On this week’s exciting new episode of The Game Informer Show, we’re joined by the Spawn On Me podcast’s host and creator Kahlief Adams to discuss what we’ve been playing including Microsoft Flight Simulator, Battletoads, and more! Later in the segment, we discuss the absolutely bonkers reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War that took place in Activision’s Warzone battle royale.
Our main talker for the week, though, comes from the report that Nintendo is ramping up production on a more powerful model of the Switch for 2021. We unpack what we want from the house that Mario built from both a console and game perspective and examine what the next few years could look like for the Switch.
As always, we end the show with another gripping round of community emails and character rankings. So please join Kahlief Adams, Joe Juba, Jeff Cork, and me for one of the most fun episodes we’ve put out this year.
Thank you again to Kahlief for joining us on today’s show. Be sure to give him a follow on Twitter and check out the Spawn On Me podcast where he spotlights amazing people of color in the video game industry.
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For those keeping track at home or if you’re in need of a refresher, here’s what GI’s Meaningless Character Rankings looks like after this week’s show:
- Ellie from The Last of Us
- Kratos from God of War
- Commander Shepherd from Mass Effect
- Chun Li from Street Fighter
- Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid
- Glados from the Portal series
- Gannon from Legend of Zelda
- Big Daddy from BioShock
- Luigi from Super Mario Bros.
- Pikachu from Pokémon
- Chibi Robo from Chibi Robo
- Alyx Vance from Half-Life
- Chuck Greene from Dead Rising
- Auron from Final Fantasy X
- Mega Man from Mega Man
- Fox McCloud from the Star Fox series
- Toad Jackson from Super Mario Bros.
- Deacon St. John from Days Gone
- Eddie Riggs from Brutal Legend
- Earthworm Jim
- Bubsy The Bobcat from Bubsy
- Gex from Gex: Enter the Gecko
- Funky Kong from Donkey Kong series
Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show’s intro song. You can hear more of their music at their website.
To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.
Kahlief Adams Intro: 00:02:01
PGA 2K21: 00:08:59
Mortal Kombat 11: 00:09:51
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim: 00:13:08
Batman Arkham Asylum: 00:17:36
Microsoft Flight Simulator: 00:19:32
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Reveal Discussion: 00:24:47
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Trailer Breakdown: 00:29:22
What Does Nintendo’s Future Look Like: 00:35:53
Community Emails: 00:57:18
Character Rankings: 01:09:43