Welcome to a new episode of The Game Informer Show! First off, Kimberley Wallace talks about the most impressive games that she played at the Tokyo Game Show this year and explains why Nioh really stood out. Then we have Jeff Marchiafava on deck to talk about his disappointment with Recore from Armature and Microsoft, which beautifully segues into a larger discussion comparing this console generation’s new IP compared to the last generation. To close out our discussion on new and upcoming games, Javy Gwaltney discusses the recently released adventure-ish game called Virginia and we try to better understand why he considers it “an elegant and riveting thriller.” Later on in the show, we’re joined by a very special celebrity guest to talk about all things nerdy and good in the world. This week we also kick off our big Game Club discussion of the original BioShock with Javy Gwaltney, Suriel Vazquez, and Elise Favis, and I breaking down why Rapture holds up so well. Enjoy the show, and feel free to tell a friend about it!
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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below…
3:12 – Destiny: Rise of Iron
4:27 – Tokyo Game Show impressions/Persona 5
11:28 – Nioh
15:00 – Birthdays: The Beginning
18:46 – Metal Gear Survive and Hideo Kojima
27:42 – Rez Infinite/PSVR
32:50 – Recore
43:00 – Comparing this generation’s new IP to last generation’s
53:25 – Why Javy’s in love with Virginia
1:07:00 – Community emails
1:41:40 – Our surprise celebrity guest interview
1:57:25 – GI Game Club on Bioshock