GI Show - Apple Arcade Revisit, Community Emails, GotY Chat Part 6, and an Interview With Dontnod

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On this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show podcast, we go around the video game world and back again. The show starts with Matt Miller and Leo Vader as we discuss our time spent in Apple Arcade. From new gems to old favorites, we put perspective on the service now that we have been using it a few months. Alex Stadnik is this week’s super producer.

Next,  Joe Juba, Brian Shea, Ben Reeves, and Alex Stadnik all join me to discuss the results of our competition to predict who will take home the win at The Game Awards that happened last week. Let’s just say there is a lot to discuss. And victory here might make you the smartest person in the world.

In the next segment, Ben Reeves, Joe Juba, and Dan Tack join me for community emails where we do the unthinkable: We rate the Mona Lisa. 

Then we have the sixth and final installment of our Game of the Year chats, where I ask guests what games are defining their year. I am joined by Ben Reeves, Matt Miller, and Dan Tack as we try to get in some last-minute discussions. Check the list below for all the games we covered over the last few weeks. Find those podcasts on your favorite service!

And finally, Joe Juba interviews Michel Koch, Jean-Luc Cano, and Raoul Barbet from Dontnod Entertainment. They are some of the minds behind Life is Strange 2, which recently saw its successful conclusion. Joe has a spoiler-filled chat with the team about the process of making the game, so fans who have already finished Life is Strange 2 should definitely tune in. 

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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

1:02 State of Apple Arcade

34:20 Announcing the Winner of the GI Game Awards Bets

56:39 Community Emails

2:29:26 GOTY PT 6

3:23:15 Joe Juba Discusses Life Is Strange 2 with the Creative Heads of Dontnod

Games Covered:

 

Game of the Year Chat Game List

Week One

RE 2 Remake

Slay the Spire

Days Gone

Destiny 2 (just briefly)

Dr. Mario

Sunless Skies

Dragon Quest Builders 2

Control

Final Fantasy Shadowbringers

Untitled Goose Game

Tetris 99

 

Week Two

Fire Emblem

Super Mario Maker 2

Disco Elysium

Card of Darkness

Kingdom Hearts III

Far Cry New Dawn

The Outer Worlds

Streets of Rogue

 

Week Three

Farm Together

AC: Fate of Atlantis

Lonely Mountains Downhill

Nowhere Prophet

Observation

Pokemon Sword and Shield

Ape Out

Destiny

 

Week Four

Astral Chain

Apex Legends

Division 2

Revisited: Pokemon, Goose Game, Fire Emblem

Zelda: Link’s Awakening

 

Week Five

Death Stranding

Crackdown 3

Luigi’s Mansion

Rage 2

Yakuza Judgment

Gears of War 5

Transport Tycoon

 

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