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Video Games Weekly

Paul Charchian talks about the week in gaming in the latest installment of Video Games Weekly.... Show More

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February 23, 2021 47 min
Sony finally lifts the curtain on its PS5 VR headset and we share our hopes for it. Reiner urges Switch owners to get the shockingly good Ghosts and Ghouls remake. Local author Nick Nelson talks about the 25 head-to-head battles that shaped the history of video games in his new book Versus (VersusBook.com).
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February 17, 2021 51 min
Charch and Reiner break down the "new" Super Mario 3D, a remake of the Wii-U game that pretty much everyone missed. Breakout hit Valheim appears to have found a niche of exploration, combat, survival, crafting and village-building. And lastly, Reiner gives us reason to look forward to spring with a bevy of new games we'll be seeing in the next few months.
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February 9, 2021 51 min
College football is back! Charch and Reiner break down the future of EA's college football game. Spooky split-screen game, The Medium, has wildly varying reviews--we break down one of the winter's most divisive games. And we geek out with excitement for the remastered Mass Effect: Legendary Edition.
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January 25, 2021 46 min
Video games have frequently used movies for inspiration and we've got new games coming featuring Indiana Jones and the Star Wars universe. But, increasingly, video games are being turned into movies and TV shows. We highlight the seven gaming franchises being brought to your television set.
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January 12, 2021 48 min
We've got better game ideas than many of the development companies! Reiner, Charch, and Sam Charchian put their heads together to talk through the games that need to be made.
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January 5, 2021 50 min
Reiner and Charch talk through their most anticipated games for 2021, and somehow Baldur's Gate 3 wasn't mentioned. That's not okay. They also offer six predictions for things they want to see in 2021, including the Switch Pro.
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December 30, 2020 47 min
Reiner reveals his top 10 games of 2020, with one absurd omission for which he abdicate his role at Game Informer...or at least stop letting Charch write these descriptions. Also, we break down the fallout of the Cyberpunk 2077 controversy.
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December 29, 2020 51 min
The holiday season provides plenty of opportunity to play games with family, so it's the perfect time to get buying advice from some of the industry's best brains. We talk with Lance "Undead Viking" Myxter from Grey Fox Games, Josh Wielgus from Chip Theory Games, and Ryan Miller from Ravensburger Games.
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December 9, 2020 27 min
The most anticipated game in several years is finally here! Cyberpunk 2077 has launched and it comes with plenty of controversy and wildly varying reviews. Find out if this mammoth futuristic world can possibly meet expectations.
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Lately, we've been focused on the new consoles and blockbuster games. In today's Video Games Weekly, we look at some of the smaller releases that warrant attention, like Carto, Ring of Pain, and Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin. We also have a deep preview of Ubisoft's upcoming release called Immortals: Fenyx Rising.
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November 19, 2020 48 min
You've got your new console! Great! Now, which games should you buy? Reiner and Charch talk through the biggest launch window games, including Call of Duty, Sackboy, and Yakuza.
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November 10, 2020 44 min
The Game Informer guys have spent a month with the new consoles and they break down the new Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 in detail. Learn everything you need to know before making your purchase. In addition to grading the new hardware, we also give posthumous grades for the PS4 and Xbox One. You'll also hear reviews of Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Astro's Playroom.
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November 4, 2020 48 min
One week from today we'll have the next generation of consoles in our hands! We cover everything you need to know about the PS5 and Xbox Series X in the days before launch. Also, a full review of Watch Dogs: Legion.
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November 4, 2020 49 min
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Game Informer got exclusive time with Spider-Man Miles Morales and Reiner breaks down his early impressions of the PS5 launch title. Charch and Reiner offer their favorite scary games for Halloween from the current generation of consoles.
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Game Informer received a retail version of the new Xbox Series X and put it through the paces to learn everything possible about Microsoft's next generation of console. Charch and Reiner are joined by Brian Shea to break down the new hardware, as well as discuss Crash Bandicoot 4, Star Wars Squadrons, Baldur's Gate 3, and Genshin Impact.
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If you missed the first wave of preorders, Charch and Reiner offer strategies to secure a new console. They preview the two major new games this week, Star Wars Squadrons and Crash Bandicoot, both coming on Friday. And they talk about what they'd like from the rumored Mass Effect remaster.
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Microsoft has asserted its might with one of the biggest acquisitions in video game history. The Xbox is poised to have Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Doom, Wolfenstein, and many other valuable properties. What does this mean for Playstation owners? Should it change your plans for the launch of next generation consoles?
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September 8, 2020 52 min
With affordable entry points for the Xbox Series S and X, Microsoft has thrown down the gauntlet on next gen pricing. Does this shift the scales toward the Xbox? How will Sony respond, if at all? Plus, Brian Shea offers a complete review of the newly remastered Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 & 2.
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September 1, 2020 45 min
There's plenty of gamer outrage at Madden 21. Game Informer's Brian Shea joins the show to detail the many issues...and the handful of positive aspects of the game. Marvel's Avengers releases this week and we've got a breakdown of the early gameplay. And we wrap up the show by touching on some new strategy-RPGs, Wasteland 3 and Crusader Kings 3.
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