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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.

    Halo Series Episode 9 + Season 1 Review

    Halo Series Episode 9 + Season 1 Review

    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

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

    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), Kimberley 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

    01:39:04 - 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

    Halo Series Episode 8 Review - Discussing THAT Master Chief Scene

    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

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

    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?

    Halo Series Episode 7 Review - Worst Episode Yet?

    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

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

    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

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