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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.

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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.

    Kena: Bridge Of Spirits, Deathloop's PvP, Age Of Empires IV

    Kena: Bridge Of Spirits, Deathloop's PvP, Age Of Empires IV

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show, everybody! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Leo Vader, and Janet Garcia are joined by Jacob Geller to talk about the throwback thrills of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Age of Empires IV, and our evolving thoughts on Deathloop. 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 of The MinnMax Show here - https://youtu.be/v569Vk0hFaI

    Follow Jacob Geller on Twitch and get ready for his 24-hour charity stream on Saturday! https://www.twitch.tv/jacobgeller

    Or you can check out Jacob Geller's YouTube essays here - https://bit.ly/2Vs3ezl

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    https://fixturegaming.com/

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    Fatal X Blade on YouTube - https://bit.ly/3jTfl4C

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:02:05 - Community Kickoff

    00:06:53 - Kena: Bridge of Spirits

    00:20:29 - Deathloop

    00:37:16 - Severed Steel

    00:43:25 - Age of Empires IV

    00:49:21 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    00:52:47 - Thanking iam8bit

    00:54:02 - Community questions

    01:48:06 - Get A Load Of This

    Jacob's GALOT - https://www.twitch.tv/jacobgeller

    Janet's GALOT - https://smileshop.scrubdaddy.com/product/scrub-daddy-halloween-shapes/

    Hanson's GALOT - https://variety.com/2021/film/news/star-wars-marcia-lucas-kathleen-kennedy-jj-abrams-1235069465/

    Kyle's GALOT -  https://twitter.com/bradbirda113/status/1228851110690975745

    Community GALOT - https://gamerant.com/gas-station-simulator-outselling-deathloop-steam/

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

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/minnmax

    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

    Follow us on Facebook - https://www.facebook.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

    Fixture Gaming’s Fixture S1

    Fatal X Blade YouTube

    iam8bit

    Ludwig Roque

    Zachary Pligge

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    Prettygoodprinting.com

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    John Higby

    Call Me By Your Game Podcast

    Clint Farley

    Drew Waranis

    Dan Villone

    Ted Ryser

    Steve Bamdad

    Purebrednumber6

    Clemens Zobel

    Starkiller

    Kris

    Spider_Dan

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Tomas

    • 1 hr 59 min
    Deathloop Review, WarioWare, Tales of Arise

    Deathloop Review, WarioWare, Tales of Arise

    MinnMax's Ben Hanson, Janet Garcia, Kyle Hilliard, and co-director of the Video Game History Foundation Kelsey Lewin talk about Arkane Lyon's Deathloop, the joys of WarioWare: Get It Together on the Nintendo Switch, and the triumph of Tales of Arise. Then Jeff Marchiafava joins the podcast 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

    Watch the video version of The MinnMax Show here - https://youtu.be/rbSurNUWves

    Follow Kelsey on Twitter - https://twitter.com/kelslewin

    Support her work at the Video Game History Foundation - https://gamehistory.org/

    Vote for Janet to win an award! https://twitter.com/Gameonysus/status/1437484894477688834

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    https://fixturegaming.com

    Fatal X Blade on YouTube - https://bit.ly/3jTfl4C

    https://www.iam8bit.com

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:06:14 - Community kickoff

    00:10:02 - IGN and Gamespot's perfect 10s

    00:13:56 - Deathloop

    00:35:02 - WarioWare: Get It Together

    00:46:06 - Tales of Arise

    01:06:10 - Life is Strange: True Colors

    01:10:21 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:12:52 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:14:34 - Community questions

    01:58:36 - Get A Load Of This

    JeffM's GALOT - https://www.pcgamer.com/please-enjoy-discord-while-its-still-good/

