52 episodes

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.

    MinnMax's Anniversary, Amnesia, Jackbox Party Pack 7 Review

    MinnMax's Anniversary, Amnesia, Jackbox Party Pack 7 Review

    Thanks to your support, MinnMax has been around for one full year! On this special episode, Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, Suriel Vazquez, and Jeff Marchiafava talk about the origins of MinnMax, JeffM shares some big personal news, and we also talk about Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit on the Nintendo Switch. Then Leo Vader joins us to talk about the new horror game Amnesia: Rebirth and to review Jackbox Party Pack 7. 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

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:00:48 - JeffM's baby talk

    00:14:16 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

    00:18:57 - Hades

    00:22:52 - Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

    00:30:50 - PS5 UI and Xbox/Bethesda News

    00:36:19 - Photosynthesis

    00:38:24 - Amnesia: Rebirth

    00:46:37 - Jackbox Party Pack 7

    00:57:50 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    00:59:36 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:02:10 - Community questions

    02:19:45 - Get A Load Of This

    Leo's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPVnx3IJWVA

    Suriel's GALOT - https://twitter.com/TitlesInMedia

    Hanson's GALOT - https://www.engadget.com/amp/microsoft-gamestop-digital-revenue-xbox-072221226.html

    Kyle's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l81u-oSIAp4

    Community GALOT - https://www.npr.org/2020/10/17/924581553/make-love-not-war-five-years-of-undertale

    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

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

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

    Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    The BAM! Box

    Iam8bit

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Zachary Pligge

    Rebekah Lang

    BeatenDownBrian

    Bryan with a Y

    Captainstubs1

    mark seliga

    Jawarhello

    Ludwig Roque

    Andrew vala

    jesse vitelli

    SaMiami83

    Thomas Hoster

    Ssnake24

    Yarrow

    William Garcia

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Richard Smuts

    Spider_Dan

    Alex Payne

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Jt Fels

    Steve Bamdad

    Kris

    • 2 hrs 31 min
    Cyberpunk 2077, Miles Morales, Xbox / PlayStation 5 Launch Games

    Cyberpunk 2077, Miles Morales, Xbox / PlayStation 5 Launch Games

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode Ben Hanson, Leo Vader, and Suriel Vazquez are joined by GameSpot's video producer Jake Dekker (@jacobdekk) to walk through the launch of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 and our most-anticipated games like Insomniac's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, and more. Then we learn about the backstory and history of the world of Cyberpunk to get ready for CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077. 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

    It's a bit ahead of schedule but here's a link for our next charity drive in conjunction with our upcoming documentary on The Oregon Trail! https://www.givemn.org/oregontrail

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:04:10 - The Deepest Dive on The Thing

    00:04:53 - Announcing MinnMax's next charity drive

    00:06:02 - Next-gen start-up sounds

    00:12:29 - Demon's Souls

    00:13:31 - Astro's Playroom

    00:14:44 - Yakuza: Like A Dragon

    00:16:41 - Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

    00:19:39 - Destiny 2: Beyond Light

    00:20:41 - Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

    00:25:04 - Sackboy: A Big Adventure

    00:26:32 - Assassin's Creed Valhalla

    00:34:56 - Mortal Kombat 11

    00:37:21 - Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

    00:38:42 - Fuser

    00:41:03 - Bugsnax

    00:42:37 - Cyberpunk 2077

    01:02:57 - Streets of Kamurocho

    01:03:46 - VRChat/Defending VR

    01:19:31 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:21:05 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:22:29 - Community questions

    02:19:43 - Get A Load Of This

    Leo's GALOT - https://twitter.com/right_movies/status/1313033159035023360?s=20

    Suriel's GALOT - https://twitter.com/pjayevans/status/1315790282810564608

    Hanson's GALOT - https://www.constantpodcast.com/episodes/the-foolkiller-pt-1-tears-falling-from-the-sky

    Community GALOT - https://i.redd.it/a19xjqootws51.png

    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
    Follow us on Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/minnmaxshow
    Please support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax
    The BAM! Box

    Iam8bit

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Zachary Pligge

    Rebekah Lang

    BeatenDownBrian

    Bryan with a Y

    Captainstubs1

    mark seliga

    Jawarhello

    Ludwig Roque

    Andrew vala

    jesse vitelli

    SaMiami83

    Thomas Hoster

    Ssnake24

    Yarrow

    William Garcia

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Richard Smuts

    Spider_Dan

    Alex Payne

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Jt Fels

    Steve Bamdad

    Kris

    • 2 hrs 31 min
    Watch Dogs: Legion, Crash Bandicoot 4, Phasmophobia

    Watch Dogs: Legion, Crash Bandicoot 4, Phasmophobia

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's show, Ben Hanson, Leo Vader, Kyle Hilliard, and Suriel Vazquez talk about Ubisoft's Watch Dogs: Legion, check our hype levels for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, rave about Crash Bandicoot 4, unpack the unbelievable work from Sakurai in putting Minecraft in Smash, and a whole lot more. Then we're joined by the great Sarah Podzorski to answer questions from 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 follow Sarah on Twitch here - https://www.twitch.tv/sarahpodz

