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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 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.

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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 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.

    Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree Impressions, Zelda, Metroid, And Lots More Nintendo | GI Show

    Elden Ring: Shadow Of The Erdtree Impressions, Zelda, Metroid, And Lots More Nintendo | GI Show

    This week on The Game Informer Show, we share our spoiler-free impressions of Elden Ring's DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree. We gave the expansion a 9.75 in our review. We also dive into Nintendo's impressive Summer Direct showcase and chat about the first mainline Zelda game where Zelda is the protagonist, Metroid Prime 4: Beyond, Mario & Luigi: Brothership, and just about everything else revealed during the show. Thanks for watching or listening!


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    Follow us on social media: Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), 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 us 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.


    Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. 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 BioWare-focused podcast. 

    The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:04:56 - Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC

    00:31:26 - June 2024 Nintendo Direct

    01:24:30 - Housekeeping

    Our Favorite Games Of Summer Game Fest 2024 | GI Show

    Our Favorite Games Of Summer Game Fest 2024 | GI Show

    In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, our boots-on-the-ground crew returns from Los Angeles to discuss their favorite games from Summer Game Fest, Ubisoft Forward, the Xbox Games Showcase, and orbiting events. 


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    Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), 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 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.


    Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. 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 BioWare-focused podcast. 

    The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:

    00:00:00 - Intro


    00:01:52 - Summer Game Fest 2024 Deep Dive


    01:47:06 - Housekeeping

    Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Preview And SGF Predictions | GI Show

    Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Preview And SGF Predictions | GI Show

    In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, returning guest Eric Van Allen joins us to discuss playing Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree for three hours, our predictions for this weekend's Summer Game Fest, and several new non-AAA games worth playing: Hauntii, Wild Bastards, and Nine Sols.


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    Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard), Eric Van Allen (@Seamoosi)


    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 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.


    Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. 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 BioWare-focused podcast. 

    The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:

    00:00:00 - Intro


    00:02:35 - Eric Van Allen Introduction


    00:06:19 - Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree Preview


    00:29:12 - Hauntii


    00:40:24 - Wild Bastards


    00:49:36 - Nine Sols


    00:59:06 - Summer Game Fest Predictions


    01:32:45 - Housekeeping

    Quest Master And The Future Of Movie Game Adaptations | GI Show

    Quest Master And The Future Of Movie Game Adaptations | GI Show

    In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we played the "build your own Zelda" dungeon maker Quest Master, dived into Fortnite's new season of content (including Fallout), and revisited this year's remake of Mario vs. Donkey Kong. We also chatted about our love of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga and reminisced about the 2015 Mad Max game, kicking off a discussion about the future of movie tie-in titles.


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    Follow us on social media: 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 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.


    Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. 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 BioWare-focused podcast. 

    The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:06:50 - Quest Master Early Access

    00:22:12 - Fortnite Chapter 5 Season 3

    00:36:41 - Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2024)

    00:44:29 - Mad Max

    01:01:16 - Movie Tie-in Video Games

    01:18:08 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions

    01:42:23 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)

    Hellblade II, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Reviews, Exploring Manor Lords | GI Show

    Hellblade II, Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Reviews, Exploring Manor Lords | GI Show

    In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we unpack our reviews of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II and the "more than a remaster but not quite a remake" of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door. We also share our first foray into the hit early access city-builder, Manor Lords, and give our impressions of exciting new indies such as Hauntii, Duck Detective: The Secret Salami, Baladins, and 1000xResist. 


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    Follow us on social media: 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 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.


    Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. 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 BioWare-focused podcast. 

    The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:03:17 - Senua's Saga: Hellblade II Review

    00:30:44 - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Review

    00:44:45 - Manor Lords

    01:06:03 - Duck Detective: The Secret Salami

    01:10:34 - Baladins

    01:14:40 - 1000xResist

    01:16:51 - Hauntii

    01:21:01 - Lorelei and the Laser Eyes

    01:25:37 - Housekeeping and Listener Questions

     01:48:21 - The Lunch Break: Like A Dance Break but with Lunch (Working Title)

    The Best Games You Missed In May (So Far) | GI Show

    The Best Games You Missed In May (So Far) | GI Show

    In this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss several of the best indie games you might've missed amidst this month's releases. Specifically, we discuss Animal Well's mysteries, revisiting Hades I, Lorelai and the Laser Eyes, Paper Trail, With My Past, Indika, and Killer Klowns from Outer Space. 


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    Follow us on social media: Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Wesley LeBlanc (@LeBlancWes), Charlie Wacholz (@chas_mke)


    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 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.


    Matt Storm, the freelance audio editor for The Game Informer Show, edited this episode. 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 BioWare-focused podcast. 

    The Game Informer Show – Podcast Timestamps:

    00:00:00 - Intro


    00:05:05 - Animal Well


    00:18:16 - Hades


    00:29:33 - Lorelei and the Laser Eyes


    00:38:32 - Paper Trail


    00:50:12 - Endless Ocean Luminous


    01:01:29 - With My Past Review


    01:11:14 - Indika Review


    01:24:44 - Killer Klowns from Outer Space


    01:31:52 - Housekeeping

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Crash Chords ,

Long time reader, brand new listener.

Love the show so much! I’ve only been listening for the last 3 or 4 months but I love the energy and even thou there is a lot of change I’m a long time fan of Alex Van Aken and I know the show is in good hands. Keep up the excellent work! Love the articles and videos from the team too! Cheers! -Matt aka Stormageddon

fulltilted ,

Constant virtual signaling

How has this show gone so downhill. Uninformed political driven drivel.
Complain incessantly about Twitter. You would think people in the media would appreciate free speech. Stop constantly whining as it is embarrassingly drab.

tbond22 ,

Game Informer Physical Subscription

Thank you for offering a physical subscription of the magazine outside of GS. Can’t stand that company and their horrible customer service. Signed up for a two year subscription as soon as I heard about it on the podcast. Was disappointed when I could only get digital through the GS subscription I had. Glad I am finally done with that and GS. Now I can get a physical copy directly from GI and never have to deal with GS again. It’s obvious they will be out of business soon. Good riddance when that day comes. Also like the gift subscription option. Will be getting that for some people I know.

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