    Janet's GALOT - https://twitter.com/frasier_looking

    Hanson's GALOT - https://twitter.com/bruce_straley/status/1434257945835892737

    Kelsey's GALOT - https://animalcrossingdiaries.thenvm.org/

    Community GALOT - https://cnn.it/3zcY3F1

    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

    Fixture Gaming’s Fixture S1

    Fatal X Blade YouTube

    iam8bit

    Ludwig Roque

    Zachary Pligge

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    Prettygoodprinting.com

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    John Higby

    Call Me By Your Game Podcast

    Clint Farley

    Drew Waranis

    Dan Villone

    Ted Ryser

    Steve Bamdad

    Purebrednumber6

    Clemens Zobel

    Starkiller

    Kris

    Spider_Dan

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Tomas

    • 2 hr 8 min
    God Of War: Ragnarok, Insomniac's Wolverine, Spiderman 2

    God Of War: Ragnarok, Insomniac's Wolverine, Spiderman 2

    MinnMax's Ben Hanson, Kyle Hilliard, Janet Garcia, and special guest Joe Juba break down the biggest news from Sony's PlayStation Showcase like the unbelievable reveal that Insomniac is developing a Wolverine game with Marvel in addition to Spiderman 2. We also break down the God of War: Ragnarok gameplay trailer, talk about the remake of Knights of the Old Republic, and a whole lot more. Then we answer great community questions submitted over on Patreon!
    You can watch the video version here - https://youtu.be/Hxy4VVzWd6I

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    https://fixturegaming.com

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:02:19 - Community kickoff

    00:08:48 - KOTR Remake

    00:13:00 - Alan Wake Remaster

    00:16:00 - Radiohead's Epic collaboration

    00:19:00 - Spiderman 2

    00:24:40 - Insomniac's Wolverine

    00:29:54 - Project Eve

    00:32:30 - Forspoken

    00:36:00 - Ghostwire Tokyo

    00:38:00 - Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

    00:41:00 - Tiny Tina's Wonderlands

    00:42:00 - God of War: Ragnarok

    00:57:10 - F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch

    00:59:00 - Axiom Verge 2

    01:03:00 - The Artful Escape

    01:09:20 - Virtual Boy

    01:19:04 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:21:04 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:22:22 - Community questions

    02:06:59 - Get A Load Of This

    Janet's GALOT -  https://twitter.com/nickjr/status/1435332689532440579

    Joe's GALOT - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

    Hanson's GALOT - https://twitter.com/SuperMonkeyBall/status/1435951121135198210?s=20 

    Community GALOT - https://youtu.be/AC__o1UxDl8

    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

    Fixture Gaming’s Fixture S1

    iam8bit

    Ludwig Roque

    Zachary Pligge

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    Prettygoodprinting.com

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Jawarhello

    mark seliga

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    John Higby

    Call Me By Your Game Podcast

    Clint Farley

    Drew Waranis

    Dan Villone

    Ted Ryser

    Steve Bamdad

    Purebrednumber6

    Clemens Zobel

    Starkiller

    Kris

    Spider_Dan

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Tomas

    • 2 hr 20 min
    Dead Space Remake News, Far Cry 6, Our 100th Episode!

    Dead Space Remake News, Far Cry 6, Our 100th Episode!

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show podcast! On this week's episode, Ben Hanson, Janet Garcia, and Jeff Marchiafava are joined by our old co-worker Javy Gwaltney to talk about playing Far Cry 6, EA's news about the Dead Space remake, rave about Wildermyth, and more! We're also joined by Leo Vader as 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 and share the video version here - https://youtu.be/wkrb39GCqdY

    Follow Javy on Twitter here - https://twitter.com/iv_javy

    Or check out games from his clients at Post Horn Public Relations - https://posthornpr.com/our-clients

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    Fatal X Blade on YouTube - https://bit.ly/3jTfl4C

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:03:06 - Community Kick-Off Question

    00:13:47 - Far Cry 6

    00:23:38 - Dead Space remake news

    00:33:01 - Wildermyth

    00:47:22 - Twelve Minutes

    00:54:56 - Jett: The Far Shore

    01:00:07 - The Forgotten City

    01:07:19 - Riders Republic

    01:09:41 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:11:23 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:12:46 - Community questions