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:01:29 - Super Mario 64

    00:03:08 - Announcing the next Deepest Dive

    00:07:00 - Watch Dogs: Legion

    00:16:47 - Next-gen hype

    00:25:58 - Crash Bandicoot 4

    00:36:56 - Star Wars: Squadrons

    00:43:07 - Baldur's Gate 3

    00:45:11 - Minecraft in Smash

    00:54:20 - Phasmophobia

    01:01:41 - Mafia: Definitive Edition

    01:07:25 - Solitaire Conspiracy

    01:09:55 - Mario's Super Picross

    01:13:40 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:14:49 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:17:06 - Community questions

    02:07:17 - Get A Load Of This

    Sarah's GALOT - https://twitter.com/IGN/status/1313924671859879937?s=20

    Suriel's GALOT - https://twitter.com/TheUltiMarioFan/status/1313621810529947648

    Hanson's GALOT - https://twitter.com/johntv/status/1312701456374358016?s=20

    Kyle's GALOT - https://www.tptoriginals.org/king-kong-minnesota-population-mario/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=ad-tpt&utm_content=king-kong-minnesota-population-mario&fbclid=IwAR2x4fYU_KUxuOuUAcc3KqdFvJdi_MpPBooUcxmkkvEUvzfE1qkPUyga19o

    Community GALOT - https://twitter.com/thexpaw/status/1313465359211659264?s=21

    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

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

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

    Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    The BAM! Box

    Iam8bit

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Zachary Pligge

    Rebekah Lang

    BeatenDownBrian

    Bryan with a Y

    Captainstubs1

    mark seliga

    Jawarhello

    Ludwig Roque

    Andrew vala

    jesse vitelli

    SaMiami83

    Thomas Hoster

    Ssnake24

    Yarrow

    William Garcia

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Richard Smuts

    Spider_Dan

    Alex Payne

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Jt Fels

    Steve Bamdad

    Kris

    • 2 hrs 21 min
    10 Games We Need To Exist, Among Us, Best Roguelikes Of All Time

    10 Games We Need To Exist, Among Us, Best Roguelikes Of All Time

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Leo Vader, and Ana Diaz are joined by former Game Informer intern and freelancer Jill Grodt (@Finruin) to talk about Genshin Impact, Among Us, and then break down the ten games that need to exist in the game industry like Silent Hills, a Mass Effect remaster, and another 2D Metroid. Hot off the heels of Hades' success, we then run down the community's ranking of the top 10 greatest roguelikes of all time. 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

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:02:41 - Genshin Impact

    00:09:22 - Among Us

    00:16:36 - 10 Games We Need To Exist

    00:44:09 - The 10 Best Roguelikes Of All Time

    00:55:26 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    00:58:11 - Thanking iam8bit

    00:59:50 - Community questions

    01:58:06 - Get A Load Of This

    Ana Diaz's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOucVPW4he4

    Leo's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl7w80_TquA

    Hanson's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI2IPeocbAA

    Jill Grodt's GALOT - https://twitter.com/blaseball

    Community GALOT - https://twitter.com/grantkirkhope/status/1311027085238964224

    Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax
    The BAM! Box

    Rob Hudak (aka Rook)

    Iam8bit

    Jawarhello

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Tyler Thorney

    Zachary Pligge

    Rebekah Lang

    BeatenDownBrian

    Bryan with a Y

    IanTClark

    mark seliga

    Captainstubs1

    Ludwig Roque

    Andrew vala

    Kris

    jesse vitelli

    Thomas Hoster

    Ssnake24

    Yarrow

    William Garcia

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Richard Smuts

    Jt Fels

    Spider_Dan

    Steve Bamdad

    Alex Payne

    • 2 hrs 13 min
    Microsoft Buys Bethesda, Next-Gen Chaos, Hades

    Microsoft Buys Bethesda, Next-Gen Chaos, Hades

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Jeff Marchiafava, and Suriel Vazquez are joined by YouTube essay extraordinaire Jacob Geller to talk about his upcoming charity stream and the wild news that Bethesda has been fully purchased by Microsoft. We also wade through the pre-order and exclusivity confusion surrounding the PlayStation and Xbox Series X. Then we're joined by the great Mary Kish from Twitch to rave about Hades with our review of Supergiant's new game and answer community questions submitted on Patreon alongside Ana Diaz! You can win a prize from iam8bit and help make the show better by supporting us on Patreon and leaving a question! https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Check out Jacob's YouTube channel here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeTfBygNb1TahcNpZyELO8g

