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In this week’s episode of The Game Informer Show, the crew unveils the latest game to grace the cover of our magazine, Halo Infinite and details our time spent seeing Xbox’s flagship title in action. During The Playlist, Dan Tack raves about his nearly 15 hours playing Elden Ring ahead of this weekend’s network test, Marcus shares his Bright Memory: Infinite review impressions and Van Aken shares his initial impressions of Battlefield 2042 fresh out of a three-day review event. Fair warning, we talk about the opening moments of the Halo Infinite campaign, so spoiler warning ahead of the section.

Follow the crew on Twitter: Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), Alex Van Aken (@itsVanAken), Dan Tack (@dantack), Brian Shea (@BrianPShea), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7)

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 PodcastsSpotify, or your favorite podcast app.

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

00:00:00 – Introduction
00:03:45 – New Mass Effect Teaser Image
00:15:02 – Halo Infinite Cover Story
01:01:11 – Elden Ring Hands-On
01:28:50 – Battlefield 2042 Review Impressions
02:02:25 – Bright Memory Infinite
02:17:28 – Housekeeping
02:22:26 – Listener Emails


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Topic of the Show:

Halo Infinite Cover Reveal

Master Chief is back and we are highlighting the Xbox Game Studios title via an in-depth 20-page cover story detailing the game’s campaign and multiplayer. Join Matt Miller, Brian Shea, and Alex Stadnik for a discussion about everything they saw during their virtual cover trip.

Check out our exclusive Halo Infinite coverage hub.

The Playlist:

Game Informer Staff discuss the games they’re playing.

There are so many exciting video games to chat about this week! Elden Ring is shaping up to be FromSoftware’s best title to date, Bright Memory: Infinite ends abruptly but has the potential to become a solid action series, and despite its bugs, Battlefield 2042 is packed with modes that fans will enjoy.

Read our Battlefield 2042 review in progress and our Bright Memory: Infinite review.

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