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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.

The MinnMax Show MinnMax

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    • 4.8 • 667 Ratings

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.

    Dead Space Remake, Battlefield 2042, Death's Door

    Dead Space Remake, Battlefield 2042, Death's Door

    Episode Notes
    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Janet Garcia, Leo Vader, and Kyle Hilliard unpack the biggest news from EA Play 2021 like the Dead Space remake reveal and the new Portal mode for Battlefield 2042. We also talk about the excellent new indie game Death's Door and Leo regales us with his Survivor-esque adventures in Roblox. 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 here - https://youtu.be/vYwhbAyal70

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    http://bit.ly/FixtureGaming

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    Hello Hyrule Podcast - ](https://t.co/tCDKGP2pUz?amp=1)[https://spoti.fi/2VjReTZ

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:02:38 - EA Play 2021 recap

    00:05:02 - Dead Space remake

    00:18:44 - Aliens: Fireteam Elite

    00:24:32 - Battlefield 2042

    00:32:22 - Death's Door

    00:43:05 - Roblox Outlaster

    00:49:10 - Pokémon UNITE

    00:53:34 - Cris Tales

    00:57:05 - Tom Clancy's XDefiant

    01:02:50 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:05:05 - Community questions

    01:56:25 - Get A Load Of This

    Leo's GALOT - https://pomofocus.io/

    Janet's GALOT - https://www.theverge.com/tldr/2021/6/10/22528386/japanese-breakfast-the-sims-4-cottage-living-be-sweet-simlish

    Kyle's GALOT - https://www.vulture.com/2016/03/batman-superman-who-would-win.html

    Community GALOT - https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-17-2k-soft-launches-unannounced-xcom-legends-mobile-game

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

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    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

    Hello Hyrule Podcast

    Iam8bit

    Fixture Gaming

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    BeatenDownBrian

    Zachary Pligge

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    Prettygoodprinting.com

    Conner McCabe

    Ludwig Roque

    John Higby

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    Andrew vala

    Logan Krause

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Drew Waranis

    Clint Farley

    Spider_Dan

    Purebrednumber6

    Starkiller

    Steve Bamdad

    SlyckNic

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    • 2 hr 5 min
    Revisiting The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Revisiting The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Episode Notes
    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this episode of the podcast, we're joined by Zelda expert Rebecca Stone (@forestminish) to help unpack the new HD version of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. We talk about the game's development, divisive launch, and how Nintendo's improvements to the Switch version may change its reputation. Then we're joined by Janet Garcia and 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

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    http://bit.ly/FixtureGaming

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    Hello Hyrule Podcast - ](https://t.co/tCDKGP2pUz?amp=1)[https://spoti.fi/2VjReTZ

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:04:11 - Skyward Sword's original release

    00:17:53 - Our thoughts on Skyward Sword HD

    00:46:28 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    00:47:40 - Thanking iam8bit

    00:48:57 - Community questions

    01:36:35 - Get A Load Of This

    Rebecca's GALOT - https://www.amazon.com/Ask-Iwata-Wisdom-Nintendos-Legendary/dp/197472154X 

    Janet's GALOT - https://hypebeast.com/2021/7/drake-rents-dodger-stadium-private-dinner-date-info 

    Hanson's GALOT - https://twitter.com/its_whitney/status/1414061599007117315?s=20 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar7PAETdpCs 

    Leo's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94ZxsZ3B1fE

    Community GALOT - https://t.co/0NGglwhhDT

    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

    Hello Hyrule Podcast

    Iam8bit

    Fixture S1

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    BeatenDownBrian

    Zachary Pligge

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    Prettygoodprinting.com

    Conner McCabe

    Ludwig Roque

    John Higby

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    Andrew vala

    Logan Krause

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Drew Waranis

    Clint Farley

    Spider_Dan

    Purebrednumber6

    Starkiller

    Steve Bamdad

    SlyckNic

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Nintendo Switch OLED, Assassin's Creed Infinity, Chicory Interview

    Nintendo Switch OLED, Assassin's Creed Infinity, Chicory Interview

    Episode Notes
    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Janet Garcia, Kyle Hilliard, and Jeff Marchiafava try to wrap their minds about the big announcement of the Nintendo Switch OLED and how it is definitely not the long-rumored Switch Pro. Then we share our full impressions of Mario Golf: Super Rush and Ubisoft's confirmation of Assassin's Creed Infinity, their attempt to turn the series into a living world. After that, we're honored to be joined by the designer of Chicory: A Colorful Tale Greg Lobanov to talk about the Zelda-esque game's big launch and what it means for his future. 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