    Follow Mary Kish on Twitch! https://www.twitch.tv/merrykish

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:02:19 - Jacob Geller's charity drive

    00:04:46 - Microsoft buys Bethesda

    00:35:32 - Pre-order mayhem

    00:42:33 - Demon's Souls

    00:44:36 - Final Fantasy XVI

    00:50:47 - God of War "Ragnarok"

    00:56:01 - Welcoming Mary Kish

    01:00:11 - Hades

    01:16:28 - Super Mario 3D All-Stars

    01:20:44 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:23:15 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:25:37 - Community questions

    02:09:45 - Get A Load Of This

    Mary's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPQK0cW5NUU

    Suriel's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlAAzp6gdjs&ab_channel=PNDK%26M

    Hanson's GALOT - https://www.constantpodcast.com/

    Ana's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFYAXsa7pe8

    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

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

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

    Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax
    The BAM! Box

    Rob Hudak (aka Rook)

    Iam8bit

    Jawarhello

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Tyler Thorney

    Zachary Pligge

    Rebekah Lang

    BeatenDownBrian

    Bryan with a Y

    IanTClark

    mark seliga

    Captainstubs1

    Ludwig Roque

    Andrew vala

    Kris

    jesse vitelli

    Thomas Hoster

    Ssnake24

    Yarrow

    William Garcia

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Richard Smuts

    Jt Fels

    Spider_Dan

    Steve Bamdad

    Alex Payne

    • 2 hrs 17 min
    PlayStation 5 Launch Details, God Of War "Ragnarok", Final Fantasy XVI

    PlayStation 5 Launch Details, God Of War "Ragnarok", Final Fantasy XVI

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Jeff Marchiafava, Suriel Vazquez, and Leo Vader break down the exciting and confusing news about the launch of the PlayStation 5 as it happens. We talk about the new Harry Potter game, Spider-Man: Miles Morales also being available on the PlayStation 4, the tease of the next God of War from Sony Santa Monica, and a whole lot more. Then we talk about Spelunky 2, Crash Bandicoot 4, and the oddball Switch RPG Moon. 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

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:01:02 - The Deepest Dive on Super Mario 64

    00:01:52 - The PlayStation 5 Showcase

    00:02:12 - Hogwarts Legacy

    00:10:43 - Spider-Man: Miles Morales

    00:14:15 - God of War "Ragnarok"

    00:16:10 - PlayStation Plus Collection

    00:17:44 - Final Fantasy XVI

    00:24:51 - Console war update with Microsoft and Nintendo

    00:27:59 - Spelunky 2

    00:38:51 - Crash Bandicoot 4

    00:46:14 - Immortals: Fenyx Rising

    00:49:14 - Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake

    00:52:01 - Moon

    00:59:48 - Watch Dogs Legion/Splinter Cell VR

    01:03:05 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:05:12 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:07:15 - Community questions

    02:00:27 - Get A Load Of This

    JeffM's GALOT - https://www.popularmechanics.com/space/rockets/a33917439/emdrive-wont-die/

    Suriel's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srZdDAJbHfc&ab_channel=UNDERTALEOfficial

    Hanson's GALOT - https://www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/akzpz5/a-chat-room-for-age-of-empires-ii-animals-only

    Leo's GALOT - https://imgur.com/hnTHP4O

    Community GALOT - https://www.polygon.com/2020/9/15/21438352/crusader-kings-terrible-son-heir-player-story

    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

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

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

    Thanks to the following Patreon supporters for their generous support of MinnMax at the $50 tier! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    The BAM! Box

    Rob Hudak (aka Rook)

    Iam8bit

    Jawarhello

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Tyler Thorney

    Zachary Pligge

    Rebekah Lang

    BeatenDownBrian

    Bryan with a Y

    IanTClark

    mark seliga

    Captainstubs1

    Ludwig Roque

    Andrew vala

    Kris

    jesse vitelli

    Thomas Hoster

    Ssnake24

    Yarrow

    William Garcia

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Richard Smuts

    Jt Fels

    Spider_Dan

    Steve Bamdad

    Alex Payne

    • 2 hrs 10 min

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