May 16, 2022

Die Nite

Are people who control the game

Click here to watch embedded media Platform: PlayStation 5, PC Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Developer: Tango...

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Platform:
PlayStation 5, PC

Publisher:
Bethesda Softworks

Developer:
Tango Gameworks

Release:
March 25, 2022

Rating:
Teen

In this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew shares their review impressions from the month’s biggest releases, including Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and the Nintendo Switch’s newest 3D platformer, Kirby and the Forgotten Land.  

Follow us on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Andrew Reiner (@Andrew_Reiner), Blake Hester (@MetallicaIsRad), and John Carson (@John_Carson)

The Game Informer Show is a weekly gaming podcast covering the latest video game news, industry topics, exclusive reveals, and reviews. Join hosts Alex Stadnik and Alex Van Aken every Thursday to chat about your favorite games – past and present – with Game Informer staff, developers, and special guests from all around the industry. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or your favorite podcast app.


Check out the timestamps below to jump to a particular point in the discussion:

00:00:00 – Intro
00:04:25 – Witcher News Discussion
00:15:41 – Tiny Tina’s Wonderland
00:35:36 – The Playlist
00:36:03 – Ghostwire: Tokyo
00:36:36 – Elden Ring Spoiler
00:37:01 – Ghostwire: Tokyo Continued
00:48:23 – Kirby and the Forgotten Land
01:02:16 – Housekeeping
01:06:10 – Listener Questions

News:

CD Projekt Red announces a new Witcher game is in active development.

  • CD Projekt Red Announces New Witcher Game, Will Be Made In Unreal Engine 5

  • CD Projekt Red Says That Medallion Is A Lynx, Implying There’s A New Witcher School

Topic of the Week:

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands Review Discussion

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, the spin-off from the Borderlands series, is a spellbinding hit. Tiny Tina serves as Dungeon Master, guiding players through a hilarious in-game role-playing campaign called Bunkers & Badasses. Our Editor-In-Chief, Andrew Reiner, regales us with wild tales from his time reviewing the tabletop-themed looter shooter.

Read our review to find out why we describe Wonderlands as “upbeat and fun from start to finish.”

The Playlist:

Game Informer staff discuss the games they’re playing.

This week’s playlist is packed. Blake talks about how the visual stylings and lore of Ghostwire: Tokyo’s yokai spirits made him love an otherwise run-of-the-mill open-world game. John and Van Aken discuss the whimsy of Kirby And The Forgotten Land and its clever 3D platformer mechanics. 

Read our Ghostwire: Tokyo review here. 

Listener Questions:

The Game Informer crew answers your burning questions.

This week’s Listener Questions focus on our favorite regionalisms, childhood gaming routines, and the games that have aged like a fine wine. Read this week’s questions below and submit your own via the Official Game Informer Community Discord or by emailing us at [email protected]:

“Today, I learned Minnesotans play ‘Duck, Duck, Gray Duck’ instead of ‘Duck, Duck, Goose.’ What is your favorite regionalism?” – Shifujiu
“You’re a kid. It’s Saturday, and you’re playing video games. Your mom/parent/guardian brings you some awesome food to eat while playing. What are you eating, and what are you playing?” – Noah
“Sorry, but I got delayed submitting my question. Speaking of delays, which game did you pick up a while after it came out and thoroughly enjoyed because of the polish it accrued because of time? For me, it was Diablo 3. I heard it was a mess at launch, but by the time I jumped in, it was so so so good!” – Keith, a.k.a. Rocket Scientist

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