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Released every Thursday, The MinnMax Show features former Game Informer employees and beyond talking about the week's most exciting games or game industry news before reading feedback from the Patreon community found at patreon.com/minnmax.

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Released every Thursday, The MinnMax Show features former Game Informer employees and beyond talking about the week's most exciting games or game industry news before reading feedback from the Patreon community found at patreon.com/minnmax.

    Our GOTY So Far, Gotham Knights, Animal Crossing's Big Update

    Our GOTY So Far, Gotham Knights, Animal Crossing's Big Update

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show podcast! On this week's show, Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, Janet Garcia, and Jeff Marchiafava recap all of the big DC news from over the weekend and talk about the Court of Owls in Gotham Knights before unpacking the new game from the creator of Deadly Premonition. Then Sarah Podzorski joins us to celebrate a gigantic update coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We also answer a ton of great community questions!

    Help MinnMax reach its goal on Patreon by supporting us on our 2nd anniversary, $2 for 2 years! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    We're giving away The Deepest Dive on Final Fantasy VII Remake for free in the feed of our music podcast CrossFade! https://apple.co/3kWBb5K

    Watch and share the video version right here - https://youtu.be/D6n4f40OuDw

    Here’s who’s on the podcast today!

    Ben Hanson - https://twitter.com/yozetty

    Kyle Hilliard - https://twitter.com/kylemhilliard

    Jeff Marchiafava - https://twitter.com/gijeffm

    Leo Vader - https://twitter.com/leovader

    Janet Garcia - https://twitter.com/gameonysus

    Sarah Podzorski - https://twitter.com/sarahpodz

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    https://bit.ly/fixturegaming

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    Fatal X Blade on YouTube - https://bit.ly/3jTfl4C

    Synced Up Podcast - https://bit.ly/3032oih

    To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below...

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:01:58 - Community Kickoff

    00:06:23 - DC Fandome Recap

    00:09:37 - Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

    00:12:59 - Gotham Knights

    00:18:01 - The Good Life

    00:23:45 - Unsighted

    00:34:38 - Assassin’s Creed Discovery Tour: Viking Age

    00:41:33 - The Outer Wilds DLC

    00:44:06 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons' big update

    00:58:28 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:00:47 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:01:50 - Community questions

    01:06:19 - Our Game of the Year picks so far

    01:09:38 - More community questions

    01:34:47 - Get A Load Of This

    JeffM's GALOT - https://shop.asmodee.com/ticket-to-ride-5-play-pink-do7264

    Sarah's GALOT - https://www.polygon.com/22726403/twisted-wonderland-disney-plus-anime-adaptation-mobile-game

    Hanson's GALOT - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/my-ely-story/id1543638163

    Janet's GALOT - https://www.vox.com/the-goods/22734620/fictional-influencers-fourfront-fake-tiktokers

    Community GALOT - https://www.cnet.com/news/this-lord-of-the-rings-app-is-the-only-thing-getting-me-to-exercise/

    Follow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshow

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/minnmax

    Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Buy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merch

    Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshow

    Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/minnmaxshow

    Go behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshow

    Join the Thank You Crew over on Patreon to add your name to this list! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Synced Up Podcast

    Timmy Tie Oh No

    Fixture Gaming Fixture S1

    Iam8bit

    Zachary Pligge

    Ludwig Roque

    Bryan with a Y

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    PrettyGoodPrinting.com

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    John Higby

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Conner McCabe

    Drew Waranis

    Dan Villone

    Steve Bamdad

    Purebrednumber6

    Clemens Zobel

    Ted Ryser

    Starkiller

    Spider_Dan

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    GeneralNadine99

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Metroid Dread Review, Riders Republic, Maddy Myers & Mike Drucker

    Metroid Dread Review, Riders Republic, Maddy Myers & Mike Drucker

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show podcast, everybody! On today's episode, we're joined by YouTube essayist Jacob Geller, Polygon's Maddy Myers, and comedian/former Nintendo writer Mike Drucker to unpack everything great about Metroid Dread on the Nintendo Switch. If you're wondering what the cohorts think of the game, don't miss The Deepest Dive on Metroid Dread! Then we're joined by Leo Vader to talk about Ubisoft's Riders Republic, some VR games, and then we answer questions submitted on Patreon by the community and award the iam8bit question of the week! You can win a prize and help make the show better by supporting us on Patreon and leaving a question!

