GI Show – Pokémon Sword, Anthem’s Verdict, Command & Conquer Interview
Other / 28. 2. 2019

Click here to watch embedded media On this week’s episode, we talk about the exciting reveal of the next generation of Pokémon games on the Nintendo Switch with Pokémon Sword And Shield. Andrew Reiner also talks about his final review score for BioWare’s Anthem. Then Jeff Cork and Suriel Vazquez talk about their fond feelings toward ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove and Sega’s upcoming Yakuza spin-off called Judgment. After some great community emails, we interview the co-founder of Westwood Studios Louis Castle about the early days of the RTS genre with Command & Conquer, why the hell their The Lion King video game was so hard, and what life was like as an EA executive. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Play, listen on SoundCloud, stream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 by clicking here. Also, be sure to send your questions to podcast@gameinformer.com for a chance to have them answered on the show. Our thanks to the talented Super Marcato Bros. for The Game Informer Show’s intro song. You can hear more of their original tunes and awesome video game music podcast at their website. To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check…

Opinion: Anthem May Have Its Problems, but Its NPCs Are Fantastic
Other / 28. 2. 2019

Coming away from Anthem, I constantly hear people talking about how it makes them feel like Iron Man; you get to zoom around in a powerful suit and blast away enemies. I also hear about how it’s not quite living up to expectations, at least not at launch, but you can read more about that in IGN’s review. But when I step away from Anthem, what I’m excited to write home about are the great characters hanging around in Fort Tarsis and all of the world-building collectibles scattered about. Did you know that the actors behind Fix-It Felix, Louise Belcher, and Charles Boyle all lent their talents to characters in Anthem? Did you know they also have their own short storylines? Continue reading…

Pokemon Sword and Shield Trailer Breakdown
Other / 28. 2. 2019

Pokemon has sent out a call to arms with the reveal of the new Gen 8 games on the Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield. We’re going to point out all of the new and returning mechanics, what the trailer tells us about the new region, and piece together some clues about the two new Legendaries. But we’re going to start with the most sacred of rituals that marks the start of every new Pokemon Generation… The Judging of the Starters! Continue reading…

New Details On Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son
Other / 28. 2. 2019

Publisher: Sony Pictures VR Developer: Tequila Works Release: 2019 Platform: PlayStation VR, Rift, Vive That Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son exists is an enigma. The 1993 film starring Bill Murray, who plays a character trapped in a one-day time loop, is beloved, and creating a sequel to that story more than two decades later – in the form of a video game, mind you – was no small feat, requiring a rare confluence between both the games industry and Hollywood. We got to chat with the teams creating the follow-up to that story about their vision for the game. Groundhog Day VR is set about two decades after the 1993 film. Players take on the role of Phil Connors Jr., the son of the movie’s protagonist, who is stuck in a one-day time loop just like his father. Tequila Works, the developer behind games like Rime and The Invisible Hours, is helming the game’s production, and creative director Raúl Rubio knew early on he wanted to tell the story of the son instead of the father. “We decided to tell Phil Jr.’s story, because Phil Sr. is kind of an amazing person,” Rubio says. “He’s loved by everyone. In…

Pokemon Go: Legendary Pokemon Dialga Headed to Raid Battles
Other / 28. 2. 2019

Legendary Pokemon Dialga is headed to Pokemon Go. As revealed by Niantic on Pokemon Go’s official site, Dialga will join Raid Battles on March 1 at 1:00PM PT and will remain in the game until March 28 at 1:00PM PT. Dialga is the fifth Legendary Pokemon from the Sinnoh region to come to Pokemon Go, following Giratina, Cresselia, Heatran, and Palkia. Overall, Dialga will be the 80th Sinnoh Pokemon available in Pokemon Go so far. Pokemon Go most recently added a new AR Snapshot mode, allowing you to take photos with any Pokemon in your collection for the first time. Continue reading…