Game Informer’s Ben Hanson, Dan Tack, Leo Vader, and Jeff Cork talk about Tack’s glowing review of the new Call of Duty and why the Blackout battle royale mode stands out in particular. We also talk about the best party games of all time with the new release of Jackbox Party Pack 5 and Leo Vader insists on talking about Crayola Scoot. Then Andrew Reiner joins the show to walk us through his conflicted feelings on his time playing Fallout 76. Before we get to some great community emails, we kick off a new segment on The GI Show we’re calling “Every Game Is Interesting”, tune in to learn about our bold challenge. In the back half of the show, Insomniac’s creative director Bryan Intihar and lead writer Jon Paquette talk about developing and writing Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4. Be careful, we get into spoilers.
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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below…
4:55 – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
16:20 – Jackbox Party Pack 5
26:17 – Visage
30:50 – Crayola Scoot
32:37 – Fallout 76
43:40 – Microsoft buying Obsidian rumors
50:15 – Microsoft’s Project xCloud and Google’s Project Stream
56:25 – The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories
57:40 – Every Game Is Interesting: The Challenge
1:05:55 – Community emails
1:40:30 – Insomniac’s Bryan Intihar and Jon Paquette discuss/spoil Spider-Man