    MinnMax's 2nd anniversary is coming up on October 24th. If you've thought any of our content is worth $2 over the last two years, then please help us hit our goal by jumping in on Patreon at the $2 tier. 2 for 2, baby! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Follow Maddy Myers here - https://twitter.com/midimyers

    Follow Mike Drucker here - https://twitter.com/MikeDrucker

    Check out Jacob Geller's YouTube essays here - https://bit.ly/2Vs3ezl

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    https://fixturegaming.com/

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    Synced Up Podcast - https://bit.ly/3032oih

    To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below...

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:04:28 - Community Kickoff

    00:08:58 - Metroid Dread

    00:38:37 - Riders Republic

    00:43:06 - Jackbox Party Pack 8

    00:44:56 - GameDec

    00:48:35 - Lone Echo 2

    00:55:24 - Blaston

    00:57:38 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    00:59:35 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:00:37 - Community questions

    01:34:33 - Get A Load Of This

    Jacob Geller's GALOT - https://youtu.be/-npBhhBBs04

    Leo's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zYT5hQR4Q4

    Hanson's GALOT - https://twitter.com/noobde/status/1447966875523162121?s=20

    Community GALOT - https://youtu.be/Sgu8u0oxJEI

    Follow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshow

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/minnmax

    Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Buy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merch

    Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshow

    Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/minnmaxshow

    Go behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshow

    Join the Thank You Crew over on Patreon to add your name to this list! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Synced Up Podcast

    Timmy Tie Oh No

    Fixture Gaming Fixture S1

    Iam8bit

    Zachary Pligge

    Ludwig Roque

    Bryan with a Y

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    PrettyGoodPrinting.com

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    John Higby

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Conner McCabe

    Drew Waranis

    Dan Villone

    Steve Bamdad

    Purebrednumber6

    Clemens Zobel

    Ted Ryser

    Starkiller

    Spider_Dan

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    GeneralNadine99

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Halo Infinite, Far Cry 6 Review, Sora In Smash

    Halo Infinite, Far Cry 6 Review, Sora In Smash

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! This week's episode is a beast, with every MinnMax cohort jumping into the fray. We have Leo Vader, Janet Garcia, Kyle Hilliard, Jeff Marchiafava, and Ben Hanson out of the gate to share their thoughts on Ubisoft's Far Cry 6 and early access to Halo Infinite's multiplayer. Then Sarah Podzorski joins us to talk about the monumental collision of Kingdom Hearts and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate before we answer questions submitted on Patreon by the community and award the iam8bit question of the week! You can win a prize and help make the show better by supporting us on Patreon and leaving a question! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Watch the video version of The MinnMax Show - https://youtu.be/M-hSirRCMdI

    To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below...

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:03:01 - Community Kickoff

    00:07:33 - The Deepest Dive on Metroid Dread

    00:09:09 - Far Cry 6

    00:30:46 - Halo Infinite multiplayer

    00:39:30 - Hot Wheels Unleashed

    00:46:03 - Leo's scariest moment

    00:48:22 - Sora in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    01:04:14 - Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

    01:08:09 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:10:46 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:12:04 - Community questions

    01:59:31 - Get A Load Of This

    JeffM's GALOT - https://www.boredpanda.com/photo-retouching-before-and-after-1909/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic

    Janet's GALOT - https://blog.blackmilkclothing.com/legend-of-zelda/

    Hanson's GALOT - https://amp.theatlantic.com/amp/article/71217/

    Sarah Podzorski's GALOT - https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/10/universal-studios-japan-announces-a-partnership-with-the-pokemon-company

    Community GALOT - https://twitter.com/columbophile/status/1445563650110996485?t=kV-pXLO-Um3sEQ2ONo161g&s=19

    Follow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshow

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/minnmax

    Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Buy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merch

    Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshow

    Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/minnmaxshow

    Go behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshow

    Join the Thank You Crew over on Patreon to add your name to this list! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Synced Up Podcast

