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On this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we do our best not to overthink things and stick to the topic. In all likelihood, we fail at these tasks. The show starts with Brian Shea and Ben Reeves as we discuss Stadia and Microsoft‘s recent X019 event. Leo Vader joins us throughout the entire episode as he tries his best to outdo us from his command station in the box.
Andy Reiner and Ben Reeves join me to give their impressions on Shenmue III, before we start the endless chats. Speaking of…
In this week’s community email segment Joe Juba, Alex Stadnik, and Dan “The Jacket” Tack answer questions about what defines an independent game, talk Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order technical issues and how those will affect its chance as a Game of the Year, and finally we talk too long about a top 5 list, which you won’t want to miss. (There is also some exciting news that you can spoil here.)
And finally, I sit down with Kim Wallace, Brian Shea, Joe Juba, and Leo Vader to hear their thoughts on what games they think are in the running for game of the year. This segment will run the rest of the year as we bring in new editors every week to talk about games that have impacted their year in the lead-up to Game Informer’s Top 50 of 2019.
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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.
6:28 – Stadia and X019
28:25 – X019
29:46 – Everwild
33:33 – Grounded
44:19 – Bleeding Edge
48:46 – Age Of Empires
59:23 – Shenmue III
1:15:38 – Community Emails
2:17:44 – Game of the Year Chats Pt. 2 – Featuring Kim Wallace, Joe Juba, and Brian Shea