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    http://bit.ly/FixtureGaming

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    Hello Hyrule Podcast - https://spoti.fi/2VjReTZ

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:01:30 - The podcast rundown

    00:04:21 - Nintendo Switch OLED

    00:18:23 - Mario Golf: Super Rush

    00:26:40 - Assassin's Creed Infinity

    00:40:44 - Takelings House Party VR

    00:44:21 - Chicory's designer Greg Lobanov

    01:14:38 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:15:52 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:16:53 - Community questions

    01:45:31 - Get A Load Of This

    JeffM's GALOT - https://gizmodo.com/zuck-wishes-america-a-happy-birthday-in-the-most-cursed-1847229046

    Leo's GALOT - https://www.reddit.com/r/watch_dogs/comments/oeftjc/i_am_the_one_who_hacks_now_hopefully_i_can_find/

    Hanson's GALOT - https://www.todaysfamilymagazine.com/2021/01/18/343230/who-has-the-world-s-most-valuable-autograph-

    Janet's GALOT - https://www.tiktok.com/@graymckinley/video/6981872796381056262?_d=secCgYIASAHKAESMgo[…]utm_campaign=client_share&utm_medium=ios&utm_source=copy&_r=1

    Community GALOT - https://twitter.com/Sethrogen/status/1412145835228340225?s=20

    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

    Hello Hyrule Podcast

    Iam8bit

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    BeatenDownBrian

    Zachary Pligge

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    Prettygoodprinting.com

    Conner McCabe

    Ludwig Roque

    John Higby

    Chris Logan

    Andrew vala

    Logan Krause

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Drew Waranis

    Clint Farley

    Spider_Dan

    Purebrednumber6

    Starkiller

    Steve Bamdad

    SlyckNic

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Our Favorite Game Boy Advance Games

    Our Favorite Game Boy Advance Games

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Janet Garcia, Kyle Hilliard, and Suriel Vazquez talk about Scarlet Nexus and Mario Golf: Super Rush before going back in time and celebrating the best games on the GameBoy Advance. We each run down our three favorite games on the system and talk about Metroid Fusion, Minish Cap, Advance Wars, Golden Sun, and a whole lot more. 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

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    http://bit.ly/FixtureGaming

    https://www.iam8bit.com/

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:01:14 - Scarlet Nexus

    00:12:04 - Mario Golf: Super Rush

    00:15:52 - GameBoy Advance history

    00:21:58 - Wario Land 4

    00:24:36 - Final Fantasy V

    00:28:12 - Golden Sun

    00:33:48 - Rhythm Tengoku

    00:37:13 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

    00:39:39 - Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones

    00:43:35 - The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap

    00:46:08 - Kuru Kuru Kururin

    00:48:16 - Metroid Fusion

    00:51:04 - Advance Wars

    00:55:18 - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!

    01:00:36 - Honorable Mentions

    01:11:45 - Get A Load Of This - Part 1

    01:12:20 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:15:28 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:17:00 - Community questions

    02:06:22 - Get A Load Of This - Part 2

    Leo's GALOT - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brief-history-children-sent-through-mail-180959372/

    Janet's GALOT - https://twitter.com/weareangelcity/status/1410252174274166784

    Suriel's GALOT - https://gamehistory.org/video-game-history-hour/

    Hanson's GALOT -  https://twitter.com/waxpancake/status/1228563391804928000

    Kyle's GALOT - https://twitter.com/bobwulff/status/1370042833608994817?s=21

    Community GALOT - https://twitter.com/Slasher/status/1177711990111899649?s=20

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

    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
     
    Thanks to the Thank You Crew at the $50 tier on Patreon! Get your name on the list right here - https://www.patreon.com/minnmax

    Alex Payne

    Fixture Gaming

    Iam8bit

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    Call Me By Your Game Podcast

