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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.

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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.

    Most Underrated Games of 2021 | GI Show

    Most Underrated Games of 2021 | GI Show

    The Game Informer Show is back, and we're discussing some of the best games of the year that may have not gotten the spotlight they deserve. We chat about Inscryption, Before Your Eyes, and so much more with special guest Ty Galiz-Rowe, editor-in-chief at Uppercut, a video game site focused on insightful features, articles, and reviews from people that come from marginalized groups. As always, we end the show with another fun round of listener questions as we wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving!


    Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Jill Grodt (@Finruin), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Ty Galiz-Rowe (@owoathkeeper)


    The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.



    This episode is sponsored by GeForce NOW, NVIDIA's cloud gaming service that transforms nearly any laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone into a powerful PC gaming rig. With the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership, you can upgrade nearly any device to a GeForce RTX 3080 powered gaming machine, unlocking up to 1440p, 120FPS, and 4K HDR. Pre-order a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership for the best cloud gaming experience at GeForceNOW.com. 


    Every Thursday, GeForce NOW adds support for more games! Check out the GFN Thursday blog to learn more. 




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


    00:01:05 – Introduction


    00:01:05 – Special Guest Ty Galiz-Rowe (Uppercut, Upcomer)


    00:12:00 – Most Underrated Games of 2021 


    02:01:15 – Housekeeping


    02:07:46 – Listener Emails

    Halo Infinite Multiplayer Surprise Release And Dying Light 2 Hands-On Impressions | GI Show

    Halo Infinite Multiplayer Surprise Release And Dying Light 2 Hands-On Impressions | GI Show

    Another week, another packed episode of The Game Informer Show! This time around, we're giving you our hands-on impressions of Halo Infinite's surprise multiplayer release, Dying Light 2 Stay Human, and John Carson is here to give his review of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! That's not at all, as we're also recapping Xbox's huge 20th Anniversary stream and getting playful in this edition of listener questions!


    Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), John Carson (@John_Carson), and Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves)


    The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.



    This episode is sponsored by GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service that transforms nearly any laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone into a powerful PC gaming rig. With the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership you can upgrade nearly any device to a GeForce RTX 3080 powered gaming machine, unlocking up to 1440p, 120FPS, and 4K HDR. Pre-order a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership for the best cloud gaming experience at GeForceNOW.com. 


    Every Thursday, GeForce NOW adds support for more games! Check out the GFN Thursday blog to learn more. 




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


    00:01:05 – Introduction

    00:03:09 – Xbox 20th Anniversary Stream Recap

    00:16:53 – Halo Infinite Multiplayer

    00:41:47 – Dying Light 2 Stay Human Preview Impressions

    00:53:48 – Pokémon Brilliant Diamond Review

    01:13:53 – Housekeeping

    01:18:21 – Listener Questions

    Halo Infinite Cover Reveal And Elden Ring Hands-On Impressions | GI Show

    Halo Infinite Cover Reveal And Elden Ring Hands-On Impressions | GI Show

    In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew unveils the latest game to grace the cover of our magazine, Halo Infinite and details our time spent seeing Xbox's flagship title in action. During The Playlist, Dan Tack raves about his nearly 15 hours playing Elden Ring ahead of this weekend's network test, Marcus shares his Bright Memory: Infinite review impressions and Van Aken shares his initial impressions of Battlefield 2042 fresh out of a three-day review event. Fair warning, we talk about the opening moments of the Halo Infinite campaign, so spoiler warning ahead of the section.


    Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Dan Tack (@dantack), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), 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.



    This episode is sponsored by GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service that transforms nearly any laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone into a powerful PC gaming rig. With the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership you can upgrade nearly any device to a GeForce RTX 3080 powered gaming machine, unlocking up to 1440p, 120FPS, and 4K HDR. Pre-order a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership for the best cloud gaming experience at GeForceNOW.com. 


    Every Thursday, GeForce NOW adds support for more games! Check out the GFN Thursday blog to learn more. 




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


    00:00:00 - Introduction

    00:03:45 - New Mass Effect Teaser Image

    00:15:02 - Halo Infinite Cover Story

    01:01:11 - Elden Ring Hands-On

    01:28:50 - Battlefield 2042 Review Impressions

    02:02:25 - Bright Memory Infinite

    02:17:28 - Housekeeping

    02:22:26 - Listener Emails

    Call Of Duty: Vanguard and Forza Horizon 5 Review Impressions | GI Show

    Call Of Duty: Vanguard and Forza Horizon 5 Review Impressions | GI Show

    In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew discusses the three pillars of Call Of Duty: Vanguard: multiplayer, zombies, and, unfortunately, a lackluster campaign. In a positive turn, we share our Forza Horizon 5 review impressions and talk about how the series continues to shine. Wesley and Jill join the Alexes to discuss the news of Uncharted's former Creative Director, Amy Hennig, working on a narrative-driven game in the Marvel universe. 


    Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Jill Grodt (@Finruin), Dan Tack (@dantack), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), 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.



    This episode is sponsored by GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service that transforms nearly any laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone into a powerful PC gaming rig. With the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership you can upgrade nearly any device to a GeForce RTX 3080 powered gaming machine, unlocking up to 1440p, 120FPS, and 4K HDR. Pre-order a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership for the best cloud gaming experience at GeForceNOW.com. 


    Every Thursday, GeForce NOW adds support for more games! Check out the GFN Thursday blog to learn more. 




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


    00:00:00 - Introduction

    00:03:36 - Amy Hennig's New Marvel Game

    00:24:37 - Call of Duty: Vanguard

    00:46:28 - Forza Horizon 5

    01:02:57 - Special Announcement

    01:07:07 - Shin Megami Tensei V Review Impressions

    01:32:57 - Riders Republic

    01:49:35 - Housekeeping

    01:53:45 - Listener Emails

    Darkest Dungeon 2, Shin Megami Tensei V, and Guardians of the Galaxy | GI Show

    Darkest Dungeon 2, Shin Megami Tensei V, and Guardians of the Galaxy | GI Show

    We're back with another exciting episode of The Game Informer Show! In a game-heavy episode, we're talking about our impressions of Darkest Dungeon 2, Shin Megami Tensei V, and our review of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy! On top of that, we also quickly discuss the highlights from Sony's latest State of Play, and end the show with a buck-wild entry of community questions.


    Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), and Dan Tack (@dantack)


    The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.



    This episode is sponsored by GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service that transforms nearly any laptop, desktop, tablet, and smartphone into a powerful PC gaming rig. With the new GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership you can upgrade nearly any device to a GeForce RTX 3080 powered gaming machine, unlocking up to 1440p, 120FPS and 4K HDR. Pre-order a GeForce NOW RTX 3080 Membership for the best cloud gaming experience at GeForceNOW.com. 


    Every Thursday, GeForce NOW adds support for more games! Check out the GFN Thursday blog to learn more. 




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


    00:00:00 – Introduction


    00:02:38 – Sony State of Play Highlights


    00:26:28 – Darkest Dungeon 2 Impressions


    00:41:24 – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Review


    00:53:49 – Shin Megami Tensei V


    01:12:30 – Ad Break


    01:14:00 – Housekeeping


    01:18:14 – Listener Emails

    Animal Crossing New Horizons DLC And What We Want From Gotham Knights | GI Show

    Animal Crossing New Horizons DLC And What We Want From Gotham Knights | GI Show

    On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, our latest hire, Wesley LeBlanc, joins the crew to discuss the announcement of Animal Crossing: New Horizon's upcoming Happy Home Paradise paid DLC, House of Ashes review impressions, as well as game announcements from the recent DC Fandome event. Specifically, we talk about what we want from Gotham Knights and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League.


    Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), 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 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 – Introduction

    00:02:41 – Wesley LeBlanc Intro

    00:10:33 – Animal Crossing DLC News

    00:23:36 – Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League

    00:40:55 – Gotham Knights

    00:50:37 – Sora In Smash Bros. Ultimate

    01:01:54 – Pokémon Unite

    01:03:17 – Dead By Daylight

    01:04:14 – Tetris Effect: Connected 

    01:07:30 – House of Ashes Review Impressions

    01:23:33 – Housekeeping

    01:29:22 – Listener Questions

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

Gil Punchstone ,

I miss Ben, but these guys are great!

Not enough Big man swag in your podcast? Ain’t not thaaang!

Keep up the good work GI crew!

Great round table discussions on my favourite past time, what these guys don’t know about vidja games don’t worth knowing!

TWIVG ,

Top Quality Game Informing

I’ve been listening for many years and I think the current hosts (Alex and Alex) are doing a fantastic job. The show has been through a bunch of iterations, but what we have now is a great combination of news, reviews and ideas for new games to play. The production value in the shows is top quality, and I am sure it’s only going to go from strength to strength. Keep up the great work, thank you.

Oasis and Coffee ,

My absolute favourite.

What a great podcast. Love the crew and the layout. Keep it up Benny!

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