    02:04:12 - Get A Load Of This

    JeffM's GALOT - https://twitter.com/lovinmygirls218/status/1432460842554040329?s=19

    Leo's GALOT - https://kidpix.app/

    Hanson's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SacQ2YdVOyk

    Javy's GALOT - https://twitter.com/justinongisrad/status/1430183754878828564?s=20

    Community GALOT - https://twitter.com/carrie_patel/status/1432011641013489668?s=21

    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

    Fatal x Blade YouTube Channel

    The State of the Scene Podcast

    Joshua Bucy

    Clemens Zobel

    Iam8bit

    Zachary Pligge

    Ludwig Roque

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    Jawarhello

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Call Me By Your Game Podcast

    mark seliga

    John Higby

    PrettyGoodPrinting.com

    Clint Farley

    Drew Waranis

    Steve Bamdad

    Starkiller

    Logan Krause

    Purebrednumber6

    Kris

    Spider_Dan

    SlyckNic

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Dan Villone

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Gamescom’s Biggest Reveals, Psychonauts 2, Marvel’s Midnight Suns

    Gamescom’s Biggest Reveals, Psychonauts 2, Marvel’s Midnight Suns

    MinnMax's Ben Hanson, Suriel Vazquez, Jeff Marchiafava, and Kyle Hilliard break down the biggest news from Gamescom 2021 and Geoff Keighley's Opening Night Live. We talk about Halo Infinite's release date, why DokeV blew us away, Firaxis tackling Marvel, the reboot of Saints Row, and more. Then we review Psychonauts 2 from Double Fine and talk about Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut on PlayStation 5. 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

    Also, this is a big episode for Suriel so feel free to follow him and thank him on Twitter! https://twitter.com/SurielVazquez

    Give kids in North Minneapolis a free music lesson by supporting CrossFade's charity drive for Hopewell Music - https://www.givemn.org/crossfade

    You can watch the video version of The MinnMax Show here - https://youtu.be/RvjJnxyru_E

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    https://dustbiters.com/

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    Fatal X Blade on YouTube - https://bit.ly/3jTfl4C

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:01:16 - JeffM's new PC

    00:04:00 - Geoff Keighley's Gamescom Opening Night Live

    00:06:55 - Halo Infinite

    00:10:42 - Age of Empires IV

    00:13:24 - DokeV

    00:17:14 - Midnight Suns

    00:23:13 - Saints Row

    00:27:38 - Call of Duty: Vanguard

    00:28:17 - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

    00:29:41 - Death Stranding: Director's Cut

    00:31:07 - Psychonauts 2

    00:49:45 - Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut

    00:53:33 - Suriel Vazquez's big news

    01:02:32 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    01:03:25 - Thanking iam8bit

    01:06:22 - Community questions

    02:05:52- Get A Load Of This

    JeffM's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvLFEh7V18A&ab_channel=KarlJobst

    Suriel's GALOT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvLFEh7V18A&ab_channel=KarlJobst

    Hanson's GALOT - https://twitter.com/markmacd/status/1428732320568078344?s=20

    Community GALOT - https://www.twitter.com/dodo/status/1429473437244739585

    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

    Fatal x Blade YouTube Channel

    The State of the Scene Podcast

    Joshua Bucy

    Clemens Zobel

    Iam8bit

    Zachary Pligge

    Ludwig Roque

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    Jawarhello

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Call Me By Your Game Podcast

    mark seliga

    John Higby

    PrettyGoodPrinting.com

    Clint Farley

    Drew Waranis

    Steve Bamdad

    Starkiller

    Logan Krause

    Purebrednumber6

    Kris

    Spider_Dan

    SlyckNic

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Dan Villone

    • 2 hr 15 min
    Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Back 4 Blood, Road 96

    Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Back 4 Blood, Road 96

    Welcome back to The MinnMax Show! On this episode, Ben Hanson is joined by Sarah Podzorski, Suriel Vazquez, and Kyle Hilliard to break down the new gameplay revealed for Pokémon Legends: Arceus and Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl. We also talk about the Back 4 Blood beta, Suriel shares his full thoughts on The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, and Sarah walks us through her adventures on Road 96. Then Janet Garcia joins us 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

    Give kids in North Minneapolis a free music lesson by supporting CrossFade's charity drive for Hopewell Music - https://www.givemn.org/crossfade

    Help support MinnMax's supporters!

    https://dustbiters.com/

    https://www.iam8bit.com

    Fatal X Blade on YouTube - https://bit.ly/3jTfl4C

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

    00:00:00 - Intro

    00:01:39 - Back 4 Blood

    00:06:32 - Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

    00:11:56 - Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    00:29:11 - Axiom Verge 2

    00:36:19 - The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

    00:44:21 - Road 96

    00:52:24 - Wildermyth

    00:54:32 - Thanking MinnMax's biggest supporters

    00:56:12 - Thanking iam8bit

    00:57:45 - Community questions

    01:36:42 - Get A Load Of This

    Janet's GALOT - https://youtu.be/srs6DDQoRJ8
    Janet's Gaming Journal Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lost-in-cult/lock-on-volume-002-a-gaming-journal

    Suriel's GALOT - https://twitter.com/jakefriend_dev/status/1426227560057298952

    Hanson's GALOT - https://youtu.be/qiPskldhmpg

    Sarah's GALOT - https://twitter.com/Wendys/status/1425549128399040519?s=20

    Community GALOT - https://bit.ly/2W6tT8s 

    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

    Fatal x Blade YouTube Channel

    The State of the Scene Podcast

    Joshua Bucy

    Clemens Zobel

    Iam8bit

    Zachary Pligge

    Ludwig Roque

    Andrew Uerkwitz

    Andrew vala

    BeatenDownBrian

    Best of the Rest Podcast

    Jawarhello

    Mirko Arico-Torreno

    Call Me By Your Game Podcast

    mark seliga

    John Higby

    PrettyGoodPrinting.com

    Clint Farley

    Drew Waranis

    Steve Bamdad

    Starkiller

    Logan Krause

    Purebrednumber6

    Kris

    Spider_Dan

    SlyckNic

    SpiralInYourEyes

    Preetham Yarlagadda

    Dan Villone

    • 1 hr 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
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684 Ratings

revanvssora ,

Great show

Very informative. Great personalities. Plenty of content. Highly reccomend

Buckeye_Monster ,

Politics Driven Gaming Podcast

This was my favorite podcast of them all. I was a day 1 Patreon supporter and they were amazing with an awesome community. Recently however, I’ve decided to back off since they kept diving into politics and putting other viewpoints down constantly in the community questions portion of the show. I was going to leave it there, but it continues to get worse so I am changing my review. I do understand there are outside forces that affect the gaming industry and the need to talk about them. It’s not my favorite (because it’s advertised as a positivity driven gaming podcast not a political one), but I get it. I just don’t understand the need to constantly take small digs at half the audience and constantly regurgitate political talking points. Also, there’s a lot of people in the reviews who blame the most recent cohort, but I think that’s unfair. There’s always been small stabs here and there along the way, she’s just the most vocal lately. Don’t get me wrong, I’m rooting for MinnMax and all the CLCs with all that I have and hope Ben and the others course correct back to greatness! I will be first in line to hop back on the positivity locomotive and change my review back to 5 stars and return as a Patreon supporter! Until then I’ll be more selective in how I listen.

TyFighter559 ,

Excellent Team making fun and interesting content!

I was introduced to MinnMax when Ben appeared on KindaFunny a while back.

I really enjoy all the different perspectives brought to the table from the team and how so many of them have been in the industry for so long.

Ben is one of the best interviewers I’ve ever heard, Suriel and I have very similar views on games and the rest of the team all have their own unique flavor. Janet is also a great new addition to the team as well.

Glad to see they now have their own studio!

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