and Ben Reeves to cover the amusement park simulator Planet Coaster. After some great community emails, Jeff Marchiafava and Jeff Cork join us to run down a big list of things for gamers to be thankful about in 2016.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 324 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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2:20 - Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Dragon Ball Fusions
14:30 - Obsidian's Tyranny
31:50 - Killing Floor 2
33:10 - Planet Coaster
40:10 - Community emails
1:20:55 - What we're thankful for in 2016 

GI Show – Dishonored 2, New Pokémon, Game Music Trivia  

Welcome back to another week with The Game Informer Show. We have a big episode this week, with Matt Bertz and Javy Gwaltney praising Dishonored 2, Elise Favis and Jeff Marchiafava explaining the pros and cons of Watch Dogs 2, and Kyle Hilliard and Joe Juba debating the evolution of Pokémon Sun and Moon. After some wonderful community emails covering important topics like Fusion Frenzy and farts, we debut a new trivia segment for the show with Kyle Hilliard and Brian Shea facing off with their knowledge of video game music. We're calling it "Name That Game" for now, so let us know if you like the segment in the comments below. Also, the next GI Game Club is coming up on December 1 and we're covering everything up to the end of the second island in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Come play with us and send feedback to podcast@gameinformer.com

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 323 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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1:30 - Dishonored 2
19:53 - Watch Dogs 2
39:50 - Pokémon Sun & Moon
57:00 - Community emails
1:33:10 - Name That Game Music Trivia

GI Show – Mass Effect Impressions, Blizzcon, NES Classic  

We've seen hours and hours of BioWare's Mass Effect Andromeda, check out this week's podcast to hear all about it and much more.

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GI Show – Infinite Warfare, Final Fantasy, Tim Schafer Interview  

Watch or listen to our podcast to learn more about Call of Duty, hear new impressions of Final Fantasy XV, and talk about the Double Fine documentary.

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Answering South Park: Fractured But Whole's Lingering Questions  

This is it, the tail end of Game Informer's run of exclusive features covering Ubisoft's South Park: The Fractured But Whole. On this special edition podcast, we Skype in Ubisoft San Francisco's senior producer Jason Schroeder and director of design Paul Cross to field questions from the community about the upcoming RPG from the minds of Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Tune in to learn more about the game's fascinating development, how the game compares to The Stick of Truth, and whether or not the new season will change the story.

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GI Show – Titanfall 2, Civilization VI, Battlefield 1 Interview  

We've got a great show for you all this week, with Ben Hanson, Javy Gwaltney, Dan Tack, and Ben Reeves delivering some new impressions of the biggest games around. First up, Javy is gaga over Respawn's Titanfall sequel so we cover what makes the campaign so impressive. Then we get strategic, with Reeves and Tack going in-depth on what makes Civilization VI a great entry for the series. After a few other odds and ends and some great community emails sent to podcast@gameinformer.com, we have an interview with DICE's design director Eric Holmes to talk about the full process of designing Battlefield 1's single-player campaign.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 320 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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2:30 - Titanfall 2's review
24:20 - Civilization VI
40:45 - Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
42:15 - Gwent from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
45:15 - World of Warcraft: Legion's Return to Karazhan
48:10 - Community emails
1:25:50 - DICE's Eric Holmes on designing Battlefield 1's campaign 

GI Show – Battlefield 1, Red Dead, Ready At Dawn Interview  

It's such a big week for games that we had to release two episodes of The Game Informer Show in one day. If you're interested in hearing our thoughts on the freshly announced Nintendo Switch system, click here to check out our thorough discussion of Nintendo's funky hybrid future. On this full episode though, we're joined by Matt Bertz, Javy Gwaltney, and Andrew Reiner to talk about why we're really enjoying Battlefield 1, why there's more to Mafia III than meets the eye, the hype surrounding Red Dead Redemption 2, and much more. After some fun community emails, we have a great interview with Ready at Dawn co-founders Ru Weerasuriya and Andrea Pessino about The Order: 1886 in retrospect and how the studio is adapting for a multiplayer-focused future.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 319 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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2:10 - Battlefield 1
24:40 - Mafia III's highs and lows
41:10 - Red Dead Redemption 2 hype
47:20 - Shadow Warrior 2
50:20 - Skylanders Imaginators
55:35 - Oculus Connect impressions
1:02:15 - Community emails
1:40:00 - Ready at Dawn's Ru Weerasuriya and Andrea Pessino

