PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4
February 18, 2022
Welcome back to another colossal episode of The Game Informer Show! Join us for a fun discussion on our Steam Deck review impressions, our breakdown of the newly announced Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and our early thoughts on Triangle Strategy and Tiny Tina’s Wonderland!
We’re also joined by special guest Fines Dabbs, winner of the Extra Life 2021 auction, to join us on the show! He’s here to chat about his YouTube channel Our View Gaming, how he fell in love with the industry, and his time playing Horizon Forbidden West. As always, we wrap up the show with another entertaining Listener Question segment. I hope you came hydrated because this one’s a monster.
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 – Introduction
00:03:02 – Extra Life Winner Fines Dabbs
00:11:00 – Pokémon Scarlet and Violet News
00:35:15 – Steam Deck Review
01:09:37 – Triangle Strategy
01:30:27 – Tiny Tina’s Wonderland
01:38:30 – Horizon Forbidden West
01:43:59 – Housekeeping & Listener Emails
Topic Of The Show:
While gigantic game releases have dominated 2022, Valve is also hoping to leave its mark on the industry with the Steam Deck, the publisher’s answer to the Nintendo Switch. The portable PC presents a plethora of possibilities, and today we’re chatting with the one and only Matt Miller to find out if it hits the mark. We dive into all the games we played on the Steam Deck, discuss the battery, and talk about whether or not aspiring early adopters should wait for the kinks to be worked out.
Read our Steam Deck review here.
Believe it or not, there are games outside of Elden Ring available soon, and good ones at that! We kick off the proceedings with KStar’s early review impressions of Triangle Strategy and discuss why she thinks people shouldn’t sleep on Square Enix’s gorgeous 2D-HD strategy game for the Nintendo Switch. Next up, Stadnik got to go hands-on with Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and has good news for fans of all things Borderlands. Finally, we round out this fun segment with Fines’ thoughts on Horizon Forbidden West and his quest to actually find a PlayStation 4 copy.
Watch our Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands hands-on impressions here.
We got more Listener Questions to answer, and this week we discuss what our most desired Steam Deck game is and play a brand new game sent in by a beautiful community member!
For more Game Informer podcasts, be sure to check out Video Gameography, our video game history podcast, All Things Nintendo, which deep dives into Nintendo’s library of games every week, and From Panel to Podcast, our latest show focusing on the world of comic books!
Source: Game Informer Steam Deck Review, Pokemon Scarlet, and Triangle Strategy | GI Show