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Reel AF TV

    Zachary Pligge

    mark seliga

    BeatenDownBrian

    Ludwig Roque

    Jawarhello

    PrettyGoodPrinting.com

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Andrew Vala

    John Higby

    Yarrow

    Richard Smuts

    Clint Farley

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Starkiller

    Spider_Dan

    Purebrednumber6

    SlyckNic

    Steve Bamdad

    jesse vitelli

    • 2 hr 16 min
    The Summer's Best Games

    The Summer's Best Games

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, Jeff Marchiafava, and Suriel Vazquez finally review Insomniac's Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on the PlayStation 5. After that, JeffM unpacks Nintendo's Game Builder Garage and Suriel Vazquez shares his glowing thoughts on Guilty Gear Strive. Then we're joined by former Game Informer reviews editor Joe Juba to talk about Yuffie's DLC in Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade and Leo Vader talks about his skateboarding adventures in Olli Olli World. 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

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!
    http://bit.ly/FixtureGaming

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:03:27 - Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

    00:21:03 - Game Builder Garage

    00:31:15 - Guilty Gear Strive

    00:44:01 - Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade INTERmission DLC

    00:58:17 - Joe Juba's E3 2021

    01:01:13 - Olli Olli World

    01:04:53 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:07:39 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:08:59 - Community questions

    02:04:55 - Get A Load Of This

    JeffM's GALOT - https://www.npr.org/2021/06/20/1008559802/tens-of-thousands-sign-petition-to-stop-jeff-bezos-
    from-returning-to-earth

    Joe's GALOT - https://www.avclub.com/romania-asked-peter-falk-to-help-prevent-an-uprising-af-1847093587

    Hanson's GALOT - https://www.indiewire.com/2021/06/vertigo-video-game-alfred-hitchcock-teaser-1234642946/ 

    Leo's GALOT - https://harpers.org/archive/2021/06/tiktok-house-collab-house-the-anxiety-of-influencers/

    Community GALOT - https://youtu.be/YIp9bEV2-GI

    • 2 hr 15 min
    MinnMax's E3 Awards 2021

    MinnMax's E3 Awards 2021

    MinnMax's Ben Hanson, Janet Garcia, Kyle Hilliard, and Jeff Marchiafava celebrate the best and weirdest things from E3 2021 with the first ever MinnMax E3 Awards! We talk more about Metroid Dread, Elden Ring, Geoff Keighley's excitement, and a whole lot more. Then we're joined by Sarah Podzorski 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

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!
    http://bit.ly/FixtureGaming

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:01:02 - The Best Of E3 2021

    00:05:15 - Biggest Surprise

    00:13:54 - Favorite Moment

    00:21:29 - Weirdest Thing

    00:31:38 - Missing In Action

    00:40:37 - The Most Over-Shown Game

    00:44:07 - Best Under-The-Radar Game

    00:49:22 - Most Anticipated Game (Other Than Zelda)

    00:57:40 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:00:05 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:01:24 - Chicory: A Colorful Tale

    01:04:09 - Community questions

    02:00:49 - Get A Load Of This

    JeffM's GALOT -
    https://youtu.be/OxGsU8oIWjY

    Janet's GALOT -
    https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdMLobr9/

    Hanson's GALOT -
    https://twitter.com/selmaleh/status/1403393709383688193?s=20

    Sarah's GALOT - https://store.steampowered.com/sale/nextfest

    Community GALOT - https://www.fanbyte.com/trending/i-hope-breath-of-the-wild-2-still-has-weapon-durability/

    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

    Alex Payne

    Fixture Gaming

    Iam8bit

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    Call Me By Your Game Podcast

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Reel AF TV

    Zachary Pligge

    mark seliga

    BeatenDownBrian

    Ludwig Roque

    Jawarhello

    PrettyGoodPrinting.com

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Andrew Vala

    John Higby

    Yarrow

    Richard Smuts

    Clint Farley

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Starkiller

    Spider_Dan

    Purebrednumber6

    SlyckNic

    Steve Bamdad

    jesse vitelli

    • 2 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
667 Ratings

667 Ratings

kAcman11 ,

Terrific Listening for Level Grinding

Best in the biz — great for background level grinding or a long, calming drive, and one of the few pods where the listener mailbag section is actually the best part!

Ya boy Wilson ,

Ben is a natural

Ben is the best podcast host I listen to as far as technique. No unnecessary talk points, no awkward silences, and rolls with the conversation and gets things on track in a subtle manner that doesn’t distract away from conversation. Surrounded by good people as well

sct1090 ,

Amazing crew and content!

Followed the Game Informer Show for a long time and was thrilled to hear Hanson continue to podcast after leaving with a bunch of the former employees. This is the only podcast I’ve heard every episode of and continue to listen to every week. Awesome content you guys, keep up the great work!

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