    Timmy Tie Oh No

    Fixture Gaming Fixture S1

    Iam8bit

    Zachary Pligge

    Ludwig Roque

    Bryan with a Y

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    PrettyGoodPrinting.com

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    John Higby

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Conner McCabe

    Drew Waranis

    Dan Villone

    Steve Bamdad

    Purebrednumber6

    Clemens Zobel

    Ted Ryser

    Starkiller

    Spider_Dan

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    GeneralNadine99

    • 2 hrs 10 min
    Nintendo Direct Reveals, Our New Cohort, Fall's Best Indie Games

    Nintendo Direct Reveals, Our New Cohort, Fall's Best Indie Games

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, and Janet Garcia are joined by Sarah Podzorski for a big announcement before we dive into games. We break down the Nintendo Direct and try to wrap our minds around Illumination's Mario movie with Chris Pratt, talk about the Director's Cut of Death Stranding on PS5 (Sony provided codes), and then talk about some great indie games to put on your radar. Then we're joined by Leo Vader to answer questions submitted on Patreon by the community and award the iam8bit question of the week! You can win a prize and help make the show better by supporting us on Patreon and leaving a question! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Watch the video version of The MinnMax Show here - https://youtu.be/OTRu-NeA7II

    Follow Sarah on Twitter here - https://twitter.com/sarahpodz

    Or you can follow Sarah on Twitch here - https://www.twitch.tv/sarahpodz

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    https://fixturegaming.com

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    Fatal X Blade on YouTube - https://bit.ly/3jTfl4C

    To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below...

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:00:41 - Revealing MinnMax's new cohort!

    00:02:28 - Community Kickoff

    00:08:51 - Nintendo Direct recap

    00:13:49 - Dissecting Illumination's Mario movie

    00:26:48 - Kirby/Bayonetta 3/N64 on Switch

    00:28:41 - Death Stranding: Director's Cut

    00:36:50 - Eastward

    00:43:09 - Toem

    00:45:28 - Sable

    00:47:58 - Gas Station Simulator

    00:50:18 - Life is Strange: True Colors

    00:56:55 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    00:58:42 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:00:20 - Community questions

    01:45:24 - Get A Load Of This

    Leo's GALOT - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aaqib/light-pong-game?ref=f2rmrs

    Sarah's GALOT - https://store.steampowered.com/app/1179300/Quicken_WillMaker__Trust_2020/

    Hanson's GALOT - https://venturebeat.com/2021/09/29/why-the-initiative-hired-crystal-dynamics-to-help-with-perfect-dark/

    Janet's GALOT - https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMR7TAeCg/

    Community GALOT - https://twitter.com/The_Katbot/status/1443250263117107201?s=20

    Follow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshow

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/minnmax

    Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Buy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merch

    Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshow

    Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/minnmaxshow

    Go behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshow

    Join the Thank You Crew over on Patreon to add your name to this list! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Fixture Gaming’s Fixture S1

    Fatal X Blade YouTube

    iam8bit

    Ludwig Roque

    Zachary Pligge

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    Prettygoodprinting.com

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    John Higby

    Call Me By Your Game Podcast

    Clint Farley

    Drew Waranis

    Dan Villone

    Ted Ryser

    Steve Bamdad

    Purebrednumber6

    Clemens Zobel

    Starkiller

    Kris

    Spider_Dan

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Tomas

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Kena: Bridge Of Spirits, Deathloop's PvP, Age Of Empires IV

    Kena: Bridge Of Spirits, Deathloop's PvP, Age Of Empires IV

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show, everybody! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Leo Vader, and Janet Garcia are joined by Jacob Geller to talk about the throwback thrills of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Age of Empires IV, and our evolving thoughts on Deathloop. Then we answer questions submitted on Patreon by the community and award the iam8bit question of the week! You can win a prize and help make the show better by supporting us on Patreon and leaving a question! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    You can watch the video version of The MinnMax Show here - https://youtu.be/v569Vk0hFaI

    Follow Jacob Geller on Twitch and get ready for his 24-hour charity stream on Saturday! https://www.twitch.tv/jacobgeller

    Or you can check out Jacob Geller's YouTube essays here - https://bit.ly/2Vs3ezl

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    https://fixturegaming.com/

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    Fatal X Blade on YouTube - https://bit.ly/3jTfl4C

    To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below...

