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    Marvel's Midnight Suns Vs. Pokémon Vs. Limp Bizkit | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022


    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 Frontier 00:55:09 - Blake Hester Has Bad Opinions 01:03:36 - Listener Questions and House Keeping

    Pokémon Violet Launch Impressions And The Game Awards Nominees | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022


    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

    Street Fighter 6 Cover Story And Sonic Frontiers Review | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2022


    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. 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

    God Of War Ragnarök Review And PSVR 2 Launch Details | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022


    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

    First 5 Hours Of God Of War Ragnarök And Bayonetta 3 Review | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022


    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

    Mario + Rabbids Sparks Of Hope And A Plague Tale: Requiem Review | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022


    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

    Best Indie Games of 2022, Scorn, And Signalis Preview | GI Show (Feat. Jill Grodt)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022


    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

    Bayonetta 3 Cover Story And Overwatch 2 Review | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022


    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

    Shovel Knight Dig Review And HBO's The Last Of Us Trailer | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022


    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

    Unprecedented GTA 6 Leaks And EA Motive's Iron Man Game | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022


    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

    Editor-In-Chief Andrew Reiner Passes The Torch To Matt Miller | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022


    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.

    God Of War Ragnarök Cover And The Last Of Us Part 1 | GI Show (Feat. Kenneth Shepard)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022


    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

    Goku Joins Fortnite! Reviewing The Dragon Ball Super Update | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022


    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

    Evo 2022 Recap And Cult Of The Lamb Review | GI Show (Feat. Michael Higham And John Carson)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022


    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

    Two Point Campus Review And Nier: Automata Church Mystery | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022


    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

    Skull And Bones Cover Story And Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Review | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022


    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

    Stray Review, Live A Live, And Game Informer Updates | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022


    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

    Bayonetta 3, Game Informer Layoffs, And Alex Stadnik Says Goodbye | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022


    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

    Sonic Frontiers Cover Story And Cuphead DLC Review | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022


    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 Sol 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

    Breath Of The Wild 2, Metroid, and Nintendo Direct Predictions | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022


    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

    Starfield, Redfall, And Kim Wallace Says Goodbye | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022


    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

    Street Fighter 6, Summer Game Fest Day 2, And Giant Bomb's Future (Feat. Lucy James And Tamoor Hussain)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022


    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 all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

    Cuphead, Star Trek Resurgence, And Summer Game Fest Day 1 | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022


    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.

    Summer Game Fest Recap And Last Of Us Part I Reactions (Feat. Imran Khan)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022


    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! Time stamps and video coming later today. 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 all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.

    Callisto Protocol Cover Story And Summer Game Fest Predictions | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022


    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. 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.

    PlayStation State Of Play Predictions – What's Sony's Plan For Summer '22? | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022


    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? This week it's anybody's game as your hosts heat the kitchen with their 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

    Halo Series Episode 9 + Season 1 Review

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022


    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 podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on Discord as we want to know what you think.

    Xbox & Bethesda Showcase Predictions, Saints Row, and MultiVersus | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022


    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), Kimberly 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 01:29:04 - Vampire: The Masquerade Swansong 01:48:54 - Rogue Legacy 2 01:54:36 - Listener Questions

    Halo Series Episode 8 Review - Discussing THAT Master Chief Scene

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022


    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 podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on Discord as we want to know what you think.

    Gotham Knights, Overwatch 2, and TMNT: Shredder's Revenge | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022


    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.

    Halo Series Episode 7 Review - Worst Episode Yet?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022


    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 podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on Discord as we want to know what you think.

    Halo Infinite Season 2, Square Enix Sale, And Trek To Yomi Review | GI Show

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022


    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

    Drafting The Best Games Of 2017 | GI Show (Feat. Joe Juba)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022


    In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, special guest Joe Juba joins the podcast crew to compete in a video game fantasy draft comprised of the incredible games released in 2017. Heavy hitters like Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Persona 5, and Nier Automata are quickly scooped up, but surprises await as your hosts attempt to craft the best possible roster of game releases. Expect many shenanigans and some twists in this pre-recorded special episode! Follow us on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), John Carson (@John_Carson), Joe Juba (@JoeJuba) 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.

    Halo Series Episode 5 Review – Best Episode Yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022


    It's no secret that the Halo series has seen its fair share of ups and downs. Episode one saw an exciting introduction to both the iconic Spartans and the brutal Covenant forces that seek to tear humanity apart. But then we got weeks of melodrama and ill-paced storylines that made us question if we wanted to continue with the show. Episode five, titled "Reckoning," is a stark reminder of why this series has so much potential, and we're breaking it all down on this special edition of The Game Informer Show! Join Alex Stadnik and Andrew Reiner as they bring on Kate Sanchéz, EIC and entertainment critic for But Why Tho?, to discuss and spoil the fantastic battle and more from this week's entry in the Paramount Plus series. We start the proceedings off by gauging Kate's level of enjoyment for the show and blow through some of the other less exciting plot points to get to the good stuff. We also touch on the thankfully brief encounters with Soren and Kwan as they trek through the desert, en route to Madrigal. While that storyline continues to suffer, it wasn't much of a deterrent, as the panel all walked away from this week's show excited for what's to come. Programming Note: Our Episode six review will premiere on Monday, May 1, instead of the regular Friday timeslot. This is due to a particular video editor and his need to take a vacation. We appreciate your patience and look forward to continuing the series review! 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 podcast@gameinformer.com or reach out on Discord as we want to know what you think.