GI Show – Breaking Down The Nintendo Switch Reveal  

Who would have thought that a random Tuesday in October would be one of the biggest days of the year for game news? This is not the full episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, which is still going live at 6pm Central on Thursday, but is instead an emergency special edition podcast to break down the big reveal of Nintendo's next system. Ditching the codename "NX", the Nintendo Switch combines the company's handheld and home console gaming efforts into a bizarre, new form-factor. There's a lot of news to break down from Thursday's video, so check out our discussion about the name, tech, and potential new Mario game.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to this episode on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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GI Show – Reliving 25 Years Of Game Informer History  

Back in the fall of 1991, a video game retail store called Funcoland tapped the talents of an employee named Andy McNamara and Game Informer magazine was formed. On the magazine's 25th anniversary, we want to take a full walk down memory lane with the magazine's editor-in-chief Andy McNamara and executive editor Andrew Reiner. With 283 issues behind us, there's a lot of ground to cover, so we encourage you to click here and check out our full cover story gallery to follow along in the journey.

There are a million stories, details, and staff highlights we weren't able to get to in this episode; chief amongst them is Game Informer's publisher since 2001 Cathy Preston, who's done an amazing job keeping the magazine thriving. As always, if you like this episode of the show, please share it or send feedback to podcast@gameinformer.com. We'll be back with a regular episode of the podcast next week.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to this episode on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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GI Show – Gears 4, Paper Mario Debate, BioShock Game Club  

It's another week here at Game Informer, and we have a mountain of exciting things to talk about. First off, Ben Hanson is joined by Ben Reeves and Kyle Hilliard to unload a ton of new, exclusive information on our new cover story South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Then Andrew Reiner talks about his surprising review of Gears of War 4 from The Coalition and why you should be excited to jump back into the world of Sera. On the other side of the fence, we have a overview of PlayStation VR and talk about whether or not Batman: Arkham VR and some other experiences are worth your money. Ben Reeves also shares his opinion on the new Paper Mario: Color Splash before things go off the rails. The back half of the show has Javy Gwaltney, Elise Favis, and Suriel Vazquez on hand to finish off our GI Game Club on the original BioShock.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 318 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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2:15 - South Park: The Fractured But Whole Impressions
32:40 - Our Gears of War 4 Review
41:40 - PlayStation VR and Batman: Arkham VR
56:40 - Paper Mario: Color Splash
1:08:00 - A GI Show Dramatic Script-Reading
1:18:05 - Community emails
1:38:55 - BioShock Game Club Conclusion  

GI Show – Forza Horizon 3, Destiny's Mysteries, 100ft Robot Golf Interview  

Welcome back to The Game Informer Show podcast! On this week's episode, we answer one of our big questions from last week by talking to Virginia director/writer Jonathan Burroughs about the rare use of cinematic jump cuts in games. Then we get to the meat of gaming this week by talking about the rave reviews for Forza Horizon 3 with Andrew Reiner, the ongoing soccer game wars with Matthew Kato, and Matt Miller's final verdict on Destiny: Rise of Iron. We also are joined by Kyle Hilliard to talk about some games to play on the 3DS like his beloved Picross 3D Round 2 and then by Jeff Cork to talk about one of the Vive's most entertaining VR experiences, Rec Room. After all of that and some great community emails, we're joined by No Goblin's Dan Teasdale to talk about Roundabout and the studio's new game also being released on PlayStation VR, 100ft Robot Golf.

You can watch the video below, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, or listen to episode 317 on SoundCloud. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show and win a prize by becoming Email of the Week!

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3:20 - Virginia director/writer Jonathan Burroughs on jump cuts in games
10:40 -  Forza Horizon 3
23:45 - FIFA 17 vs PES 2017
28:30 - Destiny: Rise of Iron's review
46:25 - Destiny 2 rumors
53:15 - Rec Room on Vive
1:00:40 - Lego Dimensions' Ghostbusters, Mission: Impossible, and Adventure Time packs
1:05:15 - Picross 3D Round 2
1:06:40 - Yo-Kai Watch 2
1:10:56 - Batman: The Telltale Series' 2nd episode
1:18:00 - Community emails
1:45:30 - No Goblin's Dan Teasdale on 100ft Robot Golf 

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