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:02:05 - Community Kickoff

    00:06:53 - Kena: Bridge of Spirits

    00:20:29 - Deathloop

    00:37:16 - Severed Steel

    00:43:25 - Age of Empires IV

    00:49:21 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    00:52:47 - Thanking iam8bit

    00:54:02 - Community questions

    01:48:06 - Get A Load Of This

    Jacob's GALOT - https://www.twitch.tv/jacobgeller

    Janet's GALOT - https://smileshop.scrubdaddy.com/product/scrub-daddy-halloween-shapes/

    Hanson's GALOT - https://variety.com/2021/film/news/star-wars-marcia-lucas-kathleen-kennedy-jj-abrams-1235069465/

    Kyle's GALOT -  https://twitter.com/bradbirda113/status/1228851110690975745

    Community GALOT - https://gamerant.com/gas-station-simulator-outselling-deathloop-steam/

    Follow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshow

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/minnmax

    Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Buy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merch

    Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshow

    Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/minnmaxshow

    Go behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshow

    Join the Thank You Crew over on Patreon to add your name to this list! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Fixture Gaming’s Fixture S1

    Fatal X Blade YouTube

    iam8bit

    Ludwig Roque

    Zachary Pligge

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    Prettygoodprinting.com

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    John Higby

    Call Me By Your Game Podcast

    Clint Farley

    Drew Waranis

    Dan Villone

    Ted Ryser

    Steve Bamdad

    Purebrednumber6

    Clemens Zobel

    Starkiller

    Kris

    Spider_Dan

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Tomas

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Deathloop Review, WarioWare, Tales of Arise

    Deathloop Review, WarioWare, Tales of Arise

    MinnMax's Ben Hanson, Janet Garcia, Kyle Hilliard, and co-director of the Video Game History Foundation Kelsey Lewin talk about Arkane Lyon's Deathloop, the joys of WarioWare: Get It Together on the Nintendo Switch, and the triumph of Tales of Arise. Then Jeff Marchiafava joins the podcast to answer questions submitted on Patreon by the community and award the iam8bit question of the week! You can win a prize and help make the show better by supporting us on Patreon and leaving a question! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Watch the video version of The MinnMax Show here - https://youtu.be/rbSurNUWves

    Follow Kelsey on Twitter - https://twitter.com/kelslewin

    Support her work at the Video Game History Foundation - https://gamehistory.org/

    Vote for Janet to win an award! https://twitter.com/Gameonysus/status/1437484894477688834

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    https://fixturegaming.com

    Fatal X Blade on YouTube - https://bit.ly/3jTfl4C

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    To jump to a particular discussion, check out the timestamps below...

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:06:14 - Community kickoff

    00:10:02 - IGN and Gamespot's perfect 10s

    00:13:56 - Deathloop

    00:35:02 - WarioWare: Get It Together

    00:46:06 - Tales of Arise

    01:06:10 - Life is Strange: True Colors

    01:10:21 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:12:52 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:14:34 - Community questions

    01:58:36 - Get A Load Of This

    JeffM's GALOT - https://www.pcgamer.com/please-enjoy-discord-while-its-still-good/

    Janet's GALOT - https://twitter.com/frasier_looking

    Hanson's GALOT - https://twitter.com/bruce_straley/status/1434257945835892737

    Kelsey's GALOT - https://animalcrossingdiaries.thenvm.org/

    Community GALOT - https://cnn.it/3zcY3F1

    Follow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshow

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/minnmax

    Please support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Buy MinnMax merch here - https://minnmax.com/merch

    Follow us on Twitter - https://twitter.com/minnmaxshow

    Go behind the scenes on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/minnmaxshow

    Join the Thank You Crew over on Patreon to add your name to this list! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Fixture Gaming’s Fixture S1

    Fatal X Blade YouTube

    iam8bit

    Ludwig Roque

    Zachary Pligge

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    Prettygoodprinting.com

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    John Higby

    Call Me By Your Game Podcast

    Clint Farley

    Drew Waranis

    Dan Villone

    Ted Ryser

    Steve Bamdad

    Purebrednumber6

    Clemens Zobel

    Starkiller

    Kris

    Spider_Dan

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Tomas

    • 2 hrs 8 min

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